Have you ever read a book that is so mindless that you can’t help but laugh? That was me while I was reading Heat of the Moment.
The concept behind Heat of the Moment is that it is one part of a trilogy, where each book focuses on one of three ex-best friends. The book started with Lyla missing the bus for her senior trip to Disney. She had been looking forward to this trip forever, so she started panicking when she realized that she might not be able to go after all. She luckily ran into another guy from her school who missed the bus, and he generously gave her a ride. But once Lyla arrived in Disney, it turned out that her senior trip wasn’t going to be her ‘happily ever after’ trip that she wanted. You see, she has a boyfriend who she loved (and planned on losing her virginity to during this trip), but she couldn’t stop thinking about another guy. Let the boy trouble begin! But it wasn’t just boy trouble…Lyla also had to deal with being roommates with her two ex-best friends.
I had trouble connecting to most of the characters, and some seemed one dimensional. They were all very superficial, and I did not feel as though I could trust anyone. It was as though the characters were lying to themselves, and by doing that, they were lying to the reader. Then again, maybe I’m biased. I loathe people who are liars. But even though I didn’t connect with the characters, I must admit that Heat of the Moment was funny. I actually was laughing throughout the entire book. It was bizarre. I don’t know how to describe it other than I didn’t like it, but it was hysterical.
Also, I should probably give a warning. Yes, there were love triangles in this book, but no, I did not enjoy them. They were very messy and confusing. I do not think that they were necessary- they seemed very random. Also, there was a HUGE cliffhanger at the end of the book, which caused me to read the last page twice before I realized that it was actually the ending. Literally, the last paragraph of this book made my head spin. It made absolutely no sense, at all, but yet it was very effective. I need to read the next book to find out what happened next!
I am going to give this book 2.5/5 stars, but round up to 3 because it was funny and I do want to read the sequel.