- “Busted” by Gina Ciocca
- Young Adult Contemporary Romance
- Read as an ebook thanks to NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
- 3/5 stars
- Finished November 27, 2017
Catching cheaters and liars is a lucrative hobby—until you fall for one of the suspects. Perfect for fans of Veronica Mars, this new novel from the author of Last Year’s Mistake will steal your heart!
Marisa never planned to be a snoop for hire. It wasn’t like she wanted to catch her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. But as her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spreads all over school, Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys.
And her next case? It’s for ex-frenemy Kendall. She’s convinced her boyfriend, TJ, has feelings for someone else and persuades Marissa to start spying on him. But the more Marisa gets to know sincere and artistic TJ, the more she starts to fall for him. Worse yet, the feelings seem to be mutual. Marisa knows she needs to give up her investigation—and the spoken-for guy who may just be the love of her life. Then she uncovers new secrets about Kendall and TJ, secrets that take “cheater” to a whole new level.
So I originally thought this book was going to be very similar to Veronica Mars, but unfortunately it wasn’t. I have a bad habit of assuming I know what books are going to be like before I read them, and when they aren’t what I expect, I don’t love them. “Busted” was a sweet Young Adult Contemporary Romance book, but it doesn’t really go too much beyond the superficial. Marisa is following TJ, the person her frenemy thinks is cheating on her, she starts to fall in love with. While the ending was somewhat predictable, it was a nice palette cleanser, and I don’t regret reading it. It took me a bit of time to get through, if only because it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, and it didn’t really seem as fast paced as I tend to enjoy my books. But overall, I’m grateful I got a chance to read and review this book!
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