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Love at First Sight

(Cupid, Texas #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,825 ratings  ·  186 reviews
From the author of the Twilight, Texas books comes the first in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series. Lori Wilde welcomes us to Cupid, where every wish for love comes true...

Natalie McCleary couldn't believe her eyes-a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly-naked man stood in her path…and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it'd hit like a thunderbolt, and she never
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Avon (first published January 1st 2013)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

WOOT! Kindle and Nook Freebie - great story - Love at First Sight: A Cupid, Texas Novel



Love at First Sight is the first book in Lori Wilde’s new Cupid, Texas series. It’s a fun story that kept me turning the pages, loving every moment of “Cupid” working his magic in this small Texas town.
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From the author of the Twilight, Texas books comes the first in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series. Lo
Lover of Romance
"I trust you, Dade. With my heart, my soul, my body, every part of me."

When Natalie was younger, flying in a plan with her sister and her parents, they crashed and she watched her mother die in a most horrible way, and with her leg crushed she dragged her sister to safety. Natalie now thirty years old now, has never forgotten the one moment that changed her life. The limp in her leg has prevented her from doing some things she has always dreamed of, and its one of the main reasons she is still
This book was just the worst book for me. The narrator grated on my nerves. The two Main Characters stayed in the "Too stupid to live" zone. The inner dialog, repetitive inner dialog, idiotic inner dialog. This went on for more than 1/2 the book. I wanted to throw my iPod to make it stop. Yes, I was stupid enough to finish it.

I am giving this book my first ever Sticky Poo Award

Mar 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-arc
*****I recieved this arc from Edelweiss for my honest review*****
We start off in the town of Cupid in the mind of character Natalie McCleary. Natalie has had a hard life, being witness to her parents deaths, sustaining an injury that has left her with a life long limp and having the burden of her sister's upbringing on her shoulders, has left her as a serious person who very rarely lets her hair down. She has also been brought up in the down of Cupid, a kooky little town, steeped in history, whi
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Cupid, Texas the McCleary family is renowned for their love at first site stories. Natalie McCleary is the next daughter in a long line of woman to carry on the “love at first site” tradition. At 29, Natalie has given up on the thought of true love or even a chance to lose her virginity...until the day she spied Dade Vega fixing his motorcycle on her way home. Confused by the shocking attraction, Natalie must traverse uncharted territory...discovering love.

Ex-Navy Seal, Dade Vega has traveled
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Got Fiction? Books

I liked this story, but I’m not really a big fan of the small-town romances. It was a slow moving story, a good romance, but there was a small mystery/suspense plot and it just seemed too contrived to be realistic. What I mean is that Dade Vega, former NAVY SEAL has come to Cupid, TX to find out why his buddy/foster brother Red sent an emergency coded text to Dade before he disappeared.

Red had been a long-term boarder at Natalie McCleary’s B&B for a couple
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really fun book. Natalie has lived in Cupid all her life, but has never fallen in love. Everyone talks about the thunderbolt feeling of love at first sight, but she's beginning to lose hope that it will ever happen to her. Then she sees Dade, shirtless and working on his motorcycle and she's a believer. Dade has come to Cupid looking for his friend, Red, who has gone missing. He's not looking to get involved with a woman, especially one as sweet and innocent as Natalie.

I really liked both Natali
Having finished this book, I am of two beliefs: 1) I don't believe in true insta-love and 2) contemporary Western romances are not for me.

The idea that two people can at first glance, instantly fall in love and know the other is the One for them was a little hard for me to swallow in this book. Some books have made me a believer in the possiblity of love after an instant glance of attraction, but this book didn't convince me that within one moment's glance, these two people were forever in love
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This will definitely not be my only visit to Cupid, Texas!

Natalie has always believed in love at first sight, but so far it hasn't happened for her. She is beginning to doubt everything she's ever believed it, when she sees him...

"Just one look and all the mysteries of the universe were answered. Every nerve ending in her body tingled to life as if she'd been asleep for a hundred years and was awakening for the first time. It's him!...At last."

Dade came to Cupid to search for his foster brother
Sandy M
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I realize in a way I’m not being fair to Ms. Wilde when I review her books now. I’ve read only her Texas series books, with The Cowboy Takes a Bride in the Jubilee, Texas series being my favorite. So each book I read now I compare to that one. No other has beat out Joe Daniels as he sits, drinking and exchanging barbs with Mariah Callahan, in a gold-plated horse trough. I just can’t help tossing every hero, along with his situation, up next to Joe, as much as I try not to. So where does ex-SEAL ...more
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4.5 Stars

Love at First Sight is Lori Wilde’s first full length story in her new series Cupid, Texas and it was a delight. The setting is a small town in southwest Texas that has an interesting history of romance and love due to a Cupid shape formation in the caverns nearby. Do wishes come true? Maybe they do but this town has the faith and hope that they do and love is at the heart of it. A group of
First, let me say that I won this in a giveaway here on Goodreads, and was thrilled!! I have finished the book and I loved it. Although warned about editing errors, etc. I didn't find any..or was enjoying the story so much that I simply didn't notice any.

Natalie is very practical...she's had to be, as she lost her parents at a young age and grew up quickly because of it since everyone else in her extended family seems to be the opposite. Dade, who came into town on a "mission" to find his foste
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Natalie McCleary is from the family who is famous for the writing letters to Cupid legend in this small Texas town. At 29 years old she has just about given up with falling in love and it affects her ability to answer letters left for Cupid. That is until she sees Dade Vega for the first time.

Dade has come to Cupid looking for his foster brother after receiving a text message from him. Due to his tragic past, Dade has trust issues. With meeting Natalie and getting to know her strong but sweet sp
Nicole Smith
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, could not put it down. All the characters are likable. The one thing that popped out for me was how relatable Natalie and Dade are. When I saw these two characters finally see that love at first sight could be possible for them it was beautiful. I also liked the little mystery that was involved. I do recommend reading this book it's definitely a winner in my book. Great start to this series.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
What was I thinking. The name of this book is literally "Love at First Sight". What about that doesn't scream insta-love? Stupid me plunged headfirst anyway and ugh. I guess if you're a person who can overlook or doesn't mind insta relationships this is ok. However if you're someone like me who doesn't find it believable that someone can make eye contact and know "he's the one", you're going to hate this. Trust me.
Blythe Smith
May 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-books
Like LOTS of mental lusting and purple prose? Then you'll like this more than I did.
Lisa Filipe
Great Great Great start to the new Cupid, TX series. Oh how I fell in love with Natalie and Dade from first sight! If you are a TRUE Romantic, you will LOVE this read!

Lori Wilde does it again!!
Monique Pearson
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the series prequel I wasn't sure what to expect from book 1. I was pleasantly surprised. Natalie's back story was probably my favorite part. The interactions between the two MCs was a little cheesy and fast even for a romance. Dade was an intriguing character and I really like the name Dade Vega. Love the mystery twist and the family's tradition with cupid.
Les Romantiques
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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“Love at first sight” is the first volume of this author’s new series, although one week before it is published a prequel, only available in ebook, telling the story of the heroine’s grandmother. I had never read this author before and I’ve been surprised to learn she wrote a lot of novels… It was about time I make her acquaintance and it was a pleasant surprise. The style is good, a touch of humor, a bit o
Virginia Campbell
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Love at First Sight" is the first book in the "Cupid, Texas", series, and my first book by author Lori Wilde. Written with heart and humor, the story line and characters will keep you involved as a reader. Natalie McCleary and her younger sister, Zoey, had been young children when they survived the plane crash which took the lives of their parents. Natalie was left with a crippled leg and the promise she made to her dying mother to always look after Zoey. Their grandparents and aunts and uncles ...more
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so extremely excited when I won an advanced uncorrected proof of Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde from goodreads. I could not wait to start reading this book. The cover was enough to make me want to pick it up and start reading, then I read the back... Oh my goodness I just could not wait to read it. All my excitement it turns out was just. This was an awesome book. I'm a huge fan of small town series romance books as I've said before so this is my kind of book! I loved the town of Cupid ...more
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
This started off pretty solid but the ending was just awful. So awful it took it down from a potential 3.5/4 star to 2
Heroine: I liked that the author didnt write this gorgeous perfect model of a heroine, she was actually physically flawed. On the other hand that pollyana everyone loves her and she loves them all back BS got old REALLY fast. I just wanted to shake seriously how can a 29 y/o but that absurdedly naive (and get mad when called that)?
Hero:Not too bad. He didnt really sta
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Love at First Sight is the first book in Lori Wilde’s third Texas series, following her Twilight Club books and her Jubilee cowboy novels. Readers who liked the Twilight, Texas stories will enjoy a visit to Cupid. There is the same focus on legend and the traditions that spring up around it, the same small-town ambience, the same tangled family connections and quirky characters.

Natalie and Dade are likeable, and they are surprisingly complex. It is easy to root for them to find their HE
Renee Entress
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Welcome to Cupid Texas. Where the people who live in the town believe in cupid and love at first site.

Natalie McCleary has lived in Cupid all her life. She is running a B&B.

Dade Vega is in town looking for his friend who is missing and was staying at the B&B. Dade ends up renting his friends room and taking his job all the while secretly searching for him.

Natalie and Dade fine themselves throw together even when trying to avoid each other.

Once Dade admits to Natalie why he is in town
First of all I want to say for anyone doing July book challenges and need a book that happens during the 4th of July, this is a good one. If I would have realized that I would have waited a couple of days before starting it.
I love the premise of this series being Cupid, Texas. What better place to fall in love than a place named after the god of love along with local legends of the god saving and helping people find their one true love. I also like the little saying at the beginning of each chap
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it

This is one of those books where I can’t exactly point out what didn’t work for me about it. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT was good overall, but a few dislikes and no real explosive attraction held this book back.

This family history of the Cupid letters really set this book off down the wrong path for me. That’s horrible, but I just didn’t want to read about Natalie McCleary being the oldest daughter on an oldest daughter of an oldest daughter who started the tradition of answering letters l
Lori Wilde is a new to me author and her introduction into Cupid, Texas with LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT was an interesting premise. A town where love at first sight happens. I don’t think I ever read a series or book about that sort of thing before. Unfortunately a few things kept me from fully enjoying the book. One was the stilted dialogue at times between characters. While reading LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, the characters talked like they were very awkward between each other; that kind of through me out o ...more
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lori Wilde’s Love at First Sight is one of those cute feel good books. If you like the sweet than this book is the one for you. It is the first full length book in her Cupid Texas series, and it was delightful.
Natalie McCleary is the heart of this book. As Cupid Texas’ very own cupid, she wants to believe in love first sight but has yet to experience it herself. As she is giving thought on how to reply to one of her “cupid” letters she is suddenly struck with what one could only describe as lig
This was pretty good despite all the inner Natalie and Dade's inner thoughts and fantasies bogging it down. Just get to it already, jeesh! I liked their love at first sight and how it just blindsided both of them. You start off with Natalie's POV and she's just pedaling along and all of a sudden there he is all gorgeous, looking at her with a crooked grin, sigh. It was a nice visual and he was shirtless too, it would have made my day. Then you get Dade's POV and he is just stunned by her beauty ...more
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, goodreads-arc
First off I won this book from Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you very much..

This book is a good romance novel.Do you believe in Love at first Sight? First in the series of Cupid, Texas. You meet Natalie who is Cupid. Like a secret you write to about you love life.She has never been in love. So she questions if she writes the right things She is the responsible sister. She runs the local B&B. Then she sees "HIM" and she knows in just a couple of seconds, that he is the "ONE". She sees a "naked" m
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Lori Wilde can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write.

She sold her first book in 1994 to Silhouette Romance but later dis

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“When you love someone, they never die,” Delia said. “They’re always with you in your heart no matter what. Just as your parents live on in you, Natalie.” 0 likes
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