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The Soulmate Equation
The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by scienceor is it fate? Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project and One Plus One. Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparentswho now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, JunoJess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her fathers never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasnt father material before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely. But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company thats predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands. At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAllys founder, Dr. River Pena. This is one number she cant wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Pena. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and well pay you. Jesswho is barely making ends meetis in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the Diamond pairing that could make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientistand the science behind a soulmatethan she thought. Funny, warm, and full of heart, The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated.
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I finally found a romance writer that I like. First, I like the premise of the book using DNA to predict relationship longevity. It made me ask myself "Would I really want to know?" The authors do a great job of addressing how this knowledge could influence a relationship positively & negatively. I found the single mom aspect & the fear of your child falling in love with a new partner relatable. I think I liked Unhomeymooners more but still ⭐⭐⭐⭐

wisherwishinguponastar That sounds like a cool premise! Your picture is amazing as well! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛 3w
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coffeebooksandchaos
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This book took me a minute to get into, but really picked up about 45% of the way in. Could your soulmate be found using your DNA? The fictional Dr. Peña at GeneticAlly thinks so, until it happens to him. Single mom Jess, her spitfire daughter Juno, best friend Fizzy and the amazing Nana Jo and Pops have a tight knit village with no openings for newcomers. But what happens if you think you are pre-determined to fall in love? Only time will tell!

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samantharoberts
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Christina Lauren always hit the mark for me! This was the perfect palette-cleanser in between reads 💛

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peanutnine
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Another good one by Christina Lauren. Jess is a single mom who signs up for a new dating service that uses your DNA to find your 'soulmate'. When she gets paired with the grumpy CEO of the company with the highest compatibility score they've ever seen, the two reluctantly spend time together to see if the data is accurate.
Fairly low angst and cute family dynamics ☺️

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Marialou
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Sweet and funny. Easy reading romcom.

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Karons1
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Super cute 🥰 read , nothing like the one book or tv 📺 show so much better ! If a good gentle escapist story of romance is your bag , then you‘ll love ❤️ this ! My #doublespin for may #bookbingo @TheAromaofBooks on to the next for a full bingo can I do it before end of the month 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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NikkiCureton
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I felt this quote in my soul… (glad the book had a very happy ending though)
“She couldn‘t throw caution to the wind. That was a luxury childless people had, people with free time and fewer responsibilities. Boring, safe plans hadn‘t steered her wrong yet.”

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catrionataylor
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My next book a day choice was the soulmate equation. Clearly sticking to the science romance theme, this book didn‘t disappoint. I don‘t think I need to say much more than there is cat named pigeon- so of course I loved it 😂

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#bookaday #thesoulmateequation #romance

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abookishbutterfly
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This story was a lot of fun and I laughed out loud several times. The tension between River and Jess was just right and they were both likable enough that I could root for their union. I loved that Jess was a single mom with some genuine heartaches of the past to work through, along with concerns about how a relationship might affect her child, should things get serious with River.

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This modern romance was just great. I loved the premise DNA soulmate matching (if only) and the characters were all quite endearing. This is not my go-to genre but this was smart, sexy and I loved it!

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brittanybooks
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Predictable but still a very fun read #book55of2022

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KellyK Me, too 🤣 4mo
brittanybooks It was just too relatable 4mo
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DogMomIrene 😂😂😂 4mo
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Book 67

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themonaisa
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There exists no Christina Lauren book I don‘t finish in less than 24 hrs, with a full heart and wistful tears in my eyes 🥲the immersion, the universe, the lightning through my chest: this is why I love to read. I loved these characters; I loved the authenticity, the imagery, the bubbly love I felt buzzing in my body. Thank you Christina + Lauren for always reminding me why books are so fun! 💕

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katiekat311
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This book was on fire. 😝😉 It surprised the heck out of me. The writing was light and airy, relatable to real life. The data driven soulmate part was intriguing and made me question what the outcome of my husband and I would be 😬 A cute and heartwarming page turner for sure.

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Ahw06
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I know it‘s not Wednesday anymore but thank you for the tag @EadieB !
1. Holidaze by Christina Lauren from @MaleficentBookDragon 😊
2. The Butler by Danielle Steel
3. The Soulmate Equation 😍

@Mommamanzi how about you?

EadieB You're welcome! Never too late! 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚👏🏻🥳 6mo
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Read4life
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My February #BookSpinBingo list includes the 4 books I didn‘t clear off my board in January.

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #Roll100 #BookedByHoliday #ReadMyRoom #WickedWords #TheSupernaturalYear

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Kris10H
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was another feel good romcom from Lauren. The characters are likeable, and the storytelling is good. The DNA match premise is maybe a tad much, and the romance follows the usual formula (which led cynical old me to a few eye rolls), but I was mostly able to push my cynicism aside and enjoyit for what it is. ❤

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Littlewolf1
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4.6⭐️ this was such a cute and fun and easy read. It was exactly what I needed to help me get out of my reading slump. I love the chemistry between all the characters, the character development and the sweet comedy that made me giggle all the way through. It was also very interesting take on dating sites. Definitely recommend.

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Maman929
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So I haven‘t posted in a while, not because I wasn‘t reading, just not feeling too social 😁. But I am working my way back and thought this was a good way to start.

Christina Lauren books such comfort reads - like a Hallmark Christmas movie. You know there will be a meet-cute and all will go well, there will be some mix-up that will cause the couple some strife, but it all works out and they live happily ever after. Gotta love that ❤️

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Ahw06
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Last year I rekindled my passion for reading around May and set a goal of finishing 12 books. I realize that‘s nothing, especially for my fellow Littens, but I had gone from reading a book or two a year to really dedicating time for myself to read. I ended up reading 25 books in 2021 but stopped reading around mid-October. This year I set my goal at 30 books and am hopeful I‘ll exceed that. I‘m excited to set more time aside soon ❤️📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!! 👏🏻📚❤️ 8mo
MallenNC Great job! 8mo
SRWCF We sound similar. I haven't read with a passion for years. I am hoping to change that in 2022.👊👊👊 8mo
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Ahw06 @MallenNC thanks 😊 8mo
Ahw06 @SRWCF yes! I used to read constantly as a kid and I just kind of stopped. 2022 will be our reading year! 📚 8mo
SRWCF @Ahw06 sing it, sister! When I was a teenager, I dove head first into all the classics and devoured them with gusto! Since then, over the years, my reading has been pretty hit and miss. I guess I just adult too much and don't take a lot of time for self-care (i.e. reading). I'm starting off this year with some short, easy books to get me back into the reading habit. 📚 🥰👊 8mo
Ahw06 @SRWCF that‘s a great idea! 😊 8mo
Avanders Congrats! 🎉 8mo
Ahw06 @Avanders thank you 😊 8mo
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Johanna414
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Christmas is exhausting, and Christina Lauran's particular brand of light fluff is exactly what I needed. So fun!

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WOWreader
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Can 2 people fall in love, who are matched by DNA

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ckittle019
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This book was like a warm hug for me💛 I absolutely loved these characters- sort of brooding male lead with a single mom not really looking for love and who is most comfortable in the small bubble she has created for herself. The chemistry is spot on!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

I always appreciate the way this duo writes creative concepts and lovable characters with great chemistry. The way the conflict at the end was handled didn‘t fully work for me, but I would still recommend it as a cute, feel-good read! 🎧

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AlizaApp
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A sweet romance novel. A single mom signs up for a dating website that matches people based on their DNA, and find she has matched with one of the founders. But she already knows him and doesn‘t care for him, so she doesn‘t trust the results.

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TheLucindaLife
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Loved their story, kind of wish there was more tension/buildup to the start of them actually liking each other, but otherwise loved it!

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Ash.on.the.line
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I like CLo and this one was good. What happens when the guy who created love matches based on DNA finds his perfect match with a skeptic? It was fun and though there is a kid (which normally I don‘t love, bc they are usually unrealistic) but she wasn‘t too bad. A good read #bookspinbingo

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BookishGirl06
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It was ok. Kind of saw the ending coming. The plot is interesting but still a fun read for the most part. I didn‘t love it but didn‘t hate it either.

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BookishGirl06
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Now time for my second #bookspin pick for this month @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 11mo
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Meghan1
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Absolutely adorable! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wildly_Bookish
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Read this at the beach this weekend and loved it! Christina Lauren is an automatic buy for me! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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AileenRR
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Nice romance with a good heroine. If such technology existed and if I wasn‘t already married, I‘d definitely submit my DNA sample to find a soulmate.

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Rachel725
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Amazing beach read, so sweet. Definitely would recommend. Couldn‘t put it down and loved the characters.

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Hilary427
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So corny. So cringe-y. Somewhat cute.
⭐️: 3/5

Prairiegirl_reading Oh no! Now I‘m glad I put it on hold in libby instead of using an audible credit. 13mo
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Such a quick and refreshing read. I loved every bit of this romance novel. It was nerdy and cute in all good ways. I genuinely felt the connection between River and Jess. I loved the addition of Juno. It really felt wholesome to read.

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kera_11
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The idea of a dating service that finds matches for you based on genetic compatibility, is definitely a plot I haven‘t seen before. But I liked the couple, and their banter style definitely made me crack a few grins in public. A book so sweet, it‘ll give you a toothache, in a good way.

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BennettBookworm
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CHRISTINA LAUREN = UNPARALLELED 🔥🔥🔥
I can‘t even...this was SO good. They write the dreamiestttt romantic leads and this plot really gave me a lot to think about. Read itttttt wow 🤩

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marleed
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I always anticipate the new publication of a Christina Lauren book, and had to wait a while for this one. Some lackluster reviews lowered my expectations but that was a good thing because with diminished expectations I didn‘t compare this to the previous and enjoyed it. I couldn‘t help but wonder about all my sibling DNA up there on Ancestory and wonder what it could paint about our ability to get along.

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Check it out!

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LeeAntics
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Super cute book about the science behind romance and match making. This book made me fall in love with romance novels again!

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TheAromaofBooks
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Mixed feelings on this one, so a soft pick. Overall not a bad story, but I felt like the characters of the two MCs weren't super consistent, and the way their relationship progressed didn't seem completely natural to me. Not a bad way to while away the afternoon, but also not my favorite book by this duo. ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I am a little confused by reviews I see accusing this book of supporting eugenics?? Eugenics is the process of purposefully eliminating certain characteristics from a genepool with the idea that said characteristics are “inferior“; or, conversely, purposefully breeding certain characteristics together. In application to humans, this would mean not allowing some people to reproduce while forcing others to do so & literally nothing about ⬇ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) the genetic match-up program does that?? I was more concerned that they only seemed concerned about genes that match, because it seems to me that successful relationships have balance, which seems like it would mean that you would need certain sets of genes to NOT match in order to achieve true relationship perfection?? There were a lot of complicated moral, ethical, & emotional issues about the entire program that were definitely ⬇ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) skirted and like, I get it, it's chick lit so we aren't really here to delve super deeply into the science of genetic pairing but... like... you brought it up??

Anyway, I didn't feel like there was anything malicious in the way the program worked, but I do agree that there were plenty of complications that were left unexplored.
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dylanisreading Excellent review. 14mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bianca - Thanks! I got a little rambly there, but basically even though I enjoyed it, this one still left me with some questions haha 14mo
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Tiffiney
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Rom coms are hit or miss for me…and this one was a big hit. I loved this book!
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