Review: Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen @WhitneyDineen


Release date: October 8, 2018

Genre: Romantic Comedy


Catriona Masterton’s fiancé, Ethan, is Normal. 

He plans trips six months in advance and arrives at the airport a minimum of three hours early. He purchases life insurance, luggage insurance, and always opts for the extended warranty. He’s responsible, reliable, and would make any woman a wonderful life partner. 

In other words, he’s the exact opposite of the Masterton clan. 

Cat’s mother has a kitchen gadget fetish, a father whose best friends are taxidermied field mice, and a super stoner man-child brother who lives–where else?–in the basement. Then there’s Nan, her proud Scottish grandmother with a proclivity for profanity and mischief. 

What on earth will Catriona’s Normal fiancé think when he comes home with her to meet her parents? What will he think when he discovers his soon-to-be in-laws invited Cat’s ex to join them for Thanksgiving dinner? 


I gravitate to fun and light books this time of year so Relatively Normal seemed like an obvious choice for my December TBR. While it sounded cute and funny I really had no idea just how hilarious this one is, seriously laugh out loud stuff.

The absolute best part of this book was the characters, they were so much fun! Cat’s family is so kooky and bizarre, the blurb gives you a taste of their personalities but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Her grandma stole the show, this little old lady has the mouth of a sailor and a huge over the top personality to match, she was seriously amazing and just such a blast to read about.

The story was sweet, I’m a sucker for books about characters coming back home to their roots and this one was adorable. An ideal read for this time of year but not too in your face about the holidays, so really could be read anytime of the year. If you really wanna have some laughs you have to check this one out.

Relatively Normal in three words: Outrageous, Hilarious and Adorable.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the author for my review copy.

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