Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Review: Kismetology by Jaimie Admans

Kismetology by Jaimie Admans 
Series: Standalone
Published: September 14th, 2012
Publisher: Self-published
282 pages (ebook)
Genre: Chick lit
Acquired this book: From the author in exchange for an honest review
Warning: May contain spoilers
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Finding the perfect man isn't easy. Especially when it's for your mother...

Mothers. Can't live with them, can't live without them, can't live three doors down the road without them interfering in every aspect of your life.

Mackenzie Atkinson's mother has meddled in her love life once too often and something has to be done. Mackenzie decides to turn the tables and find love for her lonely mother. Her lonely and very fussy mother.

Surely finding an older gentleman looking for love won't be that hard, right? Wrong.

If you've ever thought that boys grow up, here's the problem: They don't. Ever. And Mackenzie is about to learn that the hard way.

Faced with a useless boyfriend, dressed up dogs, men who wear welly boots on dates, men who shouldn't be allowed out in public, and men who make reptiles seem like attractive company - will she ever find the perfect man for her neurotic mother?

Kismetology is unlike any other book I’ve ever read. It had me laughing from the first page, and appreciating that the story was completely different from anything I’d read before. Also - and I do feel the need to point this out, because I know some people pass when they see a book is self-published - this was hands-down one of the best-written (and edited) indie books I’ve ever read. Kudos to Ms. Admans!

While the story started out very strong, I felt like it lost a bit of steam around the halfway mark. I got a bit tired of the dates, and I have to admit, I kind of lost interest when Mac decided she wanted to become a professional matchmaker. The dates were still funny, but it got to be a bit much, and the conversations/arguments between Mac and Dan and Mac and Eleanor got to be repetitive.

That being said, I still very much enjoyed this book. I liked Mac’s character growth and the discoveries she made. While she was out looking for the perfect man for her mother, she realized some things about her life and her own relationship, and it all felt very genuine. She had a strong voice, and her personality was a great balance to her mother’s and Dan’s.

Overall, a very strong debut from an author who shows great potential. Well written, laugh-out-loud funny, charming, and unique, Kismetology is sure to please fans of chick lit.

Have you read Kismetology? What did you think? Do you enjoy chick lit?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I MUST read this! It sounds like amazing fun! Great review!


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