Monday, February 4, 2013

Review: A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk


  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Flirt)
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Format: eBook 
  • Source: Ebook provided by the publisher for review
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 Finding love should be easy, but wedding photographer Phoebe Ward knows better. When Cupid shows up on a crazy mission to help her —and save the world in the process—Phoebe realizes love might be even more complicated than she thought. Even with Cupid showing her Mr. Right , she can’t stop thinking about his best friend, Mr. Wrong.

Cal Crawford has never had time for love, but now he’s falling for Phoebe. Which means it’s got to be just plain wrong to set her up with his best friend, right? But even though seeing Phoebe with someone else will break his heart, he can’t walk away from her.

Phoebe can’t afford to choose the wrong guy with the fate of the world at stake. But maybe Cupid has it wrong. Maybe she has to rely just a little bit on Cupid, and a whole lot more on her heart.


My Thoughts

This is a cute short story about finding love. Seriously, that's what it's all about. There is Cosmo who is Cupid's son, and he is in charge of making sure that Phoebe finds true love by Valentine's Day or love will forever be gone!! No one will ever love again. Tragic right? That also means he won't exist and the evil Gods win. Sounds a little melodramatic and cheesy, I know. But really, it's not. It was a fun and quick story to read and I enjoyed it. It's a great way to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day with a bit of humor, snark, miscommunications, and of course romance.

Phoebe is a photographer and loves what she does. She knows that true love exists, she captures it on film all the time, she just doesn't think it exists for her. When she meets Cosmo she thinks he is crazy at first, but decides to humor him, what can go wrong, right? Well, she falls for her supposed soulmates roomate. She tries as hard as she can to fight it knowing that the fate of love everywhere rests in her hands and she needs to make Mr. soulmate fall in love with her, not chase the wrong guy. I admired her for wanting to do what she thought was right, but wanted to smack her for not seeing that love was there staring her in the face and to not brush it off. Being that this was a short story I didn't really feel a connection of any sort to her, but I liked her enough and really wanted her to have her happy ending.

Cal was really fun. He is against commitment and has always kept people at arms length. He is smart, successful, and sexy, but he is always afraid to let anyone get too close and take advantage of him. I loved seeing him finally let the walls down and really just try to go for it with Phoebe. I felt so bad for him when she continued to shoot him down and then wanted to be friends. He was great. I liked reading from his POV better than Phoebe's. He was a bit more interesting.

Overall this was a super fun and quick read with a fast and entertaining romance. There isn't really a whole lot of depth to it, but it was a great read to get lost in. If you are looking for a romance with some fun characters then this is a good one to pick up. I really like Jennifer Shirk's writing and will be reading more from her for sure!


26 comments:

  1. Sounds fun! I love a cute read all about romance! Especially for V Day! I find cupid to be an interesting fellow. lol Would be a fun job to make people fall in love.

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    1. This was very cute. I wish that "cupid" had been a little more present since he was very entertaining, but it was a quick and enjoyable read.

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  2. This does sound like fun. Sometimes books like this are exactly what is needed to break up all the serious stuff we read. It sounds like a sweet chick lit movie!

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    1. Haha! It is definitely the type of movie you would see on Lifetime or something!! (Shhhh I secretly like some of those cheesy lifetime movies!)

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    1. You're welcome!! It was a fun book to read!!

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  4. Oh cool! I'm on the tour for this one, it seems super cute. I'm glad you liked it , Amy!

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    1. Hope you like it Andrea! It was fun and cute!!

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  5. I love the cover and haven't heard about it before. I'll be picking it up.

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  6. I'm reviewing this for the tour. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. I think you will like it. It's cute!

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  7. Eeeks this sounds like so much fun, Amy! I love cutesy books with cutesy covers and this seems to be exactly that kind of book. I love reading cute contemporaries especially after reading some kind of dark book. It really helps to lift my mood. Plus, the characters sound fab!
    Lovely review, Amy! :)

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    1. I read this one super quick and it was a lot of fun. Sometime Phoebe was frustrating, but I loved Cal!!

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  8. Cute romance books are great! I'll have to give it a try next time I'm in the mood for a little down time.

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    1. I do love cute romances. The Flirt and Ever After lines from Entangled Publishing are perfect for quick romance reads!!

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  9. This sounds like a good Valentine's Day read. Super cute and nice review.

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    1. With how fast you read this would be super quick for you too!!

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  10. Oh cute! Sounds perfect for this time of year.

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    1. It was a perfect read for this time of year!

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  11. Yay for cute books! With all the intense books that have been published lately, we all need a break from that and just have the fluffy, no-substance-but-oh-so-good books :D I'm glad you thought it was a good book book even though its brevity (SAT word!) might have made the characters harder to connect to. BUT. BUT. BUT. You still wanted the characters to find love so that's still super awesome!

    Great review!

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    1. I always go to books from Entangled Publishing's Flirt and Ever After imprint if I want something I can just sit and read all at once and put a smile on my face!

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  12. This sounds like a fun read! I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the fun review! :-)

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  13. Awesome review Amy! This sounds like a cute little story :). I've never heard of it before now, but it seems like a fun and entertaining page turner.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  14. aww this definitely sounds like a cute read! Im glad you enjoyed it! Will have to check it out!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  15. Valentine's Day short story with a little paranormal twist. A little rushed, but it was a short story. You can only accomplish so much in so few words.

    Cath Brookes
    We saw BC Digital Marketing

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