OK, so I might be cheating on this one a little….this review is actually from awhile ago. But I recently reread it and still feel this way wholeheartedly. Wesley may be one of my top book boyfriends of all time. And Cassie Mae remains one of my favourite authors of all time.
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.
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4.5 stars — You know you’ve read a fabulous book when you finally read the last line and it’s like reading perfection. It gives you goosebumps and a happy smile. I love how Cassie Mae’s writing always sucks me in, and yet the stories and characters are so different from book to book. But the one thing they all have in common?? They’re *REAL*. God I love that. I mean, I like the fantasy perfection books too, but it’s just so nice to read about characters that you could imagine in real life and would want to be friends with you know??
It’s funny, b/c the premise of the book is kind of uncomfortable….I mean, working to break up your best friend’s relationship so you can go out with their boyfriend?? Yeah, makes my heart hurt. And it does in the book too, but I end up forgiving Kayla and Wesley…and even understanding how they got to that point. Which I honestly didn’t expect. How does Ms. Mae do that?? I don’t even know. Seriously, I could probably figure it out, but I’m just going to say it’s a miracle of good writing.
Kayla and Wesley were just perfect together. I mean, just goosebumps and happy smiles everywhere. And can I just say that the scene by the van outside Yogurtland near the end?? Oh dude, it was like everything I ever want out of a romance book tied up in one heartwrenching and satisfying scene.
So yeah, I guess what I’m saying is that if you want a quirky, realistic, adorable, and hilarious love story that’s kind of epically not normal, then you’ve come to the right place.