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Christina Lauren announces new book: THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT, a spin-off on The Soulmate Equation’s Fizzy Chen.

In case you missed it, romance-novel coauthor duo, Christina Lauren,  just announced their new book: The True Love Experiment! This new book is set on the same premise as The Soulmate Equation but the main heroine is Fizzy Chen, a best-selling romance-novelist and best friend of Jess Davis-Peña. 

Though having a successful career as a romance novelist, Fizzy comes to a realization that she doesn’t exactly practice as she preaches. She’s spent her career encouraging her readers to have some optimism in their romantic life but in reality, Fizzy has never been truly in love. Enter Connor Prince, a documentary film-maker and single father. Connor and Fizzy collaborate together to create a reality TV show, The True Love Experiment. Does anyone feel like this is the behind the scenes of the popular Netflix show, Love Is Blind?

In this book, we are promised a comeback of familiar supporting characters such as the hotshot Dr. River Peña and Juno. And similar to The Soulmate Equation, The True Love Experiment will feature a single parent as a romantic lead.

I am beyond excited to get my hands on this book. Let’s hope that this also has the same amount (if not more) of spice that Jess and River had!

The True Love Experiment is set to be released on May 10, 2023. 

Pub Date: May 10, 2023

Publisher: Gallery Books

Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Read below for the summary of The True Love Experiment.

READ HERE for my review of The Soulmate Equation.


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.

Christina Lauren, author of The True Love Experiment and The Soulmate Equation

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 cast the contestants according to a list of romance archetypes. 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 New York Times bestselling 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.


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