Meet Florence: I’ve done this before, looking for a partner or soul mate or someone-to-grow-to-love, and you know what? I’m done with that. Honestly. I’m just looking for some casual sex. All I’m interested in is a one-night stand, or several—not all of them with you. Just making it clear that I’m interested in playing with multiple partners. I don’t want to get attached and I don’t want you to get attached.
Meet Will: I’m reeling from a recent divorce and incapable of having a meaningful relationship, possibly even a meaningful conversation. The only upside to my situation is that after fifteen years of monogamy I get to chase all the strange I want. He’s freshly divorced and in denial. She's twice-burnt and prickly. They’re a terrible idea. They know this. But every time their eyes meet, their clothes come off. Still—they’re not going to fall in love. They are not.
Not even if this one night stand has 365 days.
This complete Text Me, Cupid edition contains all four scandalous episodes, previously published (and still available) individually as the e-novellas Messy Christmas, Delayed Valentine, Bittersweet Halloween, and Saving Christmas. It also contains the bonus stories "Will and Florence, 25 years later" and “Awkward Cupid.”
M. Jane Colette’s left-brain persona spends a lot of time in board rooms, “war rooms” and court rooms parsing lies. Her right-brain persona longs to be an iconoclast and artist. When nobody’s looking, she writes poetry (badly) and throws paint at canvas (less badly). Tell Me is their first collaboration, and celebrates their joint love affair with Calgary, Montreal, texting and impractical shoes. ~ HarperCollins Publishers
I loved this steamy, humorous novel! And I think I loved it more because there were some more serious themes that were tackled as well - there was more than romance, more than building a new relationship. And the secondary characters also brought a lot to the story. FRC
So, I went into this one with some misconceptions - kind of. I expected humor, and I certainly found that. I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I laughed out loud while reading this book. I also expected it be a lighthearted read, but the level of angst and emotion made it so much more than what I assumed. This is my first experience with this author, and I'll admit the writing style threw me a bit at first. At times, it even seemed choppy and abrupt, but then it clicked. People don't always think in full, grammatically correct sentences, especially in the heat of the moment - whatever that moment may be. Needless to say, the story and it's wonderfully vivid characters quickly grew on me and I was hooked. Will and Florence are both a bit broken, and their reactions aren't always what a reader would want them to be in a romance. However, those reactions are human and the more you get to know this couple, the more their actions and reactions make sense for them. The emotions run the gamut and are all over the place, and the author makes us feel every single one. And it's not just Will and Florence, the secondary characters are just as interesting and many times, just as important to the story as our couple. Some I loved, and some I just wanted to shake some sense into, but they all added something to the story. At this point, I just have to say that I absolutely loved Martha. I'm glad she's not my mother, but I loved her! To sum it up, Text Me, Cupid is a wonderful mix of sass, sarcasm, wit, too hot to handle steamy fun, and all the raw, unfiltered emotion that comes with finding our way past heartbreak and building a life we can be happy in. And just for good measure, we even get some fun twists along the way. This may be my first read by Collette, but it definitely won't be my last.
This was my first foray into M. Jane Colette's world, and I found myself laughing quite a bit throughout All Four Scandalous Episodes. There's Florence, who's just looking for something casual. Then there's Will, newly divorced, and just their meeting messages are something else. They're both broken people, who keep gravitating towards each other throughout the year, when it was just supposed to be a hookup, but it was realistic, and so hilarious much of the time. At first it took me a bit to really imprint on them, but the longer I read, the more they grew on me, because they were human, with real human issues, so as I said before, but I'll reiterate, 100% realistic. And the secondaries were just as amazing too, and became as important to the story at some point as they all added more to it all. There was a ton of heat, which lit the sky up with the sexy times, witty & hilarious interactions, sarcasm for days (which I so appreciated), and a ton of emotions because these people were real & battling heartbreak. There were even twists that allowed me to drop f-bombs. So yeah, I know this was generalized a bit, but I didn't want to give too much away at the end of the day. I will be reading more of the original author, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
This book had me laughing and shaking my head at the same time. I don't know how I feel about the book as a whole, because there were some parts that made me go....UGH WTF! But this book will suck you in and you will have to know how it ends up. The characters were pretty awesome and fun to read about. Florence made me want to b**** slap her a few times. I loved me some Will, and I just did not like him for Florence. Without me being giving away anything, Will totally deserves to be with me. IJS!
I fell in love with the characters right away, more easily with Will but once I got to know Florence better, I liked her a lot too. I love the way M. Jane Colette writes. She has a fantastic way of making the dark side of people’s lives super interesting and even funny. Her books feel so real to me. I also loved how this book had two different point of views. Overall a quick and very entertaining read.
I always enjoy work by Colette. It is always surprising and funny and real. This was no exception. The two main characters show up flaws and all right from the beginning. Those flaws become more understandable and the characters more sympathetic as the story progresses. Especially Florence. No one dimensional people here. I also love the diversity of the characters and the vivid authenticity of the mess that is human emotion and relationships.
My first read from M. Jane Colette and she had me laughing, tearing up, needing some ice water ;), and thinking. Text Me, Cupid was a fun read that also dealt with some more serious topics in unique ways. I'm eager to read more from her!
After reading the blurb I went in expecting this to be a funny lighthearted read and while it was funny it was also emotional and shanty but entirely real and I loved it. This was a new to me author but I'll definitely be grabbing more for this author in the future!