Dog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi @richamooi #BookReview #Book2 #AuthorTakeOver

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Dog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi @richamooi #BookReview #Book2 #AuthorTakeOverDog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi
Also by this author: Madam Love, Actually, There's Something About a Cowboy, Dying to Meet You, It's Not PMS, It's You, Five Minutes Late, Kissing Frogs, Mr. Crotchety, An Eclair To Remember, Lilliana Jones and the Temple of Groom, Coffee, Tea or Me, Happy to be Stuck with You: A Short Romantic Comedy, Kiss Me in the Snow, Bored of the Rings
on January 30, 2015
Pages: 290
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Giovanni Roma was jilted at the altar. Twice. Meeting Natalie is an enchanting distraction—too bad she’s engaged to another man. To top it off, Giovanni’s mother has a mouth with no filter and is obsessed with finding her son a suitable baby-maker.

Natalie DeMarco is a good cop with one problem. Cold feet. Her fiancé is a decent man, but she’s starting to wonder if decent is good enough. Maybe the doubts could be blamed on Giovanni, that guitar-making Italian hunk next door.

Giovanni knows he must do something, but things get out of hand when he learns he’s not the only one who objects to the wedding.

Dog Day Wedding is a fast, fun romantic comedy that gives new meaning to the term, “Shotgun Wedding.”

Humorous romance novels for men, women, and small farm animals.

I adore the title to this book! When I look at the cover and read the title I think of Dog Day Afternoon which is a film with Al Pacino….completely and utterly different but I can’t stop where my brain goes sometimes.

But I might say something that will shock you! BUT this book so very nearly extremely closely knocked Five Minutes Late off its pedestal. I think it might have but still contemplating!! Hmmmmm

My Review

Why this book? Well, I adored this book!!

This book is effortless I read it in a couple of hours. The story of Natalie and Giovanni. Now I shouldn’t be screaming at these two to get together because well Natalie is engaged yet when you read this Jacks, yes Jacks, who loves his car and job more than anything, is clearly not the right man for Natalie. But really we shouldn’t be cheering them to break up as we near their wedding day, should we?! We all do love a bit of drama and as it is with all Hollywood rom-com, you know how it must end! Love, drama and will the right guy get the girl?

As I flew through this, it was over too quickly! I feel like I have read only 50 pages, not nearly 300! This all proves my point at how effortless Amooi makes his stories. There are no lulls in the book, there are no points in which you are willing the book to end. Instead, I find myself asking how the frig did I get to the end already!!!

I haven’t even discussed Giovanni! This bloke, he’s a dream with an absolute baby obsessed mother!! Ready to walk down the aisle for a second time is where we meet him, with his best friends Danny and Steve who I just adored! But, again, the bride is a no-show, is there something wrong with him?! Something we don’t see yet?!

Another well-rounded support cast, Federico, Natalie’s Nonno (Grampa) is like me a believer of love and he is a man I would love to meet! Danny and Steve the best friends who just cracked me up every time they were on a page. One is the font of all useless facts (great in a quiz team) and the other, well he doesn’t think before he speaks and is like a dog in heat, both are so endearing I want them to be my friends!!

And that ending! My god do things get way way out of hand, all Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Al Pacino!! It just went crazy, but saying that, it was also probably, the bit I was laughing the most out loud! It was mental, and you could tell how much Amooi was having when writing it!

Another winner for me! Can this man do no wrong?! He has a formula and he sticks to it and it wins for him. I still can not understand how he understands a woman’s mind so well when I can’t even figure out what’s going on in my head 98% of the time!! His characters get under your skin, as you watch them fall in love with each other whilst we do the same. I am so glad I have got more to read otherwise I don’t have a clue what I would do!! But only 5 books to go until I have read every single book!!! It just doesn’t bear thinking about.

Amooi’s books are like a slice of your favourite pie/cake/ ice cream *delete applicable. Doesn’t matter how many times you eat it you never get bored!!

Until next time xxx

Goodreads Reviewer says:- Rich Amooi is at it again with another fabulously entertaining romantic comedy! I love reading his work, not only because it’s absolutely hilarious [which it is], but I’ve come to enjoy reading fun romance novels written from the male perspective. I don’t see too many men writing funny romantic comedies but if they could all write like Rich, there would be way more men on the scene!

Goodreads Reviewer says:- Are you having a bad day? Do you need something to cheer you up and made you laugh? Did you read a very dark book and need something to lighten your mood? If you answer yes to any of those, read this book. Dog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi is a fun, sweet, cute story with many laughing out loud moments.

Goodreads Reviewer says:- I loved this book, it was light and sweet and combined three of my favorite things: romance, comedy and dogs. This was fast paced and a pretty quick read. This isn’t a steamy book but the comedy more than made up for the lack of sexy time. I really loved this story and can’t wait to read more by this author! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet, funny romance!

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About Rich Amooi

Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time.

He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. They live in San Diego, California with their very hairy daughter, a mini golden doodle puppy.

Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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