Sometimes I request titles based on their descriptions and sometimes a cute cover just does it for me. With Switched it was a combination of cute cover and a light and fun blurb.
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.
Occasionally, especially lately that the New Adult genre came to be (defined, anyway) when I read early college days stories, I start thinking about my college experiences and feel like I may have done it all wrong and contemplating going back, just so I can experience all the first love swoons those kids in the books have. LOL
In all seriousness, though, Switched is one cute story. You have Kayla, Reagan, Talon and Wesley: two BFF girls and two BFF boys, half of this foursome is a couple and the other two are pining for their besties’ other half. Well… I call shenanigans. I doubt that had this situation existed in real life, it would’ve been resolved the way it did in the book, but that’s actually something I thought was adorable.
While Talon and Reagan are dating and are, for all intents and purposes, mostly content in their relationship and happy, Wesley and Kayla are experiencing their first heartbreaks and they are who the story really is about. I enjoyed Kayla’s conscience playing a big part of who she is and who she’s trying to be. I loved Wesley’s playfulness nature and his insanely good heart. And yes, I loved that chin dimple, possibly more than Kayla did.
When I remember the ages of these kids I realize that yes, they are dealing with high school crush turned love and the need and want to behave like an adult. I can’t judge them for being silly and their behavior.
There’s not one ounce of angst in this story. Pure fluff with the bare minimum of teasing into drama. It really is cuteness galore, and it makes me want to replace the star rating with sugar kisses.
My rating: <– See? Sweet!
* My thanks to Random House Flirt and NetGalley for a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.
One more thing before you go… there’s a giveaway below AND we’re doing a drawing from all the comments to this post through December 8th, Midnight (PST) for a Switched e-galley, courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. So comment for your copy. Winner chosen at random.
About Cassie Mae
Cassie Mae (sometimes writes as Becca Ann ;)) is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.
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