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The Cupid Effect

The Cupid Effect [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy Koomson
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Product Description


Setting off from London to Leeds... Ceri vows to leave behind her old matchmaking antics. But can she help herself? A laugh-out-loud, feelgood page-turner. (She)

In a nutshell: A page-turning, bang-up-to-date romantic comedy and a must for every woman's handbag. (Spirit & Destiny)

Book Description

Dare you follow your heart? The wonderful first novel from Dorothy Koomson.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I wrote my first (unpublished) novel when I was 13 - and I've been making up stories ever since.

After finishing my masters degree, I had several temping jobs before getting my big break in journalism working on small newspaper. In the evenings I continued to write fiction and in 2001 I had the idea for The Cupid Effect. Two years later it hit the shelves and my career as a published novelist began.

In 2006 my third novel, My Best Friend's Girl, was published and was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Reads Book Club - going on to sell over 500,000 copies. To date I've written six bestseller list books, and they have been translated into 28 languages across the world.

I live near Brighton and am currently working on another book and a screenplay. Find out more info at

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lighthearted read! 16 Nov 2010
After reading previous reviews of this book, I felt compelled to stand up for it! Yes it is different from My Best Friends girl and Goodnight Beautiful but it certainetly does not deserve any dire reviews. The first book I read by Dorothy Koomson was My Best Friends girl (had me crying), which I absolutely loved! Then I read The Chocolate Run (had me laughing)loved just as much as My Best Friends girl.
Then I read The Cupid Effect. This book is a lot more lighthearted that the other two that I had read, but it had me snorting with laughter. Which when you're on the train is not the best thing and will most likely get you strange looks from other passengers.
If you are thinking this book will be like Goodnight beautiful and My Best Friends Girl ITS NOT. It is definately not a deep book like those and is just a lighthearted funny read.
Would recommend to anyone who doesnt take life too seriously.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :)
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing! 15 Feb 2003
By A Customer
I'm afraid I'm one of those unadventurous types that usually buys the books piled high at the front of the shop and harped on about in every magazine, but this one I bought on a whim. I'd not heard of the author or the book before, but the description sounded a little bit different from the norm. I'm so glad I did! It's a wonderful, warm tale about a woman who people bare their souls to, who get's embroiled in the dramas of other peoples lives, but never goes looking for them and has none of her own. In fact she tries to escape by leaving her job and London and moving to Leeds, to lecture in psychology and start afresh. Ceri is an engaging character and the writing is intelligent, funny and rings so true. And how refreshing to break free from the usual vaccuous-woman-with-a-'trendy'-London-lifestyle-and-Prada-wardrobe-yawn story. Go on...try something new!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars typical and predictable 28 Jan 2008
I have read 2 other books by the author and thought they were fantastic, hence me reading this one. I was left very disappointed. The characters were not believable and the storyline was very predictable. I did finish the book but found that I didn't really care what happened to the characters at all. Maybe it is because I am comparing this to My Best Friends Girl which was fantastic, that I am disappointed. I am now reading The Chocolate Run so I shall see how I get on with that one....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 9 April 2009
By Sian Louise VINE VOICE
I really enjoyed this book. Made me laugh out loud in places and it was a really enjoyable read. The parts where she is obsessed with Angel from Buffy was probably my favourite...reminded me of myself in my teen years when i was totally and utterly in love with David Boreanaz lol Very good character and apart from the cupid thing obviously, I could relate to this character.
I have read all of Dorothy Koomson's books and I will continue to do so :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, feel good fiction 25 Nov 2007
By E. Heckingbottom TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the third book that I have read by this author and I have to say, there isn't one of her books that I haven't enjoyed! I was as glued to this book as i have been to each of the others that she has written, starting it early yesterday morning and being virtually unable to put it down until I finished it early the same afternoon.

Koomson doesn't write conventional chick-lit fiction, but she does write a story that is enjoyable and intriguing at the same time. It's an enjoyable easy read that flows through the plot, developing a series of intriguing characters - some more sympathetic than others, but most quite likeable. There is also a very pleasing 'character twist' at the end of the book which gave me a giggle!

One of the things I admire about Koomson's style of writing is that she allows her characters to develop along with the plot, rather than thrusting things in your face - so much so that it is possible to read 2/3 of the book without even realising that one of the main characters is gay!

For me personally, another of the highlights was that the book was centred on a part of Leeds that I know fairly well - Headingley, Burley Park, Kirkstall and Horsforth. It's the area where I went to school, and where my brother later lived. She obviously knows this part of Leeds very well too, as there are incredibly few Geographical errors - and the few that are there can easily be put down to artistic license! Anyone who has lived in or has been a student in Leeds will recognise many of the places in this book - guaranteed!

Give it a go. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's all that! 15 May 2003
Having read about Dorothy and her novel on a chicklit site, I had a feeling that this book would be for me...A sucker for all things romantic, I devoured it instantly. Dorothy has a refreshing approach to writing - she writes as I speak! As I read 'The Cupid Effect' it was as if I was telling the story, and having read it to my boyfriend I really was! The book is amazing, telling the story of Ceri, a chick who has a 'luuurve' effect on everyone she comes into contact with. Now if you're anything like me, you'll be able to relate to the fact that she has one of those faces that everyone wants to tell their life story to at bus stops, but Ceri's more than that, unlike me who just smiles sweetly and tries to escape, she gets involved - the effect of which has some funny, alarming and v.interesting results! Reading 'The Cupid effect' is like chatting to your best mate - I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Alexia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book
Published 10 days ago by Airman 1989
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this author
Published 2 months ago by mrs janet harper
4.0 out of 5 stars Child Effect
A fun read with a sweet but predictable ending. If you're looking for a light hearted, funny and feel-good read look no further. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elise Anne
3.0 out of 5 stars The Cupid effect
Always enjoy Dorothy Koomson books and have read them all now. This was my least favourite book of hers , but still an ok read.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs B
5.0 out of 5 stars Cupid Effect
Love Koomsons books and this is no exception. Her writing is brilliant and her characters always interesting-always look forward to reading time!
Published 6 months ago by Vanessa B
4.0 out of 5 stars A lighter side of Dorothy Koomson's writing
Dissatisfied with her life, London journalist Ceri D'Altroy decides to resign from her job, rent out her flat and move down to Leeds to carve out a new career for herself. Read more
Published 8 months ago by MamaJHearts
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I have almost read all of Dorothy Koomson's novels and this one lacks the intrigue which draws me into her books. I have not finished it but will attempt to do so a a later stage. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Theresa
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I love dorothy koomson books definitely as good as expected couldnt put it down...and in great condition.

would recommend to others
Published 10 months ago by Lyn Yates
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars book
I loved this book from beginning 2 the end. It was a true romantic book. The main character was so love able.
Published 13 months ago by Vicky James
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