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I wanted to enjoy this but found it to be not what I was expecting. I couldn't get into the story or the characters and found the writing a bit off.

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I’ve been reading their books for the last few years and I still have to catch up on some older titles. I love to discover their newest stories.

They are definitely going in a total different direction compared to their previous ones from years ago but I honestly think the best is yet to come.

I absolutely loved this book. It’s full of unexpected moments, same laugh out loud scenes that balanced perfectly the more heavier ones and a romance that shoots for the stars.

Plus, give me all the pirates covers books; that’s definitely a nice touch with a great ode on the old school historical romance book that made me fall in love with reading romance over 20 years ago.

Beautiful story that will fill your heart to the brim.

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Such a fun, cute read! I found both Connor and Fizzy enjoyable characters and the slow burn of their relationship agonizing (in a good way!).

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I was excited to have a second book in the world of Soulmate Equation… plus I love Christina Lauren! This was a sweet story with an interesting storyline, but it didn’t have as much heart as I would’ve liked or expected. I appreciated the development of Fizzy’s character and adored Connor, but overall the characters seems forced/ not completely fleshed out. Overall, I enjoyed it, but not as much as Soulmate Equation.

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This one was a slow burn for me. I had a hard time with Fizzy’s character in the beginning. The authors did such a great job of developing her character as the novel went on. Connor was absolutely a delight to get to know as well. Very well done!

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This was such a good sequel to the Soulmate Equation. Not only for the loveable characters, but to the overall upgrade on the premise of the initial story.

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The True Love Experiment is a love letter to all romance readers. It's light, funny, and just a breath of fresh air. Fizzy is a romance writer who is approached to go on a dating reality show based off of the popular DNA matchmaking formula. She agrees as long as the producer adheres to her (outlandish and hilarious) demands. Much to her surprise - he does and she is set to be the next reality dating star. The only problem is... Fizzy may prefer the producer over any of the contestants. I'll be honest and say that at first, I didn't love Fizzy. She was a little too much for me - but she definitely grew on me throughout the book. Now, Conner? I was sold from the get-go. ;-) Once I let go of the preconceived notions I had going into the book, it really did change my perspective. It is FUN - and I simply took it at face value and ENJOYED it!
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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The True Love Experiment is a follow up novel to the Soulmate Equation. This book focuses on Fizzy who was the best friend of the main character Jess in the Soulmate Equation. Fizzy is a romance novelist who has lost her zest for dating and writing. Connor Prince is a documentary filmmaker who is being forced to create a reality television show. Who better to be the romantic lead of his reality show than the queen of romance? The two get to know each other as they create the show and find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other. In order for the show to be successful Connor has to help Fizzy find her perfect mate but what if he is her perfect mate? Maybe they are a Gold match or even better! This is a fun romp that will keep you engaged!

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I really liked this book, even though I could see the ending coming from a mile away. I liked how Fizzy played with the romance tropes when picking men for her show and I really loved the chemistry between Conner and Fizzy

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This is JUST AS GOOD (if not a little bit better) than the first book! I love all the craziness that is Fizzy and they both draw me in soooo much. Christina & Lauren's writing is BOMB and I will forever love them and read EVERYTHING they ever publish!

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The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren is my first read of 2023 and it was an absolute JOY! A big thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely loved the premise of this novel: romance novelist (stuck in a rut with writing as well as romance…. same girl) meets a documentary filmmaker. At the start of the novel, Connor offers Fizzy the lead in a reality show about finding love. As someone who loves romance novels and The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, this novel was right up my alley! Confession: I was worried at first because I’ve read some books with a reality show concept, and they were okay…

A sequel to The Soulmate Equation, readers get more Jess + River + Juno, Jess + Fizzy friendship, AND have another fun opportunity to fall in love with the protagonist, Fizzy! After reading this, I must go back and re-read The Soulmate Equation. But also…MR. CONNOR PRINCE!! What a sweet romantic lead and adorable father. I’ve read a lot of romance, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read something that made me smile so much throughout. The flirting and romance between Fizzy + Connor = million fire emojis but overall, I loved their silly banter and friendship.

The authors did an incredible job with the reality show concept (with fun and innovative twists!) and creating the wonderful ensemble cast of crew members and contestants. Stevie and Juno were an absolute delight throughout. Clearly, everyone and everything in this book was a delight! Nothing was too cliché or cheesy and you’ll find yourself rooting for every character (yay character growth!!!), and left feeling pure happiness at the end. This is a novel you NEED to pick up ASAP and very very thankful for the digital ARC!

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A big thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my early copy for review, all opinions are my own.

Ok, so I’m extremely late to the party on Christina Lauren, as this is my first title by the duo. I plan on remedying that soon!! I loved this book! I loved the snark, and the banter and of course the romance! I am definitely going to enjoy reading the backlist now! 5 stars!!

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Book: The True Love Experiment
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Romance
Pub Date: May 16, 2023
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spice: 🔥🔥🔥

Thank you @netgalley , for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Synopsis:
Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is a romance author who is feeling lost. She is an expert in writing and speaking on romance, but when it comes to her own life, she falls flat. When she has a chance encounter with Connor Prince (documentary filmmaker), who has been asked to lead a reality show, has she found a way to finally find true love? The only problem? She’s falling for the producer. And Connor’s job is on the line with this project being successful. Can Fizzy finally find true love?
Thoughts:
First of all, I squealed when I saw that I received an ARC for this one. I LOVE Christina Lauren, and loved the Soulmate Equation.
This one did not disappoint. Dare I say its one of my top three favorites of hers? I LOVED both man characters and was rooting for them through the whole book. The banter between the characters is so great, as well as the spice. You need to pre-order this now! You will not regret it.

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I LOVED this book! The chemistry between Fizzy and Connor was of the charts. Also, Fizzy is hysterical. I loved that side of her personality.

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Oh. My. Gosh! These ladies sure know how to write a rom com. I loved The Soulmate Equation so much and was so happy to be able to read Fizzy's story! I was obsessed with the relationship between Fizzy and Connor. You could tell from the very beginning the chemistry they had. And the ending was my absolute favorite! This one has jumped to my favorite Christina Lauren book and I will be recommending it to every single one of my friends!

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As always, a fast and enjoyable read from Christina Lauren. Fizzy and Connor had amazing chemistry and the reality show setting was entertaining. Thank you netgalley for the advance ecopy.

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Love this book actually. There is 3 sex scenes and then also lots of sexual innuendos and jokes. I was pleasantly surprised by how they handled the ending. I through there was going to be a third act break up and there kind of was but it was not for that long and more so because the main love interest Connor was getting ready to do his grand gesture. And boy was his grand gesture toward the end really something, I guess it had to have been because they were producing a tv show together. The show is similar to the bachelor, but they choose a romance author as the main love interest and main character Felicity (fizzy). I loved fizzy and her families relationship. I love how her mom told her she was perfect just as she was, even though Fizzy had built up in her mind she was a disappointment to her mom. I loved connors relationship with his daughter and Natalia. Really good writing and banter. 4 stars solid!

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The True Love Equation is just one of those books. You either read it slowly and savor it like you never want it to be over or you finish it in one sitting. I could have done either, but this sweet story I savored over many days. The characters were real and well-portrayed. In the different scenes, it felt like I could’ve been there with the detail and I could’ve just been one of their friends. I agree, The True Love Equation is probably the best book yet from Christina Lauren.

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It's hard for me to fairly review a Christina Lauren book because I just love everything they write. This one was no exception. It's a sequel to The Soulmate Equation but certainly stands alone (although I loved how much we got to see Jess and River!). The premise is clever and entertaining, and the chemistry between Fizzy and Connor was perfection. The resolution had me cheering for everyone involved. I'd love more from this universe!

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Thanks to Gallery Books for an advanced copy of The True Love Experiment. This might be the best CLo yet!

Fizzy was the best friend in The Soulmate Equation and you know a book about a romance writer looking for romance herself is going to be fun. I love that the dedication page says "This is a blatant love letter to our genre. There will be romance in these pages"

I loved the premise with the reality dating show all of the men as romance tropes. You knew where this book is going with the forbidden love aspect but I really liked that there wasn't a big love triangle. Fizzy is the heroine we need and Connor was just so lovely.

The witty banter and flirting was top notch and I just can't say how much I love this book.

PRE ORDER THIS NOW!! It comes out May 16th.

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