Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Jackpot by Jackie Pilossoph

Jackpot by Jackie Pilossoph

Publisher: CreateSpace 
Pages: 322 
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads: 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?

Kritters Thoughts:  A hilariously fun book that is written in two different fonts, one reserved for the daughter of our main character and the other for the son.  The font change made for easy reading and I loved being able to hear about their own lives from themselves.

A wanna-be grandmother wins the lottery and is ready for her two children, 34 and 32 years old, who are both failing at their love lives.  She wins the lottery and holds a part hostage with a contract that they may receive it if they can provide her a grandchild.  The perfect premise to see how love and money interact and what is ultimately more important and everlasting.  There is more to this story with a great twist at the end that of course I can not share because it completes the story.

I am quite glad I am not put in this predicament because I am definitely not in the mindset for childbearing.  I am now more thankful than ever that my mom treats our pup just as a grandchild or grand fur baby as she likes to say!     

Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. This does sound like a really fun book, and a light read that I would enjoy. So glad that you liked it! I can't imagine what I would do with that offer, but of course, I already have a little one :-)

    P.S. Thanks for sending your sister over to my site!


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