Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review - Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi

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 even gives online dating a shot and 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.

Such a fun romantic comedy from beginning to end, with a little bit of suspense, stalker like behavior thrown in!  Ellie Fontaine saved a man from getting hit by a UPS truck and  the web of events to follow is nothing short of crazy.  Ellie is a spunky librarian with lots of useless knowledge of just about anything really and she is looking for Mr. Perfect.  She even has a list to prove it.  You will get to enjoy each of her dates with her and I will admit that they may put you off of dating for a while.  

Cedric is a garlic farmer who is single and has no intention of that changing anytime soon.  He is afraid of putting himself out there just to get hurt in the end or so he thinks.  But his friend decides to put together a dating profile to help his best friend out.

After Ellie saved Cedric, they seem to keep running into each other - for Cedric he is dying to find the right words to connect with her each time and for Ellie she just wished that this guy would stop popping up and bothering her! (And her psycho Ex-Boyfriend would like Cedric to disappear for good as well).

Will these two fall madly in love or will they both have their hearts broken again and swear off dating for good?  Grab a bottle of wine and relax and enjoy this crazy tale that is Ellie and Cedric!

We are going to pair this fun, rom-com with a lovely Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot.
I rate Five Minutes Late 4 wine glasses, there was excitement at each page turn and I couldn't wait to see what happened at the end!


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