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Blog Tour and Book Review: It's Raining Men by Rich Amooi

On a dare, Faith Daniels tosses a coin into the infamous “Fountain of Love” and wishes for the perfect man, laughing it off as the dumbest thing she’s ever done. Like magic, her quiet life turns upside-down when men begin to appear out of nowhere. There’s a doctor, a lawyer, a firefighter, and a swimwear model, for starters. All of them are kind, generous, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. All of them are interested in Faith. But who is Mr. Right? A feel-good romance novel about love, friendship, and living life to the fullest!

My Review:

There are so many things to love about Rich Amooi’s contemporary rom-coms, and this one is no different. Love in the middle years? Check. Hero and heroine both turn 40 during the story. A second-chance romance where the first love isn’t in any way diminished? Check. Faith’s first husband was in the military, killed on deployment 5 years ago, and her love for him is absolutely respected, not least by her love interest Noah, who was a friend of both of them. Normal People romance, with not a billionaire or royal in sight? Check. Noah owns an auto repair shop and Faith is a hairstylist.

Reading one of Rich Amooi’s books is like a warm hug. Like a mug of soup on a cold winter day. It’s not decadent or luxurious, but it is comforting and it makes you feel great. I agreed to review this one before I’d even seen a blurb, and I have to admit once I had, I felt a bit of trepidation, because Old Friends To Lovers is one of my LEAST favourite tropes (long story, but personal bad experience makes me wince every time I run across this one). Even with that going against it, I still really enjoyed this, because Amooi avoids falling into the creeper trap - by explicitly addressing it. By having Noah question himself repeatedly about whether he SHOULD be having feelings for Faith, let alone acting on them. In the end it was Faith who chose to make the first move, acting on her own developing feelings, and it was just so believable and perfect.

I’m honestly a huge fan of Rich Amooi. I can’t think of another man writing in the (het) romance space today who I trust to deliver on the promise of an HEA without allowing his heroes to get creepy or stalkery in any way. This one isn’t as laugh-out-loud funny as some of his I’ve read - go for Just Another Silly Love Song if you want that - but it’s still a genuinely great read. Five stars.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via Rachel’s Random Resources.

Author Bio – Rich Amooi is the Amazon #1 Bestselling author of 15 romantic comedies, including It's Not PMS, It's You, Dying to Meet You, There's Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually. A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and 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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