I was very affected by Switched, I found I identified strongly with Kayla’s predicament that is, when I didn’t want to smack her. “Thou shall not covet” wouldn’t be a commandment if many of us had not been in that same scenario at one time or another. Thankfully, I learned my lesson relatively early in life, high school early, when a male version of “Run Around Sue” (as I learned later) caught my eye. I found the role of the “other woman” was not one that appealed to me. It appealed even less years later when I watched the destruction of a friend’s thirty year relationship due to infidelity.
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.
As engrossing and likable characters as both Kayla and Wesley were I couldn’t help thinking what awful friends they were. It truly gave meaning to the idiom “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”
But right now, sitting in her comforting arms, I hate her. I hate her for knowing about how I felt about Talon and dating him anyway. I hate her for being so okay with letting him go and moving on so fast. I hate her for going out with Wesley before she had an answer to her question, the one I still haven’t answered. Do I like him? Does it matter? Because she went ahead and did what she wanted anyway.
Before I finished reading Switched I had worked myself into a high dudgeon preparing various mental arguments on the importance of friendship and sisterhood and found myself neatly checkmated upon the conclusion. The ending was in equal parts surprising and satisfying, I must give Cassie Mae kudos for creating such an appealing story from such a perilous premise. More Much Ado About Nothing than Unfaithful, Switched is a lively and entertaining read and a worthy addition to the genre.
AUTHOR: Cassie Mae
RATING: 3 1/2 Stars (Closer to 4)
GENRE: New Adult
Disclaimer: ARC was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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