The Rosie Project 5 Star Review

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.


Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.





Books with huge buzz and a flood of ads scare me a bit and honestly I am often rudely reluctant to try the books of male romance writers. 


Therefore, it too me a while to pick up this one but at $1.99 with a Geek Hero, I couldn't resist.


It was great. I laugh. I cried. I wanted to see Don do all the sex positions he memorized and I would have loved an epilogue with him as a dad but other than that I am the kind of happy you get after a surprisingly excellent meal maybe even Don's Tuesday Lobster Salad happy. 


This is suppose to be a sequel in the works. I am not sure how I feel about this. I wouldn't mind a romance about one of Don's new friends and to see Rosie and Don a great deal but I am really happy with where they are. 


The first person point of view from a genius on the Autism spectrum should be a little relentless and confining but it was lovely instead. Yes, there are few moments towards the end where I would have liked Don to spend more time on the idea of love so the book would be more of a romance that it is (it is pretty much a romance) and I did want to shake him for his friendship with Gene. 


I did figure out the mystery pretty early but the book is about acceptance and love and not really the mystery so it is all good. 


Clever, insightful, and refreshing, I cried a little bit and laughed a great deal. This is a special book and an endearing, enduring love story.