Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend (Smart Companions Book 1) by Crystal Hemmingway
I love books with lots of emails and text messages, so Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway sounded right up my alley. Told through text messages, emails and journal entries it was a fast-paced chick-lit rom-com that focused mostly on the mother/daughter relationship.
Crystal’s mother, Margot, is pretty overbearing, even inviting herself along on a romantic holiday with Crystal and her boyfriend. This caused a kind of break-up with Crystal and her boyfriend, as well as her losing her job, requiring her to move in with mom. Crystal is a bit of a doormat and her mom is a bit crazy, but not as terrible as it seemed at the beginning. In fact, it’s Crystal who ended up being kind of a bitch and not appreciating that her mom was giving up her independence to take care of her grown daughter.
Some parts of Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend were fun and entertaining, but the journal entries got a bit weird and boring, and honestly, not much happened. Crystal tried to write a crappy book and some dino porn, her mom made marshmallows at the Farmer’s Market and was always failing in competition with a neighbor. This was supposed to be about a robot boyfriend, but he didn’t show up until at least 50% into the book, and it wasn’t really about him, as pitiful as he was, it was more about the mom/daughter relationship.
Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway was certainly different, but the main characters were all a little bit pathetic. I really enjoyed it at first, then it just lost steam for me as I began to feel sorry for all of them. In the end, it was an OK read.
- A quick and unique read.
- I love books told via text and email.
- The sisters’ relationship.
- Cute cover.
- The characters were all kind of pitiful after a while.
- I got a little bored at times.
- The robot part didn’t happen till after 50%, and that was just kind of mean to trick their mom.
- Very focused on appearances.
- The mom seemed overbearing at first but she was a nice lady and didn’t deserve to be set up for heartbreak.
- Crystal was a doormat.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 2.5 Stars