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…
I devoured this.
Moti on the Water was just all around FUN! From the setting to the characters, when I read this it was so laid back, witty, and full of joy. I had NO worries or a care in the world. Not to mention: Moti MAKES THIS BOOK. It’s no wonder the title has her name in it. It belongs there. She is a force to reckoned with. And my new spirit animal. I think she is one female lead that I will remember forever.
I absolutely loved the banter between ALL of the characters, I thought they all had such great dynamic and great playful banter to keep the story moving at even the slow parts. It didn’t matter to me who was interacting, we were getting some LOL moments and fantastic one-liners that kept me chuckling. Leylah really shown through this book. I could see her personality on each page.
I think one of Leylah’s many great talents is her ability to write settings and locations with such vividness and clarity. Everything feels so real and feels as if you’re actually there. Not only that, the settings always match the characters. They fit in where they are. If you think about her other books, I know you can absolutely agree with me! Moti on the Water was no different.
I think this review will be pretty short and sweet because I talked about the two things I loved the most: the characters and the setting. If I keep going I think you’ll get bored and then call me out for being a rambling person who doesn’t care how redundant she sounds. If you are looking for a book to escape with for a while, pick this one up! It’s such a light-hearted and fun read that I forgot about all of my other worries while I was on the water with Moti.