21825764Busted by Gina Ciocca

ARC from SOURCEBOOKS Fire for a fair review.
Publish date: January 1, 2018.



“Suspect your guy has a roaming eye? Our services are discreet, anonymous, and affordable.” 

After catching her best friend’s boyfriend cheating, Marisa finds herself “for hire” by non other than an estranged friend that is trying to rekindle their friendship to spy her her boyfriend too. Except that now that she has gotten to spend some time with the guy, she might be falling for her mark.

The Story

So I was really glad I didn’t have to spend a majority of this book sneaking around spying on guys. As easy of a read this book was I was a little bored until about halfway through when the book resembled that of a reality TV show starring a bunch of people who were ultimately being awful to each other. The only thing that really kept me going was the drama. It was like watching a car crash.

I was honestly disappointed by the lack of consequences that seemed to affect the majority of the relationships. I mean here we have a bunch of teenagers go from immature antics to rationalization, forgiveness, and acceptances. In reality, as much as we are set up to hate the girl, I was quite concerned for the well being of the antagonist.

The Characters

I was disappointed that the relationship development wasn’t a little deeper, unfortunately the romance aspect stemmed primarily from mutual attraction and similar interests in crafty hobbies. The characters seemed rather shallow and mostly concerned with how good looking someone was and who they had or hadn’t hooked up with.

It really bothered me how focused the book was about appearance. The main character was specifically said to be five feet four and a half inches as well as 116…and still hand ample cleavage to distract boys through the book. In this day and age, I would have expected us to have moved past this sort of writing.

The Soundtrack

Hailee Steinfeld – You’re Such A


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