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Moti on the Water Kindle Edition
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"ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS in only the smartest, most brilliantly superb ways... The feel good story of the year." - Jessica Sotelo, Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads
"Flawless character development, hilarious situations, exotic locations. What looked to be a recipe for disaster ended up being a recipe for love!"- SueBee Bring Me an Alpha (Goodreads reviewer)
"I have never giggled so much throughout reading before, I have never LOVED a heroine like I loved Moti before!"- Kitty Kats Krazy About Books
"What a refreshing read... The characters were quirky and beautifully flawed. The story itself was the perfect blend of sweet and sexy."- Heather M. Orgeron (Author, Boomerangers)
"Hilarious, sweet and so rich with lessons in love, life and different culture. Leylah Attar grabbed us from the get-go with a quirky family dynamic, an adorable heroine, a passionate hero and an engaging storyline." - Totally BookedBlog
"Don't miss this sparkling, delicious delight." - Cat Porter (Author, Lock & Key series)
"This book was truly a magical treat... Leylah crafted a fun-filled, heartfelt story of family, self discovery, and love. " - Nicole Sands (Goodreads reviewer)
"This was a breath of fresh air in a world of mundane books... I laughed out loud. I swooned so hard. I COULD. NOT. GET. ENOUGH!"- Book and a Blanket
"I have never given more than 5 stars for what could be seen as romcom so far but Moti is in a category of its own!" - Beware of the Reader
"An enchanting romantic comedy...an overload for your senses!" - Bellaorev Books
"Heart touching and soulful, mystical and magical, this story will definitely leave its permanent mark on you." - Book Bistro
About the Author
Alexander Cendese is a New York-based actor and narrator whose credits include roles on and off Broadway, in films, and on popular television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He holds a BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Siiri Scott is the head of acting and directing in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, where she coordinates classes, directs and prepares actors for graduate training and professional careers. She received her MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and has directed, performed and taught in regional theaters in Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Seattle.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B07W1HGZ5W
- Publication date : August 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 688 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 296 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #402,480 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This is a bit of an ethnic Bridget Jones type story. Moti is an Indian-American woman whose relationship with her mother is fraught. Moti is also lacking self-confidence and self-assertiveness and she doesn't have the best self image. She's also somewhat clumsy and awkward at times. (And, as with Bridget Jones, I found myself a bit annoyed with her at times, but she will come into her own eventually.)
When Moti's cousin is set to marry a Greek tycoon's son in a destination wedding complete with a cruise to the Greek islands, her life is about to change. And we get to go along for the ride (or cruise, shall we say).
She had always been convinced that any body of water, including pools, would bring about her death, and also had been told that she was destined to marry a man with two thumbs. (Yes, many exist. Look it up.) When it turns out that the best man at the wedding, hunky, handsome, rich Greek entrepreneur Nick, has that additional appendage, Moti is sure he's the man destined for her, her soulmate.
Well, except for that handsome Greek chef Alex, who prepares the meals on the yacht. Her soul feels more mated to him than to two-thumbed Nick. What to do?
Well, what the reader should do is sit back and enjoy this mostly lighthearted rom-com. Who is the best man for Moti? And will she be able to break free from the cage that tradition, unhealthy family relationships, and superstition have put her in?
I guess you could subtitle this story as "Moti gets a backbone and a life." She learns that family members are really more complex and more flexible than she had realized. She learns that being herself and doing what she wants is more important than molding herself to placate others.
If you like romances, I think you'll like this one, if only because of chef Alex. The man is lovely, almost too good to be true. And he has a magic touch in the kitchen. The part food plays in this story is almost as important as in that magical Mexican story LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE by Laura Esquivel.
Our heroine, Moti, is very much like the islands of Greece; enchanted, beautiful, and a bit quirky. In other words, she's absolutely perfect. From page one, Leylah's sense of humor grabs you when she drags you into Moti's family dynamic. Moti's inner struggle is funny and tragic as she fights between a lifelong sense of duty and her desire for the simplest of things; happiness. This conflict keeps her on the edge of a chef's knife throughout the entire book.
Certainly, the confident, self-assured, incredibly delicious Chef Alex does not make her journey between doing what's easy and what's right any simpler. In fact, he tempts her at every turn with tastes of the things she craves most. And they have nothing to do with food.
"It's startling to see yourself in someone's eyes, to be held in their vision, the same way they hold sunsets and beautiful things."
And now, I'll never be able to forget what it feels like when I close my eyes and jump.
Thank you, Leylah, for another gorgeous read.
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Leylah Attar has sprinkled her magic all over these pages, and has proven once again that she is a master of her game. She is in a class of her own, and let me tell you, when her mind starts cooking up a story, we can rest assured that it will be an experience not to missed.
Attar has nailed the art of transporting her readers to far away places, and through her trademark prose, we are thrown into cultures and fascinating traditions that we would otherwise know little about, were it not for her exquisite stories.
You want to read something different? Meet Moti, our 24 year old, Indian-American heroine, who is torn between her obligations to her family and living her best life. Yes, this story is light and refreshing. It's laugh out loud funny in places, and the perfect summer read, but don't be fooled by the humour. Attar has weaved some very relatable and deep themes throughout the pages of this much anticipated novel.
We are whisked away on a super-yacht around the Cyclades - a group of Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea - where the author has nailed the Greek and Indian cultures to a T. The characters are very real and relatable, and you'll find yourself howling at some of the antics on board the Abigail Rose II. But amidst the laughter, your heart will fall in love with Moti, a quirky, clever, funny, clumsy, self-conscious young lady, whose mission in life is to please her mother.
Not only will you be overloaded with the sights of the mesmerising Cyclades, your senses will be exploding when Chef Alexandros, the on-board chef, is introduced. His food will take you on a culinary adventure, and your taste buds will be zinging and pinging with delight.
Can Chef Alex find a way to Moti's heart through her stomach, or will she remain loyal and steadfast in her quest to please her mother?
Moti On The Water is a hilarious and heartwarming story of family, loyalty, obligation, and finding yourself. I defy you not to fall in love with Moti, with the Greek isles, and with Alex and his magical powers that can transform onions into chocolate.
This is a summer read not to be missed!
Perfection once again from Leylah Attar.