Thursday 7 January 2016


NOT OKAY, CUPID by Heidi R. Kling
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.

Author: Heidi R. Kling
Source: eARC via the Publisher
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Publication Date: January 11, 2016
Rating: 3/5 stars
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

From the summary of this one I should have ate this one up: fake relationship, perfect girl falling for the bad boy, FAKE RELATIONSHIP. It was a recipe for success...except, it wasn't. I had a hard time connecting to the characters and thought that there was too much in between the fake relationship stuff that made it kind of blah. 

I had to like double and triple check that I was 1. actually reading Felix's point of view and that we weren't still in Hazel's pov because he wasn't written like any guy I know, and 2. his age. I was so confused: was he the same age as Hazel or older? It wasn't super clear throughout the majority of the story. At some points he was made to seem as though he was in college and then other times it seemed like he was a freshman in high school. I got whiplash trying to figure out his age.

I did like the fake relationship and that as they got to "know" one another, they started to realize they had true feelings for one another. But I thought it was kind of weird that they didn't know SOME of the things they learned along the way. Like that Felix at least had a job. 

Otherwise this was a fun, fluffy contemporary. And it made me smile so what more could I possibly ask for?


  1. Ok, I'm kind of a sucker for a fake relationship. Especially when they start off hating each other, which this one doesn't sound like, but, nonetheless, it still sounds adorable. It seems weird that his age was questionable. That would put me off, too.

    Sarah @ Kerosene Lit

  2. I'm a sucker for best friend's brother stories plus a FAKE relationship, please count me in. It does sound weird that his age isn't clear especially when in most stories it's pretty clear how much older the big brother is. I could see how you'd have problems with that. I would too. I'll still check this out because like I said I'm sucker for these stories.

    Tina @ Tina The Bookworm