The Cupid Caper by Kate Roman
Author: Kate Roman
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Mythology
Length: Novella (249 KB, 54 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (May 8, 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Eros Omnia — Ross to his friends and Cupid to the rest of the known world – is having a bad day. With just one more set of arrows to shoot before he can move up to Mercury’s vacant position, Ross loses one of the arrows and worse yet, uncovers a plot implicating two of the oldest gods on Olympus. At the same time, one of those arrows shot true in the finest ass Ross has seen in an eternity. With a little cunning, some bravado and the most beautiful mortal he’s ever laid eyes on, Cupid’s aiming to make his worst day turn out to be the best yet…
Review: Ross has been the God of Love for close to a century and has discovered that the work isn’t particularly rewarding. There is a position opening up for Mercury (the God of Trade) and Ross is determined to get the job. He only has to act as Cupid on one last assignment and he is pretty sure the position of Mercury is his….as long as he doesn’t screw up! Getting Tony and Kristin together proves a little bit difficult, however. Tony Aster, a medical student that makes Ross’s heart beat a little faster, finally gets hit with his arrow after a rather humorous incident involving a pigeon, but Kristin proves a little bit more difficult. Ross ends up losing the arrow meant for her and now Tony is walking around primed for falling in love with whoever sticks themself with the lost arrow. Two things happen as Ross tries to fix his slightly messed up case….he discovers that there is a plot amongst some of the other Gods to ruin his chances at a promotion and he falls head over heels in love with Tony.
Since I have always been fascinated with Mythology, this story really drew me in right from the beginning. It is a quick read so there isn’t a lot of time to develop the secondary characters very well, but I think the author did a really good job of letting us get to know Ross and Tony. As a medical student, Tony has a natural tendency to be nurturing and Ross would love more than anything to just fall into his arms, but always has his mission to unite Tony and Kristin in love in the back of his mind. They give into the very real attraction between them and become physically involved, which makes Ross wonder why Kristin and Tony were ever meant to fall in love in the first place.
I thought the author gave a unique little plot twist at the end in terms of why Ross was being sabotaged. Sometimes I had a hard time following who was who in terms of all the gods involved, but probably because the story moved along so fast. Overall, though, I enjoyed the author’s writing style and thought Ross and Tony were both really great characters. She also gave a lot of description when discussing people and places involved which really made it an enjoyable story