by Bette Lee Crosby
Published: October 17, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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CUPID’S CHRISTMAS…A love story for both the young and the young at heart. In a spot somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Cupid is trying to overcome the forces of lust, jealousy and the events brought on by his nemeses—Life Management.
Cupid matched John and Eleanor thirty years ago, but Life Management stepped in and fouled things up. Now they are both single and back together again, but before Cupid can give them the happiness they deserve, he’s got to come up with some magic, a few miracles and a dog for John’s daughter.
I love Bette Lee Crosby’s books so when she approached me to
review Cupid’s Christmas
it was a no
brainer. Cupid’s Christmas
holiday tale that you will want to share with others. It reads like a made for television
Hallmark Christmas special and I quickly consumed this on a cold afternoon. This is heartwarming tales that will lift your
spirits and embraces the spirit of the holidays.
We meet Cupid who
dwells somewhere between Heaven and Earth and whose purpose is to match people
with their true loves. This isn’t an
easy task, what with human free will and the department of “Life Management”
whose sole purpose it seems is to throw a wrench into people’s lives. We meet Lindsay Gray, a difficult case who
mixes up love with lust. Add in a second
chance romance, a cute dog, a sexy veterinarian and you have the ingredients
for a heartwarming tale.
Lindsey Gray is in search of love and happiness and nothing
is going her way. Despite Cupid’s interventions she keeps messing things up.
When a series of events force her to move back to her New Jersey home she just
might get her happily ever-after. Her
dad John, his girlfriend Eleanor and her son all have different story lines and
I found myself completely caught up in their stories.Cupid was absolutely hilarious
and I loved her snarky comments and insight about humans.
Crosby has this incredible gift for bringing you memorable
characters and weaving tales that touch you.
I love that she is able to capture my attention in the first few pages. Since New Jersey and the areas mentioned were my old stomping grounds I felt right at home. I loved that she mention my favorite sports teams and venues. The dog in
the book will capture your heart and I love that part of the proceeds go to
helping animal shelters. The pacing is delightful and the characters complex. I
found myself giggling aloud, especially during Cupid’s POV. The tale is shared
through multiple POV’s adding depth and a personal touch. I found myself
highlighting quotes and had tears in my eyes at the end.
If you are in search of a heartwarming tale to get you in
the holiday mood, Cupid’s Christmas
is the perfect read. I cannot wait to
see what this author brings us next.
I want to thank the author for providing this ARC in exchange
for my unbiased review. I was absolutely delighted to see my review quoted for Spare Change
in this novel and recommend
you read it.
I gave this clever tale 4.5 cups of cocoa out of 5
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Labels: Bette Lee Crosby, Christmas, contemporary fiction, Cupid, romance