Five Minutes Late
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 th ...more
Our hero has been afraid to fall in love after the death of his girlfriend. Our heroine is in search of love but has strict guidelines after the death of her mother.
Cute romance with some comical parts but lots of sad parts, too.
Pickles! Five Minutes Late is one of the most entertaining books I've read this year. I've finished reading the book a few hours ago and I'm still smiling while typing this review. This book just made my day!
The author sure knows how to write a perfect romantic comedy. Five Minutes Late is a perfect blend of humor, romance, and a good story. Be sure to read this when you're alone or in private. Otherwise, peop ...more
I agree with an earlier reviewer who stated that the main characters were very immature, and that they couldn't stand either of them.
Now I don't necessarily need to love the characters to enjoy the book; I hated both Nick and Amy Dunne in Gone Girl - but I still could not put that book down. That I hated both of them was part of the magic of the story - that even though I hated them, I still wanted to see how their story played out.
This book was incredibly immature. T ...more
The author had me engaged from start to finish, and the characters were witty, honest, intelligent, and real.
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel, and look forward to reading more work from this author.
The characters were enjoyable, although I found Ellie to be a little too rigid with her rules. Cedric was five minutes late meeting her at the restaurant and, even though he called, she was going to leave. Her excuse was that she didn't have her phone with her. It wasn't his fault she didn't get the message. While I understood why she had her rules, she didn't have to follow them so strictly. Cedric was more than patient with her, and I fel ...more
The author has a fabulous book here. I could see my old stomping grounds in his descriptions and vivid details. And I could completely relate to Ellie. I di ...more
This book was not funny at all, I didn't laugh once!! so disappointing, I really wanted to laugh. I felt like I was reading about 12 year old's so immature and I just didn't like either of them.
Also something happened at about the 50% mark and I just didn't feel it at all, there was no emotion, and it was rushed and glossed over and just poorly executed. I found myself skim reading a lot and skipping bits, but I just don't care enough to see if these two di ...more
Empty characters, shallow storyline, ridiculous dialogue. There was no whimsy, no romance, and no connection between the lead characters, or between them and myself. And I'm not someone who is opposed to chick-lit. The problem with this isn't that it's chick-lit; it's that it is just plain bad.
I only made it 31%, and that was my really trying to get in ...more
Foremost it’s Richs’ debut into a full-length book, and I tell you we have a lot to thank his wife for! To me it’s perfect. Yes, there are some slightly cheesy scenes but I LOVE THEM ALL!! I was chuckling and smiling the whole way through this as I remembered falling in love with Ellie and Cedric. Both have issues with falling ...more
“Fear paralyzes you. You can’t dream or even make small changes with fear in the way. Fear will kill your heart and your mind. - Grandpa Frank – Five Minutes Late
22924329Since the last romance I read was a Debbie Downer, I thought I would pull out something that sounded like fun. Bookbasset to the rescue again! Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi sounded like just the thing. Yes, I have literally hun ...more
Ellie wants to meet a man that meets her mile-long list of requirements and has decided to give internet dating a chance. But she can’t manage to find someone she’d even contemplate going on a second date with, though you don’t need to know her ‘three strikes and you’re out’ rule to know that she’s picky. She’s so over dating losers like her last boyfriend Vlad, a cop with a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas and an entitle ...more
I always enjoy a romance which includes witty bantering and joking and after having read the synopsis, it sounded as though that was exactly what I was going to getting here. Rich Amooi’s Five Minutes Late is a worthy effort by this new author and was a fun and entertaining read. I must admit, however, there were moments when I wanted to throw my iPad from frustration of the characters seemingly to always find something that gets in their way of coming together which ...more
I was given this book for my honest review
Get out the screaming towel you will need it for this Pickle of a book.
Cedric-scared, shy and timid, hottie
Ellie-Librarian, cute outspoken
Cedric is the type of man that is shy, cute and funny. But what he is NOT is actively seeking for is any type of relationship. He is scared but not of the past but of losing himself if and when he finds the right woman to complete him. But are not most guys that way today? He longs to keep a promise made to so ...more
I found this to be a refreshing and entertaining romance, with a few laugh out loud moments made even better because it's written by a man, who manages to make the story romantic without going all flowery and mushy.
Both Cedric and Ellie have issues in their past that have unconsciously manifested themselves into their present behaviors: Cedric hasn't been in a relationship in over 2 years, and Ellie is obsessed with punctuality. After Ellie saves Cedri ...more
Category /Genre: Romantic Comedy
Recommended for: 16+ due to sexual tension
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
Received from: Rich Amooi (in exchange for an honest review)
This is a stand-alone novel of romance and comedy.
Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?
I love Cedric and Ellie. They are both intelligent, witty, altruistic, and nervous about the concept of love. Ellie has one pet peeve – punctuality. I understand that. I am a stickler fo ...more
I found myself laughing at nearly every page. Tony was a riot and I would totally be his friend.
I did find Ellie to be a bit too focused on her list and at times she seemed a bit too frigid. However, once you know her full story it all makes a little bit more sense. The guys she met through the Internet dating site were hilarious and I can't help but wonder if this is what Internet dating is really like.
I absolutely loved Cedric!! He was sweet, polite an ...more
WARNING: Listen to (or read) this book when you're able to laugh hysterically. NOT when you're at work. I listened over the course of a few days and found myself covering my mouth and silently laughing several times.
This story is absolutely amazing. You will need to be able to stomach some witty and "creative" language with no holds barred conversation between the characters. Personally, I loved it. But I'm twisted and immature, and this is righ
I liked the story but it seemed a little drawn out to me. This story is about Ellie, a librarian and Cedric, a garlic entrepreneur(no lie). Honestly I had no idea garlic was such a thriving business but I am all for it! Ellie and Cedric are both rather socially awkward and I found that very endearing. Ellie and her constant 'pickles' was adorable. Cedric and his loyal Tofu were also very sweet. This book didn't have a lot of angst which was refreshing, even though there was Vlad drama. ...more
Ellie and Cedric have so many things in common.
1) they both are great at their careers.
2) both are so dang stubborn.
3) both are truly outstanding people
3) both were very close to the only family they have left.
Cedric was a very rich man. But, refreshingly, he wasn't an alpha male or arrogant. He was sweet as can be in all sensed. He showed emotion and even got nervous! ( I know right! REFRESHING)
Ellie, s ...more
A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romanti ...more