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“Another brilliantly written winner. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you will not regret it.” —Kate Stewart, USA Today bestselling author

Perfectly Adequate, an all-new must-read romantic comedy from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!



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.


This book was such a breath of fresh air! This book was also an amazing preview on what my perfectly imperfect amazing eight year old son could be like in twenty-two years. Dorothy Mayhem in her matter-of-fact inability to lie and all around neurotic behavior was the most awesome heroine I’ve read in a long time! 

“I don’t mind being me. No one else can do it better.”–Dorothy Mayhem

From an outsider’s perspective Eli has the perfect life. Gorgeous, successful pediatric oncologist, adorable three year old son, fantastic family. He has everything right? Except… That whole, his wife up and divorced him a year ago for no reason and he’s having a real b*tch of a time getting over it. He has spent almost every moment since she walked out the door dreaming of a reunion that would allow his family to once again be whole. As if it wasn’t horrible enough to have been put through all this, he has to see this woman at work ALL.THE.TIME!! She is a renowned pediatric plastic surgeon. 

Enter Dorothy. Dr Elijah Hawkins first meets the beautiful patient transporter and nursing student and is instantly drawn to the beautiful quirky woman. . She’s on the spectrum, so she’s wonderfully a little socially awkward at times. 

“It doesn’t require in-depth conversation, which is good since conversation is not my best honed skill.”

She is also one of the kindest most caring people/characters ever written! She was unapologetically honest. It doesn’t matter if it’s an inappropriate time or venue, she does what most ASD people do and that’s just speak freely and say the first thing that comes to their minds. #WithoutFilter

There were so many quirky things about Dorothy to love. Her approach to dating, her fashion sense, her sweet bond with Roman. GAH! I literally loved everything! She is the most unselfishly loving person ever. I loved Dorothy and Eli together. In a world of imperfections they were absolute perfection. Told in dual POV this quick read is the perfect rom-com. It’s the sweetest love story. 

This book gives me so many feelings. I loved it because it was sweet, and quirky and hilarious! As a momma of a precious eight year old on the spectrum, this book gives me joy, and hope and the giggles too! Dorothy in this book reminds me of my little Mikey and his “sweet savagery” in telling you exactly what he thinks about something as simple as how your food tastes or how the other player is doing in a video game. We need people like My Mikey and Dorothy’s in our world. They bring color to it, make us view it differently, if we just take a moment and look at it through their eyes, I think the whole world would start to change for the better. I don’t know what amazing thing I did to be hand picked to be his momma, but I’m forever grateful. God knew I needed that boy, probably way more than he will ever need me. Everyday with fail he puts a smile on my face and it’s usually because of some “truthgrenade” he’s pulled the pin and dropped at someone’s feet. Just like Dorothy’s character! Lol 

I loved Eli and Dorothy’s story the MOST. I instantly loved everything about Dorothy Mayhem from her inappropriate sex moments, and disasters, the fondue OMG the fondue. DYING! Don’t miss out on this amazingly sweet new rom-com by Jewel E. Ann with its unconventional heroine and fantastic accuracy in giving better understanding of the amazing people with ASD. 

My cr8zysockbookblock overall ratings for this book! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I cannot possibly convey how much I truly love this book. It’s wonderful and sweet and hilarious! You just HAVE TO read this book! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- The chemistry between Dorothy and Eli was crazy hot. They had some hilarious scenes because it’s Dorothy and something crazy always happens around Dorothy. Lol 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger! So,  Jewel might make you sweat for a few, but… This ending is #Perfection


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About Jewel

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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