When Cupid is assigned the dual tasks of bringing love to the lives of plumber Amberlin O'Rourke and her eccentric, Sicilian Aunt Cecilia Luna, he knows he's in trouble. The love life of Cecilia has been a hot topic of the Gods for the last forty years and since Cecilia was still single, Cupid didn't have very strong hopes of successfully pairing her in the future. Of course, the fact that Fortuna, the God of Fortune was undermining his every effort didn't help. And now he'd been given the double duty of pairing Cecilia's niece as well. Apollo must have been really angry to heap this on him.
Amberlin wasn't actually looking for a relationship. Her plumbing business kept her busy, and her painting, the true love of her life gave her happiness. She dreamt of being a successful artist, but the intricate mural's she painted just weren't what people wanted to buy. So she fixed pipes during the day, and painted whenever she could.
She also looked after Aunt Cecilia, who's life long habit of stealing anything not tied down from Barrett's department store had kept her busy every Friday night. Since the death of her own mother, Amberlin had weekly gathered up and returned everything Cecilia stole to Barrett's store. She often wondered why Mr. Barrett tolerated her Aunt's stealing, but she never questioned it--she was just glad he didn't have her arrested.
Jeremy Barrett didn't work at his Grandfather's store. He ran his own software company, and was working at the store installing security software when he witnessed Cecilia help herself to a leopard print teddy and leave the building without paying. Personally insulted, Jeremy made chase, only to find that he was the only person concerned with the theft. He was doubly bemused when an attractive woman dressed like a plumber pulled into the loading dock later that evening and handed him a bag filled with Barrett's products, including a leopard print teddy. Jeremy now had 2 goals--find out why this woman was being allowed to steal from his Grandfather and get a date with the beautiful plumber.
Cupid and his mother Venus have the perfect solution to their problem sitting right in front of them. Four people in Barrett's department store are single and ripe for love. All it would take were a few well-aimed arrows...
J. M. Jeffries CUPID: THE AMOROUS ARROW is such a fun read--always a fan of the Roman God's, I'd never thought of them with computer's and arguing among themselves, but that's why J.M. Jeffries is the author and I'm the reader.
I had such fun with this book, and am enjoying the next in the series, CUPID: THE BEWILDERING BEQUEST. Also look for CUPID: THE CAPTIVATING CHAUFFEUR in February of 2001.
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