Amanda Petersen gets sent to her education-geek aunt’s house for a week because her parents are getting a divorce. Nothing is as it seems and apparently, Amanda’s aunt – Christie – has been a spy all these years. When her aunt gives her a mission to investigate a hot teenage hacker, Amanda is reluctant at first because she knows that she’s shy and socially inept. But she gradually starts to enjoy this mission and the worst thing happens: she ends up having a crush on this boy!
Amanda is an okay character – but just okay. In the beginning she is a bit shallow and later she becomes a lovesick teenager. To be honest there’s nothing really special about her aside from the fact that she’s fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and German. The rest of the characters are okay too. A bit bland but probably that’s because I think this book is too short so there aren’t many rooms for development…
I found the plot to be rushed and quite unrealistic. However, one twist did catch me off guard and it was a pleasant surprise! And some scenes made me smile, some made me grinning and giggling like an idiot. Nic and Christie’s bickering is hilarious! The writing is fun enough; it has the right amount of teenage slang without being awkward or tedious. Despite all the negatives, I still liked this book because it’s very light, quite entertaining and easy to devour. I read this in around four hours and that’s really quick for me.
Investigating the Hottie was a very fluffy and light read that I couldn’t help but to enjoy! This book is more of a contemporary with a little espionage so don’t expect much of espionage when you decide to pick it up. Very girly read indeed. Definitely a great past-time if you’re looking for a break from all the heavy reads.