This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. .Lilliana Jones and the Temple of Groom 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, Dog Day Wedding, Kissing Frogs, Mr. Crotchety, An Eclair To Remember, 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
Published by Self Published on May 12, 2016
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When her best friend stages a love-life intervention with a psychic at a Chinese restaurant, Lilly Jones suddenly finds herself flying to Rome in search of her future husband.
The only thing separating Lilly from true love is the fear of flying, lactose intolerance, a scandal with the Pope, and the sexy Italian she meets on the plane....
Book 6! Yup that is right and it’s another book puntastic title today! In my head when reading this I could not help but hum to the Indiana Jones theme tune…..I will wait while you do the same! Another first for me with this book, so what did I think?
✮ My Review ✮
First off I must say I love the play on the title here and the other thing I 110% adored was the cameo from Madam Love! She was superb in sending Lily on her way to meet her dream husband.
Lily has been burned by two men in her life and now meticulously plans everything to the very last minute, I absolutely kid you not, she can’t do spontaneity as bad things happen when she does. But could she take the risk here?
Marco, the traditional tall dark and handsome male of the story, he too closed himself off from love. How can he open up when he jetting off to Australia for six months?!
A chance meeting on a flight to Italy, and these two are on a collision course for love and a lot of mishaps!! Plus Madam Love’s predictions well you know it’s going to be a hoot!
Yes it is a case of girl meets boy, boy shows her how to lighten up and fall in love and then they are whisked off in the sunset forever. I actually really love this with Amooi, because when I pick up a book by him, I know exactly what is going to happen but not how and I get to enjoy the journey with the characters.
I got to go to Italy with Lilly Philly and Marco Polo and I loved my adventure and I really want to go to Capri it sounds beautiful! And who doesn’t want to risk their lives going 15 mph on a Vespa! Plus the Pope scene did tickle me a lot.
The formula may be a safe one in some peoples eyes but to me it’s magical. I know a lot of people say you don’t need a man to define you blah blah blah but I love these books because I am an old fashioned romantic and these books make me happy at the end. If you want to be taken out of the mundane for two hours and whisked away to the warmth, love and Pope of a good time then you need to grab this book. I devoured it in no time as I wanted to read about Lily and Marco adventures and ensure I got my HEA!
Until next time xxx
What have other reviewers said?
Goodreads Reviewer says:- Rich Amooi has really brought home a winner. This is a really good book. I have enjoyed several of his other books, but this one is the icing on the cake.
Goodreads Reviewer says:- Well, well, well. Who would have thought that I could smile or laugh through a whole book? Rich Amooi, you have a wicked sense of humour!
This story is about a very skeptical and unspontaneous young lady with trust issues and a hunk of a guy who knows just how to handle her. Some of the funniest parts happen when she starts realizing that what has been predicted for her future has come true and she has a problem dealing with this.
Goodreads Reviewer says:- I loved the story of Lilly and Marco! This novel had me laughing the whole way through. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, extremely funny read. Filled with romance, chaos, a few wrong turns and tons of laughs, this romantic comedy will have you turning the pages to find out more.
One of the main themes of the novel was that learning to let a little spontaneity in your life can lead to fun new experiences. Planning is great, but sometimes straying from the scheduled course isn’t always a bad thing.
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