Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review today and it ties in with the fabulous feature that Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Diary is running. So do go and check that out!!

First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…


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.



First of all a confession, I actually bought this book over a year ago when Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Diary recommended it to me. I’m pretty annoyed with myself that it has taken this long to read it!

So what did I think… To put it simply, it was brilliant! Having read some of Rich Amooi’s books in the past this was yet another hit for me. There was the perfect amount of humour some that was silly and some that made me giggle out loud. This all combined with other themes that were a bit more on the serious side which I think all balanced out perfectly to create a story that I could completely lose myself in. Don’t you just love that?!

Cedric and Ellie were perfect for each other but let’s just say that there were quite a few obstacles put in their path. From ex-boyfriends causing trouble, dating disasters to lateness being a real issue. There really is a little bit of everything to entertain in this book. Especially some of the dates that Ellie goes on. I ended up giggling away to myself as we are introduced to some extreme characters that would definitely make you think twice about dating!

If you are looking for a book to make you smile and forget about your troubles then look no further. Five Minutes Late is guaranteed to entertain and have you racing through to catch that all important happy ever after!

Five Minutes Late is fun, lively and romantic! A brilliant combination!

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