ARC Review: Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar

Title: Moti on the Water
Author: Leylah Attar
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Female
Expected Publication: August 13, 2019

 

 

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…

 

 

Pre-order at Amazon.

 

 

ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Moti Ferreira lived her whole life in fear and bound by expectations. For her cousin‘s wedding, the whole family was taken on a cruise around the Greek islands. Onboard, was the man of her destiny that she needed to secure. But on her quest, she met another that was determined to show her what living truly meant.

Moti was a lovable character. Always considerate and nice to others, though sometimes I felt like slapping her in the face for her “generosity”. Alex was such a dreamy hero. Everything about him just ticked every box that made me weak in the knees.

I loved the infusion of two different cultures in the story. Each of the supporting character’s antics and issues brought depth into the story. I also loved how this book helped to transport me into my dream destination. And don’t even talk about the food. I felt heavier just reading on the lusciousness.

But the truth is no one can battle your demons for you. Your doubts and fears are your own to feed or to slay.

Even though the story direction felt typical at times, there were so many interesting things happening and amused me throughout the book. And the last 10% or so was incredible and made the book for me.

“It’s not about me, is it?” I let go with a sad smile. “It’s about what I do to make you happy.”

Moti on the Water is a chaotically lovable story of breaking free and finding one’s own way. It would appeal to readers looking for a light, fun read with heart.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

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⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Moti on the Water by #LeylahAttar⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Coming August 13, 2019!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣★ Book Details ★⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Goodreads: http://bit.do/e2Prw⁣ Blurb:⁣ 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…⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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