Published: November 12th 2019
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Length: 350 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
Emory hates his job—almost as much as he hates being called “Cupid.” Tasked with spreading love throughout the Earth realm, Emory wields his arrows with reckless abandon and matches couples based solely on their entertainment value. On the same day, his impulsive behavior triggers an audit, he accidentally breaks the heart of his most dependable client, Blair.
Blair completely loses her ability to feel love and desire, and as her matchmaker, Emory expects her to be furious. Instead, she agrees to help him salvage his floundering career on one condition. He must find her the perfect man. Emory sets out on a frantic search for her soulmate, and Blair seems to find amusement in the diversion. But as the barrier surrounding Blair’s broken heart grows stronger, she is unable to connect with suitor after suitor, leaving Emory to console her after each failed match.
Emory and Blair’s unexpected bond turns into friendship, and soon Emory finds himself falling in love with the one woman who can’t love him back. In a race against time, Emory must mend Blair’s broken heart before her condition becomes irreversible…and before the audit committee banishes him for this grave error.
This is the debut novel of author Rashida T. Williams. I went into it thinking it would be an okay read. Boy was I wrong, it far exceeded my expectations. I was gripped by the characters, and while Blair was somewhat interesting, I loved Emory and how he grows as a character and a person.
There are some hints to greek mythology with the naming of some of the hierarchy that Emory belongs to, but it is a unique take on cupid that I haven’t seen before. This is well worth a read.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.