✻ [EPUB] ✰ Blame It On Cupid By Jennifer Greene ❅ – Peakpopa.info

4.5 stars I started this book initially thinking it was going to a fluff read based on the Merry character However as I continued to read I saw it was gonna get deep It s about a young girls loss of the only parent she knows, a guardian who hasn t a clue, the breakup of families marriages, teenage boys and a lotI glad I continued to read. 2.75 The Right Stuff at the Right TimeFootloose and free spirited Merry Olson didn t expect that the guardianship agreement she signed on a napkin a decade ago would ever result in her pulling up stakes in Minnesota and haring across the country to Oakburg, Virginia, but when the lawyer of her friend Charlie called and informed her of his sudden death, she had exactly one thought to get to his daughter as soon as humanly possible and wrap her up in as much love as the eleven year old could stand Not that the young, childless Merry had the first clue about raising children, but she d been a girl of eleven once and she knew the pain of losing a parent at a young age, so she figured she could relate, and she was sure that all Charlene needed was understanding and love, sympathy for her tragic loss, and some girl bonding And that s exactly what Merry was going to give her.Unfortunately, it didn t take long for Merry to realize that she is completely out of her depth with the unnaturally reserved tomboy with the shaved head and over sized clothes and who wants to be called Charlie, has no clue how to handle the soccer mom gig in an upper class suburbia so far outside of her ken as to resemble foreign soil, and is terrified by the legal mumbo jumbo related to the court appointed guardian ad litem who she s convinced will judge her unworthy to care for Charlene Merry is way over her head and sinking fast Thank goodness her neighbor Jack Mackinnon is such a hero She doesn t know what she d do without him.The woman is a big fluffy female menace who gets lost trying to navigate her own driveway and is a danger to herself and everyone who knows her It took Jack all of about five minutes to figure Merry out Well, five minutes and the fully decorated pink Christmas treein the middle of January Still, it s like his new neighbor is some mysterious vortex and he just keeps getting sucked in Maybe it s because she s so darned pretty Maybe it s because she s so obviously clueless but so determined to provide for his friend s daughter Maybe it s just because Merry touches his heart in a way that he hadn t realized he d needed his whole life Whatever it is, he s captivated, and the longer she s in his life, thehe realizes he doesn t ever want her to get away Telling her that, though, may be a little harder than he d ever dreamed.Every once in a while I come across exactly the sort of book I most need at exactly the point I most needed it Laid up with the flu for days, coughing up a lung or two , feeling icky and ready to do just about anything to brighten my mood and take my mind off everything, I went looking for a light romantic comedy or a light contemporary romance I was hoping for something on the empty calorie side of brain candy My sweets craving gotthan satisfied by Blame It On Cupid.I have to admit, as a longtime and proud tomboy myself, I related a littlewith wounded Charlene and I d want to be called Charlie, too, regardless than pink bunny slipper wearing, petticure loving, fluffy Merry, but there was something about the woman that drew me in Flighty women like her usually annoy me pretty quick, but she was so big hearted, so earnest in her care for Charlene, so dedicated to do as good a job as possibleand funny Merry was funny By the end I sort of adored her.And then there was Jack Sweet, clueless, hit by the Merry truck Jack A bit of love em but don t love them sort at the start, a guy still feeling the sting of an ex wife who caredfor her job than him so he doesn t get emotionally invested, he s also the guy that stomps across the yard in the snow, cursing Merry the whole way, only to shut the door she forgot to close, or the guy going over to the dark house to find out why the electricity isn t working despite having a date, or the one who is slipping into his jacket to go lend her a hand even as he s questioning his sons about why they think he d do exactly that.I loved him I loved them together And I flat out adored how Greene developed their relationship among some other very valid and sometimes surprisingly deep plot points and threads Issues such as the unique pain of losing a parent at a horrendously young age, gender identity, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, the heartache of first love, raising children in a modern age when sleepovers are coed, the often ravaging but sometimes subtle damage that divorce and parents choices can have on impressionable children and teens, and severalvery significant and relevant issues were all touched on to varying degrees They added a surprising amount of depth and quite a bit of meat to a story that could have stuck with asuperficial but humorous romance and still been entertaining.There was just so much I enjoyed about this book Yeah, I had the flu, and I sure wasn t feeling at all good when I read it, but it kept me entertained through it all, and kept my mind off feeling cruddy Call it chick lit, call it fluff, call it brain candy I ll just call it a whole lotta fun when I needed fun the most Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another. Cute Easy read. Eleven Year Old Charlene Is Not Impressed With Merry, Her New Guardian Clearly The Woman Needs Some Major Help In The Parenting Department Their Neighbor Jack Could Be The Right Man For The Job But It Doesn T Look As Though The Two Grown Ups Are Ever Going To Get Together Without Help Jack Recognizes A Short Distance Runner When He Sees One, And Merry Fits The Bill The Gorgeous Party Girl Is So Unprepared To Take Charge Of The Totally Fun Proof Charlene, He Almost Feels Sorry For Her AlmostMerry Is In Way Over Her Head Who Would Have Thought That A Vow Written On A Cocktail Napkin Would Make Her A Parent Long Before Her Timeor That A Rock Solid Man And A Serious Little Girl Would Ever Become The Two Most Important People In Her Life Merry Has Finally Found Something Worth Fighting For Now All She Has To Do Is Figure Out Just How To Fight Uhh This one was a cute read Very light and addicting too People who like nice breezy romance with little spice and wit you might enjoy it Merry Oslen Oh my, my she is ditzy and all but very very adorable person. you are hopelessly falling for her She has very generous heart and she is very open with opinions tooo She gives her 500% to every person she meets And you will read about why is the way she is Would love to have mother like her and would hope I too would be mother like her DJack Merry s next door neighbor, he is a divorcee with twin boys He is coping with his life and it is full of chaos when Merry comes into his life laughs you will love that chaos and trouble Kevin and Cooper Aww. they were just so adorable especially Cooper, he loved deeply and wanted a loving family He could see the loneliness of his fatherCharlene Okay, I did not like her much She was too difficult on Merry but in the end she was finally opening up I could see hope at last These were the main characters of the story it is very nice story how free spirited Merry takes up the responsibility of Charlene and how she struggles to fight her own demons It is mainly story of Merry How she hopelessly loves Charlene as her own daughter and all the trouble she goes through for her How it was difficult for her to singlehandedly take care of Charlene but she always had Jack for help.It is sweet read about unconditional love, family and mother it was very nice story all in all You won t completely hate this book It is sweet story and easy read I loved the writing It instantly had me totally addicted to the story.Enjoy reading, people WARNINGS I was walking around Wal Mart with my iPod in front of me, reading this book and trying not to run into people or have people run into me Yeah, that s how much I was addicted to reading this book Also, there are a few sex scenes, but nothing that s R rated.I liked Merry She was ditzy , sure But she had her reasons She never stayed in one place or job for long because she didn t want to get too attached To a third party, she looked like a quitter who can t commit to anything But if there is one thing that Merry has no problem committing to, it s Charlene She can t stand the thought of leaving Charlene just when she needs someone the most Jack is swoon worthy to me but then again it s like WHAT He is helpful and he definitely likes Merry but he s so adamant to convince himself that he doesn t like her I know why he does this, but at times, I just wanted to slap him But for some reason, I found that I still liked that part of him.Overall, this book rocks I liked Greene s writing It was sweet in ways like for Pete s sakes and sayings like that Her writing just allowed me to flow from word to word and page to page.Addict s Last Words Blame It On Cupid I really don t see how Cupid plays a part, but he is mentioned so is a fast read that I m sure you ll like love.To Buy or To Borrow I don t think you will be disappointed if you buy this one I wasn t AND I m sure it will be a good re read book actually, this was my second times read this book the first time i read this around november 2010 but, last night, i had this urge feeling to read it again and i didn t disappointed.I love Merry a lot she s sweet, kind, loving, and the way she interacted with Jack was really great and Jack, he s such a hero Kevin and Cooper, I love love love them Kevin was the easygoin one and loved to play with girls, and Cooper was the smart and nerd one, when he loved someone, he really really loved her too bad, that girlfriend of him broke his heart I love him and Charlene, what an adorable little girl I like how she tried hard to be brave like her father she s so strong I like how Merry treated her like her own child.it was a really good book it was fun, and enjoyable.I m sure i ll read this again in the future Merry feels she is up to the latest challenge life has thrown her way An old friend has passed away and named her the guardian of his pre teen daughter Merry, being single and prone to hop from job to job, is OK with uprooting her life to take charge of an abandoned child But this girl, Charlene, is nothing like she expected and she soon finds herself in need of a lot of help Fortunately there is a kind, handsome, and willing man just next door who isthan able to be a shoulder she can lean on But is he willing to return Fans of light romance will appreciate this one, though it is pretty predictable. She couldn t imagine falling for a guy who wanted 2.3 kids and the minivan deal The only kind of guy who d likely tempt her would have to be as free footed as she was If that never happened, no loss Life offered no end of adventures and interesting possibilities just as it was MerryThere was no way to cross those bridges until they came to them Together Merry Blame It On Cupid

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