Thursday, 27 July 2017
MPOV: The Cupid Effect
Goodreads rating: 3.5/5
First published: 2002
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Genre: Fiction, romance, contemporary
Ceri D'Altroy watches too much Oprah Winfrey - and it's having serious repercussions. Bored with London life and writing yet another 'have the perfect orgasm' feature, she's decided to take Oprah's advice and follow her heart's desire. Going back to college might not be everyone's dream but all Ceri's has ever wanted to do is lecture . . .
Unfortunately, Ceri's new start seems to involve disrupting lives: within days she's reunited a happily uncoupled couple, encouraged her new flatmate to do something about his unrequited love, and outed the secret relationship of her two colleagues. Only, while Ceri's playing Cupid for others, the highlight of her social calendar is trying a new hair conditioner. Something needs to be done, but can Ceri stick to her vow to give up her accidental matchmaking for good. . ?
A delicious comedy about love, life and following your heart...
The above taken from Goodreads.
My first Dorothy Koomson and I think my last... all in all, I guess chick lit is slowly becoming not my cup of tea. She writes well, no doubt about it but I find her prose a tad lengthy at times. Maybe it's my preference but the story seemed to be droning on and on about Ceri's unwanted 'Cupid Effect' skill with the unnecessary attention she's getting as a 'counsellor'. Though comedic, I've only enjoyed the book from page 271 onward where she finally understood yet regressed and then accepted her fate. It was a lengthy process to finally get there! And when it does, the good ending pushed my rating by a notch.
Not sure why but somehow Desperate Housewives came into mind while reading this LOL! Honestly felt the drama and tension of a community here! Sex and the City did drift in and out of my mind at times as well. This could make a good Diva Channel TV series with a never ending Cupid's advisory plots!