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 someone—Dorothy 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.
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 surgeon—and Dorothy’s idol.
Perfectly Adequate is a beautiful, hilarious, and heart-felt journey along the “human” spectrum.
**I WAS GIVEN AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
This book had so many feelings wrapped up in it, and that is what made it to magical to read!
Jewel captured what it is to be awkward without knowing you are the odd man out. But really she isn’t, she is strong and amazing and beautiful and all the things I could hope for, for the sweetest little girl in my life. Reading this and how amazingly it was researched and described made me fall in love with the characters and their stories so much more.
There were scenes that were real and they were awkward, then there were ones where I was in tears because of the raw emotion behind it.. I did at one point screenshot a page and send it Via instagram messenger to Jewel to explain how much this made me cry.
I wasn’t even done reading and I was bragging and talking about this book to all my family and friends!
I recommend that you check this book out! You will not regret all the feelings that you get, but have a box of tissues ready!