Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Switched by Cassie Mae

Switched by Cassie Mae
Excerpt

Ever since high school, Kayla has been crazy for gorgeous football player Talon. But before she could muster the courage to tell him, he became a hot item with her beautiful BFF, Reagan. The only person who knows Kayla’s secret is Wesley, Talon’s best bud—and he’s got it bad for Reagan. Now they’re all in college together, hanging out 24/7. For Kayla, seeing the two lovebirds together is absolutely unbearable. So Kayla and Wesley hatch a plot to drive them apart before Talon has a chance to give Reagan the Christmas gift she’s been waiting for.

Soon enough, the once happy couple is fighting. Reagan suddenly can’t get enough of Wesley’s goofy sense of humor, and Talon seems to be paying more attention to Kayla than a guy who’s “only a friend” ever should. But just when everything seems to be falling into place, Kayla and Wesley accidentally spend a night together and discover a hitch in their plan they never considered: that switching partners may not lead to a perfect ending after all.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

4 cuteness overload stars

“I love my best friend’s boyfriend. But I swear, I saw him first.”


This premise sound really complicated and messed up at first glance. Kayla love Talon, who happened to be her bff, Reagen's boyfriend. Then we have Wesley, who was Talon's bff and he happened to love Reagen. See the complicated love-square there? Then Kayla and Wesley came up with a plan to break up their friends.

Switched was told entirely from Kayla's POV in her journal. First, she was dealing with her unrequited love for the 'oh so perfect' Talon. She was seriously obsessed (in a funny way) and I bet she thought his fart smell great. Being Reagen's bff and roommate didn't help with the situation as she had to be constantly in the company of the lovely couple. 

Secondly, there was Wesley, the guy who annoyed the hell out of her. But thanks heaven for Wes, as he was in the same hell as Kayla. Is comforting to know that another person was just as heartbroken as you are, even though you hate him. 

Together they both decided to help each other to win over their love one. From the blurb, it sound like they were both such nasty people who wanted to break up their friends, but that not really the case. They mainly just tried to worm their way into Talon and Reagen's heart and make them realize they were in love with the wrong person. Anyway, it was hilarious, the things they would do. 

Wesley worked at the Yogurtland to pay for his bill and smell like Gummy Bears most of the time. He sing and played the guitar during open mic night. He was the kind, considerate, loyal and put others need before him. He was obviously way hotter than Talon and I wonder why Kayla can't see that. 

Talon was a jock, the perfect male in Kayla's eye. Reagen was bitchy, hot and full of confidence. She was a direct opposite of Kayla. Despite Kayla's intention, she was still a great friend and never want to see her friend hurt. She was hoping that in the end they will all live happily ever after and their children can have play dates together.

When their plan went way better than they had hope for, Kayla felt conflicted and starting to question herself whether did she fell for the right guy. And what if it was too late for her?

I thought the story direction was quite predictable. You just knew who will Kayla end up with in the end. It was so obvious, but I love going through the journey with her. The ending gave us a little surprise that I really didn't see it coming. Well, this book was pure YA goodness and full of fluff. I really did enjoy Kayla's sense of humor and her ODD behavior. Despite them being eighteen, this romance was definitely YA. We only have some pretty heated make out session. 

Rating 4/5

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