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Captain Cupid Calls the Shots (Cupid and Valentine series #1)

2.9  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Captain Alexander Shelbourne was known as Cupid to his friends for his uncanny marksmanship in battle. But upon meeting Miss Penny Foster, he soon knew how it felt to be struck by his namesake's arrow....
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Signet
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Apr 03, 2015 QNPoohBear rated it liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
Captain Alexander Shelbourne aka "Cupid" returns to England with his friends weary of war and trying to battle the voices in his head. While his friend Val takes comfort in the bottle and his other friend Oscar in finishing, Cupid just wants to settle down into a comfortable life. When he arrives in the village with Val and Oscar, he is intrigued by the mysterious Miss Penny Foster, the one whom Val calls "tough-me-not." Val claims Penny let him touch her all too easily and she allowed him to ...more
Lord Rose
The heroine was far too much of a martyr for my tastes, and her reasons for her actions didn't even make sense. (view spoiler) ...more
Let me start off by saying how much I dislike the title of this book. It makes it sound like a comedy or farce and it is absolutely neither of those things. What it is is a hard book to write a review about. I actually read it because it was first in the series and I really wanted to read Valentine's story.

The plot is pretty straightforward. Veterans back from Waterloo with physical and psychological problems. Clear from the beginning why Cupid is called Cupid. Prior to the war, Valentine wanted
Nov 20, 2012 Cruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, clean Regency romance which takes unusual twists and turns. Not a book you want spoilers for - the changing trajectory is what makes it so heart-wrenching and re-readable.

Disappointing ending, but the fact I cried in the middle makes me want to give it 5-stars (on Amazon), 4 stars here.

Takes a gentle look at men returning from war, without the tragedy of the contemporary books with PTSD. Made me miss my Grandad.

There is a second in the series - Valentine's story - but it isn't available a
Aug 09, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Nicely written. Darker than what you would expect from the title. Interesting and intelligent main characters with pasts that have blighted their lives. Nice details of the countryside and village life. I read it in one go and will look for others by this author.
Very different take on the recency vehicle. Alcholism, illegtimate children, and jealous secrets abound. Interesting to read, would have been even better if the characters had been rounded out a tad bit more.
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Shelves: angsty-goodness
Secrets about a child's parentage ... not usually my fave. Willing to pass along.
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slow and tortuous...
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 23, 2016 05:01PM  
Elisabeth Fairchild is half English and considers the British Isles her second home. With a degree in advertising from North Texas State University, Fairchild worked for ten years in advertising before turning to writing full-time.
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