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Rhymes with Cupid

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Goodman's Gifts & Stationery Store

February 14
Cashier: Elyse

3 boxes of heart-shaped chocolate . . . $12.00
Chocolate is the only good thing about this nauseating holiday.

4 containers of candy hearts . . . $5.00
Ever since my ex cheated on me, I've sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn't get the memo.

1 Valentine's Day card . . . $4.50
I'm not interested. Alth
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by HarperTeen
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Norah Una Sumner
"It’s going to be a complicated Valentine’s Day.”

Such a cute read.Since I'm super sick and lying in bed for the past four days,this book managed to make me laugh and relax.Just what I needed.


The characters are super adorably awkward and the chemistry between Elyse and Patrick is undoubtedly amazing. I love how the author portrayed a fantastic female friendship in this book – Elyse and Dina are very different but together they make a great duo.Patrick…ah,I love Patrick.He is such an amazing g
Great, quick and funny, funny read!

First impression:
I must tell you that I had a horrible day .. so when I started reading this book I just didn't know that it was about to change my day..
Thank you Anna H. for bringing my smile back, and thank you for this story that I like so much.. It's perfect for me: funny, with a lot of sarcasm and great characters, not to mention the fact that it's about a girl that can't drive - I can totally relate to that ;)) ... So I love it so far, and I am so glad t
Jan 06, 2011 ~Tina~ rated it really liked it
Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is to accept whatever it is they've got to offer you.

Elyse Phillips doesn't particularly care for Valentines day, since the heartbreak a year ago. She sworn off dating and the whole event all together. But, it's not to easy to avoid when she works at a card shop surrounded by sparkly mushy cards and singing (annoying) cupid dolls. Soon enough she meets charming-Mr.pen-obsessed Patrick Conner who works at the mall, finds out she's his new neighbor
Lori Calabrese
Apr 02, 2011 Lori Calabrese rated it it was amazing
Valentine's Day might be over, but if you're looking for a little romance, then Rhymes with Cupid might be just the heart-shaped chocolate you need.

Elyse Phillips hates Valentine's Day and you can only imagine how that makes her feel trudging to work everyday to the mall gift/ card store. I mean, how can she possibly escape all of the Valentine's Day cards, heart-shaped chocolates, and that annoying singing cupid doll every customer wants to push? (on a side note: you don't have a heart if you d
Mar 20, 2011 Felicia rated it really liked it
When I first picked up this book, I knew what I was getting myself into. A light-hearted, romantic, corny, cheesy, sugary and cute story that probably wouldn't keep me up all night wondering about the big questions in life. But then, who said that's a bad thing? I won't bore you with the synopsis, since the blurb pretty much says it all, it's not hard to guess what happens in the book. But what I can say is that this is a story about how love finds us when we least expect it. We can build our ba ...more
May 25, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey

Book Description copied from Amazon (tho it technically wouldn't let me past it):

Goodman's Gifts and Stationary Store

February 14th
Cashier: Elyse

3 boxes of heart shaped candies. . . $12.00
Chocolate is the only good thing about the nauseating holiday

4 containers of candy hearts. . . $5.00
Ever since my ex cheated on me, I've sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn't get the memo.
1 Valentine's Day card. . . $4.50
I'm not interested. Although, he is prett
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Sep 24, 2014 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it it was ok
Shelves: own

[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

Honestly, this was just a very bland, meh book for me. I was hoping it would be a lot more cute and lighthearted, but maybe I’ve just grown out of these types of books.

The type of book featuring a character who is very not interested in any form of attention, whether from friend or romantic interest, to the point where they’re rude or absent. And the type of character who has sworn off love, is avoiding all person of their sexual preference. I think,
Nov 13, 2012 Novel rated it really liked it
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Princess Bookie
Apr 28, 2011 Princess Bookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2011

My Thoughts: As soon as I saw this book up for preorder on amazon, I knew it was my kind of book! It looked so adorable! It sounded adorable and the cover is really cute!

We are introduced to Elyse who has sworn off Valentines Day and boyfriends. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend so she has no reason to even think about being in love again! She won't do it. She never wants to get hurt again. She works at Goodman's Gifts & Stationary which would be a good job except for the
Jennifer Wardrip
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Elyse hates Valentine's Day ever since last year when her ex-boyfriend broke her heart and stole her best friend. Unfortunately for her, she works at a mall store complete with Valentine cards, chocolates, and singing cupid dolls.

When a cute boy comes into the shop, she encourages her friend to flirt with him. Belong long, she realizes that the boy in question is her next-door neighbor and he has a crush...on her.

But Elyse isn't interested in him o
Mar 03, 2015 Hayley rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Tweens? I don't know. Easily satisfied romance buffs.
The title gave me the wrong idea about this book. I'd hoped for something quirky and funny (like the title) but it was boring and predictable.

I haven't found a protagonist I dislike more than the one in this book. I found Elyse over dramatic, overly cynical and there's this quiet judgement she has about everyone else that's not quite condescending but still pretty consistent and obvious to be at least a little lofty. Bit hypocritical coming from someone writing a bad review, but it's what you ex
Erin Malleck
May 06, 2011 Erin Malleck rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I think it is good for high school girls because it talks about things that they can easily relate to. It was kind of predictable, but still threw enough things at me to make it interesting and exciting. Its a quick easy read so, you should read it!
Feb 22, 2016 Baillie rated it really liked it
Full Review on my Blog:

For the Valentine’s Season I decided to pick up Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey because it’s quite possibly the only *real* Valentine’s Day themed book on my shelf (I should change that, tbh). But I picked up because I haven’t read this ball of fluff in a very long while, despite having passed it along to a few of my friends last year.

Rhymes with Cupid is a book you read when you want to feel good and have a laugh and bask in th
Mar 06, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
Me gustó bastante, a pesar de que la historia transcurre en San Valentín, no es la típica historia de amor; el hecho de que comience con una protagonista anti-San Valentín le dió un punto a favor. Me gustó el desarrollo de la relación de los protagonistas y los enredos de ambos.

Al principio la actitud de la protagonista dejaba que desear, pero luego se ve su cambio y el de su trato a Patrick; mi personaje favorito es Patrick, me encantó su personalidad y el hecho que fuera lo contrario al típico
Apr 21, 2016 Helen rated it liked it
Ordinary, believable, and relatable! This book was so fun (though for some reason, I thought the plot was going to go in another direction)!

One unbelievable thing is how Elyse "takes the day off" from school twice when she needs to be at home (waiting for a furnace repairman and to prep for her driving road test), apparently calling herself in unavailable. What 17-year-old can do that? Either you cut school or your parents call you don't just call yourself in as if it's a job. That was
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Rhymes with Cupid is a charming debut novel by Canadian author Anna Humphrey! It's a fun, quick read complete with moments that will make you "Awww..." and giggle because it's just too cute! Yes, it's predictable... but what would you expect? It's the path that will finally lead to the two characters being together that's the most amusing part.

Elyse Phillips didn't used to hate Valentine's Day, but after a horrible break-up last year, she's sworn off the idea of ever dating a guy again and just
Sep 13, 2011 Robyn rated it liked it
Rhymes with Cupid was fun and cute, the perfect read to make my bad mood turn good! (Stupid cold...) Elyse was a girl scorned by her best friend and ex-boyfriend, so it only makes sense that she's sworn off all guys - and that means Valentine's Day too. Too bad she works in a store which is going crazy about Valentine's Day! She has to deal with her overly happy friend and co-worker Dina, a singing Cupid, and the new (cute!) guy who keeps coming into the store looking for a new pen.

Soon she rea
Jun 17, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Typical, here's a girl, here's a girl, for most of the book they're not together but they both secretly love each other except one confusing situation after another keeps them a part. They're all the same and yet I still have a weak spot for them. They're just to cute to not love. It's pretty much the equivalent of my love for bad (most often direct to video) teen romantic comedies (Another Cinderella Story anyone?). Guilty pleasure that make you smile with a warm heart.

This one, is about a girl
Watermelon Daisy
Dec 19, 2011 Watermelon Daisy rated it it was ok

The title of this story. Oh wow, it’s magnificent and so darn clever! The minute I saw the title, I knew I was going to like this book. But to be honest, it kind of disappointed me. A lot of my friends on Goodreads added this to their “to-read” list, so I made sure to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible.

For one, the entire book was based around a pretty girl. It’d be much of a better story if she wasn’t pretty at all –in fact, quite the opposite. That way, it’d be more understandable why
Carly Comtois
May 31, 2012 Carly Comtois rated it liked it
Summary of the Story

Elyse is a cynic when it comes to love.

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Brenna H.
So, I don't normally give books like this--you know, fluffy romantic comedy types--five stars, because, even if I really like them, they're usually still...well, fluffy and lacking much (or any) substance.

Anyway, when I picked it up I fully expected Rhymes With Cupid to fall among the hordes of cheesy, sweet, silly, fluffy, romantic books I've read and liked and promptly forgotten about. And, to be honest, it pretty much is all of those things. And I may very well have forgotten about it in a w
Dec 10, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2011
3,5 puntos.

Desde que su novio en el instituto, Mark Love, la engañara con su mejor amiga, Tabby, la vida de Elyse Ulrich no ha vuelto a ser la misma. Un cambio de colegio y de casa después, solo ha conseguido relacionarse con una chica dulce e inocente, Dina, con la que trabaja en una papelería. Su vida es muy sencilla y muy monótona. Por las mañanas, clase, por las tardes, trabaja y el resto del tiempo lo dedica a su madre y las tareas del instituto.

Lo que no sabe Elyse es que sus planes de no
Dec 28, 2011 Arushi rated it really liked it
Shelves: fluff, young-adult
‘Rhymes with Cupid’ is probably one of the few fluffy and short reads that made me smile so wide. I read it exactly two times from cover to cover before I realized that I was being incredibly stupid and needed to lay off the poor thing.

Elyse Philips, the protagonist is cynical about love. After her ex-boyfriend jumped on her heart and broke it in a million pieces by cheating on her with her best friend, love isn’t just something she believes in. She works in a gift store with her new friend Dina
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
The things that stand out the most in this book were its: 1) sweetness 2) cuteness 3) funniness…. basically you can see where I am going with this. It is everything you could hope for a Valentines Day book to be like. It was so nice, adorable, and innocent; I just loved that about it.

Elyse and her mom have been working hard to stay afloat, just the two of them. Even though her mom was absent for most of the book (lucky girl got to go on a vacation to Cancun, Mexico), you can definitely tell that
Aug 22, 2011 Soycazadoradesombrasylibros rated it really liked it
Shelves: finish, nota-4
Para nuestra protagonista Elyse el 14 de Febrero del año pasado, fue caótico, dos personas que ella quería la traicionaron de tal manera,que con el cambio de casa,también pidió a su madre que la mudase de instituto.
Ella no es la típica chica popular,pero tampoco la marginada, es estudiosa y trabajadora,ayuda a su madre con su sueldo,trabajando en una tienda que ahora mismo,esta decorada con lo que mas odia en el mundo "San Valentin", la dan ganas de asesinar al Cupido que baila y canta cuando le
Feb 25, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Elyse has not had things easily the past year, but can all of that be turned around with a change of address and a few new friends?

All she wants to do is put the pain behind her and make a better life for herself and her mom.

She works hard at school (trying to earn a scholarship so that she can attend college or university), she works hard at her part time job (to help pay the bills at home and to save whatever she can scrap together), and she works hard at home (trying to keep her mother happy
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Jan 29, 2011 Kai (Amaterasu Reads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: teens
Original review posted at Amaterasu Reads .

Rhymes with Cupid is another fun, light and fluffy read. It's cute in a lot of ways. I haven't read about a guy in a contemp novel that made me smile in a long while like Patrick did. He's good looking, goofy, funny and very kind, qualities he has that just annoys the life out of Elyse.

Elyse is a very big skeptic. You can't blame her for seeing the negative side when it comes to love, she's dense and she's just generally stubborn, refusing Patrick's fe
Omg I read that in one sitting, and I LOVED it.

I was late to a soccer game again because I couldn't stop reading. But don't worry, I was only 9 minutes late, no biggie. It was for a good cause.

I loved this book. The connection between Elyse and Patrick was so strong, and you knew right away they were end-game. This book was light, funny, and completely heartwarming. Mr. Conners was such a great supporting character, along with Dina and the mother.

Patrick. Patrick Patrick PATRICKPATRICK.

Can. I.
Jul 12, 2011 Kandee rated it liked it
Most YA today is centered on something dark and dangerous, but everyone once in a while comes a book that's mushy-gushy and all around lovey-dovey! For me, Rhymes With Cupid was just that...

I wanted a little mushy novel, seeming how my love life isn't the best right now and it delivered. Delivered a bit too much...The main reason is gets a 3 is because Elyse, the main character, is very cynical about love. Very cynical. When you read her reason for disliking love, you think, 'Well, that makes so
Nov 26, 2012 Chelsey rated it liked it
This is a cute and light, fluffy read. Quick too, being only 240 pages. Definitely a go-to book for the summer. I'm not a fully converted contemporary fan, but I had high hopes for this despite the length, and while I enjoyed it all right, those hopes were not quite met.

The writing is well done, as was some of the character development. Patrick felt like a real teenage guy. He had awesome qualities, but he also had flaws which made him even more real. Elyse was the same, but her flaws were a lit
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Anna Humphrey is the author of Rhymes with Cupid (HarperTeen, 2010), Mission (Un)Popular (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children, 2011), Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014) and Clara Humble & the Not-So-Super Powers (OwlKids Books, 2016)—all books for young readers. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and kids.
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