Review: Formula for a Perfect Life

February 21, 2020

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Two practical strangers. One fateful night. Two pink lines.

College senior and obsessive romantic Kayla Cummings’ dreams of a storybook life are spun off course by an unplanned pregnancy after a one-night stand with her secret crush. Devastated, Kayla turns to her roommates and best friends for advice. No matter what she decides, no matter how deeply embarrassed, she has to tell the father.

Ben Strickland’s future is written in stone—as long as he gets a decent score on the Law School Admission Test. Feeling pressure from all sides, Ben struggles to juggle his upcoming finals, another shot at the LSAT, and his needy girlfriend Darcy. When the girl he spent a memorable night with weeks ago shows up at his doorstep pregnant, his already chaotic life spins out of control.

With the clock ticking, decisions to make, and a boatload of people to disappoint, Ben and Kayla embark on a journey neither anticipated—a journey where falling in love might be the biggest surprise of all. But when old hurts and buried secrets pose a greater threat to their future than impending parenthood, will Ben and Kayla go their separate ways or forge a new path to happy ever after?


I think for me, I had a hard time really getting into this book. I felt a disconnect as a reader to the characters. But, I do admit during the entire book I was rooting for Ben and Kayla. I wanted them to be together. In the end, I feel like their relationship progress was a little rushed. For me, it seemed like the author was rushing their relationship so it would fit into the timeline of the pregnancy. 

I admit Ben and Kayla are pushed into a hard situation when they have an unexpected pregnancy come their way. But in my opinion, they were extremely lucky to be where they were at in their lives. They were both about to graduate college, with just a semester left. They were also from families that were fairly well off so even though they wanted to manage their finances themselves, the family was there. By the end, they do make the best of a situation that they thought would ruin their lives. 

The developing relationship between Ben and Kayla is fun to read. This book is a sweet read, that deals with a few hard situations. But these situations are dealt with and you are able to see a loving relationship develop. So this book is for anyone, whos is a romantic at heart and wants an unexpected pregnancy thrown in the mix. 

I give this book a... 

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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