Years ago when Merry had agreed to be the guardian for her friend's daughter, Charlie, in the event of his death, she didn't really think it would ever happen. Now she's guardian to a grief-stricken eleven year old who is by no means happy by her arrival. To add more trouble, Merry's new neighbor, Jack, doesn't seem to approve either. As time goes on, Merry, Jack and Charlie, along with Jack's two sons, become closer and closer, but Jack's ex-wife had put him through an emotional ringer and he's not sure he wants another relationship. Just when Jack is deciding exactly what he wants from Merry, everything begins to blow up in their faces when Charlie's deadbeat mother returns and attempts to gain custody in order to claim the inheritance that Charlie's father has left her.
I loved Blame It On Cupid! Merry is a delightful mess that readers will quickly come to adore, while Jack is everything a romance hero should be! Jennifer Greene has penned a romance that will keep you smiling all the way through and sad to see the last page. A quirky and fun romance, Blame It On Cupid is one book that romance lovers will want to add to the top of their "to be read" pile!
This book is "loosely connected" to Blame it on Chocolate by the same author.
Great story about a woman who becomes a guardian to an 11 year old girl. Merry has never had it all together, but she is learning as she goes along with the help of a very sexy neighbor.
* Very cute story!
This is a really fun book in the style of Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie. Merry, a gorgeous party girl, becomes the legal guardian of Charlene, an 11-year-old who is not impressed with Merry's fledgling parenting skills. The storyline gets interesting when Jack, their next-door neighbor becomes involved in the mix, and Merry realizes that she finally has something worth fighting for in life. Will she learn how to fight?
Merry becomes the guardian of Charlie. Merry thinks Charie is having gender idenity issues. Charlie is Charline. She's having issues becuse her dad just died. She misses her dad. Jack is Merry's neighbor. He helps out with Charlie.
Second in the "Blame it on" series. Liked this one even better than the first.
Blame it on Cupid brings us Merry Olson. Merry is flighty, flirty, ditzy, and fun. years ago she agreed to be the guardian of a friends little girl should anything ever happen to her. After not seeing him or his daughter for YEARS, she is called on to honor that agreement because her friend has died, leaving his daughter alone and lost. Merry picks up her flighty life, jumps in her Mini Cooper, and drives from MN to the DC area to move into a strange home and become mom/dad to a 12 year old girl named Charlene, aka Charlie.
Charlie is 12 with the smarts of a 30 year old bookworm. She is practical, logical and very settled. An odd pairing for fun and flighty Merry. Seeking help from neighbor Jack seems natural to both Merry and Charlie and he soon finds that he and his twin 15 yr old sons have become part of this odd new family. Jack might try to resist Merry and her flighty flirty fun, but it doesn't take long before he realizes that he is hooked.
Merry has finally found something worth fighting for. Now all she has to do is figure out just how to fight! Now he has to figure out how to admit love and show Merry love before he blows it big time. Merry, in the meantime, will just continue to lead with her heart, and love with all she has. If it works out in her favor, well, she wlll just blame it on cupid.
Merry Olsen is the last person anyone would assume be assigned a guardian to a preadolescent girl as everyone who knows the forever optimist affectionately call her "Ditzy". Yet her friend the late Charlie Ross did just that. Merry drives from her home in Minnesota to Oakley, Virginia to take charge of eleven years old Charlene, whom she never met before though she has no legal obligation to do so.
The seemingly coldhearted lawyer Lee Oxford assumes Merry is in it for the large trust fund that he has insured is iron tight and used for Charlene. The bureaucratic state appointed ad litem caseworker June Inness thinks Merry is too ditzy for the child. The single dad next door Jack Mackinnon and his teenage twin sons think the Minnesotan needs to go home as she suffers from "suburbia allergy". However though she falls in love with Jack, the worse condemnation comes from Charlie who expects the outsider to leave just like her mother did; except mommy dearest is back claiming love of her offspring with a court date to make her case.
Readers will enjoy this family drama starring a modern day DC area Mary Poppins as she bring merry cheer and love to one and all. Jack knows she has his heart beating and his sons think the northerner is the greatest. Whereas young Charlie has doubts about the enthusiasm and nurturing, she too is infected by the eternal cheerleading optimist. Though the youngsters at times sound too adult, fans will enjoy this upbeat contemporary tale.
Merry uproots her life for the sake of a friend's child, when she is named guardian. Determined to love and take care of an eleven year old girl, Merry is surprised to find that Charlene prefers to be called Charlie, is wearing her dad's clothes, and has cut her hair in bush cut, and in general imitating a boy. Merry is unsure and unprepared, but quickly adjusts her plans to support Charlie. And it doesn't hurt that the next-door neighbor is not only a friend to Charlie, but a hunk with an IQ.
erry is named Guardian of an 11 year old girl and Merry isn't much older! How she deals with her new motherhood; and also deals with her growing love for a hunky next store neighbor makes for a heartwarming, funny story. A real Winner!