In a modern and magical world where Greek myths are very real, one matchmaking Cupid learns to harness her powers of enchantment.
Eliza Herman comes from a long line of Cupids, or as she prefers, Erosians. Unfortunately, she’s a Cupid who hates romance after experiencing years of embarrassing accidents. Injuring a person makes them susceptible to falling in love with the first person they see, and, sadly, Eliza is a top-notch klutz. But when her parents’ Cupid agency is in dire straits, due to the ever evolving matchmaking technology and her father’s sudden heart attack, Eliza is willing to strap on her Cupid bow for the sake of helping them out. Temporarily. Because Eliza is a little rusty and never fully finished getting her Cupid license, she needs a mentor: Jake Sanders, fellow Cupid and former childhood best friend. Heger (Semi-Scripted, 2016, etc.) creates a light, bubbly, heart-filled environment in present-day California that will tickle any reader who has a weakness for mythology. However, some of the more integral details regarding the nuts and bolts of Cupid-ing are absent; the worldbuilding takes a while to fully coalesce. The romance is adorable, though, with Jake first surprising Eliza with her favorite childhood snack, Dunk-A-Roos—discontinued in the U.S.—which he’s brought back from Canada for her. As the black sheep, Eliza has a bittersweet relationship with her family. She longs for their approval, but the success of her twin brother, Elijah, in the family business often makes her feel invisible. Because the majority of the action lies in establishing a contemporary Cupid mythos, the growing relationship between the main characters suffers at times. Still, the cheekiness is positively infectious.
An effervescent, pick-me-up romance.