Dog Day Wedding – by Rich Amooi
Publication Date: January 30, 2015
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.
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!
Dog Day Wedding is written with Amooi’s signature male humor and is anything but crass. This novel is about a man named Giovanni Roma who gets dumped at the altar on his wedding day, twice! Talk about some bad luck, or maybe just some bad taste in women? The story follows Giovanni in the events that follow his unfortunate wedding day. Throughout the novel he meets some seriously funny people and gets into some interesting situations that will leave you holding your stomach from laughing too hard and flipping the page to find out what happens next.
Following the non-wedding, Giovanni has a hilarious chance meeting with a woman named Beatrice and her adorable little dog. In a twist of fate he then meets Natalie, a gorgeous cop that’s [unfortunately and surprisingly] engaged to the least passionate man on the planet. I enjoyed seeing their friendship grow throughout the novel and I found myself completely engaged in their story.
The main topic of this novel is love and the idea that you can’t force things when it comes to love. The point of love should be about making one another happy, not about putting up a pretense of a happy relationship. It shouldn’t be about materialistic things in life like a big diamond or a fancy car. It should be about spending time together and being happy with one another. You should want to spend every waking minute with this person that you have so much passion and feelings for. Love isn’t about having a big rock for others to notice and admire and ultimately, you have to let love happen naturally.
Filled with funny and heart-felt scenes, Dog Day Wedding is an absolute must-read, as was Amooi’s first novel Five Minutes Late [and likely anything else that he writes in the future]. Click here to read my review of his first novel Five Minutes Late for more insight on his writing. I recently introduced a close friend to Rich’s novel Dog Day Wedding and she absolutely loved it! I can tell you that anyone that enjoys romantic comedies will love this story. 5 stars for this hilarious novel!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Rich provided me with a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Receiving novels free of charge in no way reflects on my honest opinion and no monetary compensation was provided for my review. I encourage you to write reviews and share them on sites like Goodreads and Amazon!
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Author Bio | Rich Amooi
Rich Amooi is a former Silicon Valley radio personality and wedding DJ who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster and has a hairy golden retriever/lab mix that likes to eat carrots, tuna, and Manchego cheese imported from Spain.
He believes (Rich, not the dog) in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.