Author: Lori Wilde
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction
Rating: 5 Stars
Description/Synopsis: From the author of the Twilight, Texas books comes the first in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series. Lori Wilde welcomes us to Cupid, where every wish for love comes true…
Natalie McCleary couldn’t believe her eyes-a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly-naked man stood in her path…and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it’d hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love-with a stranger.
But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasn’t about to be a stranger for long. He’d ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise he’d made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse at Natalie-soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting-changed his life forever.
But how can he offer her is love, when he can’t even promise to stay in one place for longer than a week?
WARNING – SPOILERS WILL ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
I adore this book. I’ll admit that I was thrilled to get this in the mail only to find it had a cowboy on the cover. I can’t explain my obsession with cowboy-romances. Was this a cowboy romance? No – and I don’t even care. Cover aside, this was a heart-warming story about who individuals, both scarred literally and figuratively by their pasts who find out that true-love at first-sight really does exist. The main couple, Natalie and Dade, fall head over heals for one another despite all their protesting to the contrary, and a steamy, fast-paced relationship ensues.
This book had heart-warming moments, humerus antics, and dire mysteries to solve. I couldn’t put it down! So who cares if the cover has a cowboy on it and there are no cowboys in the story. I could care less. This was awesome, and if you love true romance stories that aren’t all about the sexy-times, but more about the emotional attachment, you’ll love this story. (Not that it didn’t have some steamy moments too!)
The writing was extremely well done: clear and easy to follow, the characters unique and memorable, and the pace was just right. If you’re a big fan of sure-read romances and feel-good afternoon stories, be sure to pick this up in May. It’s 369 pages of loveable goodness.