Review – Madam Love, Actually

unnamed-1Lance Parker doesn’t believe in soulmates. In fact, Lance Parker doesn’t believe in soulmates so much that he wrote a book about it. He’s sticking to his guns. He’s a man who will not be swayed. Emma Wright, aka Madam Love, is a fortune teller from San Francisco, and she definitely believes in soulmates. Her gift has helped countless couples find happiness together. When she hears Lance on the radio, talking about his book, and his distaste for fortune tellers, she’s compelled to call in to defend herself and her gift, and a challenge is set. Can Madam Love find cynical Lance Parker his soulmate? Challenge accepted, but she doesn’t bank on them falling for each other. What will happen when Lance finds out that Madam Love is Emma? And how long can Emma juggle her life before Lance figures it all out?

I haven’t read a whole lot of chicklit/romance novels written by dudes, and this was the first time I’ve read anything by Rich Amooi, so I was excited to get stuck into it. It didn’t disappoint. It’s a sweet, nicely constructed story with a mushy happy ever after ending which made me feel all gooey inside. The characters are likeable, and I found myself rooting for them and for their relationship long before the end. There were a couple of instances where I wanted Emma to make different choices, but in true spirit of the story, going with it led to the best outcome in the end. Madam Love Actually is a pleasant, fun read. Not too long, and easy to get lost in. This happy romcom could while away an afternoon or two quite happily.

Feel like diving in to Madam Love Actually? Buy this book here (US) here (UK) here (AUS) and here (CAN)

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About the Author

unnamedRich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. They live in San Diego, California with their very hairy daughter, a mini goldendoodle puppy. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.






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