Title: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Oct. 1, 2013
Source: Free for review from the Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: Sexual Tension but nothing explicit
Description from amazon.com:
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.
What is “The Buzz”? It is that publicity that takes off and ends up with a life of its own. It is what creates lines around the block for opening films and it creates #1 bestsellers on the NY Times list. And it is fueled by rumor, word of mouth, calculated publicity and advertisements. And this week I will be contributing to “The Buzz” by telling you romance lovers to run not walk to your favorite book retailer and pre-order this fabulous book. It is to be published in the USA on October 1, 2013. It is already available for my UK and European followers.
The author is Australian and has won an award for this book, The Victoria Award. It is now being released in 30 countries. How fortunate for those of us in the other countries to have a chance to read this delightful, wonderful, uplifting novel. Destined for the “keeper” shelf. It is also optioned for film by Sony.
I’m not going to repeat the synopsis, it is well done already. The plotting is superb, the character development is superb, the story is unique, the romance is not like any other, the mystery is fun to try and figure out, the humor is laugh out loud and the side characters are believable. I highly recommend this book to all readers who want an intelligent, thoughtful and hilarious read that will stay with you and beg for a re-read. This one goes on the “Best of 2013” list at the top.
Online Pre-Order Availability U.S. (these prices may change at the whim of these booksellers) :
B&N-Hardcover, $15.58, Nook, $11.99
Amazon- Hardcover, $14.40, Kindle, $10.67
UK Availability(you can go and get it right now) at Amazon: Hardcover, 9.09 (pounds), Kindle, 7.99 (pounds) I’m sorry,I don’t have one of those pound currency signs on my keyboard.