Sometimes the gods can be so unreasonable.
Like Zeus, the king, who thinks the proper reaction to finding me kissing a mortal is to threaten my boyfriend Orion’s life, banish me to Earth, and force me to inspire true love between three couples without my powers. I know! Elders! I’m Eros, a.k.a. Cupid. The Goddess of Love. Until this morning, anyway.
Now I’m stuck on Earth with no clue how to function as a human, and I can’t even conjure up my magical bow and arrows to help me do my job. I’ve already met this amazing guy—Charlie, a new kid in school like me—but matching him up isn’t as easy as I thought. Turns out opposites don’t attract, nearly identicals don’t attract, and giving a guy what he seems to want is just one big disaster. My sweet new friend Katrina might work, but she’s got more complications than Medusa’s hair, and a live-in boyfriend with a serious mean streak. Probably not the best idea to go there.
If I don’t make a match, I may never see Orion again. I have so much to lose, and only everything to gain.
I’ve read some books by Kieran Scott before and enjoyed them so I was pretty stoked to read this book. When I finally got around to reading it, it took me a very long to get into the story and then things got a little interesting but then I was losing interest again about midway through. I just couldn’t stay locked in to what was happening. Eros got on my nerves, Charlie and Katrina’s story dragged and I kept waiting for something to go down to truly lock me in but nothing ever did.
The book starts off with Eros being banished from Olympus and to save her one true love, Orion, she has to match up three couples. That seems pretty silly and it was a huge part of why I couldn’t get into the story from the beginning. The other thing that had me rolling my eyes up and down the street was all of the wailing and screeching Eros did when her father came storming into her place and took Orion to Zeus, then when Zeus took Orion captive, I wanted to choke her so that she’d shut the hell up.
When she’s on Earth, her new identity changes from Eros to True and the transition from Olympus to Earth was supposed to be fun but for most of it, all of those jokes fell flat for me. When she comes to school all hungover and throws up all over the place, I didn’t laugh. I rolled my eyes.
The character that I connected with the most was Katrina. She’s got the darkest story of them all and seeing her try to turn her life around to make her dead father proud, was really what kept me reading. Charlie, while cool, wasn’t a character that I completely loved one way or the other and I always fall hard for the love interest. Charlie is the new boy in school and his experience in New Jersey is much different from his old hometown. He went from getting picked on everyday to being part of the cool crowd and I thought his whole being adopted into the popular crowd so easily to be suspect. It didn’t ring true but whatevs.
I thought that seeing Charlie and Kat come together would be great fun and while it was good, it didn’t get me all super excited or completely happy that I’d read this one. The ending kind of fell flat for me and when I put the book down, I wasn’t over the moon or anything and that was disappointing. I’m not completely sold on continuing the series but I don’t know, we’ll see.
Grade: 2.5 out of 5