Cupid Rocks

Francesca Hawley
Paranormal romance
Available from Ellora's Cave
ISBN: 9781419945281
February 2013

With her mom driving her crazy about finding a mate, Mandy figures her only chance at peace during their visit is to tell a small lie and claim her friend is her mate. Then when they leave, she plans on having a change of heart and break up. Who would have thought that the new lead guitarist of her parent's rock band would turn out to be her true mate. Now she just has to admit her lie and hope Joe Blackwell believes her, convince her father that being mated to a rock musician doesn't mean repeating her mom's early heartache, and last but not least show her mate's family that a great musician's a great musician whether they play rock or classical. When Joe blew out the candles on his fortieth birthday cake and wished for his true mate, he never expected to find her that very night. Now if they can just figure out how to navigate their parents' quirks, they will all have a chance at a Happy Valentine's Day.

I love Ms. Hawley's werewolves and this story is no different. Joe and Mandy have immediate sparks flying between them, and the sex scenes are really fun to read. But the best part of a book to me is when you love the side characters as much as you do the main characters and this book is wonderful that way. Joe and Mandy's parents are hysterical. I actually found myself laughing out loud at a lot of their scenes. Not to mention cringing a bit when Joe slips back into his childhood role with his parents, because I think we all have a tendency to do that with our own parents. Overall, this is such a good story. I really love the passion for music that runs through out this book. The only thing I'll mention is that this isn't your traditional werewolf romance since their being werewolves is only a factor in Joe and Mandy being true mates. Otherwise, it isn't really addressed in the book. But don't let that stop you from buying this book since it's just a great read.

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Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Amy Hopkins
March 12, 2013


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