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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  24 reviews
A smart romantic comedy about mothers and daughters, and the hilarious consequences of a white lie.

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

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Expected publication: July 16th 2019 by Galbadia Press
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Toni
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
A very short and light-hearted book about mother-daughter reltionships and the pitfalls of trying to please overly demanding parents. It will definitely make a perfect summer read. I loved the form - mostly e-mails, chat, text messages and diary entries. The book was fast-paced and flowed nicely, so I never had a dull moment reading it.

Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC provided in exchage for an honest opinion.
Debbie
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot! It was a quick, quirky light read about a somewhat dysfunctional family. It explores relationships between a couple of generations of mothers and daughters. This book will make a perfect summer read - i found it to have a unique storyline. The entire book is written through text messages, instant messages, journal entries and emails. I liked this format - it made it quick and easy to read. I also love the amazing cover!
Gerry Bradshaw
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Mom's Perfect Boyfriend is a fun easy read about a mother-daughter relationship.

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
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Danika Stone
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute and quirky story told through a variety of interfaces, Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend is a modern take on the classic beach read. Fast paced and funny, it explores the complexities of relationships without ever losing its sense of humor.
Ashley
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Does your Mom drive you crazy at times?! This book captures perfectly the modern relationship between independent child and overbearing mom. I absolutely loved this book. It was super light hearted and funny. The characters were each complex in their own way even through the different methods the story was told: emails, texts, journal entries and letters.

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
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Caity
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect fun summer read. The android aspect of the book is amazing, it manages the perfect balance between crazy sci fi and actually... maybe not that far off. It's so easy to suspend your disbelief and be sucked right into the thick of it. Not only is the whole situation laugh out loud funny but the book also has so much heart in the characters. The main characters are the mother and daughter who obviously love each other just as much as they drive each other crazy. Added to this mix ...more
Jennifer M.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-ebook, 2019-reads
Thanks so much to the publishers and NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for my review! Pub Date July 16, 2019!

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,
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Chyina Powell
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received as an ARC in return for an honest review.

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
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Andrea Pole
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Mom's Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway is a fun, fast-paced read that makes no apologies for that fact that it revels in the ridiculous. If you are not one to suspend your disbelief, this one is not for you. If you have an appreciation for the absurd, or are just looking to change things up from your typically preferred genres, then read on.

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
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Ukgardenfiend
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was an interesting story idea and enjoyed the format and way that the story was told. It was light, it was humorous, and you could follow what happened and the anticipated fall-out easily. You could feel empathy for all the characters - yes, all of of them.
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
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Edna
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 person who caused it all: her mother.

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
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Sharon Naylor Toris
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a fun, easy, quick read that's just what you might need after tackling a heavy subject matter novel. Told through fun interfaces like text, email, etc. the pace soars. Very engaging and very fresh. Exploring the relationships in a mildly dysfunctional family, and holding a magnifying glass to the mother-daughter relationship, AND THEN ADDING AN ANDROID seems like it wouldn't work. But it does. Seems like it would be too weird. Seems like the author would have to work really hard to ...more
Sara Oxton
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway a four-star read that you will find to be the perfect reading companion. This way my first read by this author and I can’t wait to check more out, it was so funny, I liked the writing set up once I got a handle on it, but it did take me a while. It was weird as I enjoyed watching everything fall apart, it made me question everything about myself. Crystal was great, she told her story and everyone else’s and made you care about them even if you wanted ...more
Wendy
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This book tells the stories between 2 generations of daughters and mothers. Crystal was on a break with her fiancé and got laid off from work so she decided to move back into her mother's home so she could focus on writing her novel. However, they have an unhealthy relationship where her mom is overly dependent on her and she has a hard time saying no to her mother. So she thought getting an experimental android to play her mom's "perfect" boyfriend would solve the problem. You can see how that ...more
CR
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review: This was a very funny story with a large family dynamic. This reminded of a movie about where a woman rents a boyfriend for her sister's wedding. I don't remember the name of it but it was also very funny. This one deals with kind of the same thing but poor Crystal just got dumps before going on vacation to Hawaii. And the other twist is that this fake boyfriend is for her mom. I thought it was going to be really weird but it ended up being so freaking funny and a book that I could se ...more
Jayati
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed, standalone
This book was unique and a lot different from what I usually read. yeah, it was romance but it was also more than that.

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
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Kim Marsh
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. What a fun, easy read that I enjoyed so much! A quirky if a bit unbelievable tale about a daiughter, her mother, their relationship, marshmallows, dinosaurs, and robots! I found that the story told through emails, texts, and journal entries to be a fun and interesting approach. It made it flow and fit together well.
Shannon
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I just loveddd this quick quirky book! It was written in email format as well as journaling outtakes and text messages and I am a big sucker for alternative format writing! I was able to finish this in about one day and I just love a fast passes book like that!

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
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Vikkie Wakeham
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
A cute and quirky read. This is perfect for a summer read. Thank you to @netgalley and the publisher for the ARC of this book in return for an honest review. This book tells the story between two generations and I feel many people could relate to it.
Isobel
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Cute epistolary read. This novel includes romance, but is not a romance novel; I would say it is more about family and understanding. It reads quickly, and with a quirky sense of humor that makes the entire implausible book worth the read.

Recommend!
Melissa
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really want to read Velocirapture!
Kim Territo
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really cute. Quick read.
Belle
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I love episolatory books. Thank you netgalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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
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Leslie
May 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received this book in exchange for a review via Net Galley. I loved the cover and the description. It sounded like an awesome story and I can definitely relate to a complicated, overbearing mother relationship.

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
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Crystal Hemmingway is a corporate washout and novelist. She lives in Los Angeles with her favorite person and two cats. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys binge-watching TV shows, eating sugary cereals, and pretending to write at coffee shops.