Book Review – Love and Pollination by Mari Jane Law

Love & Pollination by Mari Jane Law

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Perdita Riley has no family other than one particular nun who helped raise her at the orphanage until she was old enough to be on her own. She’s beautiful and a little quirky, a characteristic that contributed to her having a lack of friends. But the few she has, adore her. Good with number, she became a financial advisor until one day her conscience gets the better of her and she finds herself unemployed. But worse than that, she’s single, jobless, and pregnant. Or as Perdita likes to say, germinating a seedling. What else could go wrong in this young woman’s life?

Love and Pollination by Mari Jane Law is the first romantic comedy novel I’ve read. And while it was a sweet story, I did not find it a laugh-out-loud kind of book. But I did find myself smiling at some of the silliness at times. The story is well-written and though Perdita’s naivety is a little extreme, she is an endearing and well-developed character. You really get a sense of who she is and can’t help but root for her. Tony, the antagonist in the story, is a jerk. But he’s a little two-dimensional. Further development of his character would have made for an even stronger antagonist.

If you like sweet and quirky stories that are well-written and paced, you will like Love and Pollination.




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