Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Switched by Cassie Mae

Switched
By: Cassie Mae
Release Date: December 2, 2013

Description:
Cassie Mae redefines the New Adult genre with a novel that answers the eternal question: What do you do when you’re head over heels for your best friend’s guy?
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.

Review:

This book was absolutely adorable in so many ways that I couldn’t get enough of it.  The author bought you into this world where the characters were real and awkward and funny and just oh so enthusiastic in their endeavor that you couldn’t help but enjoy it.   Talk about a love square where partners want to be “Switched” and some will try anything to do it.

We meet Kayla and Wes whose best friends are dating each other, only problem is that they wish they were dating them instead.  Of course a plan comes out where Kayla and Wes are going to do anything to break their best friends up and make them see how much they really want them instead.  It’s a foolproof plan in their eyes.  We see them flirt with the couple separately and try and show them who they really want.  This book is written very cutely with the progress report and then what really happens but it flows thoroughly throughout.  It was very much a book you couldn’t put down until you finished it, and it kept you thinking about the characters when you weren’t reading it.

From the very beginning you could tell who was meant for who and it wasn’t who they thought, because the friendship and deep seeded attraction that Wes and Kayla have for one another was so blind to each of them because the more time they would spend together the more things got awkward and weird.  But not in a bad way at all because to me it was absolutely adorable to watch love grow and blossom and realizations come through.  But it’s not just about them it’s also the relationship struggle between Reagan and Talon, the couple to break up.

Overall I enjoyed watching this adventure and love unfold and I have to say there were times when I thought they knew what was up, but there were times when I had my doubts but Regan and Talon were great in this book too.  They played their parts very well and they bought a little something different to the book.  After all characters can’t be the same and these four best friends were definitely different from each other and bought a different element to the book.  I think I could read about them again and again.  Just to see what kind of trouble they would get into together.

I really wouldn’t mind reading this through Wesley’s eyes because I think that would give so much more insight into how he really felt.  There were times where I just knew, I mean really knew that there was something there but Kayla just kept denying the whole thing to herself, sort of.   And let me just say you have no idea how much I wanted gummy bears the whole time reading this entire book and I still want gummy bears, I need to get a fix soon.  Mmm, gummy bears, Wesley, perfect.

Loved the book, loved the cover, loved the characters and plot, this was very much a fun innocent, good hearted read and a really great way to start off the New Year.  Definitely a book I would pick up again, check it out.

Disclaimer:
I received this book from NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Flirt, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!
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