Not Okay, Cupid (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.

Today is the day that Not Okay, Cupid comes out, so it was the perfect day to dig into to this book and write this review. I have to be honest, after reading The Girlfriend Request (also out today), my hopes weren’t that high for this book… BUT, I was wrong! Not Okay, Cupid totally surpassed my expectations, and that’s part of why I gave it 4 stars, besides some problems that it did have.

I absolutely loved the writing. It was fun, witty and easy to read I’ll tell you guys this, whatever else this lady writes, I want to read as well.

But the winning element in this book is definitely the two main characters. I was a bit worried, because the the whole revenge plot can either be a hit or a miss, and I honestly thought it was a hit, because the characters were great individually, but were even more awesome together, since the first scene they share. And Felix was such a funny narrator! They both were funny, but Felix just blew it out of the park. This book made me laugh… out loud… in very public places!

I loved that both main characters were not exactly what they seemed to be in the beginning. And the romance is beyond cute, it’s great to read how much they meant to each other since forever, especially how Felix secretly always held Hazel on a pedestal.

I also liked that even though the plot depends on some heavy teen drama, the characters themselves are not over dramatic. That’s good and kind of refreshing.

Now, I found two very distracting problems with this ARC – and maybe it was only because I was reading the ARC version – but there were a lot of inconsistencies and continuation problems. Felix eyes change colours 3 times, for instance, and I probably wouldn’t have noticed it if I hadn’t read it all in the same day. I do hope these inconsistencies were corrected prior to the book being released.

Still, I had an AMAZING time reading this book! Keep it coming Entangled Crush!!!


8 thoughts on “Not Okay, Cupid (Heidi R. Kling)

  1. Amy says:

    I’m glad you ended up really liking this book 🙂 It sound like a fun, cute read, I may have to pick it up when I’m in the mood for that sort of thing!

  2. What's She Reading? says:

    Yeah, the eye colors was pretty distracting for me too! I personally liked the premise of this book A LOT but felt it lacked a bit in execution. But I agree with you that the writing overall was fun. And I, too, hope this book went through another round of edits before it was actually published.

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