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Title: Beaus and Arrows
Author: Rashida T. WIlliams
Description: 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.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Going into this I didn’t think I would like it that much. A book where Cupid is the main character seemed a bit silly to me, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is turned out to be such a fun book, perfect for romance lovers (such as myself), and extremely underrated. I don’t know how this isn’t more popular.
We follow Emery, a real life Cupid (even though he doesn’t like calling himself that), whose literal job is to shoot people with his love arrows and matchmake. He doesn’t take his job very seriously and only likes to have fun. That is until he irreparably breaks his favorite clients heart. Now she’s left emotionless and he has to fix her. We follow their beautiful friendship as they try to fix her broken heart. They also help three more couples to try to start (or fix) their relationships.
All the relationship in this book are so different and I personally enjoyed reading about them a lot. It gave a different dimension to this already peculiar story. I loved all three (or should I say four) of the couples and can’t decide which one is my favorite because they are all very interesting. I wish I read this for Valentines ’cause it’s very appropriate for then.
I found myself laughing so much while reading this. The author’s writing style is amazing and she does a great job at creating a very cute, interesting and quirky story. Blair might be one of my favorite contemporary romance characters. Maybe because she reminds me of myself with her love for food, clothes and going out. And let’s not forget about the high heels!
I love how this story doesn’t describe so-called perfect relationships, but it actually shows that there will always be bad stuff happening, but as long as you’re understanding and supportive of each other, you’ll get through it. A respectful relationship is a perfect one in my opinion. Also, it shows that even though two people love each other, sometimes they’re just not right for each other and they need to move on separately in order to grow.
I loved this story and would definitely read more of this author’s work. I flew through it because it’s so interesting and for a contemporary romance this was right up my alley. I rarely give this genre of books such high ratings, just because I like other genres more, but this book definitely deserves it.
Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.