TITLE: Only Everything
AUTHOR: Kieran Scott
SERIES: True Love #1
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Sometimes the gods can be so unreasonable.
Like Zeus, the king, who thinks the proper reaction to finding me kissing a mortal is to threaten my boyfriend Orion's life, banish me to Earth, and force me to inspire true love between three couples without my powers. I know! Elders! I'm Eros, a.k.a. Cupid. The Goddess of Love. Until this morning, anyway.
Now I'm stuck on Earth with no clue how to function as a human, and I can't even conjure up my magical bow and arrows to help me do my job. I've already met this amazing guy—Charlie, a new kid in school like me—but matching him up isn't as easy as I thought. Turns out opposites don't attract, nearly identicals don't attract, and giving a guy what he seems to want is just one big disaster. My sweet new friend Katrina might work, but she's got more complications than Medusa's hair, and a live-in boyfriend with a serious mean streak. Probably not the best idea to go there.
If I don't make a match, I may never see Orion again. I have so much to lose, and only everything to gain.
Only Everything was an interesting read because I thought it was going to be some cliche, cheesy, corny… you get the idea, story about a matchmaker making two polar opposite people fall in love. I couldn’t be more wrong. Except it was kind of about the matchmaker but… What I really liked about Only Everything is that all the characters are relatable in some way even though some of them are mythical gods. In this book, Eros is supposedly a goddess that is hundreds of years old, but she (under the name True) still experiences some of the things I’ve experienced in my own life. For instance, the first day at a new school. It also touches upon some more serious real life problems that some people have the misfortune to experience such as a super you-can’t-go-anywhere-without-my-permission controlling boyfriend / girlfriend. I also liked the humor in Only Everything. It was pretty witty and sometimes sarcastic – exactly the way I like it.
What bothered me in this book is not the love craziness that occurs (or should I say the lack of love craziness), but the mythology aspect of it. My problem is that this book kind of gets it all the Greek myths wrong. It’s like a twist. In the Greek myths, Eros is a married guy, not a girl dating a guy that’s a constellation. That being said, Only Everything does a good job of explaining the discrepancy. I just wish the Eros (in Only Everything) was someone… less well known or like a fictional (not in real myths) minor god. And don’t even get me started on the cliffhanger at the end.
Only Everything was a great book. It’s definitely not as cliche as it sounds. It’s relatable even though it contains some messed up mythology. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. That stupid cliffhanger… I would recommend it to fans of Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs.