Saturday, January 16, 2016

Book Shelf: Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

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.

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Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling is an easy contemporary read that oozes sweetness and features an endearing and charismatic romance. 

Hazel McCallister thought she had the perfect life; perfect boyfriend, perfect high school life and perfect plans for the future…..until she catches her boyfriend cheating with her best friend and all her future dreams come crashing down. Shocked, left broken hearted and humiliated, the last person Hazel expects to step in and offer support is Felix James, her best friend in questions older brother. Felix may be charming and known for his playboy ways, but when he offers Hazel the perfect revenge opportunity—pretend they’re a couple to make her ex jealous—Hazel never anticipates discovering that the real Felix James may be more special than she ever thought. 

For me, Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling was really easy book to read. Told through both Hazel and Felix’s POV’s Kling gives them a really addictive dynamic as a couple who you can’t help but want to read about. Admittedly in the very beginning of the novel I struggled with how quickly Hazel developed feelings for Felix considering her relationship with her boyfriend Jay had just ended, but as you see Hazel and Felix interact and learn of their history as childhood playmates it does make sense.

With Felix’s sister Kimmy Hazel’s best friend, the two have been in each other’s lives since they were children. They played, bickered and teased each other throughout their childhood but it’s not until Felix hatches his revenge plan that they actually spend time together one on one and realise how much they enjoy each other’s company. 

Both characters were nice to follow. Hazel was a typical teenage girl and I enjoyed seeing Heidi R. Kling have her break out of her shell and not be so put together and organized. Felix however was the one who absolutely stole my heart. Good looks and charm aside, he was such a sweetie and had a really good heart. The fact that Felix was a good person who worked hard and loved his mother deeply really warmed me to him. He was just a good guy, and as Hazel begins to learn about the real Felix, you as the reader start to enjoy them more. 

As a couple Hazel and Felix were quite endearing. There was a real sweetness to their relationship that shines throughout Not Okay Cupid and there’s no denying the chemistry that simmer’s between them. Some readers may be concerned by the swiftness of their relationship considering the fact Hazel’s only just come out of a relationship, but when you see the connection between them and the way in which Kling writes their romance it’s really hard to be bothered by this fact.

Sweet, fresh and outright endearing, Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling is an enjoyable contemporary read that you're sure to enjoy.

Source: Sent for review by YaReads Book Tours and the author (Thanks ladies)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
My Recommendation: A lovely YA contemporary read for all ages.
Cover: I doesn't blow me away. Not bad, but nothing that's jumping out at me.
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Yes. If Kling writes more, I'd definitely consider reading them.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Rachel! Thanks so much for joining the Not Okay, Cupid blog tour!



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