"In my almost eight years of matchmaking, there's one thing I know to be true: love is like the moon. ...Both the moon and love are romantic and enchanting, can be moody and mysterious, possess dark sides, and have gravitational pulls on us that we just can't control. ...As a matchmaker at Lunar Love, my family's Chinese Zodiac matchmaking business, it's my duty to keep clients and their relationships rotating on their axes and revolving in orbit. I make thoughtful and personalized matches based on people's compatible animal sign traits."
Olivia Huang Christenson has just taken over her grandmother's matchmaking business. And she's determined to keep Lunar Love a success. But her job just got harder because Bennett O'Brien is launching ZodiaCupid, a new App that matches users based on their Chinese Zodiac animal signs, which puts his App in direct competition with Lunar Love. Olivia finds Bennett and his approach to matchmaking infuriating; she's also attracted to him. Too bad their Zodiac signs aren't compatible. Because while Bennett believes that opposites can make a good match, Olivia does not.
My thoughts: Melody and I chose this book for our buddy read this month because I think we were both in the mood for something light-hearted. And Lunar Love is a cute and clean, if completely predictable, romance. I thought Olivia was a little uptight and inflexible at times, but I liked when she relaxed and let herself enjoy Bennett's company. They were an appealing and fun couple. I also really liked Olivia's interactions with her grandmother. And all the parts concerning the Chinese Zodiac were fascinating. I'm glad I got to read this one with Melody. Be sure to check out her review.
My Chinese Zodiac animal: DOG.
Some personality traits of a person born in the Year of the Dog: honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straightforward, strong sense of responsibility, kind, cautious, doesn't trust easily, stubborn, not good at social activities, outwardly calm, but worried and anxious inside, hard working, understanding, and considerate of others.
Do I relate to any of these? Yes, I do. In fact, I relate to most of these traits. How about you? Which Chinese Zodiac animal are you?