Saturday, November 10, 2018

Signs of Cupidity (Heart Hassle #1) by Raven Kennedy ~ Review

Signs of Cupidity (Heart Hassle, #1)Source: KindleUnlimited

Signs of Cupidity (Heart Hassle #1) by Raven Kennedy

You'd think that basically being in charge of love would be an epic job, right? Wrong. Sure, I can blow some Lust into people's faces and watch the show, but I can't actually participate. It gets old, trust me. Same goes for love. I can pass it out like sugar-free lollipops at a dentist's office, but I can't get any love for myself. It totally sucks.

I used to consider myself a hopeless romantic, so why wouldn't I choose to become a cupid? Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong again. They don't call us stupid cupids for nothing. I'm stuck in this never-ending afterlife where I'm invisible, lonely, and bitter as hell. And yeah, I'm probably responsible for some terrible matchmaking out there. Sorry, not sorry.

All my bad cupid'ing might be why I was exiled from the human realm. You can only do so much before the cupid bosses get all huffy. Unfortunately, my bitterness carried over into the new realm, and then I attacked a fae prince with Love Arrows. Accidentally. Okay, not accidentally. But hey, he deserved it. What I didn't expect was for him to retaliate and hit my ass with some crazy magic mojo strong enough to push me into the physical realm. Whoa.

That's right. This cupid just got a real body. And you know what that means...Now, it's my turn to get some. Love, I mean. Get your head out of the gutter. Wink, wink bitches.

After reading Four Psychos and ending up disappointed, I came across Signs of Cupidity. Signs of Cupidity has a similar premise to Four Psychos, so I picked it up with the hopes that I'd like this one better and it'd scratch the itch I'd been aiming for. Lucky for me, it did and I really enjoyed this one!

The main character, who gets dubbed Emelle, is a cupid. She's invisible and her job is to spread love....until she has a mishap with a fae prince and gets thrown into a physical form and lands on an island with three exiled men. And thus, the real story begins--Emelle working her way into the hearts of these guys while also accustoming herself to being physical and...etc. It's a great premise with pretty solid execution.

As for the characters, I was fond of them all. The guys don't immediately fall all over themselves for Emelle, but they aren't complete and total jerks to her from the get go, either. Or at least two out of three aren't...but that third is a) my favorite and b) a softie for her, you just have to look hard to see it. As for Emelle herself, she was funny. I enjoyed her character and narration.

On the romance front, as I said, the guys don't fall right away. There's definitely a slower burn to this series, but not TOO slow--I believe it would be called a medium burn. I definitely enjoyed the foundation laid in this first installment for their relationship. They get comfortable with each other here, get to know each other. It's sweet, and I had a great time reading it.

Overall, Signs of Cupidity has an awesome premise, solid execution, and characters I was fond of--I really enjoyed this one! And I will be picking up book 2 VERY SOON. (Like, so soon that as I'm writing this, I've already read book 2. FYI, book 2 is great, too! But more on that later...)

4 stars - A fun first installment to an RH series I'm really enjoying!

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