Review of Beaus and Arrows by Rashida T. Williams

“Subtlety. Was. Not. Working.” 


Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Length: 350 Pages

POV: Third Person


Emory hates his job—almost as much as he hates being called “Cupid.” Tasked with spreading love throughout the Earth realm, Emory wields his arrows with reckless abandon and matches couples based solely on their entertainment value. On the same day his impulsive behavior triggers an audit, he accidentally breaks the heart of his most dependable client, Blair.

Blair completely loses her ability to feel love and desire, and as her matchmaker, Emory expects her to be furious. Instead, she agrees to help him salvage his floundering career on one condition. He must find her the perfect man. Emory sets out on a frantic search for her soulmate, and Blair seems to find amusement in the diversion. But as the barrier surrounding Blair’s broken heart grows stronger, she is unable to connect with suitor after suitor, leaving Emory to console her after each failed match.

Emory and Blair’s unexpected bond turns into friendship, and soon Emory finds himself falling in love with the one woman who can’t love him back. In a race against time, Emory must mend Blair’s broken heart before her condition becomes irreversible…and before the audit committee banishes him for this grave error.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Emory was a Cupid, but he didn’t believe in true love. He created matches that entertained him. Maybe he’d match them because they were both beautiful and he thought they’d make perfect babies. Or maybe just because they were both in the same place at the same time.

Blair was his only solo client. He’d matched her a few times, but never anything lasted. However, the last match he chose for her broke her heart. And with it broken Emory could no longer penetrate her heart with his arrows. Therefore, he was in trouble with his superiors.

“You’re the sexiest love god on the planet!”

Emory told Blair who he truly was. She even went to work with him, helping his other clients. They became close friends, with hilarious horseplay included. He’d hoped he could eventually cure her…instead, he fell in love with her. But her heart was still broken and she was unable to love him back. Or so he thought.

“Je t’aime.”

Beaus and Arrows is a heartwarming story about knowing when to let love go and when to give it everything you have. I enjoyed the imagination and detail. It took a subject everyone knows, Cupid, and turned it into something completely original. From the way Blair had to move between realms to how the Cupids did their jobs. It was half heartbreaking and half heartwarming. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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