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.

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 surgeon—and Dorothy’s idol.

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

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Everything about her paralyzes me. Only my eyes can move, and they can’t decide where to land. She is fucking beautiful.

Dorothy doesn’t attract me with her attempts to mimic neurotypical people. She captures little pieces of my heart with her whispered honesty. I feel it, just in a different way.





OUTSTANDING!! That’s my one word to describe Jewel E. Ann’s latest book, ”Perfectly Adequate”. Never for one second did I doubt that I wouldn’t fall absolutely head over heels in love with this story. Jewel is by far one of the most gifted authors out there today and one of the sweetest as well. I ADORE her!

So, the first thing I loved about this book was the cover. It’s cute and quirky. Secondly, the heroine, Dorothy, has ASD – Asperger’s. I love romances where one of the main characters deal with struggles that most of us don’t have to manage to get through life with. The love that forms between the Hero and Heroine is deeper and that much more meaningful. It satisfies my romantic sappy heart!

Dr. Eli Hawkins is considered a god amongst the female staff in the hospital where he is a pediatric oncologist. His wife of 15 years decided that she was no longer happy with the life they built together and filed for divorce soon after their son’s second birthday. It’s been a year and he’s still having a hard time moving on until he runs into Dorothy Mayhem, the beautiful patient transporter with striking blue eyes. Eli is almost instantly smitten and Dorothy has always considered him to be one of the hottest doctors at the hospital, but she also has a huge girl crush on his ex who also happens to be a doctor at the same hospital.

I now have another Hero created by Jewel that has stolen my heart. Eli is one of a kind. Dorothy’s ASD does not turn him off in the least. He tries to educate himself on the subject so that he can navigate a relationship with her and while at times Dorothy’s stubbornness was frustrating, down to her core, she truly is a beautiful soul. Dorothy doesn’t have the ability to read situations that involve emotions. She tends to miss cues and it may come off as insensitive but Eli learns it’s not something she does intentionally. Dorothy can be driven by the desire to satisfy her own needs, but ultimately there isn’t anything she wouldn’t sacrifice to ensure Eli and Roman’s happiness. She believes her differences will be a burden to Eli that he will one day come to resent her for.

Can Eli convince her that she’s the perfect woman for him and that there isn’t anyone else who will bring happiness into his life?

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5++++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5



Get ready to laugh, cry, and fall in love with these amazing characters!! ”PERFECTLY ADEQUATE” is available NOW!!

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