Review: Nudging Cupid by Kerri Williams

Posted June 29, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 15 Comments

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Review: Nudging Cupid by Kerri Williams
Nudging Cupid

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Caliburn Press
Released on February 7, 2012
Pages: 162
Format: eBook
Source: Giveaway
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The Delight

An Australian The Bachelor-style reality TV show is the setting for a romance between the show’s producer and the bachelor.  She’s fatalistic that she can’t have love and he’s stuck between his plan for revenge and his feelings for her.


Review

Nudging Cupid was a giveaway win I had from a few years back and I was happy it won a TBR pile vote since it sounded like a fun and cute contemporary romance.  And, it was to a certain extent.

Ivy is finally in the middle of her dream job producing her own show and helping couples find love.  She sincerely wants this for them and has this skewed notion that she can’t have it for herself.  But, one accident on set where she is saved by Owen, the show’s Bachelor, and she is now rethinking her decision and fighting off attraction.  Meanwhile, Owen falls for Ivy just as quickly, but now has a dilemma since he’s there under false pretenses.  He’s out for revenge against this type of show that hurt his sister.

From the beginning, there was a tug o’war for me.  I had moments I enjoyed the story and others that were a struggle.  Ivy was all over the place for me because she kept swinging between extremes it seemed.  She was also something of a damsel type with tears and fainting and choices.  Her emotions, decisions, and actions would be influenced so easily.  I felt sorry for her because she got involved with a real manipulative jerk who was an expert gaslighter and had her by the shorthairs with her show.  But, Owen was the same.  He kept putting off telling her the truth and was also hooked in Manipulative Matt’s net because of his original intentions toward the show.

There were lots of sweet moments and it was fun to see this all happening while set against the backdrop of the show, but the romance pair had me distracted more than anything else with their gushing thoughts about each other and their situations and their back and forth.  Although, hey boy was I thrilled when Owen gave Matt his comeuppance that was long deserved.

So, it was okay.  I was glad to try it.  It reads quickly and was fairly light for those looking for just that sort of thing in a contemporary romance.


Challenges

Romance Roundabout #226 CR
Mt. TBR #77
COYER Summer #3


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Jenea Whittington
2 years ago

I do like the contemporary romances. I think I’d have a little bit of a struggle with some parts too with some the of holding things back from one another. It still sounds kinda sweet.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I think my biggest struggle was the secrets and the attraction that she fought so hard, but yes, it was on the cutie side of things and the TV set background was neat, too.

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading

I understand how you would feel about the keeping of secrets from each other. I took would have had a hard time with it.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes, that was pretty much the conflict source, too, so I just kept waiting for the fur to fly. And, it did. LOL

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

Not sure I would like either one of these characters.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

They were on the wishy-washy side. LOL

Lily B
2 years ago

the love in this seems to be a bit too quick ;/

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

Yeah, like instant they clap eyes on each other.

Lover Of Romance
2 years ago

awww I really hate it when this happens with characters especially when you have that whole you drive me crazy but I like them too. But I have a feeling these two would drive me crazy 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yeah, they had me irritated, but I didn’t hate them. It was a lighter story.

Carole's Random Life
2 years ago

I am glad that this one did have some high points for you. I can understand why other parts weren’t so great for you though.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yeah, overall, it was a fast and light read that was average, but I was only moderately engaged with the actual characters b/c they were so all over the place.

vvb reads
2 years ago

Too bad it did not work as well as the premise sounds. When it works it can be so fun to read.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  vvb reads

It was a cutie overall and I love the reality show setting, but, yes, the back and forth emotions and actions was distracting. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  vvb reads

It was a cutie overall and I love the reality show setting, but, yes, the back and forth emotions and actions was distracting. 🙂