26 Jan 2018

#Review: STYLE by Chelsea M. Cameron


Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Series: The OTP Series #1
Source: Purchased from Kobo
Publisher: Published by the Author
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Rating: 2/5 stars

Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty simple: Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that plan. Not even Stella Lewis. 

Stella Lewis also has a plan: Finish her senior year as cheer captain, go to college, finally let herself flirt with (and maybe even date) a girl for the first time and go from there. 

Fate has other plans for Kyle and Stella when they’re paired up in their AP English class and something between them ignites. It’s confusing and overwhelming and neither of them know what to do about it. One thing they do know is that their connection can’t be ignored. The timing just isn’t right. 

But is there ever a good time for falling in love?
So I went into this one knowing it was going to be a fluffy f/f novel - and it is! - it's just not very good. The writing was very simplistic and I couldn't tell the difference between the two narrators as they sounded identical which led to a lot of confusion. At about 55% I started skimming through to see what the "major issue" was going to be and then read the sex scene and was done with it.

I did like that this was a f/f relationship but I did not like Stella and Kyle's relationship at all. For one, I don't understand why Kyle couldn't have been bisexual. She talked about guys and said she had previously had crushes on guys but then Stella was all "nah you're a lesbian" and that was the end of that discussion. And I didn't understand the hate-to-love aspect. I specifically read this for a "hate-to-love" challenge in #Sapphicathon and was confused why there was hatred? Just cause Stella was a bitch to everyone? But it took her all of 0.002 seconds to stop being a bitch to Kyle so????

And I swear if I have to read one of them calling the other babe or baby ever again I might scratch my eyes out.

But was I happy that there was a HEA? Yup. And was I happy that everyone was open to their relationship and accepting? Yup. So those are what the two stars are for. Because otherwise I would not recommend this book. 

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