- Page Count: 329
- Release Date: May 21, 2013
- My Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads book description:
Narrator Don Tillman 39, Melbourne genetics prof and Gregory Peck lookalike, sets a 16-page questionnaire The Wife Project to find a non-smoker, non-drinker ideal match. But Rosie and her Father Project supersede. The spontaneous always-late smoker-drinker wants to find her biological father. She resets his clock, throws off his schedule, and turns his life topsy-turvy.
This book was so completely adorable and had me actually laughing out loud several times!
It’s told through the POV of Don, a scientist with Asperger’s who is basically Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang theory. He compiles an extensive (and logical) list of the qualities he wants in a wife to start “The Wife Project,” but gets sidetracked by “The Father Project” of a twenty-something woman named Rosie. Their story takes place around a mission to grab sneaky DNA samples from a bunch of men in order to find Rosie’s dad.
The author perfectly captured Don’s voice and it’s the strongest part of the story by far. A couple people close to me have Asperger’s and I was pretty impressed with how realistic Don’s mindset was at times! Some parts where he knew he didn’t fit in were a little sad, but it was pretty optimistic for the most part. I would have liked Rosie’s character to be a bit more developed, but I suppose the excuse could be made that the story is seen through Don’s eyes.
It’s nothing terribly complex or fast-paced, but it was a genuinely fun read with really cute characters!