Sensible librarian Gemma Valentine helps close her family’s antique store and enjoy Cupid’s Corners’ Valentine’s Day festival celebrating romance and weddings—even if she doesn’t believe in love. But when she’s tricked into briefly reviving the town paper’s Dear Cupid advice column, with her best friend’s too handsome brother as part of the deal, she’s miffed. Why does he have to disturb her nice, tidy life?
Architect and hometown football hero Sean McCleary’s promotion hinges on renovating Gemma’s building into a sleek, trendy retail space fast. He’s willing to do anything to finish this project even provide a man’s perspective for the lovelorn column. Why not? Gemma might be annoying, but she’s funny and adorable and he enjoys their spirited banter. Soon Sean sees Gemma in a new light and wonders if he can convince her to give him a chance.
Can two Cupid columnists take their own advice on falling in love?
Titles in the Cupid’s Corner series include – Dear Cupid – Picture Perfect Bride –
Title: Dear Cupid
Series: Cupid’s Corner #1
Author: Laurie LeClair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 28, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Dear Cupid begins the Cupid’s Corner series with a delightful opposites do attract romance full of laugh out loud moments, a few teary-eyed ones as well, and one charming couple who may have to redefine their version of what love is before admitting to falling so hard for someone they never saw coming. Now, I will admit that I’m coming to this series late, but since I did have an ARC of the next story in the series I decided to do a bit of binge reading this past weekend – and I’m so glad that I went back to the beginning of what I’m certain will prove to be one of my favorite small towns (admittedly I do have several of those favorites but what’s one more, right?) for Cupid’s Corner is full of quirky, lively, fun residents and I can’t wait to meet more of them.
Sean and Gemma have known each other for years, after all, she is his sister’s best friend. Yet life and careers took them from their hometown – and now life is about to bring them together again, older, maybe wiser, and definitely the exact opposite of each other. One ‘plan out every moment’ and one ‘spur of the moment’ people are about to collide with enjoyable, loving results – well, with a little help from a matchmaking grandmother and perhaps just a touch of Cupid’s magic.
Dusty letters to a newspaper’s Dear Cupid column will bring this couple together as first reluctant working partners on the revived advice column bringing a male’s view of romantic situations into play. Sean is the first to fall but Gemma isn’t far behind – it’s her logical, plan, plan, and plan some more mind that needs to catch up. Watching them work together, slowly fall for each other, and sizzle their way to a happy ending was such a fun experience. I liked Dear Cupid so much and was immediately glad that I was binge reading since Picture Perfect Bride was on my Kindle and I wouldn’t have to wait. If you love a romance with a best friend’s brother, opposites attract, or even a friends to lovers style trope – then you’ll want to fall in love with Cupid’s Corner and some really good romances going on in that town.
I own a Kindle edition of Dear Cupid.
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