Monday, 9 April 2012
Book Review: Struck by Rhonda Stapleton
Title: Struck: Stupid Cupid; Flirting with Disaster; Pucker Up
Author: Rhonda Stapleton
Released: December 2011
Summary: Felicity Walker believes in true love. That’s why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid’s Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn’t just a matchmaker...she’s a cupid! (There’s more than one of them, you know.) Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But the path to love is not always a straight shot....Laugh-out-loud funny and irresistibly romantic, this delightful bind-up is ideal for fans of both romantic comedies and paranormal romance. - Goodreads
*Struck is a compilation of the three books in Rhonda Stapleton's Stupid Cupid series. I am only reviewing the first book in the series, Stupid Cupid. *
My Review: I wanted this book to be great. I loved the idea of a teenage cupid who uses a hot pink PDA to make love matches. While the idea was good, the execution was, for me, lacking. Felicity was a likable main character, she's a good friend to her besties Maya and Andy and handles her job as a teenage cupid without too many mishaps despite not following the Cupid rule book. However, none of the characters in the book had much depth to them and I had a hard time connecting with characters in the book. This is a YA book that is on the "younger" spectrum of things, which may have been why I wasn't compelled to read the other two books in the series. I would have loved for the cupid element to be more fleshed out and I would have liked to have learned more about Felicity's employer Janet who ran the cupid agency. There were a few funny moments, but if you want depth this book isn't for you. Overall this is a light, fluffy read that could have benefited from more detail and depth in the characters and story line.