ginger reading ninja
Celtic Cupid - he's the love expert
I recently reached this lovely book in my finally shrinking TBR box. Now I kinda feel bad because I actually bought a special edition of this from the author last year and have only just gotten to it... but we all know how out of control TBR piles can be. Anyway onto the book.
The Celtic Cupid is actually a trilogy and they're all equally sweet and interesting to read. 'Cupid'/Diocali pops up throughout in various forms and faces, always seeming familiar to those around him but like de ja vu, they can never quite put their finger on where they know him from.
BLAME THE WINE introduces us to Cupid and his first charges Cara and James. He's a sex god science type geek who runs his own company and should be dating models (in Cara's mind anyway) but secretly has been dreaming about Cara's curves. Cara is a plus-sized goddess who's lived a life hearing the barbs of a world that believes thin = smart, beautiful, sexy, worthy... From the moment she spotted James she dreams of him from afar knowing he's way out of her curvy league. Until cupid steps in, sparks fly and these 'star crossed lovers' find each other's arms... and more.
STRANGER'S EMBRACE finds Davis (a coffee shop haunting author) setting his sights on Jane his holder downtrodden waitress. But what starts as just a simple act of kindness grows into something special when Jane sheds her dowdy 'armour' and brings Frannie her precocious teenage daughter into Davis's life. Hiding for years from abuse, can Jane and Frannie find safety and love with Davis or will they have to run again?
REVENGE ON CUPID - It's the big man's turn. He'll be allowed to return to his own dimension if only he can find true love... easy right? He's cupid after all. Yeah, maybe not so much. Simone has watched her best friends find true love in the most unlikely places while being overlooked and cheated on herself. She's not looking anymore, she just wants a quiet simple life without worrying about being screwed over. Except cupid has his eye on her, and his ex has her eye on him... and the well-meaning/interfering family of gods have their eyes on the whole situation.