Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Blog Tour: Not Okay, Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

Not Okay Cupid Blog Tour

Not Okay Cupid
Not Okay, Cupid 
by Heidi R. Kling

Published by Entangled Crush
Released on January 11th, 2016
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.


I love these Crush books, they are too cute and too addicting that you have to sit there and read them in one sitting or at least as soon as possible and this book did not disappoint either.  Not Okay Cupid was adorable and fabulous in its own right. Heidi R. Kling did a great job of showing these group of friends who really belongs with who all just in time for the Valentines (Cupid) dance.

We meet Hazel who thinks her life is just perfect that is until she catches her perfect boyfriend cheating with her perfect best friend.  One thing leads to another and she obtains the help of her said best friend’s brother to help in her plot for revenge. I’m sure you could imagine what happens next because these things like this never work out the way they are supposed to but oh the story was adorable and I love reading to find out how this all goes.  It’s the getting there part that is exciting, the anticipation and Hazel and Felix definitely have a bit of anticipation between them.

You get hints here and there about Felix and how he may have unknowingly felt about his sisters best friend for quite some time and it’s adorable, because who doesn’t fantasize about things like this happening to them as well, I know I did.  Heidi R. Kling did this story line justice that’s for sure because I was hooked lined and sunk for these characters! I do feel kind of bad for Felix’s sister though, sure she did the wrong thing by stealing her best friend’s boyfriend, but I think there is more to her than that.  Or maybe she’s just really that shallow and wants everything her friend has but I am in the back of my mind giving her the benefit of the doubt.

Hazel is very naïve in this book and that’s what I love best, because it’s not all about who’s having sex with who or just inappropriateness all around, this is a simple innocent story about some good kids that had bad stuff happen to them and how they handled it, even if it wasn’t the right way, somehow it all worked out.  Oh how I love contemporaries!

I thought the cover was cute and even though some things were mentioned about beach and surfing I think I would have rather seen something to do with the cupid dance or the cupid story told throughout the book.  Maybe give it that even more valentine feel, because love is in the air. Overall I thought the writing was great, flowed naturally and nothing was forced.  This book had everything you needed to keep you satisfied with a good contemporary book.  You should definitely go read this book and enjoy it from beginning to end as much as I did!

About the Author:
After earning her BA in Literature & Creative Writing Literature from UC Santa Cruz and finding her voice in YA, Heidi went on to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She has directed and written children’s theatre on both coasts and lives with her husband and two children in Palo Alto, CA.

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