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Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas Series #1)

Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas Series #1)

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by Lori Wilde

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Welcome to Cupid, Texas, where every wish for love comes true…

In her sexy new series of romance novels, New York Times bestselling romance author Lori Wilde, introduces a town where the residents are more than likely to fall in love at first sight.

Passion has been notably lacking in the life of sensible Natalie McCleary. But when ex–Navy


Welcome to Cupid, Texas, where every wish for love comes true…

In her sexy new series of romance novels, New York Times bestselling romance author Lori Wilde, introduces a town where the residents are more than likely to fall in love at first sight.

Passion has been notably lacking in the life of sensible Natalie McCleary. But when ex–Navy SEAL Dade Vega roars into Cupid on his motorcycle, and she stumbles on him stark naked and soaking wet, she suddenly understands what it means to be struck by love. Dade feels it too.

Will he stick around and give them both a happy ending or will this footloose loner move on and leave her heartbroken?

Love at First Sight, told with the humor and spice fans have come to expect from Lori Wilde’s delightful romances, including A Cowboy for Christmas and The Cowboy and the Princess.

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Library Journal
Even though she lives in Cupid, TX, bed-and-breakfast owner Natalie McCleary has never been in love. Still, she takes her turn along with the rest of the Cupid Committee at answering the many letters to Cupid that arrive each day. What she certainly doesn't believe in is love at first sight, and neither does former Navy SEAL Dade Vega—until the two of them lock eyes across a grocery store parking lot. Of course, they've never met, and Dade is only in town long enough to find his foster brother, who's gone missing. But that's not going to stop Cupid from working his magic—or is it? VERDICT A pair of engaging protagonists, a wealth of wacky townsfolk, and a mystery with a dangerous twist add up to a charmingly sexy tale that will leave fans smiling. An e-novella prequel to this story, One True Love, was released by Avon Impulse in May. Wilde (A Cowboy for Christmas) lives in Texas.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Cupid, Texas Series , #1
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4.38(w) x 6.66(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has sold seventy-nine works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first New York Times bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas, is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

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Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited about this series when I read the description. I recognized the author and was sure I would be reading the entire series. Usually, Avon Books delivers a good reading experience too. I will pass on future releases after the level of dissatisfaction. The story went off on tangents, spent too much time on uninteresting story line. I was expecting more character development. I really hate writing a review that is this negative but this book completely missed the mark for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a feel good love story with a bit of mystery built in. It kept your interest in trying to figure out the who-done-it while watching the love story develop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters, good storyline but throughout the book I felt that the author was doing a lot of "fill" to extend the book... It was slow in parts and I tended to walk away for a time... It was more than halfway through the book that I finally got interested in reading to the end... I have already pre purchased Book 2 of the series and I read the Novella introducing the series but Book one was somewhat of a disappointment...
Sailon More than 1 year ago
In Cupid, Texas the McCleary family is renowned for their love at first site stories. Natalie McCleary is the next daughter in a long line of woman to carry on the “love at first site” tradition. At 29, Natalie has given up on the thought of true love or even a chance to lose her virginity...until the day she spied Dade Vega fixing his motorcycle on her way home. Confused by the shocking attraction, Natalie must traverse uncharted territory...discovering love. Ex-Navy Seal, Dade Vega has traveled to the town of Cupid after receiving a SOS text from his foster brother and only family Red. After rushing to Cupid, Dade find Red has been missing since the night of his text message. Dade also quickly discovers the woman that ignited all his emotions just by looking at him fixing his motorcycle is Red’s landlady, Natalie. Natalie seems quite concerned about the missing war veteran, but Dade's jaded past has taught him to trust no one but Red. Can an injured and emotionally scarred soul deserve the sweetness that is Natalie McCleary? Unavoidable magnetism, foul play, heated fantasies that lead to even more heated sexual encounters are the focal point of this intriguing first story in the Cupid Series. I found this book to be easy, enjoyable and a quick read. Lori Wilde wove a creative tale including a wonderful twist on Cupid’s folk lore that will be a fascinating premise on which to base the continuation of this series. As erotic romance, Love at First Sight hits the mark...it is vividly descriptive, extremely steamy and has a wonderfully wounded hero and heroine we can route for. This ARC copy of Love at First Sight was given to me by HapperCollins - Avon Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication on May 28, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is sweet and will tug at your heart for our H and h. Neither of our chsracter's have had an easy life and don't feel they deserve love or happiness. There is one night that they made love twice. It doesn't happen until 2/3rds into the story and isn't vulgar. Mildly descriptive so if you you are turned off by two people who wait until they feel something for each other and make love then this isn't for you. But, you'd be missing a tender story. There isn't a cliffhanger which I dislike when you're blindsided and left hanging. I do agree with another reviewer that it had about 50 pages of filler that slowed the story down. That is why I rsted it lower. There is suspense, twists and a nice HEA. (Ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although it ended sweetly, the story progressed too slowly. It dragged on quite a bit before any romance happened.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
As soon as I read how Natalie and Dade first make eye contact, I knew this was going to be a good book. Those paragraphs are some of the best 'love at first sight' writing ever. This story has everything that you could ask for in a book....sexy romance, suspense, and a heroine who takes care of everyone. You won't be able to put it down!
GinaBina22 4 months ago
Love at First Sight is the first book in the Cupid Texas series by Lori Wilde, and if you are looking for small town romance with plenty of spicy scenes, and a bit of mystery you will very much enjoy this book! Natalie Mcleary is the owner of a B&B in Cupid, the town that worships romance and the god of love himself, CUPID! She is related to many of the town folk, and those who aren't relatives are close friends. She along with the women of the town and her sister Zoey answer letters to Cupid, which people leave in a mailbox among the botanical gardens in the center of town. All of this is tradition and based upon a legend that led to the notion that if you write to Cupid, he will answer your hearts desire. It's sort of a fun thing for people to believe in, but every once in a while, a fairytale can come true. Natalie had to grow up fast as the tragic plane accident death of her parents left her to look after her sister Zoey, although she had the support of her many Aunts and Uncles and cousins within the town. She has remained a virgin at 29 in the hopes of finding Mr Right, and her leg left crippled after the accident leaves her with little confidence. Until Dade Vega. Dade is as sexy as they come, riding into Cupid on a Harley, the mysterious stranger, a loner, a wanderer, and ex Navy Seal. He's looking for Red, his foster brother, who happened to be a resident at Natalie's B&B before he disappeared, sending Dade a mayday text. As Dade begins to trust Natalie, he confides why he is really in town, and why he has to find Red. One look at each other, and Dade and Natalie both feel love, but can they both trust that it's real, that it can last? Before they actually have a chance to decide, an ominous event is brewing and before long the two of them get stuck - quite literally - in a mess of a problem inside the caverns where an underground fake ID operation is being held. Will the two of them make it to safety and be able to confess their true feelings or is it too late? Love CAN take one to high places. Just read along and see for yourself! Can't wait to read the next installments of this series!
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Will Nat find love in her out of the way town? What kind of life ddoes Cupid have in store for her Read on & see
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Main characters both have issues and are not looking for love. Very interesting small town setting with little mystery that brings characters together. Nice, light, easy read.
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Knew the villans from the start but it was a good story
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I don't remember reading it deleted it
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Had all the necessary ingredients ... Intrigue .. Sex .. Mystery ..