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I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest review. This was my second Romantic Comedy Rich Amooi book and I was very anxious to listen to it.
This is the story of Sydney and Oscar. They are engaged (to other people) and are on a cruise to Alaska without their fiances--a sure sign of trouble in paradise. They meet over the dessert table and ensue "fighting" over the last eclair.They soon discover that they are perfect for each other, but there is the teeny, tiny issue of the fiances left at home. What to do? They come up with a plan, We all know things don't always go as planned. Will they ever make it back together or should they just have shared the eclair and gone their separate ways?
This book made me laugh. Yea! The performance by Ryan Kennard Burke was spot on! If you like this book I highly recommend Kissing Frogs by Rich Amooi, which I enjoyed even more than An Eclair to Remember.
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Who would have thought that a modern-day guy could write such a beautiful love story?
I loved it! Think I sat with a huge grin plastered on my face 90% of the time. The rest of the time I still listened/read with rapt attention.
Where has this author been hiding until recently? He is so talented and all his stories just communicate and make you feel and love along with the characters.
If you're not a believer in serendipity, you will be by the end of this story.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.
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This is an excellent book, though I have to say Mr Crotchety is still at the top of my list. But it was a close call!
This is a simple tale of love at first fight. Sydney and Oscar meet at a buffet table during their first night abroad to Alaska. They both set their eyes on the only remaining eclair. Of course, conflict is inevitable when there's dessert involved! For me, its mostly with chocolate (I just don't share when it comes to chocolate, but a bite of my buttered crossaint? Sure, you don't even have to ask.) Anyway that is how the story really gets going: nothing like a hilarious fight to get the ball rolling.
What follows their initial meeting, is a random series of encounters. Wherever Sydney goes she is sure to run into Oscar. He explains it with the word: serendipity. I'm not sure I'm a believer, it seems a little too good to be true. Though there was definitely an element of magic (maybe not the right word- I saw the 'Now You See Me' film this weekend and I'm still enthralled), or fate, when it came to their relationship. How is it that they both embarked on a world trip to Alaska? How is it that they are both engaged, and left their respective fiancés at home? Fate, right? They were meant to happen: everything happens for a reason- and this, I firmly believe. But that is not all to the story- there's how Oliver is a bit of a celebrity, there's Sydney's best friend and then, there's a wholly unpredictable turn near the end which I just didn't see coming. So, I was completely focussed, It was a good turn and kept things really interesting.
I remember how I first discovered one of Rich Amooi's books, I was looking for a romantic novel by a male author. But I wanted it to be a bit lighter, more humourous, than the average Nicholas Sparks novel. Yep, I'm fussy. But I'm glad for it. With Rich Amooi's books, it's as though every line is perfectly crafted, so well though-out, to have you smiling and maybe even laughing. It's brilliant. No other word for it. A special kind of talent. And that also has a lot to do with the narrator, Ryan Kennard Burke, he has the voice of an entertaining storyteller. It must have been difficult to have read the especially cheesy lines with a straight face and a serious voice. That, in itself, is talent. I'm not sure I could manage it...But he pulled it off, reading the lines with as much genuineness as possible. Very convincing.
And with one last, more to the point (apparently, according to Amooi, women always get to the point), remark of how this title was worth purchasing, I conclude this review.