Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Jackpot!

Title:  Jackpot!
Author:  Jackie Pilossoph
Genre:  Chick Lit
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Release Date:  August 2, 2011
File Size/Pages:  404 KB/299 pgs
Source:  Bought
Challenge(s):  A-Z Challenge; Chick Lit Challenge; eBook Challenge

My Rating:  5/5

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?

Review:  I absolutely LOVED this book and I think Jackie Pilossoph is an amazing author!!  Jamie and Danny Jacobson are siblings who are in their thirties, and neither of them are looking to settle down too fast.  Then, there's their mother, Frankie, who's about sixty, a widow, and so desperately wants to be a grandmother.  When Frankie wins the lottery, she issues a contract to Jamie and Danny stating that which ever one of her children can make her a grandmother in the next year will receive $8, 000, 000.  I love the fact that even though the concept of becoming a parent is easy that Jackie didn't make it so easy for Jamie and Danny; she kept throwing obstacles in their way and the obstacles made the book increasingly interesting.  The plot of this story is great and I actually stayed up until almost 3 a.m. to finish this book.  Jamie was actually the lottery picker for WGB and an aspiring screenwriter, which really made it easy for me to relate to her character with majoring in screenwriting and all.  Danny is a history teacher and also an actor when he can get gigs.  One of my favorite things about this book were the mini newspaper articles that were featured in them.  Overall, this book was an amazing read, and EVERYONE should purchase it!!

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