Title:Letters From Cupid
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Breaking up with his boyfriend has left English Professor Derek Chandler feeling lonely and down. He begins to think that he just doesn't have the passion to sustain a long-term relationship -- at least until a letter from a mysterious "Cupid" tells him not to lose hope. Intrigued, Derek replies to his anonymous admirer, and they begin a correspondence where Derek discovers he isn't the only one with doubts about his desirability.
Dr. Macon Pinney has admired his colleague from afar for quite a while, but he only intended his initial note to Derek to offer encouragement. Macon doesn't believe that outgoing, sociable Derek could ever be interested in the type of quiet, withdrawn man he knows himself to be. And yet when Derek writes back, admitting his worries about never finding a true partner, Macon can't help but reply, sharing his own feelings from the safety of anonymity.
But will Macon find the courage to step out of the shadows and admit to Derek his identity, or will both men spend the most romantic day of the year alone?
What do you do when Cupid begins giving you love advice via letter? Well you respond of course! And that is exactly what Derek does when he finds himself alone after yet another romantic break-up. I loved this story that delved into emotions and fears. Both Macon and Derek found it easier to pour out their hopes and dreams in an anonymous manner, never realizing just how much they fit. Ms. McKay allowed the men to learn deep secrets before they ever met face to face, or at least realized who they were pouring their desires to. I loved seeing how much two supposedly different men were amazingly similar in what they wanted their futures to look like. Even as they learned about each other through the written word, they also began to look past their preconceptions of each other in the “real” world. I thought this book was emotional without being full of angst. It peeled away the masks we all hide behind and allowed us to see inside both Derek and Macon. I wanted them to be able to survive outside of their correspondence and loved the manner in which Ms. McKay gave them their happily ever after. If you are looking for an emotional book with chemistry to spare, then Letters From Cupid by Ari McKay is one you will want to pick up.
Five Shooting Stars