Crazy Cupid Love
Eliza Herman has spent years avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at her family's Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her mentor, Jake Sanders.After Eliza accidentally enchants Jake instead, they set rules to keep his arrow-struck desire at bay. But some rules are meant to be broken, and before long Eliza is rethinking her stance on true love...until they discover a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships--including their own.

Crazy Cupid Love Details

TitleCrazy Cupid Love
Author
ReleaseJan 29th, 2019
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN-139781492672753
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult

Crazy Cupid Love Review

  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was such a fun read! I didn't know what to expect when I started this one and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.The premise was very nice. Eliza, a descendant of Eros, fills in at her family Cupid-for-hire shop and makes couple fall in love. Unfortunately she also accidentally enchants Jake, her mentor!I was sold! The novel is filled with funny moments but it also has its steamy and roman The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was such a fun read! I didn't know what to expect when I started this one and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.The premise was very nice. Eliza, a descendant of Eros, fills in at her family Cupid-for-hire shop and makes couple fall in love. Unfortunately she also accidentally enchants Jake, her mentor!I was sold! The novel is filled with funny moments but it also has its steamy and romantic scenes. This book was such a nice surprise and I really can't wait to see what the author has in store for the future.
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  •  ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖
    January 1, 1970
    I think the book would have worked better if it was NA, I found some of the characters actions or thoughts childish.The premise was interesting, Cupid's in the modern time era but for me it failed to deliver. It could easily be a small town romance and "we can't be together because you're my supervisor". Friends to lovers is one of my favourite tropes and Eliza and Jake were cute together. I liked that there were a few chapters from his point of view that added to the story. Overall I was bored I think the book would have worked better if it was NA, I found some of the characters actions or thoughts childish.The premise was interesting, Cupid's in the modern time era but for me it failed to deliver. It could easily be a small town romance and "we can't be together because you're my supervisor". Friends to lovers is one of my favourite tropes and Eliza and Jake were cute together. I liked that there were a few chapters from his point of view that added to the story. Overall I was bored and I couldn't connect with the main characters but if you like friends to lovers and want to read a contemporary with magical elements this is your book. I was disappointed because it wasn't quite what I was expecting but it wasn't a bad book.📚📚📚📚📚I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Leigh Kramer
    January 1, 1970
    This was so disappointing! I loved the premise of gods among us with the focus on Cupids who can help lovers find one another. Alas, it did not live up to the premise for me. Or the marketing, for that matter. Your mileage may vary. I decided to DNF this about 90 pages from the end as the side characters were more over the top than I could handle. Why is everyone but Jake and her dad so mean to her?! And why does she keep taking it?!) It also felt like the book was mocking Eliza’s clients at tim This was so disappointing! I loved the premise of gods among us with the focus on Cupids who can help lovers find one another. Alas, it did not live up to the premise for me. Or the marketing, for that matter. Your mileage may vary. I decided to DNF this about 90 pages from the end as the side characters were more over the top than I could handle. Why is everyone but Jake and her dad so mean to her?! And why does she keep taking it?!) It also felt like the book was mocking Eliza’s clients at times. The clients were so over the top, so unbelievable. I didn't like the way the story addressed the Mandroids (sex robot dolls)—the author may have been going for laughs but it painted the owners as pathetic and very much shamed them. Look, I might not want to own a Mandroid but if you're going to introduce that element, you need to do it with compassion and nuance. The story also seemed to be veering into "technology is the root of all evil" territory and I just wasn't interested in that additional story arc. Once the love story was resolved about halfway through, I was stumped as to how there was so much book left. I really hoped it would live up to the premise but I didn’t have the patience for it to get there.Disclosure: I received an advanced copy from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Meredith Schorr
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. I don't typically read romantic comedies with a paranormal/magical twist, but the cover was so cute that I couldn't resist. I'm glad I did. It was funny and sweet. I liked Eliza a lot, and Jake was a swoon-worthy hero. They were cute together. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.
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  • Nhu
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book through Netgalley for an honest review. This is just not the book for me. I DNF this at halfway point. I found myself not wanting to pick this book up and read it. It could be that I'm in a reading slump but I think it was just the writing style. I think that if you enjoy romance and mythology, you would really enjoy this book. I up to try and read this book again when I'm in a romantic mood, but right now I rather read something else that I Note: I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book through Netgalley for an honest review. This is just not the book for me. I DNF this at halfway point. I found myself not wanting to pick this book up and read it. It could be that I'm in a reading slump but I think it was just the writing style. I think that if you enjoy romance and mythology, you would really enjoy this book. I up to try and read this book again when I'm in a romantic mood, but right now I rather read something else that I would enjoy more. Life is just too short to read books that I'm not enjoying.
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  • Ruthsic
    January 1, 1970
    In an alternate world where Cupids are known among the regular humans, Eliza Herman, an Erosian who quit being a Cupid has to become one again to help her family business from going under. Complicating matters is the fact that she accidentally enchants her childhood best friend, crush and current mentor, Jake, which means a sexual-tension filled working relationship at the least, and a new phenomenon where people's enchantments are breaking down. Crazy Cupid Love may be best described as a rom-c In an alternate world where Cupids are known among the regular humans, Eliza Herman, an Erosian who quit being a Cupid has to become one again to help her family business from going under. Complicating matters is the fact that she accidentally enchants her childhood best friend, crush and current mentor, Jake, which means a sexual-tension filled working relationship at the least, and a new phenomenon where people's enchantments are breaking down. Crazy Cupid Love may be best described as a rom-com-mystery, with a down-on-her-luck protagonist, a sexy love interest and some hilarious clientele. There are three distinct storylines going on in this book - Eliza applying for a license and taking on clients to substitute for her dad who is recovering from a heart attack, her budding romance with Jake being complicated by the enchantment on him, and the weird phenomenon of enchantments breaking down, amidst an atmosphere of distrust towards Cupids and tight regulation of their work. The world that they live in has Erosians out and about doing their work, with consent, but other Greek Descendants living in hiding, and while they have a society of Descendants that collectively manages their matters, Erosians are sort of in the doghouse for outing themselves. This means strict rules about their work and more importantly, their working and personal relationships. Which is why Jake and Eliza have to try hard to not give into their respective feelings for each other (and also the classic unrequited crush scenario being actually requited), not until the illegal enchantment on him wears off. There are some intermittent chapters in first person from Jake that is pretty much a lot of him hiding his feelings from her, and not knowing what to do about it. Meanwhile, Eliza has to deal with some interesting clientele, ranging from an old married couple to troubleshooting a sex robotMandroid (god, I loved that scene!) to getting two zoo animals together. Honestly, I would love a sitcom of just the rotating door of wacky client requests that come to her! But the story is about much more: Eliza's arc is mostly to get over her fear of her own amazing powers (she is the strongest Cupid that they know of) and to believe in Love as a real thing (seeing the manufactured one a lot can disillusion you). And later, she is also working to uncover a conspiracy regarding the Descendant society. The last quarter of the book had a LOT going on, and it may have partly been my sleepiness (as I was racing to finish it before bedtime), but it was a lot of 'WTF?' for me.The romance was cute in the start, with the misunderstanding between them leading to a lot of awkward scenarios, but also Jake trying and failing to restrain his flirting. Also Eliza is thinking he is not at all attracted to her, but he is trying so hard to not show it that he looks like he is sick. Then it built up sexual tension, and well, there are some steamy scenes, too. The later parts sort of fizzled out the romance, as they were involved in the conspiracy thing, plus another thing that caused a rift between them, which is why the epilogue felt a bit rushed when it came to the romance, but overall, it was a satisfactory ending to their story. On the whole, a fun, charming and entertaining novel. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Sourcebooks Casablanca, via Edelweiss.
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  • Lili Marcus
    January 1, 1970
    When Eliza Herman learned that her family Cupid business is in trouble, she had no choice but to help. But her history of mishaps when it comes to her magic worries her. She always enchant the wrong persons, making them in love (and in lust) with her and she did it to Jake too, her childhood friend and crush, and now mentor. But Eliza has a business to save, so she and Jake set rules to keep his arrow-struck desire at bay. But love is maybe stronger than they ever thought and before long they're When Eliza Herman learned that her family Cupid business is in trouble, she had no choice but to help. But her history of mishaps when it comes to her magic worries her. She always enchant the wrong persons, making them in love (and in lust) with her and she did it to Jake too, her childhood friend and crush, and now mentor. But Eliza has a business to save, so she and Jake set rules to keep his arrow-struck desire at bay. But love is maybe stronger than they ever thought and before long they're both rethinking their stance in love. REVIEW: I love the concept of this novel. Descendants are on the spotlight and in this book, the Descendants of Eros. Cupids are a thing and they're on business. People go to them to fall in love or bring back the spark between couples. I think it's a great concept but as great as it is, I think the execution of the plot fell flat and unsatisfying in the end. It's NOT really bad but I want more. I want more. This is a series so maybe I'll see more. (Note this is a series but can be read as a standalone)Still it was an okay read.I like the idea that our MC, Eliza, is not at all good at being a cupid, that way, I would see her develop not just as a character but as a cupid. But I must admit, at the first quarter of the story, she's TOO clumsy and too lame. I almost dislike her. Entered Jake. Jake makes Eliza's character look better to the reader. It's because Eliza finally has someone she interacts with who really sees her as someone who can do amazing things. Sure she has good relationship with her brother and father, but her mother's usually mean. Not in an evil way but she sees Eliza as someone who can do no good.I like the little twist of a conflict added in the story so overall this is an OK read, as I said earlier. I still enjoyed it but not as much as I expected, I look forward to reading more from this author and especially the next ones in the series. :)I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. Big thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for granting me a copy. FOLLOW ME: | Bookstagram | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog |
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  • Lubnaa
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Crazy Cupid Love enchanted me in the best possible way! I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I surprisingly ended up really enjoying it! I love the quirky slapstick humour. Amanda Heger's writing style is in perfect sync with the quirky and fun world she built. What I love the most about this book is that the author doesn't write exaggerated humourous scenes at the expense of character and plot development. Yo I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Crazy Cupid Love enchanted me in the best possible way! I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I surprisingly ended up really enjoying it! I love the quirky slapstick humour. Amanda Heger's writing style is in perfect sync with the quirky and fun world she built. What I love the most about this book is that the author doesn't write exaggerated humourous scenes at the expense of character and plot development. You get the best of both worlds: humour and substantial development. And to be honest, I can't remember the last time I laughed this much reading a book LOL. There are certain scenes in here that will forever be engraved in my mind. Eliza Herman is the world's self-proclaimed worst cupid. Her story takes place in our contemporary world where Descendants of mythological gods are living among humans. The Descendants of Eros were exposed years ago, but the other Descendants are still pretending to be humans. After the Descendants of Eros were exposed, Cupid Regulations that govern Cupids and their use of enchantment powers came into effect. Eliza believes she's the worst cupid ever because her powers are out of control. Coupled with her clumsiness, her powers always land her in sticky situations. She has even failed to get her Cupid's License. When her family needs her help running their business, Eliza tries to get her Cupid's License again and her childhood best friend who's back from his enlistment in the Cupid Corps (I know! lol!) ends up mentoring her. I love a good friends to lovers romance. The fact that Eliza and Jake had an established friendship is the main strength of this book. The world building was also well-done; it was done seamlessly and didn't feel like an information dump at all. The book does have its flaws though. Jake and especially Eliza came across as a bit immature because of the quirky writing style. It didn't really feel like they were almost 30 years old; if the author hadn't revealed their ages, I would have assumed they were 19 years old lol. But I didn't really mind the immaturity because Jake and Eliza were just so endearing. I also felt that the climax was a little too long; I had to reread some parts because it got a little confusing for me.Regardless, I would say that Crazy Cupid Love was a solid start to a new series. It was cute, quirky, fun, and hilarious! I hope the author continues the series and focuses on the other Descendants; there's so much fun potential here!!
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  • Elley Murray
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 3.5 starsThis is a cute, fun romantic comedy take on the paranormal romance genre. It reminds me a lot of Kristine Grayson's Fates series, only instead of a modern twist on old fairy tales Crazy Cupid Love is about the Descendants of gods and creatures from Greek myth and how they get by in the modern day. It's definitely a refreshing change from the jaded PI/bounty hunter schtick that so many paranormal romances seem to cling to, and is much more light-hearted and upbeat, though at time Rating: 3.5 starsThis is a cute, fun romantic comedy take on the paranormal romance genre. It reminds me a lot of Kristine Grayson's Fates series, only instead of a modern twist on old fairy tales Crazy Cupid Love is about the Descendants of gods and creatures from Greek myth and how they get by in the modern day. It's definitely a refreshing change from the jaded PI/bounty hunter schtick that so many paranormal romances seem to cling to, and is much more light-hearted and upbeat, though at times takes that a little too far and is just *too* out there and hard to relate to or take seriously. Eliza and her brother, Elijah (BTW - that's AWFUL - who would do that?) are such fun characters, and I'm hoping there are more books in this series so we get to read more about Elijah falling in love. Jake is also a *dreamboat* and I love that there are the occasional little half-chapters inserted throughout the book that give Jake's POV. It really adds an extra dimension to the story to get into his head, and also made me go *SQUEEEEEE!* and have little floaty hearts come out of my head. Possibly a small cartoon bird or two as well. There's also a LOT to this book, with Eliza and Jake's romance, Eliza's own personal journey and self-growth, and then the bad-guy plot (and hoo boy, the bad guy was actually a surprise to me, even though there was plenty of foreshadowing and you'd think I'd have seen that coming but NO! I did NOT!) All of these elements overlap and intertwine to keep the story moving forward and the action at a pace that's really enjoyable. One more thing I really love is the way Amanda Heger just super naturally has people of all genders fall in love, and her couples aren't all male/female pairings. There's no big fanfare or noise made, she just quietly has couples of all sorts pairing up, and I appreciate it. More of this in all the books, please. :) Like this review? Check out more of my reviews on my blog, Elley the Book Otter*An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Thamy
    January 1, 1970
    Percy Jackson if it were romance was all I could think while reading and now I notice it is also written on the cover. So there went my perfect starting line.3.5, rounded up for interesting worldbuilding.This is a world similar to ours, it's not that much of dystopia. Except, much to the distress of all other descendants from the Greek myths, people have found out cupids are real, and now they can sell their services. Eliza is also an Erosian but her powers don't need any arrow hitting the flesh Percy Jackson if it were romance was all I could think while reading and now I notice it is also written on the cover. So there went my perfect starting line.3.5, rounded up for interesting worldbuilding.This is a world similar to ours, it's not that much of dystopia. Except, much to the distress of all other descendants from the Greek myths, people have found out cupids are real, and now they can sell their services. Eliza is also an Erosian but her powers don't need any arrow hitting the flesh or even blood, she can enchant people with only a bump. Except she's such a klutz, that happens way too often and she's decided to give up trying for a permanent license. That's until her fathers suffers a heart attack and the family business needs her help. To make it even harder, she's in love with her mentor, whom she's also managed to accidentally enchant, not counting how her enchants seem to be failing lately. Will she ever pass the exams?As I mentioned, this really had a Percy Jackson feel, although the plot itself had nothing to do with it. I loved it! Eliza is also a very fun character, so of course I was rooting for her from the start.I think the book's biggest flaw was having such a different background, having a great idea for plot twist, but dealing with everything else a little too much like all other romances. Jake is wonderful and I did believe the two were in love. It just didn't make me feel that excited. When you get a romance and the romance itself is the downpoint... The side stories weren't that much either, just cute. Like a TV series in their initial episodes, probably. Again, not exciting enough. But when you think you even get good side stories in most romances, you need to give it to the author.This was for sure a book well planned, stick to it because there is a bigger story. I just wish it had gone further.My biggest question is: will it? Are there more books in this universe? I'll sure be reading them.Honest review based on an ARC provided by Edelweiss. Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity.
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  • Becca
    January 1, 1970
    NOTE: I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.I really thought I was going to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and like nothing I’d read before, and there were some really good sections of the the story but sadly it fell a little short for me. It was ok, but not something I would recommend to friends unfortunately. **WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD** It was quirky and fun but it w NOTE: I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.I really thought I was going to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and like nothing I’d read before, and there were some really good sections of the the story but sadly it fell a little short for me. It was ok, but not something I would recommend to friends unfortunately. **WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD** It was quirky and fun but it was very strangely paced, to the point were halfway through I almost thought it was over until I looked how far through I was and realise I was only at 53%. This weird pacing and often too-slow sections left me not really interested in sitting down for long reading sessions like I normally do. I usually found myself reading a chapter and then putting my Kindle down to go find something more interesting to do.It also didn’t help that the characters were just kind of blah. I wasn’t able to really connect with any of them because they all felt very similar, with the exception of Eliza, who was so annoyingly self-centered and mopey that I found myself not liking her by the end. I don’t think that’s what the author intended but there were several times where I found myself wanting to shake her and tell her to stop complaining and think about someone other than herself for once.Over all this one just wasn’t as good as I was hoping it would be and while there were some parts that were funny and interesting, the majority of it was just ok.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    I picked up a copy of this book due to the premise. It sounded good and I was ready for a light hearted, funny read. Well the light hearted part was correct but the humor was missing. Eliza is a klutz. I kind of felt bad for her. She had a lot to prove with her family history. Eliza tried her hardest to show she could be a good cupid even if at first she was resistant to the idea. Although, I could understand where she was coming from. Her mother was mean towards Eliza and had no faith in her. I I picked up a copy of this book due to the premise. It sounded good and I was ready for a light hearted, funny read. Well the light hearted part was correct but the humor was missing. Eliza is a klutz. I kind of felt bad for her. She had a lot to prove with her family history. Eliza tried her hardest to show she could be a good cupid even if at first she was resistant to the idea. Although, I could understand where she was coming from. Her mother was mean towards Eliza and had no faith in her. In regards, to the love interest Jake; I thought he was alright. He at least tried to bring some humor to the story. Again, my major disappointment is the fact that I wanted humor and didn't get it. Additionally, the characters were "so, so". The storyline felt like it was lacking in substance. A nice idea that didn't fully execute all the way.
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  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    This rom com was a little hit and miss for me. There were sections I really enjoyed and LOLd at and then there were parts that I didn't love. The premise is an interesting one but maybe it would have worked better if the characters were younger? Their actions sometimes felt a little immature. I did enjoy it though and will look for more books from this author to try again.
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  • Meredith Tate
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come!
  • Mayumi
    January 1, 1970
    RTC.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 1/24/19.Such a fun story!I've heard this book billed as "Percy Jackson for romance fans," which is true, but I think an even more accurate description would be a Half-Moon Hollow-type town peopled with the descendants of Greek gods. Like in Molly Harper's books, there's a whole supernatural world going on right under humanity's nose, except for the one group that's been "outed"--in this case, though, it's descendants of Eros--Cupids--instead of vampires. T Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 1/24/19.Such a fun story!I've heard this book billed as "Percy Jackson for romance fans," which is true, but I think an even more accurate description would be a Half-Moon Hollow-type town peopled with the descendants of Greek gods. Like in Molly Harper's books, there's a whole supernatural world going on right under humanity's nose, except for the one group that's been "outed"--in this case, though, it's descendants of Eros--Cupids--instead of vampires. They've made a nice little niche for themselves as a kind of matchmakers, but of course there are all kinds of rules about what they can and cannot do and how, and I'm sure it's not a coincidence that the body that regulates them is the Department of Affection, Seduction, and Shellfish (because of that food's rumored aphrodisiac properties--a myth, according to Eliza) gets abbreviated here as A.S.S. ;)Eliza's not a part of her family's Cupid business--because, well, she has issues. Most people with her abilities need to draw blood (often a small pin prick, though they still use the more traditional bow and arrows too) to be effective, but Eliza can inspire a 30-day lovefest with something as small as an oversized candy bar falling on one's foot. You'd think this would be a bonus, yes? Less pain, more gain? Sure, except that Eliza's also extremely clumsy (so many LOL moments revealed throughout the book when she accidentally helped others to find love--she's not laughing, but I was) and that fact combined with a childhood birthday catastrophe have lead her to try and find another career path: temping. (This also doesn't go well, because of the aforementioned clumsiness.) A family emergency brings her back to the family business, though, and she's determined to make her family proud.It doesn't hurt that her former childhood BFF is back in town, believes in her and offers to help, and is now a complete and total hottie, either. Except for that one time that Eliza accidentally works her love mojo on Jake (a shame, because she is really, really attracted to him and he's just under an enchantment, right...?) things appear to be going...well, pretty well in the Cupid-ing department. Until they're not. At all. And it's up to Eliza to figure out what's going on--with the help of Jake and Ron Weasley, her trusty orange '04 Mustang--before the love lives of her clients and her family's business are completely destroyed. Can she do it?(Of course she can. The better question might be will Ron Weasley survive the attempt...? You'll have to read the book to find out.)I can't wait to see what Ms. Heger has in store for us in the next book in this (what I hope will be a nice long) series!Rating: 4 stars / A-I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Meghan Lloyd
    January 1, 1970
    A cute, unique play on the idea of Cupid and his love-inducing arrows, Crazy Cupid Love was fun to read! It's definitely fantasy-based, but it takes place in a contemporary setting, where the descendants of Cupid drive cars instead of flying around on wings. There's a council of Descendants who regulate their people, and the services of Erosians (descendants of Cupid/Eros) can be bought for a fee. It was fun to see all the different ways they helped people find love, and in particular, how each A cute, unique play on the idea of Cupid and his love-inducing arrows, Crazy Cupid Love was fun to read! It's definitely fantasy-based, but it takes place in a contemporary setting, where the descendants of Cupid drive cars instead of flying around on wings. There's a council of Descendants who regulate their people, and the services of Erosians (descendants of Cupid/Eros) can be bought for a fee. It was fun to see all the different ways they helped people find love, and in particular, how each Erosian's skills differed in strength. Lots of thought obviously went into this worldbuilding, and it went really well.Eliza Herman does not want to be Erosian, but unfortunately, life is not fair. Not only is she a descendant of Eros, but she is also the most powerful Erosian in modern history, able to enchant others without a single drop of blood being drawn. This leads to her accidentally enchanting people constantly, and for her safety as well as that of others around her, she has no desire to join the family business. But when her family's business is in trouble, and her brother asks for her help, she can't help but say yes. It's only for a few weeks, after all - what could go wrong? Eliza was so much fun! I loved her hilarious mishaps and her reaction to the many personalities introduced in the story. While I did feel a prologue would have been beneficial, to help me better understand her history, I did eventually pick up on what had gone wrong and why she was so adamantly opposed to working as a Cupid. Her interactions with Jake Sanders, a childhood friend she had a crush on for years, were entertaining, and Jake was a great contrast to her. He was her anchor in a lot of ways, keeping her from drifting off into dangerous territory, and although they definitely butted heads, I loved how he just wanted to protect her. Even at the expense of himself and his own interests. Besides Jake and Eliza, the reader is introduced to other characters as well, including Eliza's family. If you want to read about dysfunctional families, it definitely feels like you can satisfy that desire quite easily for most of the book. Eliza's mother made me mad for about 95% of the book, and her brother was really immature. Given that Eliza's childhood wasn't really explained, it took me a while to understand why they treated her the way they did. Especially when her father was so much their opposite, loving her along with all of her faults.I hope to read more books by this author soon! Crafted in a unique way, this story captured my attention from the first page and engaged my imagination. Loved it! **I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**
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  • Olivia Farr
    January 1, 1970
    "Crazy Cupid Love" is such a fantastic romance novel with a mythological twist! Eliza is a descendant of Eros, a.k.a. a Cupid, but she has never really embraced her heritage. She always seems to stumble and have her gift go awry. With some Cupids, they have to draw blood to work their powers (like with the traditional bow and arrows) and make someone fall in temporary love (to be differentiated from the real capital-L Love). Eliza is so powerful that even the tiniest injury can induce love (esse "Crazy Cupid Love" is such a fantastic romance novel with a mythological twist! Eliza is a descendant of Eros, a.k.a. a Cupid, but she has never really embraced her heritage. She always seems to stumble and have her gift go awry. With some Cupids, they have to draw blood to work their powers (like with the traditional bow and arrows) and make someone fall in temporary love (to be differentiated from the real capital-L Love). Eliza is so powerful that even the tiniest injury can induce love (essentially lust). As such, she views herself as a liability and stays out of the family Cupid business.After Cupids went public, the government has highly regulated them. When she learns that her family's business is in trouble, Eliza offers to step in temporarily, but doing so will require her to go through the government regulations/licensing process. As part of that, she must select a non-family member mentor. Luckily (or unluckily), Eliza's childhood friend Jake has returned from the Cupid Corps and offers to be her mentor. Unbeknownst to the other, they have each had a crush on the other for a long time. While on her first case, Eliza accidentally drops a candy dish on Jake and gives him love (not the capital-L kind) for her. They set up rules that seem really hard to follow.As Eliza works to keep the family business running, it turns out there is something more sinister afoot and Eliza is trying to figure it out along the way. With the romance, funny anecdotes, and the mystery of what is happening to Cupid enchantments, the book is a really enjoyable ride. In terms of the romance, I absolutely loved the couple- we get a couple sections from Jake's point-of-view which were icing on the cake. With the cases Eliza handles, this adds some funny and sweet stories to the plot. Adding in the mystery (which I honestly did not figure out on my own- the best kind), it gets a slight cozy mystery feel.Overall, this was a really fantastic read, and I really loved it! You'll want to snag this one before Valentine's Day, and I think you'll fall in love with these characters and story too!Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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  • Margaret
    January 1, 1970
    Romanceopoly read #6: Magic Row - MC who wields magicReview originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the publisher.Crazy Cupid Love is kind of an odd book. Seriously, my first thought when I finished it was, "That was odd." But I don't mean that in a bad way, just that it's hard to categorize. The cover blurb mentions Percy Jackson, which is not the right vibe at all. Really the only similarity is that they both involve mythology.Amanda Heger has a uni Romanceopoly read #6: Magic Row - MC who wields magicReview originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the publisher.Crazy Cupid Love is kind of an odd book. Seriously, my first thought when I finished it was, "That was odd." But I don't mean that in a bad way, just that it's hard to categorize. The cover blurb mentions Percy Jackson, which is not the right vibe at all. Really the only similarity is that they both involve mythology.Amanda Heger has a unique take on how the gods might play a role in the modern world. Today's Cupids, like Eliza and her family, are descended from Eros and inherit some of his powers. They are out to public and often run matchmaking businesses. (There's some commentary there on online dating and the commodification of love, but I feel like it gets muddled.)Descendants of the other gods are not out and many of them look down on the Cupids. But they have a whole secret Descendant community that’s quite fascinating. We meet nymphs, furies, satyrs and a few others over the course of the story. I hope that the next book in the series will feature one of these other groups so we can learn more about them.Often this book is just over-the-top silly. Eliza's lack of coordination leads to lots of slapstick humor and there's a lifesize sex robot called a Mandroid. Wait til you see its gaming features! All that silliness might overshadow the fact that there’s a sweet friends to lovers story with a charming beta hero. There’s even a mystery to solve, though it doesn’t show up until the last third of the book.I enjoyed Crazy Cupid Love though I think it’s something you have to be in the mood for. If an adult rom com with a supernatural twist is what you’re craving, give it a shot.3.5 stars
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  • Miranda Knight
    January 1, 1970
    A cute book about Descendants more specifically Descendants of Eros. Eliza Herman comes from a family of Cupids. She is the absolute worst cupid in the world. She accidentally enchants people all the time from the greeting card aisle to playground classmates at a young age to her parents throughout her childhood. When the family business Herman and Herman, a matchmaking company is in dire straights Eliza steps up to help out. A new law states that she needs to have her license to practice love e A cute book about Descendants more specifically Descendants of Eros. Eliza Herman comes from a family of Cupids. She is the absolute worst cupid in the world. She accidentally enchants people all the time from the greeting card aisle to playground classmates at a young age to her parents throughout her childhood. When the family business Herman and Herman, a matchmaking company is in dire straights Eliza steps up to help out. A new law states that she needs to have her license to practice love enchantments to even answer the phone. That's what she does with the help of her childhood crush/best friend Jake Sanders. Like everything else in life, nothing is easy for Eliza. She is beginning to believe that true love is in fact real--because she feels it for Jake. But a conspiracy theory is brewing that might just be accurate. Eliza must prove it. In order to prove it, she also has to prove that her enchantments worked. After all, she is one of the most powerful and a special type of cupid.  To prove it, she risks her relationship with Jake including his trust as well as both their lives. 
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  • Sam Butler
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. It really is like Percy Jackson for adults. This book is hilarious, thought provoking and abruptly romantic. Eliza is a whirlwind of good intention and disaster, which is a recipe for humor if done right, and Amanda Heger did it right folks. Romance is ripe in Eliza's life, alongside tragedy and hope. She deals with it as well as anyone can expect, with as much grace and wisdom as she can muster. Then comes Jake, Eliza's childhood best friend, and they are so sweet my teeth ac I loved this book. It really is like Percy Jackson for adults. This book is hilarious, thought provoking and abruptly romantic. Eliza is a whirlwind of good intention and disaster, which is a recipe for humor if done right, and Amanda Heger did it right folks. Romance is ripe in Eliza's life, alongside tragedy and hope. She deals with it as well as anyone can expect, with as much grace and wisdom as she can muster. Then comes Jake, Eliza's childhood best friend, and they are so sweet my teeth ache. The chemistry between Eliza and Jake is strong, though Eliza has her reservations about it initially. Their relationship is familiar and natural, you know they are meant to be. Each chapter opens with a section of law intended to regulate and govern Erosian descendants directly, and it added to the experience Heger creates in this book. It is a world full of possibility, a prick of a pin can lead to an insatiable infatuation, and hidden behind a curtain of secrecy more wonders exist. The government surely knows this, but doesn't peak. There is risk in love and in receiving enchantments from cupids, and so there are regulations in place for any cupid who wishes to enchant humans. If you have ever loved Greek mythology and wondered about its place in our modern and bureaucratic world, read Crazy Cupid Love and take a peak.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review5Stars I could not put this book down!Now I will be honest, I am not into magical themed books, however I kept an open mind and thank god I did because I LOVED IT!Eliza, along with her parents are cupids. Yes, cupids - using their powers to make people fall in love. Jake is Eliza childhood "hot" best friend. The banter and chemistry between these two are off the chart. While Eliza's father is recover The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review5Stars I could not put this book down!Now I will be honest, I am not into magical themed books, however I kept an open mind and thank god I did because I LOVED IT!Eliza, along with her parents are cupids. Yes, cupids - using their powers to make people fall in love. Jake is Eliza childhood "hot" best friend. The banter and chemistry between these two are off the chart. While Eliza's father is recovering in hospital after a heart attack, Eliza learns their family business is suffering financially. Eliza steps ups to help the store. However in order to do this, she needs to apply for a provisional cupid license. The requirement to get a license is as follows - get a mentor and make enchantments on couples, Jake volunteers to help her out. While on her first enchantment under the supervision of Jake, Everything was going extremely well, then ooppss she accidentally enchants Jake. This book is not what I expected at all and I loved it.From the book cover, the writing, especially having Jake's POV, I loved every minute of it.Would highly recommend
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  • Laura Hughes
    January 1, 1970
    When a single arrow inspires romance, can you really trust happily ever after? Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World's Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. But after a family emergency, she decides to step in. Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders...the one man she could never get out of her head. Before long, things start going wrong, enchantments don’t seem to work... Now Eliza and J When a single arrow inspires romance, can you really trust happily ever after? Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World's Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. But after a family emergency, she decides to step in. Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders...the one man she could never get out of her head. Before long, things start going wrong, enchantments don’t seem to work... Now Eliza and Jake must fight to unravel a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships, including their own...and spell the end of Love itself.Honestly, it was not what I was expecting - there was a little more “fantasy” in it than I’d original expected but to be honest it was possibly because I just didn’t read the description properly. But at the end of the day, it was a beautiful love story - not just between Eliza and Jake but the couples that came into Eliza’s life in need of a little nudge in the right direction. It is funny, honest and beautiful all at the same time. Big fan and would definitely recommend picking it up when it comes out next year!!
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  • Marsha Spohn
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfI had such fun with “Crazy Cupid Love” that it should be illegal. In a world where the paranormal isn’t unusual, where deities (at least some) are out in the open interacting with the humans around them, this story was a fun treat.“Crazy Cupid Love” intertwines paranormal, romance, rom-com, friends to lovers trope and a mystery to solve in a unique fashion. If there were moments when the actions seemed younger than the characters I put it down to the enchantments goi Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfI had such fun with “Crazy Cupid Love” that it should be illegal. In a world where the paranormal isn’t unusual, where deities (at least some) are out in the open interacting with the humans around them, this story was a fun treat.“Crazy Cupid Love” intertwines paranormal, romance, rom-com, friends to lovers trope and a mystery to solve in a unique fashion. If there were moments when the actions seemed younger than the characters I put it down to the enchantments going on – I don’t know if I’m correct in that but it’s how I saw some actions of both Eliza and Jake. There are several storylines going on, but they blended well for me.I enjoyed myself, and really that’s the whole point. Now I’m going to be watching for the next story in the ‘Let’s Get Mythical’ series.*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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  • Priscilla Kraut
    January 1, 1970
    This book was about Eliza, who has the world’s worst luck, and Jake, who is a family friend. Both are descendants of Eros. Eliza is a trainee cupid and Jake is her mentor. Eliza discovers that she is a very powerful cupid and she is madly in love with Jake and had been since she was a kid. It was an interesting story.It was a quick read that had me laughing. The best was the government department A.S.S. Some of the stunts that she pulls with Jake also had me laughing.The reason for the 4 stars i This book was about Eliza, who has the world’s worst luck, and Jake, who is a family friend. Both are descendants of Eros. Eliza is a trainee cupid and Jake is her mentor. Eliza discovers that she is a very powerful cupid and she is madly in love with Jake and had been since she was a kid. It was an interesting story.It was a quick read that had me laughing. The best was the government department A.S.S. Some of the stunts that she pulls with Jake also had me laughing.The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because the trend is to have a strong female character, but she has to be clumsy. It gets old quick. The story would have been just as good if the Eliza was not clumsy or if it was not pointed out every 5 minutes.Finally, another story with her twin would be interesting. Overall the story kept me interested even through the slow times. I was given an advance copy for my honest review.
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  • Amanda D.
    January 1, 1970
    A bit twee for my tastes, but an interesting setup for romance readers who love a good dose of mythology.This is a friends to lovers fantasy/paranormal romance with a beta hero. However, there are some pacing issues and the book definitely has two distinct parts. The first half is hero and heroine development and the second half is a mystery portion. I think I preferred the second half, simply because it had more oomph.Goodreads lists this as part of a series and I'm curious where it'll go. I wa A bit twee for my tastes, but an interesting setup for romance readers who love a good dose of mythology.This is a friends to lovers fantasy/paranormal romance with a beta hero. However, there are some pacing issues and the book definitely has two distinct parts. The first half is hero and heroine development and the second half is a mystery portion. I think I preferred the second half, simply because it had more oomph.Goodreads lists this as part of a series and I'm curious where it'll go. I wasn't a fan of the Cupids as a mythological race, but I am interested in others that were mentioned: Athenians, Furies, etc.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Eliza is a lousy Cupid. Yep. She's got rotten aim with her arrow, for one thing. One big thing! Jake, her mentor, has some thoughts on the subject, especially when she hits him by mistake. This is a fluffy light romance with some moments where you'll smile, if not chuckle. It's not deep and you know how it's going to end but it's a worthwhile read, especially when you need something fun. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda Heger is the first in a new series. Main characters, Eliza and Jake had me hooked from page one. I alternately laughed out loud and groaned at the Cupid adventures they get into. The off-the-wall premise with a touch of suspense makes the story that much richer and keeps pages turning quickly. Heger has created a fun new world that I can’t wait to revisit. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW TO COME
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