Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun way of bringing mythology into a contemporary setting
I really enjoyed this book, though I think it could use some editing and it could be a bit shorter, since I read an advanced reader copy, the final publication may have the editing. Aside from that, I really liked the story. The premise of having a Cupid Matchmaking Corporation that employs thousands of Cupid’s to make sure people cross paths with their match is pretty cool. Then to have the heroine be matched with the original Cupid (who was banished) is a great plot especially considering that there is a rule that says Cupid’s cannot be matched. The one thing I didn’t like is how long it took Cupid and Cal to tell the heroine, Lila why it was such a bad thing to break that rule.
Cal is the management agent from the Cupid Matchmaking Corp. who meets with Lila to let her know she matched with Cupid. They generally don’t tell humans about themselves, but in this case they had to warn her because Cupid knows he Matched someone and was starting school in her town for senior year to try to find her. It is certainly an interesting take on finding love. Also Lila has a boyfriend so she is not too worried about Cupid. After that Cal also shows up at her school as a student to watch and help her out.
The story reads at first almost like a high school romance but fairly quickly turns into more of a fantasy adventure. It ends up filled with some cameos from mythology which is awesome.
I sigh with relief and take another sip of water. “Sorry I shot you.”
Cupid’s face cracks into a grin and he waves a dismissive hand. “Nah, don’t worry about it,” he says. “It was quite invigorating. I saw my whole life flash before my eyes, and I’m quite an interesting guy. It was like watching a movie.”
Overall I thought is was very good. I really liked the ending. The last few words were pretty spicy. Just my kind of ending.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.