Publication date: December 2, 2013
Random House, Kindle ARC, 240 pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.
“Talon likes Reagan, Reagan likes Talon, I like Talon, Wesley likes Reagan. Notice how many Reagans and Talons are in that grammatically incorrect sentence? Because it’s complicated! We’re the who who are in love with our best friends’ significant others.”
Kayla is best friends with Reagan. Wesley is best friends with Talon. Reagan and Talon are dating. Kayla and Wesley are friends. Kayla loves Talon. Wesley loves Reagan. Complicated is an understatement when it comes to describing the dynamic between these four friends! Kayla and Wesley hatch a plan to break up Reagan and Talon so they can each get the person they think they want. Not very good best friend behavior, you say? Well, rest assured, what ensues is amusing and sweet and sheer angst-free perfection. Predictable? Sure. But that’s half the fun.
Switched had everything I want in a fun and flirty romance: charming characters, realistic writing, believable dialogue and plenty of funny – and a couple sexy – moments. I really enjoyed Cassie Mae’s writing style. I don’t like using the word “cute” to describe books, but, really it fits for this one. With an amusing plot that was, at times, a total comedy of errors and a sweet HEA, Switched left me grinning from ear to ear. Can’t ask for much more than that.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.