Cupid is Watching: The Romantics by Leah Konen (Review+GIVEAWAY)

Oh, Cupid. Always causing so much mischief in the YA world. The Romantics is told from the point of view of Love, a playful silent partner in the other character's lives. Love is determined to play matchmaker on her terms but these pesky free-willers keep mucking it up (or is it Love who is doing the mucking?). Either way, Gael has some serious decision making to do, even if he is slightly set up by an arrow through the heart. Did I mention he's all jaded because of his parent's divorce? So yeah, it's going to take more than an arrow to get his blood rushing again.

In one corner, we have Cara, your typical YA dream girl. She's a whirlwind who storms in at just the right moment.

In the other corner, there's the girl who's always been there, Sammy.

GASP, just how will this end up? I don't think I have to tell you. But Love's antics are quite adorable (it's similar to how The Game of Love and Death is set up), even as she stumbles. It's a classic case of you wanting to yell at the TV as she falters and messes with the lives of our three main characters.

The story is predictable and nothing new - you'll find quite a few romance tropes in here. This one reads like a Swoon Reads book...Just a small nibble of a HEA to get you through those heavier things in life.



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by Leah Konen
Published: November 1st 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Source: NetGalley (Thank you!)

Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.


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