Madam Love, Actually by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi #BookReview #Book11 #AuthorTakeOver

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Madam Love, Actually by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi #BookReview #Book11 #AuthorTakeOverMadam Love, Actually by Rich Amooi
on March 29 2018
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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, Dog Day Wedding, 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, There's Something About a Cowboy, Dying to Meet You, It's Not PMS, It's You, Just Another Silly Love Song

Lance Parker is an arrogant know-it-all. As author of the bestselling book Your Soulmate Doesn’t Exist, he says love is for losers. Madam Love is a fortune teller and matchmaker who has brought hundreds of couples together.

When the two clash during a radio interview, she admits even someone as irritating and impossible as Lance has a soulmate. He says she’s delirious and a fraud. Then the gauntlet is laid down: Madam Love has two weeks to prove Lance wrong and find him a soulmate.

When Lance meets wonderful Emma by chance, he doesn’t know what to think anymore. But Emma has a secret. She’s Madam Love, actually. And it's going to take a whole lot more than a crystal ball to get her out of this mess.

Another puntastic book title today! Today, I wanted to take a look back at a review that I wrote as part of the blog tour back in July 31, 2018, it could be a little bit cheesy!!

My Review

I want to start off by saying that Rich Amooi books just make me so happy. So when Rachel sent an email about his blog tour I had to snap the chance up quickly to be on it. Then I drove everyone insane for a couple of days on Twitter to get them to sign up and join the tour. (Not that I think it would have been a hard task).  Last year before I started blogging, it took me four months to finish a book and I was in such a reading funk. I found Rich Amooi “Five minutes late” and I devoured it in one sitting. The book made me so happy. I adored it and I knew I had to read more! What I loved, even more, is that it is a man writing the books, in a predominately woman orientated genre, to me makes this even better as he got the woman psyche spot on – kudos to you!

Fast forward seven months and it was my first chance to pick up another of his books. He has not disappointed me at all!

This book is such a cute and easy read. Doesn’t matter you know what is going to happen to the lead characters it is how they get there, that is the fun part.

Emma being Madam Love, (actually) finds true love for people by what she sees in her crystal ball. She, however, is not a fraud. She can really find you your soulmate! She guides you to do three things to do and if you do all three you will meet your soul mate.

Lance, a non-believer of soul mates, writes a book and calls her a fraud, all because what had happened in the past. Now they have a challenge set live on air, Madam love has to find him a soulmate. Oh, darling what could go wrong.

Well, plenty actually…

Lance meets his soul mate, the one he never thought he would meet, didn’t believe he would meet. He took her on the best dates, coincidence or not it happened. He fell in love with her within two weeks, the only problem his soul mate is Emma…..yes Emma, you know Emma, you know who I mean, ok ok well she is Madam Love. (Don’t worry it is not a spoiler, I checked first!)

I have also got to do a shout out to a character I loved Typo the dog (and I am a cat person!) he is such a cute dog, and he knew when he saw Emma that she was the one for Lance, especially as he growled at anyone who went near Lance lol.

The story with these two was so funny to read! How they ended up in the same places and how she was reading her own destiny without realising it. I am a huge believer of soul mates so I was hooked, lined and sinkered (I know it’s not a real word) with this book.  The only thing I couldn’t get my head around was the whole Superman/Clarke Kent, Supergirl/Kara, Batman/Bruce Wayne (you get the picture), scenario how did Lance not realise it was her! But to be fair, it added to the charm and the zap of the story.

I was completely engrossed in this book and didn’t want any interruptions ( blinking lunch breaks being too short) even doing bedtime with the little one, I  read it to her because I didn’t want to put it down. It was a welcome read after all the dark thrillers I have read lately, and who can go wrong with a bit of romance! The book was cute, light and non-stop, I loved the banter between the three characters – Emma and Madam Love are two separate people, now come on…keep up.  When I read the acknowledgements at the end of the book, I found out that Emma/Madam Love had a cameo in another book…so you know the score right….need me to get on to Amazon and buy Lilliana Jones and the Temple of Groom.

Until next time xxx

Ah wasn’t this awesome! And I have read Lilliana and Madam Love, well she is just fab! Just re-reading this review I am sitting here with a smile on my face like a loon!

What have reviewers said?

Donna’s Book Blog says:- I have been a fan of this author’s works for a while and he has a brilliantly witty writing style that I love – and I am very pleased to say that it was no different in this book!I really enjoyed the plot for this one, the characters were brilliant and they had me giggling throughout the book – Emma/Madam Love is a fantastic character and I instantly warmed to her!  Definitely a book to read if you were feeling down for an instant pick me up – it is fabulous!

BRMaycock’s Book Blog says:- I do see what I’ve done here, I’ve just told you all about the book and not gone into the characters (swoonerific, not just the mains, but her landlord and partner in crime Randy), the pacing (perfection, what with the back and forward between Emma, Madam Love and Lance that you watched with, jaw slightly dropped , as if watching a movie heading to a climax that had me holding my breath), the settings (oh and what a dog festival, especially because I got to meet the lovely Typo!) and the general perfectness of the romance and zingy chemistry. I defy people not to read this book and smile, laugh, gasp and swoon and will never be able to recommend it enough-totally up my street and beyond recommended and I cannot WAIT to get to the author’s back catalogue!

Dash Fan Book Review says:- Madam Love, Actually is such a fun read, that restores faith in finding ones perfect match/soul mate.
I really liked the witty, sarcastic banter between Lance and Emma. It kept the romantic suspense between them, and there is certainly some serious sexual tension between them.
The characters were well written, likeable and fun. There was plenty of humour, wit, drama, romance and plenty of charm.

Audio Killed the Bookmark says:- This was such a FUN book that kept me smiling from first page to last! The fact that this delightful romcom was written by a man is remarkable! I am super impressed a man truly understood what women want! Well done Rich Amooi!

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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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