Therese Gilardi - Matching Wits With Venus

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2. Matching Wits With Venus by Therese Gilardi (2011)
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 8 January 2013
Finished: 23 January 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Therese and the lovely tour guides from a long ago virtual book tour for originally sending me a copy of this book to read. I then bought another copy from Amazon as a replacement copy for the first one which was lost due to an unforeseen computer hard drive crash sometime in 2011, I think
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 7 December 2011
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Therese Gilardi is a new author for me.

For centuries, Cupid has longed to be more than just Venus' 'arrow boy' - and he has several ideas that he's sure his mother would appreciate, if only she'd listen to him. The problem is, "Happily Ever After By Amelia", the thriving matchmaking business that caters to the Hollywood set is threatening Venus' status as the goddess of love. When Cupid is sent to eliminate "Happily Ever After By Amelia", he is initially very curious about how and why Amelia Coillard has become so successful in her business. He decides to steal Amelia's methods and use them to make his own matches. While spying on Amelia, Cupid accidentally shoots himself with his own magical arrow and falls in love with her.

However, bereaved Amelia does not believe in the existence of the Roman gods, and she is certainly not looking for romance. She is too busy perfecting the patented personality profile that has made her Hollywood's favorite matchmaker. Disguising himself as a mortal financial adviser Cupid manages to break through Amelia's guarded exterior. As their passion deepens, so does Cupid's guilt about deceiving Amelia.

Cupid's interference with Amelia's life causes her business to falter, leads to a sterile spring that threatens the animal kingdom and shatters the longstanding peace between the Roman and Greek gods. With the fate of the natural and under worlds at stake, Cupid must decide whether to reveal his true identity and risk losing the chance to live happily ever after with Amelia.

I do have to say that I'm beginning to like stories with mythological plots although I haven't read very many of them. This book was extremely good, although it did take me a little while to get into. I give this book an A! and am looking forward to reading more of Therese Gilardi's books in the future. 

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often


Therese Gilardi said...

thank you kindly for taking the time to review my work! i am so pleased you enjoyed the book.

Emeraldfire said...

You're more than welcome, Therese! I'm so glad that you visited. :)