Today, I want to share with you my thoughts on Happily Evan After by Michelle. F. Irwin. What a unique, and adorable story! Imagine that, after you died, and you are assigned to become a cupid? After years of working as this mystical being, you come across the reincarnation of the woman you used to love, and she is your newest “client”, and you are assigned to find her a true love?
A lot of times, unique premises have the potential to make wonderful love stories but are then poorly executed. Not with Happy Evan After. Michelle F. Irwin turned this imaginative story into a romantic, and beautiful romance, with a mythical twist.
Evan was “told” that his reward for his service as a cupid would be eternity with Rose, his first and true love. Instead, he encounters Bella, who looks like Rose, and – even if she is different in some aspects – has her essence, her soul. The result is a sometimes somber, other times very comical result. Michelle could have turned Evan into a two-dimensional character, that is what we typically think of a cupid. Instead, she gave him depth, allowing us to see parts of his life his death, as well as his service as a cupid since then. Becca, on the other hand, is a charming young woman, who is working hard, always looking forward to her time off to spend it on her hobby photography, with no time for love.
This book is the first book of the Fall For You series and is available on Amazon.
Title: Happily Evan After
Author: Michelle F. Irwin
Publishing Date: December, 13th 2014
Evan is a reluctant cupid. Facing an unknown term of servitude to repay his debt to the world, it is his responsibility to guide couples together. Despite initial hesitancy, he has learned to handle every case with care and he now basks in the afterglow of new-found love and relishes in the energy it provides him. But his end goal is still the promise of paradise in return for his penance. It’s all going according to plan until he receives an assignment that is inconceivable to him. He has to find a mate for Becca, within whom lives the reincarnated soul of his one true love. Bound by his duty to find her a match, he must resist her charm and suppress his own desires. It is his job and he cannot fail, even if his own paradise now seems lost. For a cupid, falling in love is against the rules. Isn’t it?
Question: Do you prefer romance novels in a “realistic” modern setting, or more mystical or paranormal romances? I would love to read your answer in the comment section below.