The Soulmate Equation - Christina Lauren

The Soulmate Equation

By Christina Lauren

  • Release Date: 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 702 Ratings



“Writing duo and reigning romance queens Christina Lauren are back with The Soulmate Equation, their most ambitious book to date.” —PopSugar

“A sexy, science-filled, and surprising romance full of warmth and wit.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chosen as a best pick by Bustle, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, E! Online, PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Country Living, The Pioneer Woman, Woman’s World, Bookish, Bookreporter, Frolic, and more!

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 science—or 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. 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.

“Laugh-out-loud, sweet, charming, and humorous” (Library Journal, starred review), The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated.


  • Great little escape.

    By tracy432
    A quick, light, fun read. Great break for a weekend.
  • Excellent

    By Sorceress Sarah
    The story dragged a little occasionally but was overall a fantastic balance of wit, drama, romance, and science.
  • Loved it

    By lomwilliams
    Great book! Wished the end had a prologue and shared their future.
  • Soulmate Equation

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    These writers never disappoint. Enjoyed the story, never lost interest, the characters became so real to me, and of course I didn’t want the story to end. What really was their score ?????????
  • Love!!!!

    By Reese.jen11
    Such a fun summer read! Love the characters ❤️
  • Such a cute book

    By UltimateRollerGodbasedanon
    Such a cute book, I love anything by Christina Lauren but this is one of my new favorites ❤️
  • Cute

    By LuluVA03
    I liked this book. I read it in one day. The concept was original, but the technology / app detail set up was a bit lengthy / tedious. Fans of vintage C-Lo will instead wish to get to the good stuff sooner...the swoon, the lust, the general romance novel opposed to C-Lo’s more recent women’s fiction writing style. I liked Juno and Fizzy...would love to read a Fizzy romance!
  • Always so good

    By Kbliki
    My favorite authors, please write more books more often.
  • Hard to put down

    By 2KidsfromPgh
    Wonderful summertime read!
  • Love it

    By Sammcgrade9
    As someone who thinks scientifically this books depicts exactly how my brain worked finding a significant other. Loved it for the whole day it lasted 😊