**This is a nonspoiler review**
This novel is about a man name Don Tillman who is a professor of genetics. He loves having a schedule; he loves order; he loves to plan everything out. He decides that it is time to start his “Wife Project” in order to find a suitable partner. His friend, Gene, soon sets him up with Rosie. Except, Rosie is everything he wasn’t looking for in a partner. This story revolves around the story of the two and Don’s adventure on finding a new side of himself.
I love the writing style of Graeme Simsion. It is very clean and simple. This fits perfectly for a character like Don. Simsion does a great job with writing this novel, the characters he built for the novel are perfect. There’s a little bit of everyone. I also really liked how it was from a male POV. Although Don is not your typical male, it is always refreshing to read from a male POV. I don’t read adult contemporaries as much as I should, but I’m very glad I picked this one up. This novel is very reminds me of another contemporary Adult novel I’ve read before, unfortunately, I can’t quite remember the name at the moment…
Also, Don and Rosie’s relationship is amazing. It wasn’t cliche, it wasn’t cheesy. It was very delightful to see their relationship unfold.
There’s not much about this book I didn’t like, I do wish it was longer though, it was barely edging on 300 pages. Good thing is, there’s a sequel.
This novel was a great light read. It shares the story of a man who was always perceived as weird, who never could fit in. He was intelligent, being a professor, but finding someone to be his life partner was a even more difficult task for him to tackle. I finished this novel in a few days, just a weekend actually. It was great, I honestly didn’t want to put it down unless I really had to leave. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something a little different. I really wished I owned the sequel because I want to read it ASAP. I guess it’s going on my ginormous “to-buy” list.