Cupid is book 4 in the Colony: Holiday series of bite sized stories centered around a colony of intermingling aliens and humans as they get to know one another. The books can be read standalone and in any order. It is written in third person omniscient perspective from both leads' (alternating) point of view. This one was straight up adorable. The concept of a cupid being essentially a factory for a supercharged dose of reality was interesting. Both our leads in this are aliens, so that was fun. The speed dating theme, though it was a nightmare for poor Orel, was pretty funny. Nihal thought so too, so I guess Orel is the only one who didn't like it. The pair are really cute together. Orel is a scientist and Nihal is a bartender, which I find amusing on it's own. The two make their own way and it's a fun ride. If you like your aliens to have interesting fluid byproducts, your bartenders to have water powers, roses to lead to sunburns and green skid, your romance to be clumsy, steamy, and accidentally perfect, this is a great read for you.
Cupid owes his friend a favour and he has to work at a speed dating event at the Forge. Nihal is working that night and inadvertently drinks a glass of water that has a high dose of Cupid’s venom in it. These two may be opposites but they make you laugh because they are so suited for each other. This book is lighthearted and fun to read, loved the interaction between characters. Cannot wait to read more stories set in Colony. I would recommend this book.
Neither Orel, who is a Cupid, nor Nihal, a Djinn believe they are destined to find love. Orel believes he is a victim of Cupid’s curse. He can help others find love, but not himself. Nihal is shy, not at all comfortable with men. During a speed-dating party, guest-hosted by Orel, the two of them talk and find they have much in common. This could be the start of something good. Short, sexy, and lots of fun! I enjoyed this entertaining Valentine from space. Oh, it turns out Cupid does not use an arrow. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.