Saturday, March 1, 2014

[Musing Maddie's Review]: "The Rosie Project"

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 
Publisher: Simon + Schuster (October 1, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

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Musing Maddie's Review:

What a fabulous read. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion was such a pleasant surprise. What I loved about it was the shift from predictable plot and Hero makeup, and the refreshingly compelling storyline, filled with thoughtfully provoking story, with a few twisty bits to complete a fabulous package.

If you have read the synopsis, you will not need more from me here. However, suffice to say, you will be intrigued as to why you should buy and read it. I recommend this for readers who are hunting for something a little quirky, a little soul-searching, a little offbeat, and a book with a delicious array of interesting characters who will keep you turning the pages. Not only will you love the Hero and heroine, but the supporting characters certainly earned their air time throughout.

Having read all the blurby bits (yes, I am getting technical here) in the back of the book, Simsion's effort to refine over the years it took him to write, were so worth it. His ability to use 'show not tell' and to keep things relevant were appreciated as well as his obvious research on Aspergers in particular.

I loved it and would recommend it to many! Well done Graeme Simsion! Cannot wait to read what is next.

     5 STARS!


Musing Maddie received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.


Meet Musing Maddie:

Musing Maddie is an avid reader, who mainly devours all things romance. She loves series, but only when the story warrants a few books rather than one. A strong, intelligent female with a bit of sass and wit is the preferred heroine in the books she reads, and some sizzle between the sheets is welcome too. Well, ok...more than welcome! Well, not just between the sheets is just fine too! She’s from Down Under, so her humor is on the crazy side. Captivating storylines, with well developed plot and yes, hot, hunky Heroes, is definitely a preference, but she loves it when the characters are damaged, and their story brings hope and restoration. Yes please to HEAs!

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Thanks for the review, MM! I've seen sooo much buzz about this book, all good, and I'm tempted to try it myself!

I know that many romance readers read across many genres -- does this sound like something you would be interested in reading? Did you by chance pick it up when it was $1.99 for a few weeks?


Until Next Time,

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