generously endowed young mother
Bradshaw, one spunky, fiery-haired, cat-eyed Romance columnist.
(Think Renee Russo meets Marilyn Monroe.) Give her a messy divorce from an
apathetic husband, and threaten to take away her job--the only way for her
to provide for her sickly young son. When her confidence is
sufficiently shaken, put her in airport full of men she'll never see again
and watch this normally self-assured and self-possessed woman test herself
to see if she's still got "IT" by using one of the oldest tricks
in the book: a very hot variation on the old
take one haplessly unaware handsome man and put him in Kate's
cross-hairs. Special effects wizard Mike Cameron (a Kevin Costner/Judge
Reinhold amalgam) is simply minding his own business while waiting for his
flight, reflecting upon the state of his long-term bachelorhood and
finding it somewhat lacking. For the first time in his life he's
giving serious thought to settling down. But how does he go about
finding the right woman for himself? It's not as though she'll just
fall into his lap, right?
worked for me:
was a fun couple; I really liked the interaction between Kate and
Mike. Kate had no qualms about possessing such a classically
feminine shape, and seemed very comfortable with herself. Mike
certainly loved the way she looked, but was also intrigued by the way she
got him so wound him up at the airport only to just drop out of sight.
Watching Mike pursue Kate was very enjoyable. I know I certainly
wouldn't mind having a man like that chase after me!
was also a very sweet secondary romance which I think might be interesting
to explore as a prequel to this book, as well as potential for turning
Kate into Cupid a few more times for Mike's three
What didn't work for me:
Understandably Kate was skittish about getting into a relationship again,
especially since doing so put her young son's heart at risk as much as it
did hers. But there were times when I just felt so frustrated that
Kate couldn't see what others did: that Mike is the "Real
Deal". Also, the sickly son/deadbeat dad storyline was a bit
predictable, but I didn't feel it hurt the story in any way except that it
slowed the pace a bit. Of course, removing these situations from the
story would have meant that Mike and Kate would have gotten together
faster and that the book would have been over that much sooner, which I
wouldn't have cared for at all. :^)
I really loved this
book! It was fresh and funny with a unique approach. The
little "Dear Cupid" letters at the opening of each chapter were
wonderful, and the one at the end of the book was the best of all.
:^) A great bubble bath book, but be forewarned that you'll spend a
lot of time laughing so beware the danger of drowning yourself during a giggle fit.
If you liked "Dear Cupid"
you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"Midsummer Lightning", "The Independent Bride", "The Librarian's
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
"Born to be Wild",
"Runaway Bay", "Carried Away",
"His Seductive Revenge",
for Laura", "It Had to be You",
"This Heart of Mine",
"Welcome to Temptation",
"Faking It", or "Sweet Memories".
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