Book Review: Kismetology by Jaimie Adams

  • Review: Kismetology
  • Series: —
  • Author: Jaimie Adams
  • No of Pages: ebook
  • Release Date: September 14th 2012 by Jaimie Admans


“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?
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:

I have to say, I’m not much of a chick-lit reader. Something about it just throws me off, but this book is the exception to my rule. The mother almost made me want to toss the book away, but fortunately it’s on my Kindle, no tossing any books that are on there! 😉 No, but seriously. The mom… whew. She reminds me of the bad times I’ve had with my mother and there have been many. That’s the great thing about growing up, you learn that neither of you are perfect. Fortunately though Kismetology brings out the funniness of having a mother like this as the main character of the story goes off to find her mother a boyfriend.

Sadly MacKenzie has to go through a few, and I do mean a few men to find that ONE for her mother. I mean there are a few doozies in here! The main plot of the book is really positive and upbeat. Hilarious at times. Literally in a, I nearly spit out my tea I was laughing so hard. I didn’t love Dan from the beginning. I don’t know why, maybe I’m just a pessimist but that guy just gets under my skin for some reason. MacKenzie however is a sweet, courageous girl who just wants the best for her mother.

As I said above, this is a total feel good story. And I must say I was quite impressed that I came away feeling SO good about it. Who knew I could find a chick lit that I was in love with!? For a first novel I think this is outstanding and I can’t wait to see what else Jaimie comes up with! A++

About the author:

Jaimie is a 27-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.

She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She writes mostly chick-lit and young adult. Kismetology is her first novel and there are plenty more on the way!


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  1. Thank you so much for this fabulous review, Nova! You’ve made my day!

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