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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
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by HarperTeen
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Ariana
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
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~Tina~
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
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Lori Calabrese
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
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Felicia
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
Jessica
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
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Princess Bookie

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
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

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
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Erin Malleck
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!
Judy (Geeky Reading)
~2-2.5/5

[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,
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Midnight Bloom
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
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Karen (BookishWonders)
Oct 10, 2011 Karen (BookishWonders) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like romance
Rhymes with Cupid is a short, cute and typical love story. At times I found it pretty predictable but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it because I did.

Elyse Philips is the protagonist who has been trying to avoid ever since her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend but it’s harder than it sounds because she works in a gift store! She’s a funny character; I quite liked her except when she was being angry.

Then there’s the guy who keeps coming to the shop to buy a new pen! Who is
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Robyn
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
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Jessica
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
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Watermelon Daisy


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
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Carly Comtois
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
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Laura Flanagan (Oscuro y Seductor Romance)
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
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 Arushi
‘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
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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
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Soycazadoradesombrasylibros
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
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Amanda
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
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Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
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 fee
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Shelley
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.
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Kandee
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
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Chelsey
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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Tara Calaby
Rhymes with Cupid is a sweet, traditional young adult romance. The plot is not particularly distinctive, but this is made up for by the likeable characters and overall feeling of warmth that the book conveys.

Elyse, the novel's protagonist, is cynical and witty, and both her emotional walls and her underlying vulnerability are qualities that make her very easy for readers to identify with. She is far from a flawless character – she rejects Patrick's offers of assistance, friendship and romance q
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Anna
Elyse is your typical teenage girl except that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her ex-best friend and now she hates love and anything to do with it. Valentine's Day is coming up and although Elyse hates it, her co-worker and best friend, Dina, is madly in love with someone and Elyse has to set her straight. As Elyse is dealing with Dina's problems, she has to deal with taking her driver's test and it gets harder when a cute boy, Patrick, enters the picture. Patrick becomes her instructor fo ...more
Sydney L
Oh my gosh.I have to say, I am a huge fan of love stories with happy endings, and I HAVE to say this is one of the BEST love stories I've ever read!It's so romantic, and very sweet, and it makes me hope I'll find a guy who is part of the 2% in the world(read the book and you'll find out what I mean). This book had great combination of comedy and romance, and some of these lines actually made me laugh out loud!
This book starts off with a girl named Elyse,who has sworn off love,and is recovering f
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Luna
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and Elyse is working in a card shop trying to sell some seriously hideous singing plastic cupid dolls. Last Valentine’s Day she walked in on her now former best friend and boyfriend making out on her bed, so you can’t really blame her for hating the holiday.

Rhymes with Cupid follows Elyse as she tries to set up her new neighbour Patrick with her co-worker and friend Dina. The problem being that Patrick is interested in her. Add some a few little disasters and some sus
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Anna Humphrey is the author of Rhymes with Cupid (HarperTeen, December 2010) and Mission (Un)Popular (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children, Fall 2011)—both books for young adults. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and kids.
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