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Review: Not Okay, Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

Title: Not Okay, CupidNot Okay Cupid

Author: Heidi R. Kling

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush, Entangled Publishing

Pages: 234

Date of Publication: January 11th, 2016

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is a great teen romance which just goes to show that the most perfect of plans are just made to be wrecked – and usually in ways you’d never dreamt of! That was certainly the case for Hazel McCallister who has her perfect life planned out only for her perfect best friend and Hazel’s perfect boyfriend decide that they’re perfect together, without Hazel!

Felix James is the perfect anti-heroic figure, the brother of Hazel’s now not so perfect friend and he’s disgusted by his sister’s behaviour so plans to help Hazel get revenge on the cheating couple by the two of them having a fake relationship. The plans, like so many others in reality are doomed to go wrong as instead of being fake they both end up wanting a real relationship but aren’t convinced the other feels the same. Oh what a tangled web is woven as this new couple build on their childhood relationship, developing it into something so much more meaningful. It is also a tale of betrayal and revenge, where the nature of that revenge is questioned to the very end.

This is a well written story, with a great sense of humour and brilliant characters in a carefully developed, wholly entertaining plot. I particularly liked how Hazel slowly discovers that the annoying brother of her best friend is so much more than she’d assumed in a very positive way. Assumptions about others are so easy to make and it is only by really getting to know others that more than might be initially thought. A delightful teen romance that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to teens and adult romance lovers alike.

Synopsis:

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.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

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