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Jackpot! by [Pilossoph, Jackie]
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About the Author

Jackie Pilossoph is also the author of the novels, HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM and FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE. A graduate from Boston University with a Masters degree in Communication, Jackie currently writes for various magazines, has a weekly newspaper column and is working on another novel. She lives with her family in Chicago. To learn more: www.jackiepilossoph.net

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  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publication Date: August 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005J7M5SO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This story was entertaining, engaging, moving and a great read!! Characters were well thought out and truly fun to hang out with as they attempt to secure their own personal Jackpot. I loved this author's first book, (Hook, Line & Sink Him), and it looks like she's hit the jackpot again!
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Jackpot is one of the most fun books and fastest reads I have experienced in a long time. I started reading it on an airplane on my way to Mexico and couldn't put it down for the entire trip. I found myself laughing out loud at parts. The story is light without being fluffy and deals with issues of human nature in a humorous, yet realistic, way. Each time I put the book down, I couldn't wait to open it up again and when I was finished I wanted more. This is the second book I have read by this author, and I can't wait for her next one.
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There is a immense level of skill involved when writing a book that is both funny and thought provoking at the same time, I have to say that Pilossoph did it in perfect unison in her second novel JACKPOT!. The question is this: Could you produce a child to get $8 million dollars? Well, that is just what Jamie and Danny Jacobson had to consider when their mother, Frankie, presented the question after she won big on the lottery. JACKPOT! will make you laugh, think and hope that love can actually conquer all. It has depth and humor wrapped into an original story that keeps you turning pages. I was told once by an author that a reader must truly relate to the characters in a book in order to completely appreciate a story. I have to say that statement has resonated with me. All the books that I have loved have had compelling and captivating characters. JACKPOT! is one of those exceptional books! I look forward to reading Pilossoph's other book HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM and hope this fascinating talent continues to write spectacular books for years to come.
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I appreciate that the characters grow during this novel, and that family heals. The premise is outrageous but the author pulls it off. The kids should have developed an appreciation for their mother a lot sooner, so they loose marks for that. The mother who seems so manipulative should have known better.
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I absolutely could not stand the meddling mother in this story, but that aside this book is an okay read. A quick read for entertainment if you're bored and want a couple of laughs. Typically I do not dislike a book simply because it has some unrealistic things/events/characters in it, but I could not get past some of the ridiculous parts of this book. The author tends to go off on tangents, for example - without spoiling anything - the author gives us a diatribe of a pretzel shop owner's background and history, and I fully expected the character to have a much more important role in the story after the litany of information we were given, but he does not. A couple of pages of completely useless information - so you can skip that part and you will miss nothing. Also, and this drove me crazy, the author does this repeatedly: "I wanted to say 'insert thought here' but instead I simply said 'insert words here.'" This was done more times than I cared for. Like I said this is an okay story. Nothing great, very forgettable, will appeal to anyone who likes fluff and quick reads. Deleted from my Kindle immediately after I finished it.
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This book is just terrible. The writing is disjointed and strange, with characters interacting in ways that normal people never would. Natural sounding conversation is difficult to do well, and the author just fails at that in this book. Then there's the fact that all the characters in this book are just so unlikeable. The mother is selfish and manipulative, as well as almost creepily obsessed with having grandkids and controlling her kids lives. Both of the kids seem super unlikeable, not because of the kid thing, but just in their inner thoughts and interactions with others. Super shallow, super selfish, kind of dumb, all around terrible. The minor characters are just as unlikeable. And the fact that she wins the lottery and basically gives her single kids a three month deadline to get pregnant (grandchild within a year) is psychotic! It is such a recipe for disaster, as well as completely unfair to the child in question. Plus, even people who are TRYING to have kids often can't manage to get pregnant that fast.

Then there's factual errors. One second the mother is on the brink of sixty, the next minute she is 54 (and wanted grandkids by 50, which is a kind of crazy goal). The son gets called up by a waitress from the number she got from his credit card receipt (not possible). The mother wins the lottery, despite the fact that the daughter is the one who reads the numbers (wouldn't be allowed; if you work for the lottery neither you nor your family is eligible). And it goes on and on.

So please, everyone save yourself the time. I really don't understand how this book got so many positive reviews, but I regret downloading it, even though I luckily got it for free.
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By Lisa Colvin on September 14, 2012
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I didn't really care for this book. I tried, really I did...but this one was better left on the shelf...or in my case, on Amazons site AWAY from my Kindle. I know many people won't find this review helpful...but there's not much to say about this book. The people in it were self centered, immature and just not at all like-able in my view. Wish I could have given it a better review.
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