Today I will be sharing my review of Cupidity by Lucinda Lamont.
Britain, World War Two. After newly widowed Martha is invited to live with her wealthy confidante, Mae, she finds herself attracted to her husband.
Meanwhile, an escaped convict is targeting women close to Martha’s new home. After several women are murdered, they realize the danger is closer than they could have ever thought.
As Martha’s passion threatens to unravel her friendships, paths cross with devastating consequences.
I honestly have no idea where to even begin with this review. I don’t think I actually have anything good to say about Cupidity. The storyline was awful, and the synopsis is more exciting than the actual book. When I first read the synopsis, I was so excited to read this, as it sounded like this book had everything, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The escaped, psychopathic convict, who was targeting and murdering women, could have been an interesting storyline if it had been the main focus of the book. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. Instead, it was barely mentioned, and when it did get mentioned, there was never anything of substance, almost as though it was an after thought. It also had absolutely nothing to do with the main story, and when there was an attempt to tie it in, it wasn’t very well executed at all. I just felt that it was pointless to have even included it, and it was totally irrelevant to the book.
It seemed that the book was being dragged out for so long, when it really didn’t need half of the pages included. Once you get in to the second half of the story, it starts getting really repetitive, as though the book was being bulked out by pushing the same information over and over. Sometimes a book needs a little repetition, just to remind you of key events or information, but it was definitely unnecessary in Cupidity.
Then there was the sex scenes… Honestly, they were not even remotely sexy, and totally cringe worthy. They were also extremely unrealistic. I mean, Martha goes upstairs to the toilet, Mae’s husband then follows her up and they don’t return for 20 minutes, while Mae is downstairs, apparently oblivious to what is happening above her? I don’t think so somehow!
There was barley any action throughout the entire book, and I spent the whole time waiting for the story to pick up, but it just didn’t. I wish I had DNF’ed it, and not wasted my time.
Everyone has different tastes when reading, so some of you may really enjoy this book, but I can honestly say that I didn’t enjoy it at all, and it was definitely NOT for me.
I give Cupidity a 1 star rating.
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If yes, what did you think?
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