Review: Not Okay, Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

Not Okay, Cupid
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Series: Standalone

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: January 11th 2016
Publisher: Entangled Crush
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.


The synopsis is pretty simple with this one, our perfect MC Hazel leads the seemly perfect life in and outside of school but when she finds her supposedly perfect boyfriend hooking up with her best friend, her world comes crashing down. However all is not lost as Felix, her best friend’s brother decides to help Hazel get her much-needed revenger; fake a relationship and ultimately break her douche-bag ex’s heart. 

            As Hazel and Felix slowly get to know each other it becomes harder to keep up this relationship ruse as each slowly realizes their feelings for the other. This is pretty much your typical YA contemporary but no matter how many times I come across this type of romance, I always enjoy them. Hazel was a lovely character to follow and you can’t help but feel sorry for her in the beginning but worry not, Felix soon swoops in to save the day. Felix is the school’s bad boy; he dates anything with a pulse and is a firm believer in keeping his so-called relationships label-less fun, easy and commitment free.

I took a lot of pleasure in Hazel and Felix getting their revenge and even more so actually seeing their plan work. However I only wish there was a little something more to the storyline or the characters to peek my interest and to make Not Okay Cupid stand out among thousands of YA Contemporaries. With that being said I really did enjoy this book and if your looking for a fun and cute filled read then this is definitely for you.

Share This:


  1. What I love about most contemporary books is how light they are to read. Great that this one fits the bill and I'll definitely keep it in mind for when I'm in the mood for that!

  2. This sounds such an enjoyable and easy to read book! I'll add it to my TBR list :D

    Aeriko @ The Reading Armchair

  3. I love revenge stories so I might actually check this out even if it wasn't all that amazing. Nice review!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...