Thursday, March 21, 2013

Love at First Sight

This book has some sexual content, but nothing explicit.
Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas, #1)
3 of 5 stars false
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?


*****I recieved this arc from Edelweiss for my honest review*****
We start off in the town of Cupid in the mind of character Natalie McCleary. Natalie has had a hard life, being witness to her parents deaths, sustaining an injury that has left her with a life long limp and having the burden of her sister's upbringing on her shoulders, has left her as a serious person who very rarely lets her hair down. She has also been brought up in the down of Cupid, a kooky little town, steeped in history, which very much celebrates romance and love. Being 29 and having no prospects has left Natalie perplexed as to how to move forward, and having to answer love letters as part of a town tradition has made her feel clueless. How can you answer questions about love, when you have never experienced it?
Dade Vega is on a mission to find his foster brother, the only family he has. His last known whereabouts was in Cupid, in the very boarding house that Natalie runs. An early life full of abuse has left Dade very suspicious of people and also believing he is will never have a place to belong,or somebody to love.
Each of these characters were totally unprepared for what would happen when they met each other.
I liked this story, I am a sucker for a kooky town and Cupid was definitely a kooky little town. The tradition of the "Dear Cupid" letters was a cute touch and the ancestors of the original Dear Cupid letter writer, Natalie's relatives, were a lively bunch of interfering biddies and I liked them alot. All confident with there belief in love, all willing to dish out advice.
The Mystery of Red's (Dades foster brother) disappearance was a mystery right up to the end. I really had no idea what had happened to him, however I did have my suspicions of a certain person being involved.The romance between Natalie and Dade was a love at first sight story, although Dade did fight it, even though he did feel it. Both characters have some serious self esteem issues but, when things did get moving it was sweet and loving, maybe a bit too sweet for me, but I am sure others will love it. It was well written and well paced.
A good start to a new series.
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