PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
DATE PUBLISHED: 26th January 2016
People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow.
Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind.
A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return?
The concept of this book really interested me. The idea of Cupid messing up and leaving a couple in a horrible situation is one I was intrigued to read about. I had to suspend my disbelief during some of the scenes over what Karma was putting up with and the excuses she was making.
This book is told from the first-person perspectives of Karma and Aaryn. Karma is a teenage mother who was struck by Cupid’s arrow but her baby’s daddy was not struck. He treats her so badly and the excuses she makes up for this left me so angry at times. This was explained by the arrow. I really liked that Karma was a dancer and that she has many layers to her life.
The realistic element of balancing a baby and school was a nice touch. Danny as a father figure was an absolute despair. He repetitively made comments of being a teenage father and how hard it is while he Is out partying and being a flake of a father.
Aaryn’s character is the son of Cupid who accidentally only struck Karma with an arrow and not Danny. Now he must try to fix his mistake and ensure Karmas happiness. Some moments of disbelief were juxtaposed with some really cute rom-com scenes… Teen Mom meets Greek Mythology.
Keep Calm and Read On,