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The True Love Experiment

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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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Anything Christina Lauren writes I will read. They have a great combination of romance, comedy and real life situations that delight me.

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A fun romance novel that combines behind the scenes of both novel writing and Hollywood producing! This novel follows novelist Fizzy Chen as she struggles to get her writing mojo back while also finding true love!

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Loved the premise of this book. Christina Lauren is an auto-read everytime. This book had me weeping as Fizzy figured out the ending for herself. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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Christina (&) Lauren have done it again, with a contemporary romance novel that kept me laughing and engaged throughout.

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This is a great balance of heat and humor. The premise is delightful. A documentary producer gets forced into making a reality t.v. show. His idea is to find true love for a 37 year old single romance writer. The romance writer puts so many roadblocks she is certain that he will give up. He has to find her 8 men who fit romance hero archetypes- sexy nerd, navy seal, vampire, the one who got away, cinnamon roll, tatooed bad boy, cowboy and Mr. Darcy. The audience gets to vote each week to see which men get to stay. There is also a compatibility app that is used during the final episode.

This is an original and current plot for sure. If you are an open door romance fan, this is your jam. This is an honest review in exchange for a copy of the e-book.

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*** Thank you to NetGalley for an Arc in return for an Honest Review***

***Sparks fly when a romance writer and a documentary filmmaker join forces to craft the ultimate Hollywood love story—but only if they can keep the chemistry between them from taking the whole thing off-script***st!

I didn't realize that this was a second installment to the soulmate equation at first!
This is a slow-burn romance where you are rooting for the characters to end up together from very early on in the book, you are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions with them.

I Love Christina Lauren there are always laugh-out-loud moments in their books. Unfortunately, this one did lack some of that humor compared to other books by them which is what lowered my star rating to a 3*
I would still recommend this book for slow-burn romance lovers.

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I loved this book! But can Christina Lauren do wrong? No. This is another amazing rom com that I couldn’t put down. I loved the love story, the premise and all around all of it.

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This is hands down my new favorite Christina Lauren book!! A MUST read for all romance fans and the perfect sequel to The Soulmate Equation.

What I LOVED:
1. The Premise! A successful romance writer is casted as the lead in a reality dating TV show and falls for the show’s producer. What could be better?!!
2. Fizzy! I loved her in The Soulmate Equation as a supporting character but she made an even better main character. Her sex-positivity, bluntness, and humor made her so likable and there was something special about watching her find joy in a place where she least expected to.
3. Connor! I know I say this after many romance books but he is now my book boyfriend. I loved how sincere, caring, open and honest he was. The way he fell for Fizzy and appreciated her for her was perfection. Plus, he’s British… and tall.
4. The FLIRTING! Seriously this book has the BEST banter and there were so many times I was full on laughing out loud. The added element of forbidden love and forced proximity while filming made all the angst and tension shine.
5. The single parent trope! Connor is a single parent, which is a favorite trope of mine because I always love when romances add kids to their stories.
6. All the Jess/River! I was surprised by how big of a role Jess and River, and even Jude, played in this book. CL did a great job refreshing you on all the small details from The Soulmate Equation too, so I didn’t feel lost in the beginning, especially because DNADuo was tied into the reality show.
7. All the pop culture references!!! Yes, Harry Styles got mentioned twice :)
8. The grand gesture! It was perfect and while it easy to predict how the story would play out, it didn’t take away from the enjoyment whatsoever.

Thank you SOO much NetGalley for the ARC!

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another fantastic read from christina lauren. i really enjoyed the sequel to the soulmate equation. as a san diego native, i especially enjoyed the local spots mentioned.

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I'm a big fan of Christina Lauren's books. I read just about everything that they've read and this has to be one of my favorites. It was truly.
Entertaining!!

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This is my absolute favorite Christina Lauren. I enjoyed the character carryover, the romance was hot and steamy and the story had me hooked the whole way through. Thank you for such a fabulous story, I felt whisked away to all the fun places while reading it.

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such a fun book! Christina Lauren worked magic with this book. I loved the soulmate experience and was nervous to see if this book could be a good follow up but it was amazing. Loved seeing the characters from the first book and the dna science being used in another way

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Always enjoy Christina Lauren’s books - an auto buy author!

Love that this was a slight continuation/ used the same characters from the Soulmate Equation

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This book was so cute and smart. I loved how they played with the tropes and made such clever jokes. I highly recommend this book. It was in my top books of 2023

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