Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

Posted in Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ New Adult/ Reviews/ Young Adult 9th December 2015
Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. KlingNot Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling
Published by Entangled: Crush on January 11th 2016
Pages: 257
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three-stars

Her wicked revenge, or his wicked heart...
Hazel McCallister loves her life. Perfect grades. Perfect best friend. Perfect boyfriend. Until her perfect boyfriend cheats on her with her perfect best friend. Now Hazel’s in free fall—until her best friend’s brother, Felix, gives her the perfect idea. Reclaim her power by taking revenge on her cheating ex.
Felix James loves his life. Casual relationships. Loads of surfing. He’s as drama-free as they come. But he can’t stand by when his sister steals her best friend’s boyfriend, and the dude insists it was Hazel’s fault. So Felix vows to help turn Hazel into a girl her ex can’t resist—so then she can break his heart.
With an alliance in place, Hazel’s revenge is all but assured. But with each piece of payback, she feels a stronger attraction to Felix, even though revenge will turn her into a girl Felix could never be with. And soon Hazel has to make an impossible choice: revenge...or Felix, the boy who’s stolen her heart.
WARNING! This book contains betrayal, revenge, and that most tempting vice of all, the bad boy you know you can't have.

A short, entertaining YA read about a revenge plan that’s surprisingly hatched by the male party in question – a.k.a the big time player of La Playa who hates cheaters – for his sister’s best friend. The story is unusual enough for me to want to know more, even if the first person voices of the H/hr don’t seem sufficiently distinct for both Hazel’s and Felix’s different personalities. There’s the typical teenage storm-in-a-teacup moments which did seem a little too distant for me – or have I grown that old? – and while these issues aren’t terribly relatable anymore, I could sort of enjoy myself enough to think back on those ‘good’ ol’ days when going out with the ‘right’ person meant everything.

three-stars

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