DATE PUBLISHED: 14th February 2014
William Shakespeare once wrote that, “Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad.” The trouble is that Cupid himself would probably agree…
As probably the last person in the world who’d appreciate hearts, flowers and romance, Coop is convinced that true love doesn’t exist – which is rather unfortunate considering he’s also known as Cupid, the God of Love. He’d rather spend his days drinking, womanising and generally having as much fun as he possible can. As far as he’s concerned, shooting people with bolts of pure love is a waste of his time…but then his path crosses with that of shy and retiring Skye Sawyer and nothing will ever be quite the same again.
This book is a retelling of the story of Cupid and Psyche in present day times. I really liked the mixture of this ancient tale with modern day concept such as nightclubs and air travel. The concept of Cupid becoming bored with his job and disbelieving in the concept of love and then finding it in an unlikely place was lovely to read about. I found it hilarious when it is explained that Coop has modernised the bow and arrow into a “love gun”. The concept of love being blind is also something that I really enjoyed in this book as Skye does not actually see Coop until about three quarters of the way through due to a bout of invisibility. The combination of modern themes with ancient myth worked extremely well in this book that left a smile on my face.
Keep Calm and Read On,