Review – Signs of Cupidity


Signs of Cupidity


Heart Hassle #1


Raven Kennedy


Reverse Harem


You’d think that basically being in charge of love would be an epic job, right? Wrong. Sure, I can blow some Lust into people’s faces and watch the show, but I can’t actually participate. It gets old, trust me. Same goes for love. I can pass it out like sugar-free lollipops at a dentist’s office, but I can’t get any love for myself. It totally sucks.
I used to consider myself a hopeless romantic, so why wouldn’t I choose to become a cupid? Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong again. They don’t call us stupid cupids for nothing. I’m stuck in this never-ending afterlife where I’m invisible, lonely, and bitter as hell. And yeah, I’m probably responsible for some terrible matchmaking out there. Sorry, not sorry.
All my bad cupid’ing might be why I was exiled from the human realm. You can only do so much before the cupid bosses get all huffy. Unfortunately, my bitterness carried over into the new realm, and then I attacked a fae prince with Love Arrows. Accidentally. Okay, not accidentally. But hey, he deserved it. What I didn’t expect was for him to retaliate and hit my ass with some crazy magic mojo strong enough to push me into the physical realm. Whoa.
That’s right. This cupid just got a real body. And you know what that means…Now, it’s my turn to get some. Love, I mean. Get your head out of the gutter. Wink, wink bitches.


3.5stars rating

In hindsight, we actually know a lot less about the world than I thought we did 😀 And to be very honest, it didn’t matter. We knew enough to follow along, first in the human realm and then learning alongside our heroine in the fae realm. All scenes were well written and clear enough to immerse into the story fully.

Character development:

Our heroine Cupid number ML (thousand and fifty) is a tad sick and tired of spreading love and lust and not getting any herself. She has nobody to talk to as she is very… incorporeal, living behind the Veil. Things change for her rather drastically when she gets reassigned to the fae realm. From the start till 3/4 of the story, I loved her. I mean, her inner dialogue was funny. It had me facepalming and laughing out loud so often. Until it got a bit much 🙁 We know a bit of her past, what she has done during the years of being a cupid, we know she longs for love and touch, but apart from that, she feels a bit superficial.
Onwards to the men, Ronak, Evert and Sylred, our banished fae men. I like them, they’re diverse, not easily persuaded by a nice looking female (or at least… not all of them), and they are focused on their survival.
The characters in this book feel decently real and believable. Though I feel like we’ve only scratched the barest surface. I wanted to know a lot more about everyone, but hey, I guess that’s why it’s a series 🙂

Pacing & Flow:

I read the book in one sitting, so I would say that the pacing and the flow were good. There was enough action to keep me entertained (alas, not that kind of action) and a good balance with all the talking to keep the story moving forward smoothly.

The book itself:

The book is well written with no (noticeable) errors. While it does say it’s a slow burn, it’s like…. suuuuuper slow burn. We had one kiss, ladies and gentlemen!
The book has 256 pages, spread over 29 chapters, told from our heroine’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

It started fun and very entertaining, but around the 3/4 mark, it got a bit too much on the inner dialogue and too little on the romance… but, who knows, it might get better in the next instalment, which I, of course, will read 😀