Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: The Cupids Do Christmas
SERIES: Public Limited Cupids #2
AUTHOR: Riza Curtis
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 59 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2017
Piotr “Snake” Lewin has had it with his job as one of Aphrodite’s cupids. He’s sick of all the true love bollocks, and if he has to watch one more couple fall in love, heads are going to roll. Probably literally.
The final straw is the announcement that the cupids will be helping out Father Christmas in the run up to the most materialistic day of the year. One overcommercialised holiday a year is more than enough, thanks.
That’s it. Piotr quits. Now, he just has to survive the one month notice period at ‘The North Pole’, and the cute elf who’s dead set on making friends.
This novella is intended for adult audiences only, and contains swearing, and graphic sex scenes.
This was so cute! Piotr was introduced near the end of the previous book and man, was he ever a grouch! In The Cupids Do Christmas you really get to know Piotr and, I have to say, I found him a little surprising. At the beginning of the book I found myself singing songs from How the Grinch Stole Christmas as I read through Piotr’s decision to quit working for the cupids and his utter disgust at being seconded to the elves to help with Christmas preparations. The comparison between him and the Grinch was…surprisingly accurate for a while. 😀 As the story progresses, you get to see another side of Piotr and start to understand just why he acts the way he does. This is, of course, helped along by Danny who pretty much has him figured out from the beginning and refuses to be intimidated in any way by the man most others go out of their way to avoid.
The story itself was just sweet and had the right amount of Christmas to officially start off my holiday reading list for the year. I really enjoyed Danny and Piotr together and seeing Piotr do whatever was necessary to help the other man, even at the cost of some ungodly amount of teasing from the other cupids, made me smile. Though this is the second book in the series, you could probably read this one without any knowledge of the first story and be perfectly fine though I liked that I got to see a bit of Piotr previously and it was nice getting a glimpse of the boys from before also.
If you’re looking for a sweet story to start off your holiday reading, I’d recommend giving this one a look.