Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All Out of Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel

All Out of Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel
by Lori Wilde
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.19

Book Description:

From bestselling romance author Lori Wilde comes All Out of Love, the sizzling second book in her Cupid, Texas, series, set in a town where every wish for love comes true.

Millie Greenway and her friends have tried for years to keep the Cupid legend alive in their hometown, but she’s not getting much help from her granddaughters. Lace Bettingfield knows the legend is bogus. As a teen, she left a letter at the Cupid statue and got nothing in return but humiliation. But now the guy she dreamed of is back in town, Lace begins to wonder if the tale might just prove to be true.

All Out of Love features the humor and heartfelt emotion that fans have come to expect from the author of The First Love Cookie Club and A Cowboy for Christmas.

3.0 out of 5 stars Hot But..., June 26, 2013

All Out of Love - Lori Wilde

I think that this is the last time I am going to be visiting Cupid Texas. This is the second book I have read in this series and I am a just as unhappy with this one as I was with the first one. The plot device is the same what little plot there is over and beyond the romance is sketchy and flimsy, stuck in as an afterthought. I just had to read a second book to see if it was just the first book or the author.

The book started on a great note - it starts with the heroine being 14 years old, crushing on her brothers best friend who also happens to be the school golden boy. This secret crush has just been revealed to the entire school because she wrote a letter to Cupid - this letter writing stems from a legend about a statue and the town founders. The heroine ends up humiliated and the hero ends up being quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

In this book, the `heroine' was downright nasty and it seemed to never let up. The hero was insipid and seemed to have the libido and mentality of a sixteen-year-old boy who hasn't gotten his hormones leashed yet.
I DO know that the sex and the lascivious and constant thoughts leading up to the action that both protagonists have, is important to the genre. Nevertheless, I do not think I really need to be hit over the head with these thoughts. Subtlety and brevity would have served Ms.Wilde a little better.

This is yet again another book in which the protagonists spend more time talking to themselves than they do talking to each other or to other people.

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