Nothing says bad judgement like trying to prove a superstition true…
Taylor Braxton, along with a few adventurous girlfriends, decide to test one such superstition on Valentine’s Day – the day Taylor’s ex-fiancé is to be married. A few bottles of wine help lower her inhibition and go a long way to giving her the courage to try to heal her broken heart. After all, Taylor reasons, what is the worst thing that can happen – the superstition of finding her true love might come true?
Sheriff Ryan Jones is used to getting calls about the odd dancing around the downtown fountain. When you live in Cupid, Texas, there were always some residents who believed if you dance naked around the fountain, you were guaranteed to find your true love. What he doesn’t expect is to find the lovely, but spirited Taylor Braxton confronting him at midnight – sans clothing. Unfortunately, a long-held promise and his badge stand between him and what he wants – Taylor.
Will the Cupid Superstition help Taylor and Ryan overcome the past and take a chance on love again? Or will a promise he made to her best friend, and his career, deflect Cupid’s arrow?
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Would you dance around a statue?
This is a fun, crazy story. There's a superstition around the town of Cupid, Texas that if you dance naked around the cupid fountain at midnight and chant, "Oh, Cupid statue find us our true love!" you'll find true love and happily ever after. Well one night, 3 best friends, Taylor, Meghan, and Kelsey decide to test out the theory after they'd had a bit too much to drink.
This particular story follows Taylor Braxton and her experience after dancing around the fountain. The only complication is that she's not seeking romance after an awful breakup with her ex-fiance who she caught cheating. So, she now wants nothing to do with lawmen because she's convinced they are cheaters. However, before the women can finish their dance and get their clothes back on, the flashing lights of the sheriff's patrol car startle them. While the other two run off, Taylor finds herself confronted by none other than the new sheriff, Ryan Jones!
Ryan cannot believe his eyes. More crazy women dancing naked. However, this time they aren't silly high schoolers or college kids. He knows these women and has always been attracted to the one in his sights now - Taylor Braxton. Fueled by an instant attraction, Ryan desperately wants to get to know Taylor better, but she's running scared. Not wanting to scare her away, he withholds some details from his past. But, what will happen when she eventually finds out? Will he lose her for good? Can he convince her that not all lawmen are bad?
Although I enjoyed the story, it did get a bit racy for me in places. But, overall, it's a cute, silly story with a bit of superstition thrown in for fun. The romance pushed further into the "R" category than I normally read. Thankfully, it didn't stay there.
There is a subtle theme of hypocrisy, remorse, and forgiveness.
Romance - Steamy PG13 / R - multiple romance scenes and lots of kissing and innuendo.
Language - a couple of occurrences of a cuss word and male body parts named or referenced.
My rating - 4 stars
It All Began With a Dance
I had no idea Sylvia McDaniel was such a great author. She is really talented.
I love Cupid Stupid! It's so much fun to read, I adore the characters, especially Jack! Every book should have a Jack in it!
Taylor talks her 2 best friends into doing the Cupid Stupid dance with her, around the Cupid statue in the town square. The dance involves dancing around the statue naked and if you do this you are "guaranteed" to find love and get married, soon.
Naturally, the sheriff shows up, the women split up and Taylor gets caught. Instead of taking Taylor to jail, the sheriff, Ryan (ex-HS boyfriend of Taylor's best friend) takes her home with a warning. To thank Ryan, Taylor invites him to dinner. It becomes obvious to them that there is a mutual attraction and Ryan is all for pursuing it but Taylor has been badly burned in a semi-recent past relationship and also hesitates because Ryan's HS relationship with Taylor's bff, ended very badly. Can Ryan convince Taylor to give him a chance? If Taylor finds out why Ryan and her bff, split up will she be able to forgive him? And how would her friends react to her seeing Ryan?
Cupid stupid not as interesting to me as the other Cupid books although it does apply to the series just different.It was still a good book just missing a little more