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  • Writer's pictureJulie Mackin

Love Fizz

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Ratings: 4 out of 5

Spice: 4 It's a Christina Laurens book, you expect good spice and it didn’t disappoint

Sexy Times: 5, the torture we all had to get through to get to the moment, well worth it

Would you like this book? You might if you like:

  • Reality dating shows with a great twist

  • DILFs with British accents

  • Lots of romance hero troupes

  • Great sexual tension

  • Visiting with old characters

My first Christina Lauren’s book was Beautiful Bastard and it took my breath away. I still reread the Beautiful series and am still in awe of their storytelling. I’ve read all their books since and I enjoyed them tremendously, but this was the first time in a long time something by them had me holding my breath, waiting to see how things would turn out. And I loved every single minute of it. Fizzy and Connor were everything you expect from these authors: quick witted, charming, surrounded by wonderful friends. And Fizzy is breaking molds and challenging stereotypes, just like some of my favorite Lauren’s heroines. Connor could have been such a flat romantic hero, but they really brought him to life.

So quick plot recap: Connor’s a producer in San Diego who focuses on environmental documentaries but when the owner of his production company decides the company needs to pivot, Connor finds himself producing a reality dating show. Fizzy is a best selling romance writer who has lost her mojo. Connor approaches her about being the start of the new show and Fizzy figures, this could help bring the mojo back. Hilarity ensues, Fizzy and Connor have great chemistry and they are falling hard, all while on a tv show where Fizzy needs to find her true love.

Maybe because Christina Lauren are two authors, a lot of their books focus on the relationship between couples and work. I find this fascinating, so much of our lives are about our jobs and to ignore it seems so unrealistic. Seeing how Fizzy and Connor work together on the show, it highlights how they work together in real life.

Ok, so what I really want, besides a few days off to reread the Christina Lauren cannon, is to see this one as a movie. I’ve got the actors picked out: Constance Wu and James Norton (hello the swooping hair!).If you have somehow missed that this book has come out, run to the library or your local bookstore and pick it up. Then find some sunshine or shade and enjoy.

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