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This light-hearted, easy-to-read tale set in the USA, is told through emails, texts, diary entries, and extracts from stories. When her relationship falters Crystal finds herself living back with her loving but interfering Mom. Crystal decides her mum needs a boyfriend and signs her up for a lifelike experimental robot, what on earth could go wrong?! I started reading with a slight hesitation but soon settled down as I got used to the texts and emails laid out on the page in front of me. The characters are inventively introduced by Crystal Hemmingway through different forms of electronic communication. The individual personality traits start to shine through and I was able to connect with them even with the limited descriptive detailing. I recommend throwing yourself and letting go, as Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend is a fun, bright and animated read.
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Maria Semple, a smart romantic comedy about mothers and daughters, told in an addicting, fast-paced style.
Crystal has trouble saying no to her lonely, single mother. For 25 years, it wasn't a problem. But when one small mistake leaves Crystal jilted, homeless, and unemployed, she has to move back in with the person who caused it all: her mother.
Soon Crystal is sucked into her mother's vortex, partying with boomers and hawking homemade marshmallows. Desperate for some independence, she hatches a foolproof plan: get an experimental android to play her mom's "perfect" boyfriend. It's only a matter of time before her mom finds out, and Crystal will never live down the hilarious and disastrous consequences.
A story told through emails, texts, and journal entries, Mom's Perfect Boyfriend is a humorous yet deeply honest portrayal of the complicated friendship between mothers and daughters. Sometimes the people we want to rely upon the least are those who can help us the most.
Closing date: 01/11/2020
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A great beach read one you'll find hard to put down. Full review
A humorous, lightweight summer read with a provocative futuristic twist. Mom's Perfect Boyfriend is engaging and fast-moving. Crystal's dysfunctional family is easy to relate to and her frustration with Margot totally understandable. What she does to manage an awkward situation is funny and intriguing. An easy enjoyable book for the beach. Full review
Publication date: 16/07/2019
Publisher: Galbadia Press
|Publication date:||16th July 2019|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, Debuts, Family Drama, Humour, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction,|