Sunday 29 September 2019


© Bianca Janeane

• 29 September 2019
• standalone rom-com-drama
5 Stars

Dr. Elijah Hawkins needs something.

After his wife jumps headfirst into a midlife crisis, he’s left with his young son, Roman, and a lot of unanswered questions.

That something turns out to be a someoneDorothy Mayhem, nursing student, patient transporter, reckless driver, and emu owner.

Dorothy studies humans, the neurotypical kind, through books and television. Then she emulates their behavioral patterns to fit in with her peers.

But nothing can prepare her for Dr. Elijah Hawkins.

Single dad.
Brilliant pediatric oncologist.
And the sexiest doctor at the hospital.

When his failed attempts at asking her out turn into a string of playdates with his son, Dorothy finds herself unexpectedly enamored with the boy and his father.

And that’s a problem, a huge one, because Elijah’s ex-wife is a famous plastic surgeonand Dorothys idol.

Perfectly Adequate is a beautiful, hilarious, and heart-felt journey along the “human” spectrum.

Doctor Eli. A year ago he was a 37 year old, very happily married man. With a two year old son. Working his dream job at the hospital. He still is most of those things. But he's not married anymore. His wife left him. Just like that. From one happy second to the not-so-happy next. They're now sharing custody for little Roman and they're still working at the same hospital. But that's it.

Enter Dorothy. She's in her last year at Nursing school and she's working several odd jobs at the hospital. And she's kind of super attracted to the sexy single doc. But she's also ... different. People think she's weird. But Eli thinks she's fascinating. Refreshingly honest and adorable.
But he's not ready for anything new, right???
But even if he was, he doesn't have a single clue how to go about asking Dorothy out. Especially when she misunderstands his every weird attempt! LOL!
Plus Eli's ex is not yet really out of the picture ....

What will happen with Dorothy & Eli?
Will there be a HEA???


I just loved this book!
You immediately fall in love with Dorothy and Eli and little Roman!
But Dorothy is not an easy person to get close to. She has Aspergers and with that come a lot of little and bigger issues. The one that makes the most problems for her: her social awkwardness. She says what she thinks and she doesn't understand most jokes or innuendos. She has no filter!
She really likes Eli and he seems to like her back. But then there's his ex wife - and Dorothy loves and respects Docter Hathaway!

Eli is fascinated by Dorothy. He feels like a highschool kid falling in love and lust for the first time! But Dorothy is not making it easy. Well, she's very easy in some aspects, but she's so very complicated in others. But Eli knows she's worth everything.

It's so super adorable for the reader to watch them fumble their way to that happily ever after!
Even though we don't know if there will be a happy end for a long while, because there's still the ex wife. And up until a year ago Eli had the perfect little family with Julie and Roman.

I adored every little second of this story!
I NEED to see this on Netflix asap!

PERFECTLY ADEQUATE  was so much more than just adequate! I ADORED THIS BOOK!!
It was funny, sweet, charming, 
moving, fresh, adorable.
A heartwarmingly and beautifully (im)perfect love story!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Doctor Eli - this one is MINE!☺

ARC received for an honest review.

This is my first Jewel E Ann book - I know, I know, I have been living under a rock!

And what a perfectly adorable story this is!

You can't help but love Dorothy and Eli right from the start.

Lovely Dorothy is not our usual heroine - and I love her even more for it.  See, she is on the spectrum, and doesn't see the world the same as you or me.

I love her candidness.  I have family and friends on the spectrum, and I could see parts of each of them in Dorothy's character.

It was cute the way Dorothy, Eli and their family were forging a relationship.  I was not a big fan of the last 15% where the ex started playing with them. I may have shed a tear though with Dorothy and the way it affected her.

But this could have just been me.

PS - I am loving all these illustrated covers that are out there these days - it is a great change from the abs we have seen for years!



Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.