Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book Review: Jackpot! by: Jackie Pilossoph

Goodreads Summary: 

If your mother offered you 8 million dollars to have a baby, would you do it??

Jamie Jacobson doesn't have a lot of faith in love, except when it comes to her Jimmy Choo shoes. Her brother Danny has two loves; his barely existent acting career and his ability to pick up women. But life is about to take a wild turn for these two dysfunctional but lovable siblings now that their mother has just won the lottery.

Frankie, a longtime widow has wanted grandchildren for years. Now she's prepared to pay cash for them. When Frankie presents her son and daughter each with a contract promising $8 million dollars if he or she can produce a child in the next twelve months (DNA tested, of course), Jamie and Danny each begin a frantic search for a person to help them reproduce.

Come along on their desperate, outrageous and hilarious journeys where fake seductions, ovulation kits and a tarot-card reader are replacing condoms, the pill and fun, meaningless hook-ups. They hit a couple big bumps in the road that have nothing to do with their lack of diaper changing experience, but a lot to do with their hearts.

Now they face the choice of their lives. Give in to love? Or go for the JACKPOT?

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My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Jaime and Danny are both in their early thirties and both haven't been very lucky in love. Danny is a serial dater and loves that he can play games with woman without any real commitment, and Jaime can't find a guy she actually wants to settle down with. Things take a serious turn though when their mother Frankie wins the lottery and her only wish is that they produce a grandchild for her. The catch is though that they have a year to fufill her wish and she will give them eight million dollars as a reward, but is the jackpot worth all the drama, heartache, and disaster that ensues?

This was such a unique concept for a book, and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I was going to really enjoy it. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The characters were outstanding, witty, and funny. The plot moved along in a way that made the book hard to put down, and It was light-hearted and contagious just the way a chick-lit book should be.

Jackie Pilossoph is what a good chick-lit writer is all about, she hit the story on the head with this one, and I loved the story from start to finish. The love interests were predictable but at the same time took turns that even the most observant couldn't anticipate, which I loved. I feel like some stories you can see what's going to happen from reading the first line and theres no surprises, but that was not the case with this book. Although some of the plot could have been a bit predictable, how they got there was what was unique and unpredictable. If you enjoy reading chick-lit I suggest you pick this one, because it was unlike any other story i've read in this genre.

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