Friday, April 6, 2018

Book Review: 'Cupid, Mardi Gras, & Auld Lang Syne' by Kaitlin Maitland


Sometimes life can change in an instant. Will Zoe and Morrie be ready for it when it happens to them?
Morrie’s character development was well done. The plot gave her plenty of time to reveal her personality before it began showing how she was evolving. So much time was spent exploring the kind of person she was that all of the changes she went through unfolded smoothly. They suited her backstory and current circumstances perfectly.
It took me a while to figure out how all of the characters knew one another. There were quite a few of them, and the connections between them weren’t always clear. I would have had a much easier time settling into the plot if I’d either had fewer characters to get to know or if they’d been written into something that was full length instead of a short story.
The chemistry between Morrie and Zoey was sizzling hot. I liked the fact that they’d been friends for a long time before the events in this story began because it gave them such a rich history to draw on in their interactions. This was a smart choice for these characters. As soon as I met them, I started rooting for them to end up together. I was so interesting in seeing what would happen that I read the whole book in one sitting.
Cupid, Mardi Gras, & Auld Lang Syne was a fun read. It’s a good choice for anyone who likes a little drama in their erotica.

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