Book Review Mom-Com by Marika Ray

Jun 192020

Mom-Com (Reality of Love Book 2) by Marika Ray

This single parent dating experiment is about to go viral…


When my eight-year-old son starts asking question about love, I decide to use a magazine article on how to woo a woman to prove, once and for all, that romantic love doesn’t exist. Companionship, habit, mild fondness, sure, but not that thing called love. I have my hypothesis ready and I’m dead set on experimenting on my new neighbor, the single mom who does the weirdest things.

But my experiment goes awry in unexplainable ways…


When dating apps fail me spectacularly, I decide to go old school and use a 1950s magazine I dug up at a yard sale to help find Mr. Right.

Fifty Ways to Find a Husband.

Sounds legit.

Problem is, my new neighbor, Mr. Science Professor, keeps blocking my attempts. And keeps losing his shirt. How does a book nerd have so many muscles anyway? Thing is, my kids like his son and we start spending a lot of time together, which is distracting me from my ultimate goal: to find a husband to sweep me off my feet and be a good father to my kids.

Things get comical quick when my best friend records everything in her daily newspaper column. I can’t help but wonder if single moms like me can actually catch a husband. Or will this Mom-Com go viral as an epic train wreck?

I bought this book because it was free. Otherwise, I am not sure my I would have loved spending money on this one. It is a Rom-Com and it’s light and funny, and trust me when I say I paid money on books I couldn’t even finish, so it was a fun read.

My problem was that the hero was supposed to be a geek, a science professor, and sometimes he was inconsistent with what his character is supposed to be. Because of this, I couldn’t connect with them as a couple, or more, which is a shame because this trope is one of my favorite.

Lily-Marie has a new neighbor. She finally started dating after 2 years of being single and now she has a 50’s list on how to catch a husband. When her new neighbor turns out to be slightly awkward, she tries to focus her list on anybody else. Unbeknownst to her, Jameson has a list to prove on his own, and his sole focus is Lily-Marie.

The entire book focuses on them trying to finish this list, so there are some funny moments when I burst out laughing so kudos to that!

This is not the first Marika Ray book I’ve read, so I know her work and love it.

Since this is book 2, I have not read the first one in the series and I did not impact my story. The 3rd book is about Lily-Marie’s best friend, Gabby, but that can also be read as a standalone.

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