Love, romance, hearts, flowers, cupid…. Rubbish.
Abby Fine still hasn’t gotten over the pain of a year-old betrayal and plans to spend this Valentine’s Day drowning her sorrows with a ménage of men named Ben, Jerry, and Riesling.
Her plans are diverted when she drops and breaks her new iPhone and gives in to a momentary hormone surge, agreeing to let office hottie and tech god Tom Walker squirm his way into her condo to fix it.
Tom shows up with his Xbox, spicy Chinese food, and a habit of stealing kisses every time she lets her guard down.
Can a weekend of laughter, video games, and movies change Abby’s opinion of stupid Cupid?
Review: This is a novella at only 79 pages and a very quick read but it wasn’t as enjoyable as I thought it would be. There was a lot of references to geeks, gaming, movies, TV shows and their characters that I had to know something about in order to understand the lingo and the innuendos. Valentine’s Day also had a starring role since it was that time of year and it’s a holiday that holds bad mojo and memories for Abby but Tom was trying to turn it around for her. Abby and Tom had immediate chemistry once they had interactions although apparently he wanted to know her better for the full five years they worked together. Tom finally eased his way into Abby’s life and it was one of the best things that could have happened to her since he understood her better than she knew herself.
There was family that I could do without especially her younger sister, a few friends and coworkers, some romance and love, laughter, tears, heartache and fun and a lot of quirkiness. Even though the story was short there was nice closure and an actual storyline.
I have not read books by James’ before but would give her other contemporary romances a try and hope for a little more length and depth.
Favorite Quote: “Every woman is a princess to someone. Or she should be, anyway.” He dipped one of his rolls in the soup and took another bite. “I love these things.”