Lilliana Jones and the Temple of Groom

  • by Rich Amooi
  • Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When her best friend stages a love-life intervention with a psychic at a Chinese restaurant, Lilly Jones suddenly finds herself flying to Rome in search of her future husband. The only thing separating Lilly from true love is the fear of flying, lactose intolerance, a scandal with the Pope, and the sexy Italian she meets on the plane.

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A sweet laugh

This book was hilarious, romantic, and quite cheesy too. Impressively though, it wasn't overly cheesy, not enough to have you cringing, but enough to make you smile. Note: the funnier moments will make you cringe. Just thinking about the bathroom mishap has me biting my lips. Ugh- it was comically horrendous.

This was a sweet story; I didn't like pressing pause whenever reality interrupted, and I sure as hell didn't want the story to end. In some ways, it was only just getting started.

The story follows the lives of two young individuals- romantics- who are in serious need of a love life. There's Liliana, a woman with her whole life planned, plans which she religiously follows. She hates spontaneity, and for good reason: she's had her share of experiences involving men who make spur-of the-moment decisions to 'find themselves'. Then there's Marco, a man who prides himself on living in the moment. How will their paths cross? Will they get along? All of this happens in the beautiful country: Italy. As someone who has studied a huge portion of Italy's history, in reference to the Renaissance, and has spent hours trying to pick up the language, this book was well appreciated. The tourist attractions and everything, wow. Did you know Italy created chocolate? Italy is a dream destination for all chocolate lovers. My Italian teacher told me that once. She'd give us chocolates during our lessons, it was wonderful.

Anyway, this was a great book. I've always been a fan of those first moments when a person meets someone. Just magical, when they make someone smile. First meetings are adorable, and I have to say the plane journey was entertaining but also heart melting. To reveal your deepest secrets, unknowingly, to someone you've only just met... Can you imagine?

I don't know what more to say: read this book, better yet take a listen. The narration adds far more to the story. You'll enjoy it, I guarantee it.

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- Sara Niña

Romance that makes you smile and cringe!

Firstly, this has nothing whatsoever to do with Indiana Jones. That said, it is an absurdly funny, definitely quirky romance. You cannot help but like Marco's enthusiasm and wonder at his sanity because Lillianna is nothing if not absolutely crazy. But their relationship works really well and has major feel good factor along with several cringe-worthy moments. I especially enjoyed their jaunt through Italy and all the madness that ensued. The narration was spot on and matched the characters and story perfectly.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
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- A D.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-07-2016
  • Publisher: Rich Amooi