Friday, July 12, 2013

Tasty Review for All Out of Love by Lori Wilde

Welcome to my Review Stop on Lori Wilde’s Tasty Virtual Book Tour for All Out of Love. Please leave a comment or question for Lori to let her know you stopped by. You can follow Lori’s tour here
All Out of Love
By: Lori Wilde
A Cupid Texas Novel

Publisher:  Avon
Release Date: June 25, 2013

Buy Links:  Amazon  Barnes & Noble

Book Description: 

The second book in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series by Lori Wilde. Welcome to Cupid, where every wish for love comes true…

For years, a small group of women in Cupid, TX, led by Millie Greenway, have taken it upon themselves to keep the Cupid legend alive. Now Millie has roped her four disbelieving granddaughters into joining the cause.

Lace Bettingfield knows for a fact that the Cupid legend is bogus. As a shy sixteen-year-old, she left a letter at the statue and got nothing in return but heaps of embarassment when her letter ended up printed in the school newspaper. But now the boy she longed for is back in town and Lace can't help wondering...what if?

My Review      

They say you’ll always remember two things from high school no matter how old you are…..your most memorable moment and your most embarrassing moment.  For the characters in Lori Wilde’s All Out of Love, it’s the latter - the most embarrassing moment – the moment you know will haunt you to your grave.  With likable characters, good dialogue, a bit of sweet and spicy romance and the matchmaking women of Cupid, Texas, Ms. Wilde reminds us that love can conquer anything, including the loss of one’s pride.   Having an old town legend inspiring letters to Cupid doesn’t hurt either.

Used to being considered somewhat of an oddball, Lace Bettingfield no longer believes in the legend of Cupid.  The victim of a high school prank, which exposed her secret crush to the whole school, Lace has come a long way from the shy, stuttering girl she was.  Intelligent, independent and built somewhat like Marilyn Monroe, Lace has a PHD in plant biology and doesn’t have time to waste on worthless men.  Especially when the man in question is the injured star quarterback and all around playboy of a professional football team, who just happens to be her brother’s best friend and her secret childhood crush.

Home to help his ill father and recover from his own injury, Pierce Hollister is tired of living the fast life of a professional football player.  Hoping for a change in his life, Pierce is unprepared when he’s completely ignored by his best friend’s sister.  A woman he knew had a crush on him in high school.  Realizing Lace is not going to fall to her knees and worship at his feet, Pierce will have to decide if being attracted to a real woman is the change he needs.

I really enjoyed the scenes between Lace and Pierce as adults, Ms. Wilde does a good job with their verbal and emotional give and take.  Even though Lace still has a little bit of an issue about her figure, she’s come a long way from the girl she was in high school.  Meanwhile Pierce realizes for the first time that if he really wants a chance with Lace, he’ll have to leave his playboy lifestyle behind and let her see the real man underneath.

Will Lace give in to Pierce’s desire to have her in his life?  Will Pierce realize Lace is the love of a lifetime?  You’ll have to read All Out of Love to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more books set in Cupid.     

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns 

FTC Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I was not compensated for my opinion of the reading material provided.

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