Tuesday, August 13, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI by Cassie Mae - ARC Review

Friday Night Alibi

Rising star Cassie Mae introduces New Adult readers to a practical soon-to-be college freshman who seems to have everything—until a special guy shows her what she’s been missing.

In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.

Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he reallyknows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.

This book made me laugh more than anything in a long, long time. It's full of hearty laughter, quick wit and sweet, subtle romance. I loved the banter between these two characters, and I was completely drawn in by them and their competition. Their crazy antics, one liners, and pranks had me physically laughing out loud and my husband a little concerned about my sanity. Once you read it you will completely understand though.

While this is a New Adult Romance, it is a pretty clean one. It’s not based on sex although there are some serious make out sessions. It brought me back to a simpler time in life, where relationships were more innocent but still complicated.

I really loved the angle of this book. Kelli is a hilarious character with some major insecurities, but her role as the alibi was an interesting aspect. The story was packed with humor and awkward situations balanced with swoon-worthy intensity and serious, thought provoking issues.

Once you pick this one up you won’t want to put it down until you reach the end. Between a chewing gum haircut and a body waxing, you’ll be clutching your gut and gasping for breath while falling for the mysterious boy in black and dying for more.

Advance praise for Friday Night Alibi
“Totally entertaining with as many swoon-worthy moments as hilarious ones, Friday Night Alibi is a must-read.”—Jolene Perry, co-author of Out of Play

“A fun, funny, and fantastic story, this is one you will read in a day, and pick up to re-read again the next.”—Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone

“I loved this book. Chase had me right away, from his first smart-ass comment. He’s got a sharp wit that I adore but is also sweet and caring . . . definitely one of my favorite book boys!”—Rachel Schieffelbein, author of Secondary Characters
“Cassie Mae is a fabulous author who tugs on your heart strings as if she owns them. I will never be able to eat an orange again without thinking about Chase. Loved everything about this book!”—Jade Hart, author of Coffee and Cockpits
“Cassie Mae has a knack for developing characters who have you wanting to climb into the pages and become part of their world. Kelli is full of spunk and everything you want in a female lead. And Chase . . . well, he’s mine, ladies. Sorry, but I saw him first. Friday Night Alibi is fearlessly hilarious and will have you hanging on to every word until the very end. Then you’ll want to flip right back to the beginning and start all over. You definitely will want to put this at the top of your to-be-read pile.”—Theresa Paolo, author of (Never) Again

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