ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Greek family. An Indian family. A summer wedding on the Aegean coast…
Meet Moti Ferreira—spectacularly jinxed from the day she’s born.
Saddled with an eccentric mother, she stumbles upon the one man who holds the key to her freedom—the best man at her cousin’s upcoming wedding.
All Moti has to do is overcome her fear of water, board a yacht to the Greek Isles, seduce the dreamy Nikos Manolas, and survive two weeks at sea with her oddball family.
The only obstacle Moti doesn’t see coming is Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef and star witness to her awkward mishaps. He transforms onions into chocolate and aroma into nostalgia. Day by day, his alchemy works its magic on Moti. But she’s not the only one falling under his spell. Everyone has a secret, growing round and ripe at Chef Alex’s table. When the masks fall off, they spill out one by one, and everything blows up in their faces.
Now Moti’s truth is exposed, and worse, she’s hooked on more than Alex’s midnight snacks. But this time, screwing up could be the best thing she’s ever done…
What to expect when Leylah Attar writes a romance set in Greece? A light, funny romantic comedy that provides the perfect summer escape!
Moti (pronounced “Mo-thi”, NOT the dreaded “Mo-tee”) has always been the obedient daughter of a fairly traditional Indian family. She only seeks her mother’s approval, so it seems as if she has met her soulmate when she boards a wedding cruise aboard a privately-chartered yacht in the Greek islands.
“Growing up, all Isabelle and I heard was, “You have to marry an Indian fellow. Marriage is hard enough without having to gap cultural differences. Make your life easier, and ours too. Marry an Indian fellow.”
What they’d neglected to tell us was the footnote, the loophole, the asterisk: “Marry an Indian fellow unless you land a gazillionaire. Then marry him.”
This book is very funny, warm, yet sexy all at the same time. There are lots of family shenanigans that I think almost everyone can relate to. Added to that is the gorgeous Grecian setting and the fantastic descriptions of Greek cuisine and cooking. Chef Alex shines though right from the start, and the chemistry between Moti and Alex was perfect.
It is incredible that the author of ’53 Letters for My Lover’ and ‘Mists of the Serengeti’ can pen such a sunny, lighthearted romance. If you’ve ever traveled to Greece you will recognize some of the places and if you haven’t, then you will definitely put Greece at the top of your bucket list. ‘Moti on the Water’ was an unexpectedly fun romance with lots of heart and soul. From the gorgeous cover to the lovely formatting, this book was a breezy modern romance from beginning to end, with a swoony hero and beautiful backdrops.
“To men who pluck stars instead of flowers.”
(ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.)
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