Monday, 4 May 2015
Book: Cupid's Revenge by Michelle M Pillow
Series: Naughty Cupid (#2)
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 11th July 2010
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
After Cupid's revenge on Lord Ilar went wrong and he ended up happily mated to Rhiannon, King Larus ensured that the council knew of Cupid's misdeeds. Now Cupid requires that revenge is taken on King Larus as well. Travelling to the mortal world he encounters two impoverished sisters, Mina and Sophia. Taking them to the magic realm he enchants Larus so they will both love him, though only half of his curse works. With Sophia enchanted to love Larus madly, it is Mina that he is drawn to, and Mina feels the pull too...
I love this take on Cupid! He continues to completely misunderstand beauty and love, meaning that he accidentally keeps doing what he was teased about doing in the first place! I also really like the way that Cupid is basically described as absolutely disgusting, though thankfully it isn't mentioned that often!
The characters from the previous book, Cupid's Enchantment, are present quite a bit in Cupid's Revenge, which was interesting and it was good to have a catch up on Ilar and Rhiannon. Larus himself was a character in the previous book, and having him expanded on was also a good thing. There also seemed to be a strong set up for the characters in the next book, Cupid's Favor, which will be interesting considering the personalities of the strong contenders for MCs!
The chemistry between Larus and Mina was there from the start, and interestingly, neither of them actually denied it at any point. Though it did take them a while to actually act on their attraction (cock-blocking sisters probably have that affect!) it still simmered there under the surface as well.
I also liked the introduction of a vampire character into the book. The Lycans and trolls had both been properly introduced in the previous book so some background was already there for them, though it was expanded upon more. Adding the vampires in expanded the world, and it has me intrigued as to the role they'll play in future.
This was a good, fun read! I'm looking forward to reading book 3!