I am thrilled thrilled thrilled to open this blog tour for It’s Not PMS, It’s You by Rich Amooi and not only is it a Rich Amooi book, there’s a giveaway too!!
What they say: Ruth “Ruthless” Harper is on the verge of becoming managing partner at her all-male consulting firm and she won’t let anything stand in her way. That includes men, relationships, and that dreaded F word, FEELINGS—distractions she eliminated long ago.
After the worst day ever (a near-death experience and a public wedgie, for starters), Ruth realizes she doesn’t want to live and die alone. She puts together a business plan to find the perfect man and dives head first into the murky online dating pool. All she wants is a high-powered executive who understands how important her career is. If only it were that easy.
Problem is most men are intimidated by Ruth’s confidence and shocked by her bluntness. The exception being her landscape designer, Nick, whose cool demeanor and unsolicited dating advice are driving her nuts. He’s the antithesis of the business-oriented man Ruth envisions for herself, so why do all signs keep pointing back to him?
The Review: I know, I know-those of you who know me and know how much I love Mr Amooi’s book are already sighing and waiting for a gush about how fantastically amazing this book with be … So, okay, I’ll begin!!! We start off at an early morning exercise bike, where one of our leads, Ruth Harper, is trying to extricate her underpants from her rear (yes, this is blog has a certain standard to live up to;)) without the guy behind noticing. She sets the plan in action and then shows us what a kickass (dammit, I said ‘ass’ anyway, didn’t I?;)) negotiator she can be. I loved that we were then shown the guy’s pov (me: ‘boom!’)and also, interestingly got to meet his lovely friend, who I was very much taken with. Actually what made this book for me was the relationships and the banter that went on on both sides (I loved Dee too!) and I waited excitedly for, um, certain things to happen (damn spoilers!)
Ruth showed me sides to her I loved very early on, I was thrilled that she wasn’t as tunnel visioned as I saw her to be when she had the near death experience (which was amazingly done, but, more than that, made me think ‘oh no!’ at one of Ruth’s ‘final’ thoughts) but then there was a full about turn at the, um, okay I’ll admit it was at the carousel and I found it to be a standout moment (no spoilers, no spoilers!) for Ruth for me. (I know, but read the book and you’ll get it!)
This book had it all for me, great leads, excellent side characters, lovely romance, fate, comedy that was set up expertly in advance and just all the sparkle, brightness and life that does the job on these grey jobs. Thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and for the book in return for an honest review.
Rating: Of course it’s a 5 out of 5
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About the author
Rich Amooi is a former radio personality and DJ who now writes romantic comedies
full-time in San Diego, California. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.
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