Since the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have read a further 2 books. The book junkie needs a constant fix!
My recent read has been The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson. This is the 2nd book of hers that I have read and I’m currently reading a 3rd book by her.
The book centres around Cerys D’Altroy, a woman who leave her ‘settled’ life in London and moves to Leeds to become a psychology lecturer. In leaving London, she hopes to leave behind her ability to get involved in people’s lives – their love lives more specifically.
However it seems that her matchmaking skills have followed her up to Leeds because she’s quickly embroiled in new love situations – whether she likes it or not. This ranges from her flatmates to her new colleagues and even her long time married best friend is affected by her!
Is she the modern day Cupid?
What I think
Compared to most of the books I have read in recent month (and I have read quite a few), I would consider the Cupid Effect to be a very light hearted read.
There’s nothing intense about the plot; it’s an easy read. There are references to sex, but it’s more humorous than 50 Shades ‘filth’.
As with most of my recently read books, this is told in the 1st person narrative, that of Cerys. The 50 Shades Trilogy has made me more wary of 1st person narratives and I wasn’t prepared to tolerated any references to inner goddesses in this book! But luckily it wasn’t the case. I actually felt I could somewhat relate to Cerys especially on how she felt on being involved in other people’s business when she didn’t want to be as well as her obsession for the vampire Angel. I remember whe I was in lust with Angel *sigh*…..that was so long ago!
Towards the end of the book I thought the plot became slightly questionable when dealing with the theory and title of “The Cupid Effect”. However I liked the brief reference to the mythology of Cupid; it provided an interesting element to the plot.
The Cupid Effect is a decent, light hearted read on matters of love and lust or ordinary people. Ideal for a lazy park or holiday read.