Monday, 30 June 2014

Cupid's Way - by Joanne Phillips

Original Cover
My own copy
 The blurb:

When Evie Stone’ s grandparents enlist her help to save their home in Cupid’s Way, Evie is happy to oblige. On the cusp of her thirties, and still disappointingly single, Evie’s so-called dream job with a firm of architects has been driving her crazy for months. What she needs, even more than a new man, is a challenge.

But saving Cupid’s Way won’t be easy. A perfectly preserved Victorian terrace, surrounded by modern estates and retail parks, the street is a proud oasis of quirky characters, cobbled pathways and communal gardens. Unfortunately, it also sits on prime development land worth millions.

Dynamite Construction have the deal in the bag, and soon the residents of Cupid’s Way will be forced to sell up and ship out CEO Michael Andrews, charismatic and super-successful, has certainly never let sentimentality get in the way of business. At least, he hadn’t until he met Evie Stone.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Evie is not really happy with her job and her love life sucks. She has to speak at a conference and that’s where she meets lovely Michael. The two of them get along really well and there is a connection between them from the beginning. She even finds herself telling him something about her job nobody knows.

When he suddenly has to leave, she is confused, but she’ll found out soon enough. Evie goes to Bristol to help her grandparent’s safe Cupid’s Way, their cute little street. And who is their opponent? – Yes, I think you can guess that one.
Evie couldn’t believe her eyes when Michael was there, Michael Andrews CEO of Dynamite Construction ready to destroy a street and the life of it’s residents. That’s why he didn’t say a thing…

After that the story unfortunately got a little boring for me without any big actions or drama. Of course there was the tension between Evie and Michael and the residents trying to find a solution, something was missing for me though.

Towards the end that changed again and I was fully brought back into this story. The residents had a great idea for saving their street. Such a cute, adorable and sweet way and they all just said what Cupid’s Way means to them. Evie’s grandmother made me cry… and Evie as well. What that they all go and see Michael and that’s where Evie lets out all of her emotions and is finally true and honest about everything. And Michael? Well, I won’t tell you, but let’s just say, he isn’t the way Evie described him in the story, he has a big heart is full of surprises.

The residents of Cupid’s Way were sweet and they all had they’re own story to tell, which was great. A great story based on a wonderful idea, but the last spark was missing. It’s still a very good 3.5 coffee rating and a catchy little story.


My passible cast:

Evie: Emily Blunt

Michael: Josh Henderson

About the author:

Joanne Phillips lives in rural Shropshire with her husband and young daughter. She’s the author of romantic comedies Can’t Live Without and The Family Trap, and the Flora Lively series of contemporary mysteries. Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 100 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear on category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs as diverse as hairdresser, air hostess and librarian, but now divides her time between writing and finding creative ways to avoid housework. She’s a fan of super-dark chocolate, iced coffee and Masterchef. Joanne blogs about writing and publishing at

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