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Fixing Cupid by Cristian YoungMiller

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Ben Bonner is an uptight, conservative lawyer who has everything except for love. After one heartbreak too many, his best friend Carey arranges for him to move in with a magical character named Jack. Urban legend has it that whoever lives with Jack will immediately find their soul mate and live happily ever after. However this match comes with a catch because Jack is also a middle-aged party animal. And although he finds his roommates love, Jack also ruins every other aspects of their life.

Desperate to find his special one, Ben moves in and immediately meets Anna Henderson, a smart, beautiful woman who takes Ben's breath away. Anna, though, isn't the type to sit around waiting for a man. She's witty, spirited and she has a few secrets of her own. In fact, she isn't even sure how much she likes Ben; which makes it too bad that in his frustration, Ben breaks Jack's Cupid-like powers. With his powers gone, not only is Jack unable to get Anna to fall in love, but no one else in the world will be able to fall in love either.

Goodreads Summary

This book is a unique take on the myth of "Cupid."  The main character, Ben, moves in with Jack who is supposed to be a modern day cupid in the hopes of finally finding his special someone.  Jack has a way about him that allows others to find their soul mates, but life with him isn't easy in the process.  The reader will laugh at some of the more comical parts to the novel.  Ben finally discovers Anna during his stint with Jack.  Anna is everything he is looking for in a soul mate.  However, Anna isn't easily convinced that Ben is her soul mate.   She's a tough cookie to crack.  The story really takes off from here.

Anna is a great character.  She's amusing, smart, and shrewd.  Ben is more lovesick, fumbling, but kind.  Jack? Jack's a piece of work, but he provides much of the comedic relief in the novel.  The characters are fun to read about.

This book was fairly fast-paced, the plot was interesting, and the twist on Cupid adds to the appeal.  This book is recommended to adults. 

4 Stars