Cupid Stupid: Small Town Western Contemporary

· Return to Cupid, Texas Book 1 · Virtual Bookseller, LLC
108 reviews

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A new series from USA Today Bestselling Author Sylvia McDaniel

Nothing says bad judgement like trying to prove a superstition true…

Taylor Braxton, along with a few adventurous girlfriends, decides to test one such superstition on Valentine’s Day – the day Taylor’s ex-fiancé is to be married. A few bottles of wine help lower her inhibition and go a long way to giving her the courage to try to heal her broken heart. After all, Taylor reasons, what is the worst thing that can happen – the superstition of finding her true love might come true?

Sheriff Ryan Jones is used to getting calls about the odd dancing around the downtown fountain. When you live in Cupid, Texas, there were always some residents who believed if you dance naked around the fountain, you were guaranteed to find your true love. What he doesn’t expect is to find the lovely, but spirited, Taylor Braxton confronts him at midnight – sans clothing. Unfortunately, a long-held promise and his badge stand between him and what he wants – Taylor.

Will the Cupid Superstition help Taylor and Ryan overcome the past and take a chance on love again? Or will a promise he made to her best friend, and his career, deflect Cupid’s arrow? 

If you enjoy small town romance you'll enjoy the misadventures of Return to Cupid, Texas Series. 

Return to Cupid, Texas Series

Cupid Stupid

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Cupid's Dance

Cupid Help Me

Cupid Cures

Cupid's Heart

Cupid Santa

Cupid Second Chance

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108 reviews
Ann O'Mealey
May 25, 2017
Taylor has moved back to her home town of Cupid TX after finding her fiancé (a lawman) in bed with another woman. On valentine’s day she and her friends celebrate with a few drinks and decide to test the old town superstition of dancing naked around the city’s Statue of Cupid. When they see the Sheriff’s car coming they all take off naked in different directions. Taylor is the unlucky one that gets caught by none other than her best friend’s old high school boyfriend Ryan Jones. Ryan is interested in dating Taylor, but knows she is reluctant to get into an new relationship especially with someone in law enforcement. Taylor wants to be with Ryan, but is afraid of what her friend Kelsey, Ryan’s ex, will think about her dating him. Also, what is the mystery surrounding why they broke up so suddenly in high school? Taylor finds that sometimes to be happy in life you have to take chances, forgive, and just keep moving forward. It was slow getting started, but it builds a good foundation for the story and the series. A good HEA ending. I was given a free ARC of this book for an honest book review. My rating is 5 stars.
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Dawn Pearson
March 26, 2017
This is a fun, crazy story. There's a superstition around the town of Cupid, Texas that if you dance naked around the cupid fountain at midnight and chant, "Oh, Cupid statue find us our true love!" you'll find true love and happily ever after. Well one night, 3 best friends, Taylor, Meghan, and Kelsey decide to test out the theory after they'd had a bit too much to drink. This particular story follows Taylor Braxton and her experience after dancing around the fountain. The only complication is that she's not seeking romance after an awful breakup with her ex-fiance who she caught cheating. So, she now wants nothing to do with lawmen because she's convinced they are cheaters. However, before the women can finish their dance and get their clothes back on, the flashing lights of the sheriff's patrol car startle them. While the other two run off, Taylor finds herself confronted by none other than the new sheriff, Ryan Jones! Ryan cannot believe his eyes. More crazy women dancing naked. However, this time they aren't silly high schoolers or college kids. He knows these women and has always been attracted to the one in his sights now - Taylor Braxton. Fueled by an instant attraction, Ryan desperately wants to get to know Taylor better, but she's running scared. Not wanting to scare her away, he withholds some details from his past. But, what will happen when she eventually finds out? Will he lose her for good? Can he convince her that not all lawmen are bad? Although I enjoyed the story, it did get a bit racy for me in places. But, overall, it's a cute, silly story with a bit of superstition thrown in for fun. The romance pushed further into the "R" category than I normally read. Thankfully, it didn't stay there. There is a subtle theme of hypocrisy, remorse, and forgiveness. Romance - Steamy PG13 / R - multiple romance scenes and lots of kissing and innuendo. Language - a couple of occurrences of a cuss word and male body parts named or referenced. My rating - 4 stars
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Margaret Watkins
March 25, 2017
With her heart in tatters, Taylor returns to the small town of Cupid, dominated by a fountain with Cupid’s statue. Her two best friends from school days return to their hometown at about the same time, as do a number of other citizens that went to school with them. High School at the best of times can be an awkward time in a young person’s life, and those living in the town of Cupid were not exempt from making mistakes. In a last ditch attempt to prove that the superstitions surrounding Cupid’s fountain are without merit, Taylor and her friends dance around the fountain at midnight – in the buff. Naturally there are consequences, but not necessarily what they were expecting. Cupid Stupid ranges from sad to hilarious, with tenderness in between. I loved the three besties and their personalities, as well as the patrons of the diner owned by Taylor’s family. Sheriff Jones is a man caught between carrying out his duties, and falling head over heels in love. I loved his character and perseverance as he tries to break through the ice surrounding Taylor’s heart. When truths emerge, it is time to face up to the consequences, but one wonders whether it is too late for reconciliation to take place. I received an advance copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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USA TODAY best selling author Sylvia McDaniel has published more than thirty western historical romance, contemporary romance and even a few sci-fi novels.  Known for her sweet, funny, family-oriented romances,  Sylvia is the author of The Burnett Brides, Lipstick and Lead Series, Scandalous Suffragette Brides, The Cuvier Widows, Return to Cupid, Texas series and several short contemporary romances.

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