SOLD OUT: Christina Lauren, authors of The True Love Experiment, in conversation with Lauren Kung Jessen

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Parnassus Books is pleased to present Christina Lauren (pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) as they discuss their new book, The True Love Experiment, in conversation with Lauren Kung Jessen.

This is a ticketed event which will take place IN STORE on Friday, May 19th.


Tickets are $32.00, which includes one general admission seat, one copy of The True Love Experient, and admission to a champagne and chocolate reception that will take place prior to the author conversation on stage.

The reception will begin at 6:15, with the authors going on stage at 7:00. There will be a signing line following the event with the following guidelines:Additional backlist titles will be available for purchase at Parnassus Books

  • Ticketholders can bring their backlist titles from home to be signed.
  • Christina Lauren will sign all books, but will personalize only one book per ticketholder.
  • There will be NO posed photos for this event.

About the book:

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.

About the authors:

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at and @ChristinaLauren on Instagram or Twitter.

About Lauren Kung Jessen:

Lauren Kung Jessen, author of Lunar Love, is a mixed-race Chinese American writer with a fondness for witty, flirtatious dialogue and making meals with too many steps but lots of flavor. She is fascinated by myths and superstitions and how ideas, beliefs, traditions, and stories evolve over time. From attending culinary school to working in the world of Big Tech to writing love stories, Lauren cares about creating experiences that make people feel something. When she's not writing novels, she works as a content strategist and user experience writer. She also has a food and film blog, A Dash of Cinema, where she makes food inspired by movies and TV shows. She lives in Nashville with her husband (who she met thanks to fate--read: the algorithms of online dating), two cats, and dog.



Event date: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215