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When seventeen-year-old Lila Black goes to the LA based Cupids Matchmaking Service, it's to tell them to stop spamming her. Instead she finds out that cupids are real, she has been identified as the "match" of the banished, dangerous (and irresistibly attractive) Cupid himself, and that due to an administrative error he will be arriving at her high school tomorrow.The orga When seventeen-year-old Lila Black goes to the LA based Cupids Matchmaking Service, it's to tell them to stop spamming her. Instead she finds out that cupids are real, she has been identified as the "match" of the banished, dangerous (and irresistibly attractive) Cupid himself, and that due to an administrative error he will be arriving at her high school tomorrow.The organization assigns one of their Matchmaking Agents, Cal, to hide her from him, but despite his efforts she finds herself increasingly drawn to her match. And though Cupid may be reckless and arrogant, he doesn't seem nearly as dangerous as people have been telling her.She soon discovers that the Matchmaking Service will go to deadly lengths to make sure the match doesn't take place, that Cupid may have a secret agenda, and that she must fight her growing feelings for him; because if the two get together, Lila may not survive the consequences.When the inevitable happens, Lila finds herself caught alongside Cupid and Cal in a fight for her life, on one side of an Ancient battle over Love itself.


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When seventeen-year-old Lila Black goes to the LA based Cupids Matchmaking Service, it's to tell them to stop spamming her. Instead she finds out that cupids are real, she has been identified as the "match" of the banished, dangerous (and irresistibly attractive) Cupid himself, and that due to an administrative error he will be arriving at her high school tomorrow.The orga When seventeen-year-old Lila Black goes to the LA based Cupids Matchmaking Service, it's to tell them to stop spamming her. Instead she finds out that cupids are real, she has been identified as the "match" of the banished, dangerous (and irresistibly attractive) Cupid himself, and that due to an administrative error he will be arriving at her high school tomorrow.The organization assigns one of their Matchmaking Agents, Cal, to hide her from him, but despite his efforts she finds herself increasingly drawn to her match. And though Cupid may be reckless and arrogant, he doesn't seem nearly as dangerous as people have been telling her.She soon discovers that the Matchmaking Service will go to deadly lengths to make sure the match doesn't take place, that Cupid may have a secret agenda, and that she must fight her growing feelings for him; because if the two get together, Lila may not survive the consequences.When the inevitable happens, Lila finds herself caught alongside Cupid and Cal in a fight for her life, on one side of an Ancient battle over Love itself.

30 review for Cupid's Match: A Hachette Audiobook Powered by Wattpad Production

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)

    This is so much more then a high school romance! The Roman mythology twist was so awesome!! When lila keeps receiving emails from the cupid's match making service that she's been matched she goes to straighten out the misunderstanding,she already has a boyfriend and never signed up to begin with. But once she arrives and speaks to Cal not only does she find out that Cupid's are real but Cupid himself is her match,and her world will never be the same. I loved bad boy cupid he is handsome and very This is so much more then a high school romance! The Roman mythology twist was so awesome!! When lila keeps receiving emails from the cupid's match making service that she's been matched she goes to straighten out the misunderstanding,she already has a boyfriend and never signed up to begin with. But once she arrives and speaks to Cal not only does she find out that Cupid's are real but Cupid himself is her match,and her world will never be the same. I loved bad boy cupid he is handsome and very devil may care and cal his brother was awesome as well. Their Was a good amount of action and the storyline was good as well. Also their were other mythological creatures which was a nice touch. And what good tale doesn't have a great villian or villianess in this case it's cal's and cupid's own mommy dearest the demented and very evil Venus goddess of love,who's anything but loving. Over all a very entertaining read. Until next time luv's💖💋 Thank you Netgallery for this read!😉

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️

    Fun way of bringing mythology into a contemporary setting! I really enjoyed this book, though I think it could use some editing and it could be a bit shorter, since I read an advanced reader copy, the final publication may have the editing. Aside from that, I really liked the story. The premise of having a Cupid Matchmaking Corporation that employs thousands of Cupid’s to make sure people cross paths with their match is pretty cool. Then to have the heroine be matched with the original Cupid (who Fun way of bringing mythology into a contemporary setting! I really enjoyed this book, though I think it could use some editing and it could be a bit shorter, since I read an advanced reader copy, the final publication may have the editing. Aside from that, I really liked the story. The premise of having a Cupid Matchmaking Corporation that employs thousands of Cupid’s to make sure people cross paths with their match is pretty cool. Then to have the heroine be matched with the original Cupid (who was banished) is a great plot especially considering that there is a rule that says Cupid’s cannot be matched. The one thing I didn’t like is how long it took Cupid and Cal to tell the heroine, Lila why it was such a bad thing to break that rule. Cal is the management agent from the Cupid Matchmaking Corp. who meets with Lila to let her know she matched with Cupid. They generally don’t tell humans about themselves, but in this case they had to warn her because Cupid knows he Matched someone and was starting school in her town for senior year to try to find her. It is certainly an interesting take on finding love. Also Lila has a boyfriend so she is not too worried about Cupid. After that Cal also shows up at her school as a student to watch and help her out. The story reads at first almost like a high school romance but fairly quickly turns into more of a fantasy adventure. It ends up filled with some cameos from mythology which is awesome. I sigh with relief and take another sip of water. “Sorry I shot you.” Cupid’s face cracks into a grin and he waves a dismissive hand. “Nah, don’t worry about it,” he says. “It was quite invigorating. I saw my whole life flash before my eyes, and I’m quite an interesting guy. It was like watching a movie.” Overall I thought is was very good. I really liked the ending. The last few words were pretty spicy. Just my kind of ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blog|Goodreads|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|BookBub

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chihiro

    What I expected: What I got: When I read this book on Wattshit, I expected it to be a love story, but it wasn't. If the author writes a book about greek mythology or just mythology in general, she should be careful not to write about things she doesn't know. This story was completely unrealistic in terms of everything. Cupid is the Roman counterpart of Eros, so saying "Hermes" is uncorrect, Mercury is. There were many other mistakes in this book. By the way, it was extremely BORING. The characters What I expected: What I got: When I read this book on Wattshit, I expected it to be a love story, but it wasn't. If the author writes a book about greek mythology or just mythology in general, she should be careful not to write about things she doesn't know. This story was completely unrealistic in terms of everything. Cupid is the Roman counterpart of Eros, so saying "Hermes" is uncorrect, Mercury is. There were many other mistakes in this book. By the way, it was extremely BORING. The characters felt like air, they had no personality and the events were stupid and made no fucking sense. (Venus was Cupid's mother!). The writing was really bad. I read until chapter 13 or something and skimmed the whole book to read the... Disappointing end.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dark River

    **I received an eARC of Cupid's Match through netgalley; opinions are my own. I'm a bit torn about this book. Right from the start, we get thrown into the story, and I highly appreciate that. I wasn't bored once reading Cupid's Match and it's one of those titles that can easily be read in one sitting if that's your thing. The writing flows nicely, something's always happening and you just don't have time to get bored with it. However, especially as we near the ending, I felt like things switched fr **I received an eARC of Cupid's Match through netgalley; opinions are my own. I'm a bit torn about this book. Right from the start, we get thrown into the story, and I highly appreciate that. I wasn't bored once reading Cupid's Match and it's one of those titles that can easily be read in one sitting if that's your thing. The writing flows nicely, something's always happening and you just don't have time to get bored with it. However, especially as we near the ending, I felt like things switched from fast-paced to rushed. Everything falls into place a little too easily, an important character (or at least what should have been one) dies off screen and suddenly it's all over. The story as a whole, even though I enjoyed it, was also just very predictable. Which saddens me, because the premise is interesting. I believe with some editing, more elaborate world building and incorporation of all the mythology that's really only brushed over as it stands, and some more character development for the side cast especially, this could be a favorite of mine. As it stands though, it's more so the concept of it that is. If there is gonna be a follow up novel, I am definitely interested in picking it up though, in hopes that it'll fill in some gaps and simply allow itself some more time to develop everything. I instantly liked and sympathized with Lila and would like to see more of her and Cupid and especially Cal.

  5. 5 out of 5

    camilla

    When I came across this on Wattpad I expected a high school love story where it is a badboy who chases some good girl. However, this story doesn't even include that plot at all. It came as a surprise. This can't really be called a love story, it's more like a action/adventure/fantasy fiction, although it contents romance of course. I spent a whole day reading this whilst smiling like the Chesire Cat from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". In short, this story is about how the main character Lil When I came across this on Wattpad I expected a high school love story where it is a badboy who chases some good girl. However, this story doesn't even include that plot at all. It came as a surprise. This can't really be called a love story, it's more like a action/adventure/fantasy fiction, although it contents romance of course. I spent a whole day reading this whilst smiling like the Chesire Cat from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". In short, this story is about how the main character Lila who's a human, gets matched with this dangerous "guy" also known as Cupid. In the start Cupid doesn't know about this and therefore this other guy named Cal is trying to prevent that Cupid finds out that Lila is his match, because of how risky and bad the consequences of that will be. Although, Cal's mission fails and therefore along with Cupid, a lot of danger enters Lila's life and both of the guys tries to protect her. There's more characters in this story and none of them are alike. I have never came across anything like this and I'm usually the person who doesn't read fantasy. BUT trust me I loved this. If you like cupids and mythical creatures GO ON WATTPAD AND READ THIS STORY! You'll love it, cos it differs from other stories and Lauren Palphreyman has a pretty amazing mind for making this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Filipa

    Disclaimer: Not sure if this is the official goodreads page for this wattpad story but it was the only one I could find. After so many attempts to find good stories on wattpad, and after so many let downs, I'd lost hope. But, when this story came up on the Discover page, I was immediately drawn to it. I mean, it's about cupids who run a matchmaking service!! How often do you read something as quirky as that?! Sure, it wasn't brilliant, but it was damn good and very entertaining! The characte Disclaimer: Not sure if this is the official goodreads page for this wattpad story but it was the only one I could find. After so many attempts to find good stories on wattpad, and after so many let downs, I'd lost hope. But, when this story came up on the Discover page, I was immediately drawn to it. I mean, it's about cupids who run a matchmaking service!! How often do you read something as quirky as that?! Sure, it wasn't brilliant, but it was damn good and very entertaining! The characters were all very likable, the plot was original, there was always something happening and it never got boring. Staying up until 3 AM reading this was probably one of the best decisions I've made in a while because it got me out of a terrible reading slump and for that I am forever grateful. Also, Cal... Sweet baby Cal! The cutest cinnamon roll who deserves all the happiness in the world.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniella (Reading With Daniella)

    Click here to see this review and others on my blog Reading With Daniella Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded promising and the story line had a lot of potential, but the execution left me disappointed. If I had to describe this book in one single word, I would use 'rushed'. From the romance, to the plot, to the world building, to the conclusion, everything simply felt hurried. The world building was we Click here to see this review and others on my blog Reading With Daniella Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded promising and the story line had a lot of potential, but the execution left me disappointed. If I had to describe this book in one single word, I would use 'rushed'. From the romance, to the plot, to the world building, to the conclusion, everything simply felt hurried. The world building was weak. I was constantly filled with questions and confusion as to how the world of cupids worked. By the end of the story, I still had many questions left unanswered. Perhaps there will be a sequel that will fill in all of these gaps, but I think the first book should have wrapped itself up nicer on its own. The ending as a whole was too abrupt. They were in the middle of a battle and then Lila suddenly blacks out as she makes an attack, and when she wakes up, everything is fixed. And then the book is just over. Again, perhaps leaving the reader hanging was intentional if there is a sequel coming out and the author wants us to be left with questions and curiosity to continue reading the series. The romance between Lila and her boyfriend at the beginning of the story felt weird. She seemed to be in love with him, but within a couple of days of meeting Cupid, she never wants to see him again. It made sense to end their relationship based on the recent events, but ending their long-term friendship seemed unnecessary and unrealistic to me. Cupid's character honestly felt a bit inconsistent to me. When we were first introduced to him near the beginning of the novel, I was certainly intrigued. He was hilarious, mysterious, and very attractive. He reminded me of the typical "bad boy" love interest from paranormal YA fiction, which I liked. I was so sure that I was going to fall in love with him and I began to, with dialogue like this: “You didn’t sleep much?” he asks as he swaps in another mug and presses the button again. When I shake my head, he nods knowingly. “Too busy thinking about me, I’d guess,” he says. “I don’t blame you, I am pretty dreamy.” Unfortunately, it didn't last all that long. His lines quickly became painfully cheesy and he somehow often felt like an entirely different character. He looks at me intensely. “I’d battle a Roman legion to get to dance with you.” Cupid and Lila definitely has some chemistry when they first met, but after that their relationship felt extremely rushed and unbelievable. I think that a few more scenes between the two of them could have added a lot to the story. There was also a love triangle sort of thing in the book that felt really random to me. Lila suddenly seemed to have feelings for somebody other than Cupid, and it just didn't make sense, in my opinion. However, all these things aside, the book was somewhat enjoyable. It was entertaining, even if confusing and rushed at times. The mythology aspect was interesting and there was some fun banter between characters. I think the premise was really cool, but it could have used another round of revisions for a stronger story. If you're looking for a really well developed paranormal story, this probably isn't the one of you. If you simply want a a quick and entertaining story involving mythology and cupids, you might want to give this one a try.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Murugesh Selvaraju

    Reading this book was like peyton telling bedtime story to joe Kingman- "Once upon a time there was a princess and she had a lot of beautiful dresses. She had a pink dress, a red dress, a blue dress, a green dress, a purple dress,- an orange dress, a yellow dress...So each dress had a secret power. The pink dress, which had pink sparkles all over it, could make her fly. And the blue dress, which had blue sparkles all over it, could make her tiny. And the green dress, which had green sparkles all Reading this book was like peyton telling bedtime story to joe Kingman- "Once upon a time there was a princess and she had a lot of beautiful dresses. She had a pink dress, a red dress, a blue dress, a green dress, a purple dress,- an orange dress, a yellow dress...So each dress had a secret power. The pink dress, which had pink sparkles all over it, could make her fly. And the blue dress, which had blue sparkles all over it, could make her tiny. And the green dress, which had green sparkles all over it, could make her sleep." Different colors of dress is like different arrows in this book. capax, ardor etc. In short - It will just put you into sleep. Seriously Cupid, Cal, Lila are the worst characters you could ever imagine to put into any fiction. Why would they humiliate the mythological characters.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anusha Narasimhan

    This book does an interesting take on mythology. I liked the way many fandoms were referenced. The female lead's constant questions and her stupidity reminded me of Tessa from Infernal Devices. The cardboard characters made me want to drop the book, but the suspense at the end of almost every chapter forced me to continue. Granted, there are flaws but it was a fun read and I won't complain. This book does an interesting take on mythology. I liked the way many fandoms were referenced. The female lead's constant questions and her stupidity reminded me of Tessa from Infernal Devices. The cardboard characters made me want to drop the book, but the suspense at the end of almost every chapter forced me to continue. Granted, there are flaws but it was a fun read and I won't complain.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ella

    FINALLY A GOOD WATTPAD BOOK

  11. 4 out of 5

    Zoe (Marauders version)

    Sometimes, you just need a good old wattpad book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shorouk Abd Elhamid

    This book was provided as an e-arc by NetGalley. I loved the idea. It was unique at least for me.I liked the mythology and the way the author used it. The story itself was a mixed bag.I liked part 1 and 3 but didn't like part 2 or 4.I loved the first 30% cause it was just fun and we didn't reach the death drama part.Part 3 was the action part and I liked it.Part 2 was a little boring and the last part aka the ending was okay but I think it was lacking. I loveeed grumpy Cal(view spoiler)[but couldn This book was provided as an e-arc by NetGalley. I loved the idea. It was unique at least for me.I liked the mythology and the way the author used it. The story itself was a mixed bag.I liked part 1 and 3 but didn't like part 2 or 4.I loved the first 30% cause it was just fun and we didn't reach the death drama part.Part 3 was the action part and I liked it.Part 2 was a little boring and the last part aka the ending was okay but I think it was lacking. I loveeed grumpy Cal(view spoiler)[but couldn't believe that he would betray them and I was glad that I was true (hide spoiler)] .I shipped Cal and Lila and I know it was hard to happen but that's me 😀.I liked Cupid but he was just okay for me. I needed more of the family aspects and I loved the friendship of lila and I really want to see it more.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Felicite Reads

    This is like some weird version of Twilight and I just didn’t like it at all. An immortal creature and a teenager, again? Really? (Yes I read and quite liked twilight when I was younger and maybe this would’ve been great when I was a teen but it’s a hard no now) I’m so disappointed. I had high hopes for this YA. It’s a bit different from what I normally read when I read YA but it sounded promising. Unfortunately it fell flat. I didn’t read the whole thing. I got about 50 pages in before I skimme This is like some weird version of Twilight and I just didn’t like it at all. An immortal creature and a teenager, again? Really? (Yes I read and quite liked twilight when I was younger and maybe this would’ve been great when I was a teen but it’s a hard no now) I’m so disappointed. I had high hopes for this YA. It’s a bit different from what I normally read when I read YA but it sounded promising. Unfortunately it fell flat. I didn’t read the whole thing. I got about 50 pages in before I skimmed the rest of the book and read the ending. Nothing surprising. I will say that I liked the character Cal a lot and am sad that I didn’t get to know him better. I just could not keep reading about Lila and Cupid and the drama drama drama. And the chapters were so short which works sometimes but seemed unnecessary in this story. Oh, Apparently things get wild at some point and lots of mythological creatures come into play and it somehow all makes sense but I’m not convinced.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mefab✨

    Its just ♡

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    Thank you Bookish First for providing me with a free review copy. Unfortunately, this one was a DNF from me. I struggled for 2 weeks to finish this but had to give up at page 158. I initially wasn't sure if I even wanted to request a copy of this one. I couldn't decide whether the premise was super cool or super stupid. And as predicted it was both. The reason that I ended up wanting to take a chance on this book is because I, too, write books on Wattpad and so, I thought it would be neat to see wh Thank you Bookish First for providing me with a free review copy. Unfortunately, this one was a DNF from me. I struggled for 2 weeks to finish this but had to give up at page 158. I initially wasn't sure if I even wanted to request a copy of this one. I couldn't decide whether the premise was super cool or super stupid. And as predicted it was both. The reason that I ended up wanting to take a chance on this book is because I, too, write books on Wattpad and so, I thought it would be neat to see what it takes for the Wattpad dream to come true. That being said, I am not sure how this book made the cut as one of the very few out of the million books on Wattpad that actually got published, because I have read many, many better ones. The book was definitely not bad just very shallow and mediocre. The writing was fine but nothing incredible. The characters were fine but none that I will remember or choose to cherish my heart until the end of time. The plot was all over the place. Since the chapters were so, SO short, similar to a lot of Wattpad stories, you didn't really ever get much time spent on one scene before you are forcefully shoved into the next and then the next and the next and the next. I didn't care for the bad guys. They were as generic as they come. Overall, just, this story is exactly what you will expect it to be. A fun little whirlwind meant for young teenagers without a whole lot of substance behind it. It was fine but if you're on the fence, I'd say don't waste your time unless you are extremely interested in the premise. Which, by the way, I gotta add the actual premise is wonderfully original. Where the hell else have you ever read about Cupids before? Nowhere. That's this books main appeal. Originality although when put into execution it was really just the same old YA story reminiscent of the early 2000s.

  16. 4 out of 5

    h a y a ☽ (hayainshelves)

    I first read Lauren’s Book when I was on Wattpad, a few years ago and I fell irrevocably in love with all the characters. You’ll never see anything like this anywhere, it’s diverse and unique to the point where you find yourself in a reading slump afterwards, wanting to read more stuff that’s somewhat similar but you just can’t because it can’t be found—it doesn’t exists! Lolol The main characters had explosive chemistry and the heroine had such a charming personality. Firstly and strong! Lauren I first read Lauren’s Book when I was on Wattpad, a few years ago and I fell irrevocably in love with all the characters. You’ll never see anything like this anywhere, it’s diverse and unique to the point where you find yourself in a reading slump afterwards, wanting to read more stuff that’s somewhat similar but you just can’t because it can’t be found—it doesn’t exists! Lolol The main characters had explosive chemistry and the heroine had such a charming personality. Firstly and strong! Lauren creates a mythical world that in unmatched, not many can achieve such a glorious YA book making 50million readers fall in love, including me. Can’t wait to get this in print.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Eveline

    3.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Although this was fun to read for one time, it is obvious that it came from Wattpad. The plot is cliché and the characters are quite childish... but, I think the story itself was original :-)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ondraya

    Going into reading this book, I expected your typical cliche high school love story. Boy, was I wrong. This book had some many shocking twists and turns. The world Lauren Palphreyman built up for this story was based on Roman mythology. The way she adapted it to regular modern life was breathtaking. I did not expect to see into this world as much as the audience does. We see far more than just a love story. i recommended this story to my sister who also reads on Wattpad, and she loved it. This h Going into reading this book, I expected your typical cliche high school love story. Boy, was I wrong. This book had some many shocking twists and turns. The world Lauren Palphreyman built up for this story was based on Roman mythology. The way she adapted it to regular modern life was breathtaking. I did not expect to see into this world as much as the audience does. We see far more than just a love story. i recommended this story to my sister who also reads on Wattpad, and she loved it. This has easily become one of my favorite books, and I wish I could get a physical copy. I highly recommend this story to anyone who fancies magical love stories.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca/Bex

    Theme: A Greek Mythology high-school romance with a dark undertone of ruthless ancient beings. Nature of Review: I was provided with an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review- all opinions expressed are my own. Release Date: Cupid's Match is being published by Wattpad Books, a new publishing company from the online writing website Wattpad, and is set to release October 1, 2019! Warnings: Violence, language, generally standard YA themes Lila has been trying to have a stable life since her Theme: A Greek Mythology high-school romance with a dark undertone of ruthless ancient beings. Nature of Review: I was provided with an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review- all opinions expressed are my own. Release Date: Cupid's Match is being published by Wattpad Books, a new publishing company from the online writing website Wattpad, and is set to release October 1, 2019! Warnings: Violence, language, generally standard YA themes Lila has been trying to have a stable life since her mother passed away, walking through life with her sweet boyfriend and childhood best friend by her side. The last thing she wants is to keep getting these creepy letters from Cupids Matchmaking Service, saying she has a potential match and needs to be seen by a cupid representative immediately. Except Lila didn't ask for the Cupids services, and their unsolicited opinions are getting excessive. Little does Lila know that Cupids are real- yes, the little guys that fly around shooting soulmates with arrows, except they are anything but harmless. And Lila has been matched with the most dangerous of them all, the original Cupid himself. Don't let the guise of a forbidden romance fool you- Cupid's Match is filled with so much more. Enter a world where mythology hides in the shadows of our own, filled with vengeful Gods (and demi-gods), meddling Cupids, addictive sirens, murdering monsters, action-packed battle scenes, puzzling quests, tested friendships, and the hardest lesson of all- what is the cost of true love? I always automatically start with what I loved about a book, and this will be no different! I'm a sucker for paranormal romance (is mythology considered 'paranormal'?), so I was along for the ride from the first page, even when I thought that was all this novel had to offer. Surprise surprise (no sarcasm intended), much like all the best novels, the story just got more and more complex as the plot developed, taking the romance label by the hand and almost losing it in all the side-themes. The characters were all fairly developed, and definitely unique in both personality and voice. You didn't love every character, and you didn't always love the heroes, either. The reactions that the characters had to plot lines and dialogue were natural and realistic, and although this is a magical story, I never once excused any part of the story to it simply because it was magic, and "anything can happen". The way this story added more and more myths as it went on was so entertaining! It added a dark side to the story bringing deadly beings to life in the real world. It was super creative in all the plot twists, and no one can say that this book wasn't completely original and it kept you guessing at what happened next. There was hardly a dull moment, and the slow burn romance was nicely paced to allow these other elements to shine, although, I must go on to say... There were some points that I disliked, and that kept it from a full five stars (for me, personally). I'll start on the romance topic, since we are here already. I wished there was more. Plain and simple. I wanted more of a tension-filled romance with more attraction, more steam, and I thought the romance was kind of just there sometimes. There is a slight love triangle, but I was also confused as to why that happened, since the other love-interest had no real reason (that was explained) to care so much about Lila, even going so far as to having an awful experience with love in the past that didn't seem to affect his feelings at all. And, there was some eyerolling with the hero/happily ever after moments that I thought were ridiculous by the end of the story, since there is such a dark undertone most of the novel. One thing I found was super realistic, though, was the relationship between Lila and her boyfriend, and how the tension of the cupids affected them, and how it turned even more trouble into the romance plot.. Also, there were a few times I had a problem with Charlie's character (Lila's best friend). I loved the story arc she went through, and loved her as a side character, but I couldn't help but find some things just so irrigating about her. Mainly, how when certain things happen, and she is more worried about a cupid she just met as opposed to her lifelong best friend, despite the circumstances. At times, her behavior was justified. Other times, not so much. I know there is more than one book, as I added them to my library on Wattpad, but I wish there was less than a happily ever after ending. There were so many characters, so many twists and turns introduced, that the whole storyline could have been extended into multiple books. There could have been a bigger build up, more suspense, a more difficult ending. Also, the ending was so open that it felt unfinished- but that could be because I'm a selfish reader and want all the answers, especially if this turns out to be a stand alone. Overall, Cupid's Match was a perfect story to cozy up to and it was easy to go along for the ride. I was sucked in from the very beginning, and ended up being pleasantly surprised throughout nearly the entire story. I thought it could have been a but more of a mysterious, puzzling read with a satisfying ending, but I recommended this book none the less, just as a light read. Cupid's Match brought all the mythological nightmares to the table, and created a world where love is not so easily earned. If you enjoy myths, paranormal romance, and the idea of fighting for true love, Cupid's Match is for you.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Annette

    Once a week I scroll through Netgalley to see what titles they're offering and then I allow myself to request one title. (Unless I still have books from Netgalley to review, of course.) And after scrolling past this title for a few times, I noticed that it kept on drawing my attention. So, last week I requested this book and a few days later I already got the e-mail telling me that I got it! And this morning, when I started reading, it felt like love at first sight. I read half of the book in one Once a week I scroll through Netgalley to see what titles they're offering and then I allow myself to request one title. (Unless I still have books from Netgalley to review, of course.) And after scrolling past this title for a few times, I noticed that it kept on drawing my attention. So, last week I requested this book and a few days later I already got the e-mail telling me that I got it! And this morning, when I started reading, it felt like love at first sight. I read half of the book in one go, then took a short break and then read the rest. That was partly possible because it's very nicely written. The English is easy, but never become childish, and flows nicely and the writing style really fits the characters. But, it's mostly because the plot is just very amusing and well done. The main characters, Lila, Cal and Cupid, are very nicely written. They're flawed, have personalities and Palphreyman really takes the time to build their relationships, to connect them, to click their personalities. I would have loved to see a little more of Cal, but I guess that him being slightly reserved is a big part of his personality. With Cupid it was sort of love at first sight, especially because he has this little bad boy vibe, without actually being one. And then there's the plot. The plot has a lovely pace. We enter the story straight into the action and just like Lila we discover bit by bit what's really going on and what's really happening. Every new piece of information gets the time to sink in, but Palphreyman keeps adding new twists and turns and has a nice mix of emotional and calm scenes and more action driven ones. In the finale there's more mythology thrown into the mix. For me that could have come earlier, especially because it's very well done, and I would have loved to see way more of all those well known creatures and monsters and anti-heroes. But, there will be more books, so maybe those will satisfy that need! I can't wait to read them!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adriana

    This was a very middle-of-the-pack read for me. Meaning it's not a bad book and I enjoyed reading it, but it's also not a great book as it suffers from clunky development. The idea of a matchmaking service led by cupids, how bad-A those cupids are, and the big bad are just a few of the really cool ideas that are contained within. Unfortunately, they're joined by a whole bunch of tropes and cliches that I am so over. They brought down the entire average of the book. Cupid and Cal are awesome. I can This was a very middle-of-the-pack read for me. Meaning it's not a bad book and I enjoyed reading it, but it's also not a great book as it suffers from clunky development. The idea of a matchmaking service led by cupids, how bad-A those cupids are, and the big bad are just a few of the really cool ideas that are contained within. Unfortunately, they're joined by a whole bunch of tropes and cliches that I am so over. They brought down the entire average of the book. Cupid and Cal are awesome. I can't express how much I want to know more about Crystal and her adventures. But Lila is the stereotypical average girl that turns out to be awesome that I'm really getting tired of. Maybe if there had been more pages to develop her... Overall, I'm not mad I read this book and there are some fun elements that I'd actually love to explore in a second volume, but I'm not shouting about it from the rooftops.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Read With Miki

    This book is amazing. I originally read it in Wattpad and while there, I read it over three times. The story is just so captivating and you can't help but want to read it. When you first see the title, 'Cupid's Match', you probably thing it's going to be a cliche romance with very little plot. That is not this story. There are so many different elements and plot twists. Our main male character seems like the ultimate 'bad boy'. And let's talk about that cover. As I said before I read this story fo This book is amazing. I originally read it in Wattpad and while there, I read it over three times. The story is just so captivating and you can't help but want to read it. When you first see the title, 'Cupid's Match', you probably thing it's going to be a cliche romance with very little plot. That is not this story. There are so many different elements and plot twists. Our main male character seems like the ultimate 'bad boy'. And let's talk about that cover. As I said before I read this story for the first time on Wattpad, I can assure you the cover has gone through some significant changes. I can't help looking at it constantly on my shelf. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes Greek mythology inspired novels and romance with supernatural elements.

  23. 4 out of 5

    El

    *Got this through netgalley in exchange for an honest response* This reads exactly as a teen TV drama and actually reminded me of shadow hunters (the show, I haven’t read the book so idk). Very clichéd (honestly, all the clichés) Stupid decisions by our MC Forbidden love & of course there’s 2 of them (although poor Cal never got much of a look in) And paranormal cupids! But it was pretty enjoyable, trashy (in a good way) pretty funny (love the sarcastic banter!) and quite a fun escape. If you love te *Got this through netgalley in exchange for an honest response* This reads exactly as a teen TV drama and actually reminded me of shadow hunters (the show, I haven’t read the book so idk). Very clichéd (honestly, all the clichés) Stupid decisions by our MC Forbidden love & of course there’s 2 of them (although poor Cal never got much of a look in) And paranormal cupids! But it was pretty enjoyable, trashy (in a good way) pretty funny (love the sarcastic banter!) and quite a fun escape. If you love teen drama shows then this is definitely for you.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mary Escott

    Such a good series, read it on wattpad and had to buy it when she published it. Excited to see if she published the other parts but such a great book. Drama romance and conflicts, characters are put to the test and so is friendship and love, can they survive.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lexy

    I thought that this book was okay

  26. 4 out of 5

    Claire Weglowski

    Love it must read x

  27. 4 out of 5

    Baileigh

    THE SINGLE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ

  28. 5 out of 5

    Erin (erinevelynreads)

    Cupid’s Match is the cute story of what happens when a human falls in love with Cupid. After receiving a strange series of letters in the mail, Lila goes straight to the source, Cupid’s Matchmaking Service to find out what is really going on and make the letters stop. There she finds out that cupids are actually real, and she hasn’t been matched with another human, but with Cupid himself. But this is actually against the rules, and before she knows it, Lila is in grave danger. With the help of C Cupid’s Match is the cute story of what happens when a human falls in love with Cupid. After receiving a strange series of letters in the mail, Lila goes straight to the source, Cupid’s Matchmaking Service to find out what is really going on and make the letters stop. There she finds out that cupids are actually real, and she hasn’t been matched with another human, but with Cupid himself. But this is actually against the rules, and before she knows it, Lila is in grave danger. With the help of Cal, one of the cupids, Lila is introduced to an entire mythological underworld, as she struggles to stay alive and resist the charms of the one and only Cupid. This was a fun and light read. I thought it was cute but not very substantial. I enjoyed the touches of mythology that were sprinkled throughout. At first, I thought it would be limited to Cupid, but throughout the book they reveal more and more. My biggest criticism was over the relationship between Cupid and Lila. There was just no chemistry there and it was not believable at all. The entire thing felt very forced as opposed to organic and destined.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Wildenstein

    Thank you for the opportunity to read Cupid’s Match. It was a very enjoyable book replete with a fun magic system and an interesting cast of characters. The only downside, to me, was that I didn’t feel the love interest was fleshed out enough, nor did I feel that the love triangle had any real reason for being. I like the direction the author took in creating it though. I guess I wished she’d spent a little more time building it so i could’ve cared for the boy the narrator picked. The ending was Thank you for the opportunity to read Cupid’s Match. It was a very enjoyable book replete with a fun magic system and an interesting cast of characters. The only downside, to me, was that I didn’t feel the love interest was fleshed out enough, nor did I feel that the love triangle had any real reason for being. I like the direction the author took in creating it though. I guess I wished she’d spent a little more time building it so i could’ve cared for the boy the narrator picked. The ending was really great though. And it’s made me want to see what happens next in this series. Thank you again for putting this book in my hands. I truly did enjoy it and hope to read more from this author.

  30. 4 out of 5

    mia in moments

    **I received an e-ARC of "Cupid's Match" from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review--all thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.** " 'I think you have a wild and reckless heart Lila,' he says, finally. 'Like your mom.' " - Lauren Palphreyman, "Cupid's Match" --------------------------------------------------- I was really intrigued when I saw this book available on Netgalley--I've never read a book about cupids and I love mythology! Knowing it was a Wattpad book, I came into this with **I received an e-ARC of "Cupid's Match" from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review--all thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.** " 'I think you have a wild and reckless heart Lila,' he says, finally. 'Like your mom.' " - Lauren Palphreyman, "Cupid's Match" --------------------------------------------------- I was really intrigued when I saw this book available on Netgalley--I've never read a book about cupids and I love mythology! Knowing it was a Wattpad book, I came into this with low expectations for the writing/execution & because of this I think I enjoyed the book. Describing this book in just a few words I would say: highschool rom-com with mediocre world-building & rushed plot. BUT, despite these downsides I was able to enjoy this book simply for what it is, a silly supernatural romance. Which is why I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars--it really brought me back to my high school & middle school days when books like this were my obsession (so obvi an extra point for nostalgia's sake). Honestly, I just had a lot of fun reading this book--it was silly & fast-paced (wayyy to fast sometimes). Cupid's Match is essentially the same as other Wattpad stories--simple writing, fun premise, and a super quick read. Anyways let's get into this, my dudes!! // so what its about? Cupid's Match tells the story of Lila Black, a young woman, who begins receiving unwarranted messages and emails from the Cupids Matchmaking Service. At the matchmaking headquarters, she discovers that her one & only match is Cupid (ya know...the mythical arrow shooting love god). However, Cupid is dangerous and their love is forbidden...she must avoid matching with him at all costs. Of course, things don't go quite to plan and Lila soon finds herself immersed in the world of matchmaking cupids and other mythological creatures--who, incidentally, are trying to kill her & Cupid. Okay--no more plot information for you, if you want to know more you're gonna have to read the book yourself! "I am contacting you on behalf of the Cupids Matchmaking Service. You will not have heard of us but we are an organization that works behind the scenes of society, identifying each person's perfect match." // worldbuilding + magic/mythology I was very curious to see how Palphreyman would represent myths in the modern world & I was honestly a bit disappointed. It reads like a fanfiction & the worldbuilding + magic system is at that level (although it does read like a really good fanfiction. The concepts were great & could've been crafted into an amazing modern mythological tale...but it definitely fell short. Also, there are many inconsistencies with the mythology...so don't pick this book up if you're expecting something following the history. The world and mythology Palphreyman crafted/incorporated was fun & simple (even if the execution was a bit sloppy). As I said, it's a fun book & reads like a stereotypical rom-com! Overall, I would rate my enjoyment with the worldbuilding a 3.5 out of 5 stars but the actual quality of it 2 out of 5 stars. // characters The main characters in this story: Lila, Cal, & Cupid are nicely written--I would've preferred if they'd been a bit more fleshed out & had actually grown throughout the story. All of the characters are flawed in this story--but we really only explore "the why" for Lila. In this book, we are left in the dark about Cal & Cupid's backstory. All the characters personalities were very clear & I enjoy how they all interacted...especially the banter between Lila & the boys. Cal is super reserved and doesn't share much of anything about himself. You can tell he isn't used to having people care about him & he seems really lonely. He is portrayed as Cupid's opposite--reserved, rule-follower, and responsible. (I really liked his & Lila's relationship--I felt at times they had a more genuine connection. Cupid and Lila's relationship seemed to be driven by the Match as opposed to an actual connection). Do I smell a love triangle? Cal & Cupid's relationship reminds me-a lot-of Stefan & Damon from The Vampire Diaries. Cal is Stefan & Cupid is Damon 100%! Cupid is a very odd character in my opinion--everyone says he's so dangerous & horrible, but that doesn't turn out to be true at all. He is definitely reckless and a bit wild, but when it comes to Lila he is a complete softie. For being THE CUPID, I thought he might be a bit smarter about love & matches--but wow he was a bit of an idiot. But he is funny & is essential to this book, in order to contrast Cal's seriousness. Part of me loves him & finds him swoon-worthy, but another part of me is completely ambivalent towards him. "He is the original. The most powerful of us all. He is Cupid himself. And he has been matched...with you." Lila is a fun character, but she does struggle with love & allowing herself to love. In this book, she does grow & allow herself to love which was fun to watch. However, it does seem mainly driven by the 'match' & a bit insta-lovey (which I am NOT a fan of). I also enjoyed how brave she was and willing to do a lot for those she cares about. & I'M SORRY, but I ship her & Cal--I could really see them growing love with each other & pushing each other to grow & change. // writing style There are many flaws in this story, but it was such a fun read I found myself able to overlook them. The writing style is very immature & there are wayyy too many descriptions of clothing. I don't need to know that Lila is wearing black converse & skinny jeans. More show, less tell! The pacing was a bit odd and many things felt a bit repetitive/unnecessary. I don't think there was enough time put into developing the characters and their relationships. The second half of the book is much better than the first half, which is a bit difficult to get through. This book is a really really immature YA & very light--I wouldn't recommend it if you enjoy darker & more mature YA. I think this book could make a great TV show or movie, it would make the cutest rom-com with a supernatural twist! All in all, I had a lot of fun reading the book & it brought me back to my fanfic & paranormal romance loving days. If you've enjoyed both those things at any point and want a fun story that will make you feel nostalgic I would 100% recommend Cupid's Match. I'd also recommend it to younger readers in middle-school or early high school, it seems to be at the perfect maturity level for that age group! **I received an e-ARC of "Cupid's Match" from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review--all thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.** - Mia connect with me on instagram!

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