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The True Love Experiment

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Did I read this one before the first in the series? Yes I did! Did I know there was a book before this one? Yes I did! Did I forget? Yes I did!

I always forget which books to read and in what order so when I found the secondary characters mentioned a lot I said to myself hmmm they should have their own story! Turns out they do and I read it after.

Fizzy was wayyyyy too much for me. I did not find this book as funny as other Christina Lauren books and I did not enjoy the “chemistry” between the main characters. Not my favorite Christina Lauren. Maybe if I read it in order my feelings would be different?

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Christina and Lauren have given us another well thought out romance. Tears and laughter and wonderful character development. I really enjoyed the main character.

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4.5 ⭐ / 2.5 🌶️

"Have you ever been slapped? By yourself? This feels like that."

THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT just may be my new favorite CL read! It was sexy and cute, and there so many laugh out loud moments. I loved Fizzy and Connor!

"F*ck, he's perfect. This is awful."

We first met Fizzy in <i>The Soulmate Equation</i> as the best friend. Now this romance author is struggling with writer's block and she is hoping that joining a reality dating show is just the spark her muse needs. Connor is a sexy, single dad, and producer of the show, though he'd rather be doing anything than producing a mind-numbing reality show. But if he can pull this one off he may just get the documentary he wants.

Fizzy and Connor clash right away, but you can feel the simmering attraction between them. This is a intruding sort of rivalry to friends to lovers tale that kept me smiling throughout. If you're looking for your next cute and fun contemporary romance, you've found it!

"He is the stillness to my storm, the shadow to my bright sunlight, the Styles to my Harry."

✔️ look but don't touch
✔️ opposites attract
✔️ friends to lovers
✔️ workplace romance
✔️ older woman/younger man
✔️ sexy & broody mmc
✔️ quirky & lively fmc
✔️ flirty & fun
✔️ witty banter
✔️ lol moments
✔️ reality tv
✔️ the soulmate equation

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This is Christina Lauren at their best! And I loved all the meta in regard to romance, tropes, and archetypes.

Diverse:
-Fizzy is Chinese-American.

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It was beyond frustrating for me to read anything by CL anymore. They are retelling the same story that made the first book popular and fun and I couldn't even get into this one because of it.

I'm pretty sure I will no longer be reading these authors any longer.

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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. First, I love Christina Lauren and have read multiple CL books and am a huge fan, This time I had a hard time connecting with the characters and the story. However, that is obviously on me and not the book. I recognize that it has great potential to appeal to other readers and I encourage others to try it out!

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While Christina Lauren is truly a favorite of mine. This book did not live up to it for me. I just couldn't connect with the characters of this one like I did the first book.

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Christina Lauren, again, hit this out of the park with chemistry and relatable characters. I love everything they write. They create characters who are so easy to like and root for that I get immersed in the story completely. This novel makes you want to believe in love, even after experiencing so much heartbreak in a lifetime. Fizzy is relatable and cheeky and truly one-of-a-kind, which makes her the perfect heroine for a romance novel, honestly! Enjoy!

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I adored this book!

Fizzy, a famous author, is cast in The True Love Experiment to find her one love. Connor, her hot British producer, becomes more than a friend that she simply enjoys being with. Through various episodes, they find themselves having to hide from the truth.

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In this follow up to The Soulmate Equation we get to step into the life and mind of a fan favorite character - Fizzy!

Fizzy was just as witty and hysterical in this book as she was in the first book. I loved that she didn’t shy away from her sexuality and the dating show plot was pretty entertaining. I’m not one for reality tv, but reading about it was totally fine! I’m happy that main characters from Soulmate Equation made appearances in this book as well. Definitely a library crowd favorite!

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This was a quick read. I would say the FMC was quirky and the story had a cuteness to it. I wish it was a little longer. I would have loved to spend more time with the main characters together.

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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book! The title and this beautiful cover drew me in and i was excited to read this book! I will be recommending this book to others for readers advisory.

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I think it’s impossible for CL to write a book that’s less than 5⭐️! They are so gifted. The True Love Experiment was just as fun, goofy, sweet, sexy, and enjoyable as I expected!!

Stevie was my favorite. I’m going to need a book set 10 years in the future about her and Juno being besties at college discovering the world.

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I loved this book so so so much. Christina Lauren never misses. Their stories always keep me engaged and wanting more. This story of Fizzy and Conner kept me HOOKED. I laughed out loud so many times, which is what sets this apart from your traditional rom com.

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oh what fun! i loved how they did the ending. one of my favorite from CL.

two main characters you love and root for, what more could you ask for?!

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I liked this story and as a watcher of a few dating shows it did really well at bringing both worlds together. The characters were likable and their conflicts were believable. I really like that this wasn’t a miscommunication, there was really a reason they had to travel through their journey.

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A classic, steamy Christina Lauren read where you'll be rooting for two characters to end up together throughout the book! C&L are phenomenal writers and I read everything they write - and love it.

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Unfortunately, I tried to get into reading this book more than once; but, I just couldn’t bring myself to care enough to finish it. I can see where the characters can draw you in and be interesting, but it just wasn’t for me…maybe just the wrong time. I do like this author so I don’t want to give just one star, but I needed a bit more excitement.

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A great follow-up to The Soulmate Equation, The True Love Experiment is sexy and funny, with loveable protagonists and tons of sex positivity.

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I really enjoyed this story. This romance has all the great and beautiful adventures about this genre. Very joyful, sweet and spicy.
A perfect choice to start the year that I hope has many amazing reads for all of you! 💫

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