Mom's Perfect Boyfriend
Crystal has trouble saying no to her lonely, single mother. For 25 years, it wasn't a problem. But when one small mistake leaves Crystal jilted, homeless and unemployed, she has to move back in with the one person who caused it all: her mother.
Soon Crystal is sucked into...more
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When Crystal finds herself in a messy situation - her partner decides they should take a break, after Crystal's mother hijacks their vacation, she looses her job and eventually looses her home as well - she decides to take time off to write on her novel-idea, a continuation of Rapunzel, and does so at her mothers place. That is a recipe for disaster, as her mother takes up lots of her time and nerves, so she actuall ...more
Author @crystalhemmingway writes the Crystal character in a way that I felt as if I was reading journal entries from my own life. I completely ...more
What an incredibly fun and silly way to spend a few hours! (Well, okay. I didn't finish it in a few hours. But this was a very fast read, even for someone who is as slow of a reader as I am, so if I hadn't had to work yesterday I probably could have finished it within just a few hours.)
This book is all told through the form of texts, instant messages, emails, journal entries, ...more
Hemmingway's forthcoming novel was extremely funny and interesting. "Mom's Perfect Boyfriend" is a story about a girl named Crystal and her overbearing mother who can't seem to go ten minutes without texting or calling one of her two daughters. Crystal finally gets sick of not having time to herself and always being guilt-tripped into acting like her mom's assistant, buying her groceries and finding items she loses around the house. So, when she ...more
I must preface this by saying that I absolutely loved the format of the story, and relished the opportunity to read something completely different. Pr ...more
Seriously though, at what point does an AI become a human? When does life come into being? There is a set of questions that supposedly, according to our AI friends would tell when an android has reached full understanding a ...more
Soon Crystal is sucked into her mother's vortex, partying with boomers and hawking homemade marshmallows. Desperate for some independence, she hatches a foolproof plan: get an experimental android to play her mom's "perfect" boyfriend. It's only a matter of t ...more
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 over ...more
The characters were super quirky and I fell in love with their stories! I have to say, the Velocirapture bit had me howling and the ending of this book did not disappoint! Now I am in desperate need to find a romance books about dinosaurs ...more
Crystal's boyfriend decided to take a break after her mom hijacked their vacation. She also got laid off. So she thought she'd take this time off to finish her Rapunzel retelling novel. With no job and less money and no other go, she ended up being with her mom. What she thought would be free time wasn't what she expected it to be. With her mom's new passion for baking and selling in Sunday marke ...more
The whole story is excerpts from text message conversations, emails, articles and story blurbs. It was unique but I felt really removed from the story. Everything happened past tense and we didn't even see about it but read a few lines through some form of communication. You don't even k ...more