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Mom's Perfect Boyfriend

"A fun, light hearted, easy to read tale about a daughter ordering her mum a lifelike robot boyfriend."

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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.


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Fun and light, a nice easy read.

A light-hearted, funny story about a woman who orders a robot boyfriend for her unsuspecting mother! It's told through emails, texts and journal entries, which makes the narrative more fun and a little different.

Sarah Jones

A great beach read one you'll find hard to put down.

I really loved the format this book was written in, texts, emails and diary entries because of this you find yourself flying through the pages.

Claire Nethercoat

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.

Light, easy to read and the perfect kind of book to take to the beach, Mom's Perfect Boyfriend has a surprising, futuristic twist that is intriguing and provocative. While I found some of the structure a little contrived (particularly the 'Rapunzel' and 'Velocirapture' stories within the story), it is nevertheless an engaging read that will make you want to keep going to the end.

The mother-daughter relationships seemed particularly realistic and Margot's Journal with its 'gratitudes' closing each entry something I suspect every daughter can imagine her own mother doing in some form or another. Providing Mom with the ‘perfect boyfriend’ after Crystal has lost her job and found her own relationship to be floundering, is a great get-out and way to find a little personal space for herself.

Fiona Maclean