Publication Date: December 2, 2013
I hadn’t planned to read Switched so quickly, but after reading the premise, it sounded like the perfect guilty pleasure book. I have such a thing for books about characters who don’t like each other at first but end up falling for one another. Switched didn’t disappoint and I absolutely LOVED it.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Kayla and Wesley trying to break up their friends. But their efforts were mostly innocent and it seemed clear that neither would make a move unless they had blessings from both Talon and Reagan. Although the friends don’t like each other at first, feelings start to develop after they plot together to switch romantic partners.
Kayla was lovable and earnest and I really loved the story from her POV. I loved the funny/awkward moments between her and the guys. I adored Wesley, like so much that he’s my new book boyfriend. I love romantic interests like him. He’s not a billionaire CEO or a NFL quarterback, but he’s sweet and funny. Before this book, I never thought a guy smelling like gummy bears could be so freaking cute.
The pacing was good and I stayed up late to finish it. I had to know what guy Kayla was going to end up with! Characterization was well done and despite the first person POV, all of the characters came to life for me.
If you’re in the mood for a sweet and fun read, I’d highly recommend Switched. It’s a standalone and although there are a few sexy scenes (nothing graphic), it would still be a good pick for older teens along with adults.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel for review!