Cupid Calamity by Kelly Kay & Evie Alexander

Published: February 3, 2022

Emlin Press

Pages: 178

Genre: RomCom, Anthology

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kelly Kay is a writer, married to a writer, mother of a creative dynamo of a ten-year-old boy, and currently a little sleepy. She is a klutz and goofball and loves lipstick as much as her Chuck Taylors. And most likely, she will have a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in her hand.

Evie Alexander is the author of sexy romantic comedies with a very British sense of humour. She takes a systematic approach to her work, believing her capacity to fail at life and love repeatedly is what has given her such a rich supply of material for her writing.

One cupid, two calamities, four uproarious lovers.



From the mind of Evie Alexander and Kelly Kay, come a disastrously perfect blind date and a wild night out. Insta-love meets insta-disaster in these laugh-out-loud Valentine’s day novellas.



Cupid Calamity features two hot and hilarious romantic comedies: Animal Attraction and Stupid Cupid.



♥♥♥ Animal Attraction – by Evie Alexander ♥♥♥
Overworked, underpaid, and perpetually single, Laurie is stuck in a rut. A birthday on Valentine’s day is bad enough, but when her insensitive colleagues drag her to a secret Safari dining experience, her day hits rock bottom – she’s terrified of animals.

Workaholic Ben has just swapped the States for Somerset. He’s on track to fulfil a childhood dream, and the only date he wants on Valentine’s day is a business one. But when his fantasy woman approaches with an offer he can’t refuse, his priorities start to change.

Laurie and Ben have an instant connection and their chemistry is wild. Unfortunately so are the animals. When the menagerie goes into meltdown they’re thrown into a Darwinian Hunger Games, fighting for their lives as well as love. Can Businessman Ben unleash his inner Tarzan and save Laurie? Or has this survival of the fittest reached the point of no return?



♥♥♥ Stupid Cupid – by Kelly Kay ♥♥♥
Resourceful Sabrina always puts others’ needs first. She never thought she’d be abandoning a blind date to run off with a stranger. But now she’s got the chance to face her demons and choose happiness – even if it’s just for one night.

Charmer Patrick can make any situation work in his favor. But snark and humor won’t be enough to win Sabrina’s heart. He’s got to dig deep, open up, and take on fate as well as New York City.

Armed with a fire extinguisher, a cobbler’s hammer, and an EpiPen, can Patrick and Sabrina survive the worst-best date of their lives and find true love? Or will they lose each other as well as the plot?

Animal Attraction by Evie Alexander

“It was a Disney cartoon come to life – with more noise and excrement.”

When his flight back home is delayed, Ben ends up making friends with the rowdy bunch stranded with him. He didn’t realize it at the time, but these would become his tribe. Laurie is intelligent, funny, capable, kind, hardworking, and beautiful. On her 30th birthday, she goes to dinner with two friends from work, and the last thing she expected was to find her soulmate… and angry, angry hippos.

Charming story. The dinner scene was equal parts funny after terrifying. I’m not as scared of animals as Laurie, but I definitely would not want a chimpanzee serving me dinner.

I enjoyed this novella, and I loved Ben and Laurie’s story. I also wanted the surprise side character! Very sweet, very funny, and very original!

Stupid Cupid by Kelly Kay

“I will summit him.”

The last thing Sabrina wants to do is meet the blind date her sister arranged for her. So when tall and handsome Patrick strolls in, she hopes for 10 seconds that he’s her date. But he isn’t. Patrick plans to spend Valentine’s Day with a stranger until the blond bombshell steals his breath. Now, will this be cozy or chaos?

This was fast-paced and well done. I enjoy how the other characters’ ages are intertwined throughout the story.

I enjoyed getting to know Sabrina more, and despite their unspoken truths, there is more than wicked king chemistry between them.

There just maybe love. I enjoyed the way the characters bantered and how it felt as though

they had a deeper connection. A delightful romance with just the right amount of well-placed comedy. Heartwarming and steamy, a charming novel.

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