The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren
The True Love Experiment
By Christina Lauren
Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Fiction
May 16, 2023
Sparks fly when a romance novelist and a documentary filmmaker join forces to craft the perfect Hollywood love story and take both of their careers to the next level—but only if they can keep the chemistry between them from taking the whole thing off script.
Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is lost. Sure, she’s got an incredible career as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers under her belt, but when she’s asked to give a commencement address, it hits her: she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preached.
Fizzy hasn’t ever really been in love. Lust? Definitely. But that swoon-worthy, can’t-stop-thinking-about-him, all-encompassing feeling? Nope. Nothing. What happens when the optimism she’s spent her career encouraging in readers starts to feel like a lie?
Connor Prince, documentary filmmaker and single father, loves his work in large part because it allows him to live near his daughter. But when his profit-minded boss orders him to create a reality TV show, putting his job on the line, Connor is out of his element. Desperate to find his romantic lead, a chance run-in with an exasperated Fizzy offers Connor the perfect solution. What if he could show the queen of romance herself falling head-over-heels for all the world to see? Fizzy gives him a hard pass—unless he agrees to her list of demands. When he says yes, and production on The True Love Experiment begins, Connor wonders if that perfect match will ever be in the cue cards for him, too.
The True Love Experiment is the book fans have been waiting for ever since Fizzy’s debut in The Soulmate Equation. But when the lights come on and all eyes are on her, it turns out the happily ever after Fizzy had all but given up on might lie just behind the camera.
UGHHH THIS BOOK!!!!! If you loved The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation - you HAVE to read this book!
First off, I absolutely adore that these authors gave Fizzy her own story. I think we can all collectively agree that she was an amazing part of Soulmate. She's funny, direct, and has such a great personality. To be honest, I had no idea that this book was about her when I started reading it, seeing the name Christina Lauren made it an automatic request on NetGalley when I saw it was available. Once I realized the plot, I couldn't stop reading.
Then we get to meet Connor - this amazing and perfectly described MC that I quite literally could not get enough of. The chemistry that these authors managed to give these two characters was sizzling. I could not wait to get to the steamy parts - and they definitely didn't disappoint! I adored these two together and the writing was spectacular.
Unhoneymooners was my favorite of their books before this - but move that one out of the way because a new favorite is here! This book gave me all the emotions and I didn't want to set it down. Plus, it had such a unique storyline that I loved. Major bonus perks to the authors for Connor and Nat's relationship - I loved that it was such a good experience for their daughter and how they put her first. Dare I say we get Nat and Isau's story next???
Easily this book earned a 5-star review from me! I highly recommend that you pick it up when it gets released! These characters are amazing and this is a story you won't want to put down. I finished the last 70% of it in one day because I NEEDED to know how they ended up. If you haven't read The Soulmate Equation, you don't really need it to read this one - but it does give you great updates on Jess and River.
Big thanks to Christina Lauren, Gallery Books and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions!