Book Review: Kismetology by Jaimie Admans

kismetologyWhat’s it about?

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?

My thoughts

Jaimie Admans is a self-published author and Kismetology is her first novel which was published in September 2012.

I found this to be an easy read, it’s the story of Mackenzie who’s trying desperately to find her mother a man so she’ll be out of her hair. It kept me interested and turning the pages till the end but you find yourself wanting to keep reading just because you have to know who Eleanor ends up with…or doesn’t. I did think that she agreed to the dating really easily and quickly. I can’t imagine my mum would agree so quickly…mmmm there’s pause for thought!

You can’t help but sympathise with Mackenzie though, her mother is a total nightmare and her relationship with Dan is less than perfect and I was hoping she might actually find herself someone new!

The descriptions of the dates are really funny, there’s allsorts in there: Mr Rude, Mr Unemployed, Mr Almost Perfect and Mr Toy Boy to name but a few. We’ve probably all experienced someone like one of these. I have personal experience of dating sites and having been offered an affair, a threesome and the option for a f**k buddy, the dating disasters Mackenzie experiences seem spot on…unfortunately! The lies people tell never cease to amaze me and people just don’t think they’ll get found out!

Credit where credits due, as Jaimie’s first novel she’s done a great job. I’ve read self published authors before and they’ve had several typo’s and grammatical errors and I didn’t spot any here 🙂

Overall, it’s an enjoyable, funny out of the ordinary romance novel with some laugh out loud moments and a nice little twist at the end!

Available as Kindle version from Amazon Kismetology

p.s Also this week I’ll be hosting Jaimie on the blog for an author interview – please stop by then!

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