Monday, May 10, 2010

Review: Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton

Book Description from the back of the book:

Felicity’s no ordinary matchmaker…she’s a cupid.

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 e-mail), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend, Maya, with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired…and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

My Thoughts:

Felicity never expected that she would get a job much less than she would become a cupid. It was a nice touch that Stapleton injected in her novel: cupidity comes with a contract. The job which was supposedly serious turned out to be so much fun. I liked the hilarious things that people did under the love spell. The changes in them were drastic, instant and intense.

Rhonda Stapleton brings readers a youthful and light read that will be adored by readers who seek enjoyment in reading. With a teenage reasoning on school, on life, on work and on love, this story explores the desires of Felicity and the hesitations of a new cupid.

Felicity proves herself to be a happy-go-lucky. As the story progresses, she learns that just like every job, her matchmaking demands a responsible attitude. With every mistake she commits, Felicity emerges with a better judgment of right and wrong when it comes to cupidity matters. I liked her but I found myself raising my eyebrow at some of the things she did, specifically the fact that she matched Maya with three guys at once. I was dreading that Maya would end up like the girl of Felicity’s first failed match. Another thing was that I was expecting the part where Felicity comes up with a plan to set it all right before the love spell ends. It didn’t happen. Since the problem solved itself by fading, it wasn’t appealing and thrilling to me. I was looking for heavier consequences and much more pressure.

Stupid Cupid is entertaining and laughter-inducing with its funny lines, hilarious commentaries, and unravelling of the wonders and downside of matchmaking.



  1. I might have to read the book because she is named Felicity :)

  2. I don't know...rubs her chin...not my cup of tea.