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Posted May 25, 2012
Would you have a baby for 8 million dollars? That is the question Frankie, a widow who has wanted grandchildren for years, presents to her son and daughter. Jamie was burned from her first marriage ending poorly. Danny has always been a playboy trying to make it in the acting world while teaching History at a rough Chicago School. As both Jamie and Danny struggle to decide what to do with his challenge, they find things they did not even know they were missing or wanted to find. They find fake seductions, ovulation kits, and a tarot card reading replacing condoms and birth control. The challenge quickly becomes a life changing experience for both of them. The story made me think that at a certain point in every mothers life they start hoping for grandbabies, but most do not off to pay their child to have them. I loved how Jamie and Danny both approach their mother’s challenge. They found they had to choose between love and money and ended up becoming better people and more importantly better children to their mother. Jackpot! Is a book I totally loved. I found it addictive. When having to stop reading, I found myself sneaking to read a page here and a page there. Now that I have finished I am ready to read another of Jackie Pilossoph’s books. The witty dialogue, from both Danny and Jamie’s point of view, the romance, the humor, and the wonderful characters are what catch my attention from page one. Anyone looking for a quick easy read with a lot of fun should definitely pick up this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2012
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!