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. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before her daughter 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 that’s 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 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get ‘to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is 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 launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.
Title: The Soulmate Equation
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book!!!! I’ve enjoyed Christina Lauren books in the past, but none as much as this one. It was the cutest, nerdiest book I’ve ever read and I loved every second of it.
I loved getting to know River, Jess, and her family. They all had distinct personalities that added so much to this book. This book truly wouldn’t have been what it was without all of them. I especially loved River and his grumpy, surly-ness. It made him a fun MMC especially since he was kinda forced to go on dates with this woman he didn’t particularly like. It added this extra layer to the story.
There were lots of points brought up about how one might be attracted to someone because the numbers say so. I appreciated that this aspect was acknowledged and discussed. I’m probably not explaining it correctly, but essentially they acknowledged that this DNA pairing and having the knowledge of your DNA compatibility with someone could be potentially damaging. I’m glad it was said.
And lastly, the epilogue! It was pure love and emotion and I never wanted it to end. Please give me a million books just like this and I’ll forever be happy.