November 29, 2013

Switched by Cassie Mae

Switched by Cassie Mae
Release Date: December 2, 2013
Publisher: Random House Flirt
Pages: 240
Series: n/a
Review Source: Netgalley

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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.
My Thoughts:
When I picked up Switched I was in the mood for something sweet, and that’s exactly what I got. This is such a fun and romantic story, and I can easily see myself re-reading it when I’m in the mood for something that will make me happy.

The scenes with Wesley and Kayla plotting together are so cute because you can see the chemistry between them right away. What’s good is that you can also see why Kayla likes Talon, because he’s a really sweet guy. Reagan on the other hand is one character I would have liked to have seen toned down or changed a bit. She comes across as over the top and uncaring for most of the book, which is unfortunate when both Wesley and Talon are supposed to be in love with her.

I don’t think it’s too spoilery (based on the synopsis) to say that I loved Wesley and Kayla together. They’re both so oblivious for so long, but even still I loved how much they cared about each other. How they acted around each other was just precious, and their chemistry is explosive.

Kayla is a bit of a naive character, but I appreciated that. So many New Adult characters are super mature, which doesn’t always feel realistic for a university freshman. It was nice to see Kayla and Wesley be immature sometimes. The characters are so comfortable together as friends, but moving beyond that is an occasionally awkward (but totally sweet) process. I loved seeing them figure out who and what they really wanted.

If you’re looking for a completely fun and swoony friends-to-lovers romance, with a little bit of a twist, then definitely don’t pass by Switched.

The Cover:
It's not bad, but it reminds me way too much of the Losing It cover concept. I would have liked something with the two characters together, maybe sitting in front of the fire like in one scene, or something that involves the other two main characters.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, sounds like the book is really good, which i totally didn't expect based on the cover and blurb!

    Thanks for the heads up on this one.


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