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ARC Review| Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend

I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion from Edelweiss plus. Receiving the book for free does not affect my opinion.

MY RATING: 3.5 STARS

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THE BLURB:

Hi, my name is Crystal. I’m 25, and I’ve got a great fiancée, a respectable job, and a decent apartment. Or at least I did, until a few weeks ago. Technically, I’m single, unemployed, and living with my overbearing mother. But it’s only temporary.

I’m just crashing here for a couple of months while I work on my novel, but I never seem to have any time to write. My mother is always asking for help with chores, dragging me off to parties she doesn’t want to go to, or making me sell her overpriced marshmallows. But I’ve got a plan.

My sister works for a company that’s designing “smart companions.” I’m going to order one to be the perfect boyfriend for my mom. He’ll be handsome and flattering and good with marshmallows. And then I can go back to living my life.

I just have to make sure she doesn’t get too attached. He’ll only be on loan for a few weeks. It’s not like she’s going to fall in love with him or anything, right?

MY VIEWS:

This book was unique and a lot different from what I usually read. yeah, it was romance but it was also more than that.

Crystal, the protagonist hires a robot to keep her mom, Margot company without telling her about it. Her mom ends up falling for the robot and the robot was made by her sister, Lisa’s company so the entire thing becomes a really big mess.

I‘m usually not a fan of big messes but this one was interesting and compelling. It was a lot but it was handled nicely so it did not feel overdone or too dramatic.

I also loved the family dynamic in this book.

Crystal learns a lot through the course of the book and matures as a human being. She does not live how much her mother is involved in her life and wants to cut down on that and I get it, but the way she treats her mother at times is unacceptable. I like how she learns how wrong she was and understands her mistakes.

I also really like Margot, Crystal’s mom’s characters. Yes, she is very flawed and is often portrayed as an overzealous person who is too involved in others lives and is unsatisfied but through the book, we see how strong she really is and how she can stand on her own two feet.

I ended up liking all the characters of the book a lot by the end of it.

The ending was also very good but a little too ‘happily ever after’ for me.

What I didn’t like was the format. The book was in form of letters, e-mails and journal entries and while I liked that in Illuminae, it kind of threw me off on this one. I had a hard time adjusting in Illuminae too but that was 500+ pages. This was smaller but I think if I had more time with it, I’d have liked it better.

Overall, it was a great book and I really liked it.

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE: A DEBUT NOVEL 

Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Are you all going to read this book? Do you find it to be interesting? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.

-Jayati xx

 

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Top 5 fictional friendships

Hey everyone! I am back again with a Top 5 Tuesday post. Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Shanah @Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it!

Today’s topic is Top 5 Fictional friendship and well, there are so many to choose from. So, here are my favourite ones: Continue reading “Top 5 fictional friendships”

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7 Female Authors that I love #WHMReadingChallenge

Hey everyone!

The Women’s History Month Reading Challenge is a reading challenge hosted by  Margaret@WeirdZeal for the entire month of March, aka Women’s History Month. There are two sections of the challenge: the reading section and the blogging section. I am taking part in both!

For the blogging section, on each Monday of March, there is a post prompt for you to take part in if you so desire. For today, the 11th of March, the topic is: Female Authors.

So, let me start listing 7 of my favourite authors, This is gonna be hard but here we go:

J. K. ROWLING

J. K. Rowling is the author of Harry Potter and I am so grateful to her for having written those books. Those books were the ones that got me to love reading as much as I do today. I used to read before I read Harry Potter but HP was what intensified that love and made me into the avid reader I am today!

SARAH J. MAAS

SJM is a great writer and I love the worlds she has created. I love her characters, especially how strong and powerful the females her. All her characters inspire me and make me want to keep trying. I love the characters she has formed and wish to become more like them.

TAHEREH MAFI

Tahereh Mafi is another one of my favourite authors. I love the Shatter Me series, but I love A Very Large Expanse of Sea more because of the message it sends. I love how Tahereh bravely channels what she has felt into that book and how she speaks to the world of something that must be said!

BECKY ALBERTALLI

I love Becky’s writing style and the way she is able to captivate a reader. I like how she focuses on LBGTQ+ characters and brings more and more diverse books into the world. Authors like her are very important for the development of the world as a whole.

JENNY HAN

Jenny Han is another author I admire a lot. I love the way her writing just flows and how one can stay up all night just reading her books. Someday, I wish to write a book even half as good as her books are!

NICOLA YOON

Nicola Yoon is another fantastic author whom I love! Her books are so amazing and well, I just want more and more of them. I can keep reading her books for days!

RAINBOW ROWELL

Rainbow Rowell is another author I admire a lot. I especially like her book, Fangirl. I also liked Carry On a lot. Her books are amazing and well, I just get really attached to all of her characters!


What female authors do you like?  Do you like the authors I listed above? Tell me in the comments below. 

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati

 

 

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Longest books I’ve read

Hey everyone! As a book dragon, I read many books of various sizes and lengths.

Today I am sharing some of the longest books I have ever read with you all.

Short books are not very intimidating and easy to read but longer books- although they require time, they let you connect with the characters in a deep way and have a longer span during which you can connect and love the characters.

So, we often ignore long books but sometimes we can’t keep away and here I’m sharing with you all some extremely long books I’ve read in all the years I’ve been a book dragon.

Continue reading “Longest books I’ve read”

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7 Books with Women on the cover #WHMReadingChallenge

Hey everyone! As we move into the second week of March, I am back with a WHM Reading Challenge post!

The Women’s History Month Reading Challenge is a reading challenge hosted by  Margaret@WeirdZeal for the entire month of March, aka Women’s History Month. There are two sections of the challenge: the reading section and the blogging section. I am taking part in both!

For the blogging section, on each Monday of March, there is a post prompt for you to take part in if you so desire. For today, the 11th of March, the topic is: books with women on the cover.

Continue reading “7 Books with Women on the cover #WHMReadingChallenge”