Author: Heidi R. Kling
Tittle: Not Okay, Cupid
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Expected Publication: January 11th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 definitely enjoyed this book, though the first half failed to interest me much but I throughly enjoyed the latter half. This was the first book I read by this author, at first I was a bit reluctant to request this but I’m so glad I did.
Hazel McCallister thinks she has a perfect life until she catches her boyfriend cheating with her best friend. She feels her life is falling apart until with the help of Felix James, her best friend’s brother, they cook up a perfect revenge plan. But the more time they spend together, their fake relationship seems more real but Hazel wants a perfect life and Felix isn’t a guy who actually settles down. Could these two polar opposite people actually fall in love and settle for each other?
The plot was an old classic one– make the douche ex-boyfriend jealous by staying with another guy and when the jealousy overwhelms him and he comes crawling back, dump him just the way he did to you. Nonetheless, I loved how it was executed here. The first half was a bit slow and dull but from the second half onwards everything was super fun and very enjoyable. I loved the banter between Hazel and Felix, they made a pretty awsome team. Their relationship was indeed sweet and I absolutely loved how they didn’t jump to the “L” word directly because the time span of whole book is just a few days more than a week.
I liked Hazel’s character, she was sweet and caring. She thought she had a perfect life with a perfect boyfriend who turned out not-so-perfect. She had all her future sorted out but when she catches her boyfriend cheating with her best friend, her life falls apart. Felix hates cheaters because his dad was one and that’s why he decided to help Hazel. Felix was a player but there was more to him than that. He was a good son who helped his mother in every way he could and he was a great friend to Hazel as well. He was a complete sweetheart but they both needed a push to understand how perfect they were for each other. I was sooo glad when Felix finally decided to take that step. And I totally loved the last chapter where it ended with the POVs of Cupid and Psyche. It was just so sweet!
Overall, Not Okay, Cupid was a pretty good read. The first half was a tad bit slow before it picked up its speed. The plot was an old classic one but I loved the execution and the characters were pretty great. I loved the chemistry between Hazel and Felix and I enjoyed their banters very much. The writing was simple and easy to read. All in all, I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to read the other works by this author.
So guys, how many of you are exited to read Not Okay, Cupid? Have you read any book by this author before? Share your thoughts with me!