"Humorous Romance Goes to the Dogs!"
In book two of the Cupid series, Cupid is still on
probation and things are already going to the dogs when
granddaddy Jupiter lowers the boom. Well one dog anyway.
Dear, sweet, old Miss Eulalie Bidwell had just passed on to
her final reward, leaving behind a very rich doggie,
Psyche's Folly, a very angry niece and nephew, and two very
dear young friends.
Aside from their love of Miss Eulalie, the two young
people, Jason Stavros and Merrill Prescott, had little in
common. That is until Cupid's momma, Venus, got to
thinking. Beautiful, but not too bright, there is sure to
be chaos when the goddess of love takes a hand.
Jason is a working man, a carpenter. He'd loved and
married a high maintenance woman and had his heart badly
broken, not to mention being taken to the cleaners. Ms.
Eulalie had helped him pick up the pieces, commissioning
him to restore her family home to historical condition.
She'd given him a place to live, in the guest house, and
custody of her million dollar pet when she passed on. Jason
avoids society women like the plague.
Merrill, Ms. Eulalie's attorney, is pure southern society,
definitely not Jason's cup of tea. Though the family's old
money had been squandered by Merrill's uncle, her
grandmother insists that their prestigious name will be
sufficient to attract a suitable husband, meaning a man of
old southern charm and even older money. Naturally
appearances must be kept up, and Merrill did the keeping as
best she could. She felt she owed it to the woman who'd
raised her. Merrill's father had rebelled against
tradition, becoming a flower child. He'd taken to the road
with his true love. Though her parents had never married,
they were still in love, and still together. They loved
their only child as well, but their transient life had not
been for Merrill. She'd wanted stability and her
grandmother had provided it. Eventually she'd resigned
herself to the fact that she would always give in to her
grandmother's wishes. Right now she doesn't have the time
or energy for dating. At any rate, yankee carpenter Jason
Stavros would never fit the bill.
So why would Ms. Eulalie leave her give joint custody of
her wealthy pooch to both Merrill and Jason, stipulating
that they live together and share in it's care? Cupid and
Venus are at it again! Too bad Jupiter's just decided he
wants Merrill for himself.
Just to get his way, the head god had ordered all immortals
to cease interfering in the affairs of humans, and he's
pulled out the big guns, getting grandmother Prescott to
back his suit. But the love gods will not be denied. The
result is a hilarious comedy of errors as Cupid and Venus
go undercover posing as various characters to thwart
Jupiter, not to mention Miss Eulalie's greedy relatives
who are determined to reclaim their fortune even if it
means destroying her good name.
If there is one thing Jason and Merrill agree on, Miss
Eulalie had been as sane as she was kind. As they work
together to spare her name and her pet, stereotypes fly out
the window. Carpenter Jason discovers that southern
belles can be handy to have around. Merrill learns that
hardworking yankee men have a charm all their own. Will
they fall in love? When have Cupid and Venus ever been
wrong? Whoops that's how they got in this mess in the first
place! Jupiter is not going to be a happy camper. Get
ready for book three, Cupid: The Captivating Chauffer.
Reviews based on ImaJinn Books release: March 1,
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted October 2, 2001
Merrill Prescott can't believe she just become legal co-guardian to a dog with seventy-five million dollars. Not only does she have to move in with Jason Stavros, a hard-working, sexy man, to baby-sit the pampered pooch, but she also has to deal with a pair of greedy dog-napping relatives and a grandmother determined to find the "right" husband for her. She doesn't have the energy for love. But Jason is too tasty to resist.
Jason Stavros thinks Merrill is a hot-house Southern belle dabbling at her law practice�until she moves in with him. Earthy, sexy Merrill throws him and his preconceptions out the window. Though determined to keep his distance, Jason can't resist her.
Add the Roman Gods Cupid and Venus into the mix and nothing goes right for these two mortal people.
Also available in electronic format from Amber Quill Press: ISBN: 1592791514