Thursday, January 9, 2014

{NA Review} Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae

{NA Review} Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae

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 really knows 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. (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook, 233 pages, Published July 29th 2013 by Flirt (first published January 1st 2013). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 4/5 - I like it a lot!


"I'm naked in the same room with Alex Finnigan." (page 1, line 1)
Fun, flirty, emotional, sweet. I've got to admit the Friday Night Alibi idea is kind of genius, getting paid to hide in your bedroom, doing what you'd prefer to do anyway. But it's allowed Kelli to hide from people, from life. And then she meets Chase and she has a chance at something more. If she's brave enough to take that chance.

I enjoyed Chase and Kelli's banter, their competitive natures and was amused when they go to war, complete with nicknames - which I won't spoil - and involves an unfortunate wax incident.

Kelli did feel a little immature at times, but she is immature - she's young and she's been sheltered and by her own choice socially isolated. She spends her nights alone, playing video games and pretending to have relationships, of course she's got a lot to learn. But she does learn. She changes.

Who Chase really is remains a mystery for most of the book. Mae doles out hints, little glimpses of the real him, but it was enough to keep me intrigued, to keep me turning the pages. It turns out that Chase has layers. And has a surprising sweet side, shown when Kelli gets sick, that has me rooting for him.

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