by Bette Lee Crosby
Published: October 17, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase*: Barnes and Noble/Amazon
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.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 delivers a 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.
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.
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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