Author: Jennifer Shirk
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Novella
Rating: 3.5 stars
Source: ARC provided by publisher
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.
This is a very short, very sweet book that asks the age old question…Do you believe in love at first sight? Phoebe is tasked with the small task of saving the world by finding her true love by Valentine’s Day. No pressure. To help her along the way, Cupid’s son Cosmo is on the job. Hilarity ensues when she meets the love of her life but thinks he’s just lust at first sight. Lots of snarky comments and some funny internal dialogue goes down as Phoebe tries to sort herself out. So, I know I’ve asked before but for you, love or lust at first sight?
As I stated, this book is a very short novella. Goodreads lists it at 84 pages but I’d place the actual story at closer to 60 pages. It’s a very well crafted tale that’s sweet in all the right places. I know you guys are a bunch of horn dogs so be warned, there is no scandalicious sex but there is a toe curling kiss that will leave you with a goofy smile.
About Jennifer Shirk: Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy–which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC’s Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime.
Lately she’s been on a serious exercise kick. But don’t hold that against her.
salty or sweet
night owl or morning person
coffee or tea
Coffee in the AM and tea in the PM
mountains or ocean
Ocean (I live at the beach!)
last song you put on repeat
“Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson
favorite tv show
favorite comfort food
Eggplant parm (but I’m very picky on how it is made)
best childhood memory
I was about 5 or 6 and went on my first cruise with my parents. The waiters were so sweet, I had to get my picture taken with them. And I tried pickled herring for the first time and LOVED it. I had it for breakfast every day! Good times.
rule breaker or inside the lines
Inside the lines
favorite adult beverage
North and South
the last totally scandalicious thing you did
NOTHING. I’m an inside the lines girl, remember? If I were an ice cream flavor, I’d be vanilla. LOL
Tell me about a hobby or something you are really good at that people would find surprising.
I’m really good at drawing. I can copy anything by looking at it–just not real life things.
Best Valentine’s memory
Future hubby was away one Valentine’s but sent me the cutest postcard ever, telling me he would make it up to me. I was really impressed considering we’d only been dating for 2 weeks and I wasn’t sure if we “qualified” to celebrate Valentine’s together.
Thanks so much for having me!!!
Thanks for sharing your book with us Jennifer. Happy belated Valentine’s Day to you – I hope your hubby did something awesome for you!