A Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist Trilogy

Fiction - Paranormal
282 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2014
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Author Biography

Cynthia St. Aubin wrote her first play at age eight and made her brothers perform it for the admission price of gum wrappers. A steal, considering she provided the wrappers in advance. Though her early work debuted to mixed reviews, she never quite gave up on the writing thing, even while earning a mostly useless master's degree in art history and taking her turn as a cube monkey in the corporate warren.
Because the voices in her head kept talking to her, and they discourage drinking at work, she started writing instead. When she's not standing in front of the fridge eating cheese, she's hard at work figuring out which mythological, art historical, or paranormal friends to play with next. She lives in Colorado with the love of her life and three surly cats.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite

Dysfunctional: A Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist Trilogy is a combination of three of Cynthia St. Aubin’s books. This trilogy includes the stories Unlovable, Unlucky, and Unhappy. From dealing with an irritating diaper-wearing Cupid in Unlovable to trying to wrap her mind around a seemingly delusional leprechaun in Unlucky to attempting to save a suicidal Easter Bunny in Unhappy, Matilda is suddenly thrown into the paranormal life. Not only does she have to somehow survive these odd creatures who she is supposed to help, but she is also wanted first by a Las Vegas mob boss, then an Irish street gang, and finally by two jealous goddesses throughout the books, not to mention the fact that she somehow finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between a demigod and a hit man. This is definitely not what Matilda had in mind for her life.

My instant reaction to this trilogy was “Wow.” It definitely takes one very talented author to write these books about a psychologist, a demigod, a hit man, Cupid, a leprechaun, the Easter Bunny, and all of the other quirky characters, and still manage to make these stories equally hilarious, sexy, and entertaining. I absolutely loved it and I didn’t want it to end. I, being the hopeless romantic that I am, was instantly drawn to the unconventional love triangle that Matilda finds herself in. I will not name names, but I am a huge fan of one of the guys, and I can’t wait to see how that turns out (hopefully the way I want it to!). Ultimately, I was pleasantly surprised that this unique plot with such interesting characters worked so well. It is most definitely a one-of-a-kind book written by a one-of-a-kind author. I am really looking forward to reading more in this series and more by Cynthia St. Aubin. If you haven’t done so already, which you should have after reading the synopsis, get Dysfunctional: A Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist Trilogy and read it immediately. You won’t be disappointed.