Kismetology – Jaimie Admans « BestChickLit

What they say:

‘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?’

What we say – review by Nikki Mason:

Mackenzie Atkinson always had her reservations about moving in with her boyfriend three doors down from her overbearing mother. But the reality is even worse than she could have imagined. Meddlesome, boyfriend-hating and super critical, Eleanor parks herself on Mackenzie and Dan’s sofa every night to watch Eastenders with her yappy dog, Baby and cat, Pussy (no, really). To save her relationship with Dan, Mackenzie needs to keep her mother out of harm’s way and what better way than to find her a lover of her own. Mackenzie finds herself interviewing dozens of unsuitable men hoping to meet her mum, from leery old-timers to clueless wellie-wearers. And vetting all these men for her mother is hardly giving her more time to spend with Dan, but does she really mind that much after all? It is more important to her not give up until The One is found. For her mum, of course.

Kismetology introduces us to a riotous array of unseemly gents as Mackenzie goes on her fast-paced matchmaking marathon. And just as the dating format begins to get repetitive, Admans creates more hilarious ways for Mackenzie to meet older men. This novel really explores what relationships are all about and questions anyone who is willing to settle for ordinary instead of trying to find, and cling onto, that elusive true love. The perfect uplifting book for real romantics.