This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. .An Eclair To Remember by Rich Amooi
on December 30, 2015
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, 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, Madam Love, Actually, There's Something About a Cowboy, Dying to Meet You, It's Not PMS, It's You, Just Another Silly Love Song, It's Raining Men
Sydney St. James has decided to settle. She says yes to Mr. Not Quite Right and sets sail on a cruise to Alaska for her bachelorette party. But when Sydney meets Silicon Valley’s most eligible bachelor aboard the ship, her world turns upside down. Oscar Martin is handsome, charming, and to make matters worse...he gets her completely.
Oscar has his own problems—and his own fiancee. He'd planned the cruise as a last ditch attempt to save their relationship, but she decided to skip it. The tide turns when he meets Sydney as they both reach for the last eclair at the dessert station. Now he can’t get the beautiful, feisty woman off his mind.
Oscar is certain serendipity brought them together. Sydney is not so sure. But the cruise will be a trip of self-discovery for both of them, and fate will have the final word.
✮ My Review ✮
This book for me was split into 3 separate parts. We have a cruise where Sydney and Oscar meet. You have the end of the cruise and the promise of the future. You then have the future and frustrations with it!
This was a cute love at first sight book. Sydney on her bachelorette party with her best friend Gina. Oscar meant to be on a cruise with his fiancé to repair their relationship. However, when these two meet it is an eclair to remember! One moan, I wanted more Gina and Leo!!!
Oscar is more open to his feelings to Sydney at the beginning. Sydney trying to deny her feeling due to her fiancé at home. Sensible vs reckless here. However, serendipity just will not leave these two alone! Always in the same place, matching clothes. It’s meant to be no?!
This book had some cute little quirks. It’s made me want to get my ass on a cruise to Alaska though as everything sounds so beautiful and I’ve always wanted to go on a helicopter. It was a breathtaking and scenic voyage. The glaciers and the towns are described in a way that you were in the adventure too, and I really wish I was a fifth wheel on this journey.
As much as it was wrong you really couldn’t help but want Sydney and Oscar to hurry up and get together. But they were sensible, although they shared a chaste kiss they knew they had to go their separate ways but planned to meet one month in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Oh my days what follows next, well I was tearing my hair and I had a lump in my throat! How could Amooi be so cruel to me! Yes me, I take this personally! It was hard reading these bits, I just couldn’t understand if it was serendipity then why was fate playing such a horrible hand. Do they not talk to each other, I mean seriously!
Life doesn’t always flow so easily for this gorgeous pair. For me, this was a different kind of book I am used to from Amooi, this time we had nothing in the past to hold back our characters just their present. No baggage just fiancés so for me it was a nice change of flow. Rather than waring characters, we have 2 people who want to be together despite knowing its wrong. Aaahhhh!
I really don’t know what words I can use. I am sure you are all bored of me gushing by now. An Eclair to Remember is definitely worth read! It’s not my favourite out his books (doesn’t mean I didn’t like it) because he has written so many bloody good books and they can’t ALL be my favourite, but it’s still such a cute, funny, romantic read! He just proves that romance is NOT dead, and also a cameo from a man who sings a lot about is in it 😉 Your clue….. well we just haven’t met you yet !! 😆
I am never going to look at an eclair the same way now that’s for sure!
Until next time xxx
What have other readers said?
Goodreads reviewer says:- Written in Rich Amooi’s uniquely humorous style this fantastic romcom novel will have you giggling uncontrollably with its cinematic visual imagery in its 200+ pages. You will see Alaska through the eyes of Oscar and Sydney, who are incidently perfect for each other but are unfortunately tied up elsewhere. Let me just warn you, Serendipity plays a HUGE role in this book so if you are not a believer, be prepared to become one, at least fictionally. I am a BIG fan of Rich Amooi’s writing so I may sound biased but I can assure you that you can pick up any one of his books and be 100% entertained to the core and An Eclair To Remember (even the title is hilarious) is just as good, if not better that all his previous works.
Goodreads reviewer says:- An Eclair to Remember was exactly what I’d hoped it would be — a light, funny, romantic escape novel. The characters are irresistible, and the book is virtually impossible to put down. It’s that perfect detour from everyday life.
Goodreads reviewer says:- This lovely novel is sure to make you believe in love. It made me believe!
I am not a big fan of those love stories, but then this being the Valentines Day/ week, I wanted to indulge myself in a light-hearted story. Having read Rich Amooi’s Mr. Crotchety years ago, I picked this and was glad I did.
Rich Amooi’s effortless and humourous style certainly did change my opinion on this genre. Serendipity? (Sorry not sorry;))
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