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 Pena. This is one number she can’t 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 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.
I love the premise of this book. It’s so freaking interesting! I instantly wanted to see what would happen from the very first pages.
This tells the story of a single mom named Jess. She kind of quit dating, especially after the father of her child left her with baby Juno – she didn’t seem to be able to do it anymore. With no hope and on a whim she decided to give a chance for a new dating app named GeneticAlly that is dna-based. Being a statistician, she had to do it. There’s something about it being matched by genes that prompt her to try it. After receiving a Diamond Match of 98 percent to the arrogant Dr. River Pena, who founded GeneticAlly, Jess is left dumbstruck. How could he ever be a match for her? She decides to put it behind her, but after they make an offer she can’t refuse, she decides to try it out and see where it goes.
This book has a love-to-hate trope, which is one of my favorites! I loved Jess and River’s chemistry from the beginning and I was totally rooting for them! I loved how well paced the romance was and how much he tried to involve himself with and cared for Juno. Juno is probably one of the best 7yr old characters I read of in a long while! She is the queen of random facts and it was endearing!
River and Jess are now added to my list of best couples! And Fizzie (Jess’ best friend) to the list of best friendships! I would love to have a Fizzie in my life… She is one of those extremely good souls everyone desires in a best friend. Both Fizzie and Jess’ grandparents play a big role in the book and I loved reading about them. Especially in the end there’s a part I loved about Fizzie (Have you read this book? Can you guess which one is it?)
I though the book was really interesting, I would love to test the app myself in a way but not so much in another. It’s quite controversial really, but it was so much fun! The idea of finding a soulmate through dna is just awesome, right? There’s just something about it that kept me engaged and entertained till the end. Also, the plot twists were really well done and I didn’t see any of them coming, which is rare.
I really enjoyed reading this book and it filled me with warm and cozy feeling. It’s such a fun and unique read and I couldn’t recommend it more!
Have you read this yet? What do you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!