Book Review | Five Minutes Late


Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi

Publication Date: August 22, 2014

Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi

What’s the Story?

Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?

The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone special. Fate may be on his side, but he encounters a few distractions along the way—like almost being killed by a UPS truck. Oh, and a little case of blackmail.

Ellie Fontaine is a walking Wikipedia with clear professional goals, but when it comes to landing Mr. Right, she doesn’t know jack squat. She gives online dating a shot, but ends up with an unappetizing buffet of unibrows and losers. What’s a girl to do?

After Ellie saves Cedric’s life, serendipity takes over as they continue to run into each other. Their connection grows stronger with each meeting, even though he embodies her number one pet peeve: he’s always late. But even if they can get past their issues and misunderstandings, Ellie’s ex-boyfriend, an unscrupulous cop, will do anything to keep them apart.

FIVE MINUTES LATE is a hilarious fast-paced romantic comedy, full of snappy dialogue and fun, quirky characters, guaranteed to warm your heart.

My Review 

You never know what can happen when you’re running five minutes late!

Ellie wants to meet a man that meets her mile-long list of requirements and has decided to give internet dating a chance. But she can’t manage to find someone she’d even contemplate going on a second date with, though you don’t need to know her ‘three strikes and you’re out’ rule to know that she’s picky. She’s so over dating losers like her last boyfriend Vlad, a cop with a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas and an entitled attitude to go along with it.

Cedric, a generous man with a heart of gold almost seems too good to be true. He’s intelligent, good-looking and gives back to organizations in the community through proceeds from his farming business. His closest friends desperately want him to forget his past and be open to letting a woman into his life. For a guy that thinks “relationships equal pain”it’s easier said than done.

Serendipity takes matters into her own hands when Ellie saves Cedric from a speeding UPS truck. They begin to run into each other all over town and begin to wonder if they can they work past their issues and misunderstandings and have their own happily ever after. This romantic comedy will make you start believing that timing is everything, and sometimes, just sometimes, it’s okay to be five minutes late.

‘Comedy & Romance…with a side order of madness!’ This was a fabulous, laugh-out-loud, debut novel from a promising author. I look forward to the release of his next novel, ‘Dog Day Wedding‘.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thank you to Season Publishing for providing me with a review copy via NetGalley.


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