Title: It’s Not PMS, It’s You
Length: 378 pages
Published: 31 October, 2019
Price: INR 99 (Or you can borrow it for free if you’ve Kindle Unlimited subscription)
Link to buy from Amazon: Amazon.in
Ruth “Ruthless” Harper is on the verge of becoming managing partner at her all-male consulting firm and she won’t let anything stand in her way. That includes men, relationships, and that dreaded F word, FEELINGS—distractions she eliminated long ago.
After the worst day ever (a near-death experience and a public wedgie, for starters), Ruth realizes she doesn’t want to live and die alone. She puts together a business plan to find the perfect man and dives head first into the murky online dating pool. All she wants is a high-powered executive who understands how important her career is. If only it were that easy.
Problem is most men are intimidated by Ruth’s confidence and shocked by her bluntness. The exception being her landscape designer, Nick, whose cool demeanor and unsolicited dating advice are driving her nuts. He’s the antithesis of the business-oriented man Ruth envisions for herself, so why do all signs keep pointing back to him?
Rich Amooi is a Taleflick Discovery Winner, Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, Holt Medallion Finalist, and the Amazon 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. Over 500,000 downloads from readers around the world.
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.
Plot Summary & Review
I watched the author interview on one of the many YouTube channels I follow, sans subscription, though. It is indeed a surprise that a man can write romantic comedies and thrive. Of the many titles Rich has written, this one stood out for obvious reasons.
The beginning grips you as the two main characters run into each other at a gym in a rather uncomfortable and funny situation.
And, thus begins an emotional and funny story. I loved how Rich expresses emotions. Each chapter is detailed and paced perfectly. It is not too fast and does no overwhelm you, it is not too slow and does not bore you – something I should learn to incorporate in my writing.
There is one thing that stood out like a sore thumb. When parents are in the scene, the dialogue tag says:
“Hi,” my mom says.
“Hello,” my dad says.
Reading “my mom” and “my dad” got annoying. I mean, it is written in the first person and we know it is her parents. But I know little. Perhaps, this is the right way to write things.