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Posted October 10, 2001
Sofia Rose Cardinella left the groom standing at the alter for the third time! But even being stood up three times by the same woman, Vincent expected to marry her. He had been hand-picked by her mafioso father. Debi, Sofia's chubby sister, was in love with Vencent but he would see no one but Sofia. Sofia was in love with an ex-lawyer, Ben Estes, who was trying to become a singer with the tone of Frank Sinatra. When Daddy sent two bumbling goons out to kill Ben, Sofia and Ben fly to Carmel, California, to let things cool down. When the goons follow, they marry. After all, Daddy would not kill his own son-in-law, right? <BR><BR> * <B><I>In my personal opinion,</I></B> Sofia and Ben are the two most immature people I have ever read about. Neither took anything seriously, not even the idea of marriage! Sofia came off as a spoiled girl out to irritate her father by marrying someone she knew he would hate. The dialogue was full of humor and wit, but too much so, as if every sentence of the book simply had to be funny. It got old fast! It was the two goons I hated most. <I>No man is going to order someone murdered by sending two idiots that he knows will end up leading back to him ... if they got lucky enough to kill him. </I><BR><BR> The story idea had promise, but I saw way too many unrealistic problems. My personal opinion is to pass on this one. *Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Joseph Cardinella feels three¿s the charm as he plays matchmaker between his Mafia family and another, similar to the way royalty used to do so in Europe. However, his youngest daughter Sofia proves him wrong as she leaves Vincent Scalia at the alter while the Wedding March drones on and on. Instead Sofia is listening and watching singer Ben Estes perform like a mall-Sinatra. <P> Sofia decides Ben is perfect not because he is drop dead handsome which he is, but because daddy will hate him. She picks him up, but when he learns who is best fan's father is, Ben decides to vacation in California with Sofia. As Joseph¿s thugs follow, Ben and Sofa fall in love, but will the groom live long enough to attend the wedding and if he makes it to the alter will the bride finally show up? <P> FLY ME TO THE MOON is an amusing romantic romp that will please readers who enjoy laughter with their novel. The story line is stretched, but understandably so as debut author Kylie Adams uses her secondary cast to provide humor. Though some charcaters appear more caricature-like and perhaps even stereotyped than is needed, sub-genre fans will find Ms. Adams has the talent to entertain even though one must wonder how she knows that Hollywood¿s George Clooney is ¿real¿? <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2001
FLY ME TO THE MOON is a real hoot! Wickedly funny, and totally fresh. Sophia and Ben were made for each other, and the sassy secondary characters only add to the fun. Yay, Kylie Adams!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 18, 2001
This book is a LOT of FUN! It's fresh and original and I couldn't stop turning the pages. I hope this is the first of many Kylie Adams novels to come. Sophia and Ben were a hoot and I loved Mr. Pickles!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2001
This is one of the funniest books I've read in years. If you're a fan of off-the-wall humor, you'll love this. It's sort of a 'Moonstruck meets Birdcage' kind of thing. Bravo, Kylie! A sparkling debut!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.