The True Love Experiment
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—from the New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners.
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 New York Times bestselling 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A writer who gave up on her own happily ever after gets the chance to finally find her soulmate in this kooky rom-com. A successful career as a romance novelist hasn’t helped Fizzy find true love, and it’s starting to show, through writer’s block and a stagnant libido. So when a cute TV producer named Connor offers her the chance to be the heroine on a romance-novel-themed dating show, Fizzy jumps at the opportunity and soon discovers she’s passionate about a lot of things—both in and out of the bedroom. The always-reliable author duo Christina Lauren gives us a tender, fun story set against the chaos of a reality show gone awry. Whether you prefer your romance on the page or the screen, you’ll fall hard for The True Love Experiment.
Bestsellers Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (The Soulmate Equation) return with a smart and hilarious rom-com, writing as Lauren. Romance novelist Fizzy Chen has lost her mojo: she hasn't felt either a creative or a sexual spark for over a year. So when she's approached about starring in a Bachelorette-style dating show, she agrees—but puts a twist on things. The men cast to win her heart must embody different romance novel archetypes from a list Fizzy sends producers, among them "hot nerd," "rock star," "Navy SEAL," and "Scottish rogue." Connor Prince is an amicably divorced father of one and a documentary filmmaker with a television network, a job he loves. So when his boss shunts him over to produce Fizzy's show, he's far from happy. Then he meets his vivacious and outspoken star. The pair have explosive chemistry, but Connor isn't among the eight "heroes" vying for Fizzy's hand, putting some bumps in their road to a happily ever after. The authors gleefully play with romance tropes, blending the delight of the meet-cute with smart critiques of more toxic dating habits and wrapping the whole in clever dialogue and refreshing sex-positivity. Readers will have no trouble rooting for Fizzy.
As always, amazing.
I love these authors and I love the banter in this book. Conner and Fizzy’s back and forth was fun and natural. Such a great read.
So effin good.
I absolutely love this book. I love how real Fizzy is, how unapologetically herself she is. I love that she knows she’s weird and loud and awkward and blunt but she leans into it. She doesn’t shy away from it. I love how Connor is steadfast. I love that he doesn’t hold his first impression of Fizzy against her, and I love that Fizzy gives him a chance and gets to know him. I love the honestly in this book. I love the relatability of this book. I just really love this book.
This is a very enjoyable and interesting book. I highly recommend it for any enjoyable read. I couldn’t put it down when I started it.