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Book Review: Cupid's Match by Lauren Palphreyman

September 9, 2019

 

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What a fun, quick read for a day when you need a laugh! I stumbled across this book on NetGalley and instantly knew this was one I had to add to my shelf. Cupid in modern day, finding his match in a teenager with zero interest in dating him? Sign me up! Being in my late 20s, I still read YA but tend towards adult romance these days. However, I didn't feel like this book had the typical angsty YA feel. Sure, there were moments where the character's hormones clearly were at play, but I also felt like there was a lot of growing up that happened in the story which we can all relate to.

The last thing Lila Black wanted to do on the last day of her summer vacation was take a bus into LA to tell a matchmaking company to stop calling her. But there she was, in front of the Cupids Matchmaking Service, doing just that. Only she gets much more than she expected - not only will they stop calling her, they will ensure she is safe from being matched at all. Because her match is with the #1 Undesirable person in their system - Cupid. Banished long ago for having "extreme" views on affairs with humans, he is not to be matched with anyone, ever, and certainly not Lila. So now Lila is in high school, chaperoned by a cupid of her very own to keep her safe. But what if she doesn't want to be safe from Cupid at all?

I enjoyed this storyline so much! It was unique, had lots of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, and the characters were all individuals that added their own complexity to the story. Although I was thrown for a loop when I expected Lila to lose her heart in one direction and instead lost it in another. It was all very surprising and sucked me in even more. Cupid was very immature, and I was not all that enamored with him. Instead, I would have personally been interested in Cal and his ever-present moodiness. I like challenges, clearly. Cupid was easy to figure out - he was your stereotypical guy, interested in one thing. Lila knew that, but as they were soulmates, it was hard to break away from such a magnetic attraction.

This book is a few years old, so there have been books since. I am eager to see what direction they go in, as this is definitely a world that could be developed into many more books and spin-offs.

**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**

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