Author: Cassie Mae
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 2nd December 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Flirt
Review Copy: NetGalley
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.
*Thank you Random House and NetGalley for the ARC copy!*
One of the best ARC I have read this year! :) And no I am not saying this because it was loved by other readers and just joining the hype. This is totally my honest opinion about it. By the way, I was emailed by the publicists telling me I could join the Blog Tour for Switched on December 6th, but I decided to not participate because my review is long overdue and was listed for my ARC Challenge Week 3.
Anyway, from the start of this book, I was laughing my ass off. Kayla, the main character is a good narrator. By that I meant, she totally said things teenagers said. Her actions and thoughts are so right for her. And not only Kayla but for the whole cast, I think all the characters are well developed and the dialogues are right to the point.
“I love my best friend’s boyfriend. But I swear, I saw him first.”
I do think that this is really how teenagers' minds work. I have read lots of contemporary books, in my language, that is. And I do observe other people too. I did get to that point too. Where I wanted to make my crush notice me instead of my friend even though the guy is totally hooked with the girl. And if I am honest, my own love story (with my boyfriend of 7 years) is somehow like that.
It was really a fun read and I love Kayla and Wesley's interaction with one another. And somehow in the first part, I wished and hoped that in the end they'll be together. I know that the blurb kinda said that but I don't remember blurbs, to the tell you the truth. I read them and forget about them, so whenever I read it's like I'm being surprised that the story was like that (I love that it kinda surprises me and then I end up loving the book). I also liked that Cassie Mae did it like that, the ending part. Or the confrontation scene near the ending. I totally love it and the make out session in the van! :D
“I spread my fingers to peek through them, and I see that Wesley's face is as red as mine. He's looking down at his pants like the thing is sticking out of the fly and not just pressing against it. And when I notice the dark, wet spot, that's when I really start to freak out.
He did not just…..
"Thats not me!" he shouts, holding his hands up and shaking his head. What the heck does he mean, that's not him? Who else could it be? "I think you drooled. That's not…. I didn't…”
A cute, fluffy, definitely worth your time to read. Switched is about realizing what you really want in life or in this case, love. I learned from my experience and was reminded by it with Switched that some people look so far for love but in reality it is right in front of their eyes. :)