The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren
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.
True Love Experiment Book Description:
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.
Short Review in Simple Words:
I absolutely loved this book! The main character, Fizzy, was hilarious and spirited, while Connor made the perfect romantic interest. Although I usually prefer emotional romances over romantic comedies, this book had me smiling and laughing throughout. Christina Lauren’s storytelling is always entertaining and this book was no exception.
The chemistry between the main characters was palpable and the love story felt genuine. Some scenes were steamy and the banter was excellent. It was refreshing to see older adults as the main characters, as their maturity and growth were evident in the story.
While reality show tropes and plots can be a bit cliché, this book put a fun spin on them. I appreciated that the reality show wasn’t the main plot and that there was plenty of character and plot development beforehand. Connor deserves a special mention for being an outstanding character.
A word of advice – read THE SOULMATE EQUATION first to avoid spoilers.