Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren.  I’m late to the party on this one, but I’m thrilled that my favorite romance writing duo has a new book coming out in the spring.  This one sounds like it has the potential to be a great read.  I’m still working my way through their older books since I was late to the CLo fandom but will be excitedly waiting for this one too. 🙂



Publication Date: May 18, 2021 by Gallery Books

From Goodreads:

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. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno—Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father’s never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “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 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% 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 make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than 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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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

27 replies
  1. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    I have no clue when I read the last time a Christina Lauren novel. But the summary from this one tells me that it was way too long ago *smile* Thank you for sharing this with us. Goes straight onto my wishlist. Happy reading and stay safe and well.

  2. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I have never read anything by this author – but anything that is warmhearted and essentially fun is worth picking up:)). I will be checking out Christina Lauren! Thank you for the recommendation, Suzanne:))

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is my favorite so far, but all of their books are a lot of fun in you’re in the mood for a light read.

  3. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    In a Holidaze was my first book by this author pair and I am looking forward to reading more by them. This one sounds like it will be fun. I hope you enjoy it when you read it. Take care, Suzanne.

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