Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Callum and the Cupids
SERIES: Public Limited Cupids #1
AUTHOR: Riza Curtis
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 98 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2017
Recent university graduate Callum is in urgent need of a job if he plans on eating or keeping a roof over his head. Desperation finds Callum attending an interview at a local dating agency, but Public Limited Cupids isn’t exactly a traditional matchmakers…
Caught up in the middle of demigods, cupids and a whole host of crazy, Callum isn’t sure what’s going to snap first; his sanity or his temper. He just needs to keep thinking about that pay cheque… and his two rather attractive colleagues.
This novella is intended for adult audiences only, and contains violence, swearing, and graphic sex scenes.
I liked this one; for the first book in a new series (and with such a short blurb) it was an interesting read that easily kept my attention. Desperate to find a job so he doesn’t end up on the street, Callum answers an ad for a local dating agency only to find that beyond the quirky exterior is much more than he was expecting. Now the lone human cupid amongst a bevy of supernatural ones, Callum is not only trying to find his footing with a partner he’s fairly certain can’t stand him but he’s also navigating around his attraction to two of his co-workers. When things go pear shaped on the matchmaking front, however, dealing with his own relationship woes will have to be put aside before all the cupids end up on lockdown.
The story and setting itself were, as I said, interesting enough to keep my attention and this was a fairly enjoyable read. Things were set up rather nicely for the author to expand the universe in later books and can easily continue on with the characters introduced here or move forward with some new ones. My only real complaints were fairly minor; there was an issue with the arrows and how they effect cupids that I would’ve liked to have seen explained more but that I wasn’t too fussed about in the end. The other things was the overall lack of character development. Granted, this is a novella and I wasn’t expecting some grand detailed biography for the main characters but I would’ve liked to have seen them fleshed out a little beyond the basics we were given here. If they’re featured in future books this could be easily rectified in the future, however, so I’ll just wait and see.
If you’re looking for a mostly fluffy read with some magical men (in more ways than one) you might want to give this one a look.