Love in Panels - Romancelandia

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Synopsis from the Creator:

When a single arrow inspires romance, can you really trust happily ever after? In this magical rom-com, the descendants of Greek mythology must learn to live and love in a mundane world where Aphrodite's blessing can sure feel like a real pain in the quiver.

Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World's Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are nothing but a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at the local Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders...the one man she could never get out of her head.

Before long, Eliza is rethinking her stance on romance—until things start going terribly wrong with her enchantments. Now Eliza and Jake must fight to unravel a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships, including their own...and spell the end of Love itself.No pressure, right?

Review: Crazy Cupid Love, by Amanda Heger

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 8, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

Crazy Cupid Love is a goofy contemporary fantasy rom-com with some Greek Mythology thrown in. The Erosians (descendents of Cupid/Eros) told the world about themselves back in the 1960's, and joined the ranks of other highly taxed and regulated service industries. Eliza, a failed Cupid, has a gift so strong that she can enchant people without trying. It's caused her all sorts of trouble before the book starts, and doesn't stop.

When her father is hospitalized and her brother takes off for a month-long training/conference to try to save the family business, Eliza steps up to try to help out. Unfortunately for everyone, this means getting her Cupid license. And since her mentor isn't allowed to be a family member and her lifelong crush Jake is back in town... who better to step in and help her learn the ropes? 

All sorts of hijinx ensue. There's a stolen pig, a rowdy bar with live mermaids, a "mandroid," a slimy arch-rival...  It's a rollercoaster. If you're interested in that sort of thing, it's a light, fun read with tons  of possible sequel opportunities. If you want a book that examines love and emotions on a deeper, angsty level, this is not the book for you.

Given the entire premise of enchantment, there is some interesting discussion of consent, and I liked the way that Heger worked with the concept and the execution to make sure the book was funny and felt safe to read. The sexy bits aren't until more than halfway through the book, and I believe it's only two scenes.

Overall, a unique rom-com and first in a series I look forward to continuing.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review via Edelweiss.

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