Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren @ChristinaLauren @JonathanCvoice @CindyKay_VO @SimonAudio @librofm

the setup…
Felicity (Fizzy) Chen is a revered and successful romance novelist who, until recently, was loving her life. Now she’s suffering from writer’s block and the sudden realization that she’s never experienced the love she so skillfully has written about in her books. Enter Connor Prince, a renowned documentary filmmaker and single dad who is suddenly faced with a professional crisis…help his company boost profits by creating a reality show or lose his job. That’s well out of his wheelhouse but karma is on his side when a chance encounter with Fizzy sets in motion a clever idea for a show, which also involves her at center stage. What evolves is the True Love Experiment that is destined to succeed…for all the wrong reasons.

the heart of the story…
I was a Fizzy fan (such a great nickname!) from The Soulmate Equation and was over the moon when I learned she’d be the headliner in this story. True confession, though…I’ve never watched any of these dating reality TV shows, nor wanted to, so I was a little apprehensive about that being the focus. Not to worry though because this show was in the hands of a really skilled producer and a writer who understood the heartbeat of romance. I loved everything about it, how it was designed to be honest and authentic, lacking all the contrived elements I typically loathed. And, the chemistry between Fizzy and Connor was lovely, sexy and romantic. What could go wrong when she was supposed to be finding her “true love” from the show’s crop of men who Connor personally selected?

the narration…
Both of the narrators fit their characters perfectly, or at least the way I’d imagined them. Kay captured Fizzy’s spirit, nature and wit while Cole sounded delicious as Connor. They lifted a fabulous story off the pages, as if these characters were real life.

the bottom line…
I had high hopes for this story and loved every minute of my listening experience. Even though I knew there’d eventually have to be a reckoning, I didn’t care because getting to that point was so much fun. Prepare yourself for a steamy, fun romance and a reality show you wish was streaming in real life. This was special and the listening experience just put me in a happy place.

Book Info

  • Release Date: May 16, 2023
  • Narrators: Jonathan Cole & Cindy Kay
  • Audio Length: 10 hours, 51 minutes
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio


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(Thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

24 thoughts on “The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren @ChristinaLauren @JonathanCvoice @CindyKay_VO @SimonAudio @librofm”

  1. I would love to listen to this one, but I have an e-arc so will be reading it. I loved Fizzy in the previous book, so am looking forward to it, even though I don’t watch those dating reality shows either. Wonderful review, Jo.

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