Rating: 4 / 5
The audiobook for THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren came up on my holds list just as I needed a book with all five vowels in the title, so this wound up one of my last reads of February! Seemed a fitting pick to round out the month!
THE SOULMATE EQUATION follows Jess, a single mom and statistician. She has a great support network in her grandparents and her best friend, but still she is struggling to make ends meet for herself and her young precocious daughter. When Jess and her BFF hear about GeneticAlly she is skeptical about their claims to be able to find someone’s perfect romantic match using DNA, but she sends her sample in on a whim.
Jess is beyond shocked when she gets a match – a nearly perfect match – with none other than the very handsome head of GeneticAlly. Jess knows River and she definitely knows she does not like him, but the company makes her an offer she can’t refuse to help promote their successful match.
This was a really fun, quick read! I liked that there was a bit of science mixed in with both Jess’ and River’s focus on stats and blood tests and algorithms to find a perfect match. I also liked that there was discussion on the weight given to stats as compared to actual feelings and that numbers can only do so much when it comes to the often messy business of falling in love.
Communication issues and misunderstandings in romcoms can drive me crazy and I was very glad that Jess was one to confront issues head on and actually talk things through. There were a few times where I kind of wanted to shake River toward the end, but I also could relate to some of the issues I had with him. I did really like them as a couple.
This was a perfect pick for a lighter book and one I’d recommend for a fun read!
Reading Challenge Categories:
#AroundtheYearin52Books – a book that uses all five vowels in the title and/or author’s name