February 14, 2013

book review: cupid on deck

Nancy Scrofano's Cupid on Deck (read more about it here) is a quick and fun read for any of my fellow single gals looking to commiserate on Valentine's Day.

Lou boards a Valentine's evening 20s-themed party with her best friend in hopes at making a love connection with her longtime crush, Nate. According to latest reports, he has broken up with his girlfriend and is on the rebound. Unfortunately, luck proves not be on her side where Nate is concerned, and she's left the third wheel on a date with a couple totally into and all over each other. On top of that, she's looking to play a little rebound of her own after being jilted a couple of Valentine's Days before.

Enter Landon, a delish and understanding man that is almost too good to be true. Handsome and wonderful, he whisks in to help her. Also playing the part of a singleton on a couples holiday, he carries a sad romantic past like Lou.

In an accident-ridden night of dancing, drinks and discussion, Lou and Landon find that maybe cupid was on board their boat.

This was a super cute, short read worth the time spent enjoying it. I laughed out loud, sighed and found myself totally crushing on Landon while liking Lou. That's a pretty tall order and major accomplishment for a story that took less than an hour to read.

The story was unique and sweet. It managed to give enough background about the characters to have their story make sense while leaving enough mystery to build to the ending. Speaking of the happily ever after, this story's finale had me sighing with happiness and left a smile on my face long after reading it.

If you enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl (read my review here), you'll certainly be a fan of the 20s party theme that came with this book. Carrying Scrofano's signature vintage feel, this was a great stand alone story while also melding well with the niche she has created for herself in her debut novel, True Love Way (read my review here).

I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking to spend a little bit of time watching two crazy kids find love on a boat.

Rating: 4.5 of 5

About the Author
Nancy Scrofano is the author of True Love Way. She is a freelance writer, and she is the founder and managing editor of The Chick Lit Bee, a book blog that promotes and celebrates women's fiction. Nancy is at work on her next novel. For more information, please visit http://www.nancyscrofano.com.

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