Vanessa Murphy doesn't do relationships.
With a father who doesn't notice her, it's easy for her to sneak around with her latest fling, Harrison Boyd. But when an explicit video of Vanessa hooking up with Harrison is leaked the morning after she ends things with him, her life is thrown into chaos.
And Vanessa wants payback. Enter Kai. With his own vendetta against Harrison, Kai proposes revenge, and the two pair up to ruin Harrison Boyd's life. At first, they are nothing more than an illicit partnership. Teammates working towards the same mission.
But – between late-night stakeouts and crime committing – Vanessa is drawn into Kai's life. And, as the two grow closer, she finds herself letting Kai into hers.
This is the best Estelle Maskame book yet and, yes, I'm including Just Don't Mention It in that.
The Wrong Side of Kai is a super fun, fast paced book that touches on a number of topics including grief and sexism. Vanessa and Kai are two of my favourite characters I've read in a long time and I love their relationship. The friendship between Vanessa and Chyna is also adorable and it was nice to see a healthy, happy friendship between these two characters in a YA contemporary.
The pacing of this book was perfect and I loved the antics Vanessa and Kai got up to and I really appreciated the fact that there were consequences to actions in this book - no farfetched parenting ands so on.
All in all, this was just such a fun book and I wish I could go back a couple days and start it again!
I also have to mention here that I am kinda biased, not for being Estelle's friend but because this book features my gorgeous tabby Theo so naturally it gets five stars for quality casting.