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~ BOOK 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.
~ BOOK REVIEW ~
Wow. I feel like this book came along at exactly the right time for me. It was lighthearted and so much fun—a perfect chaser to my string of ‘heavy’ reads as of late!
The premise of this book was so entertaining. It’s always interesting to me when I read a story about first time crushes. It brings me back to my first crush and how giddy and life-altering it felt.
I loved the friendship between Wesley and Kayla. They were a riot when they were together and had chemistry from the get-go—though I don’t think they knew it. I love the idea of them ‘joining forces’ to go after what they want. I really like that it took time for everything to unfold—there was no magical moment or sudden epiphany. Everything seemed to happen so naturally.
I sit at my desk and pull out my progress reports. Tapping my pen on the journal, I say, “Oh, and Wesley…call me Mickey again and you’ll be whipped with that belt.”
“”Don’t threaten me with a good time.”
“Is that where you’ll start?”
“I hate you.”
Kayla’s inner dialogue was so witty and fun to read. She was just your average girl next door with a crush on the hotshot football player–who happened to be her best friend’s boyfriend.
His gaze turns to me and I do a mental checklist of my facial expression. No drool, I don’t think…but my mouth is definitely open and that’s not good, so I snap it shut. I’m sure my cheeks are bright red, but there’s nothing I can do about that.
Talon and Reagan were great supporting characters. I love how developed their personalities were. I feel like the author could’ve completely left off any dialogue tags, and you’d still have known who was speaking. I love it when the characters are that defined.
The highlight of this book for me were the scenes where the four of them were all hanging out together. They were having so much fun you just wanted to be there with them!
I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a quick, light read that will leave you with a smile on your face!
5 of 5 yummy smelling gummy bears!
~ GIVEAWAY ~
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