Book Review: Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae

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With her fresh, charming, and hilarious take on New Adult romance, Cassie Mae introduces readers to a soon-to-be college freshman who’s cashing in on her sweet reputation—and the unlikely guy who turns her life upside-down.

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.



Loved this book. LOVE.

I went into this read a little bit blindly, but because there was “FLIRT” at the top corner, I imagined it might be a “safe” NA read – and yes, it pretty much was. But when the MC is naked in the very first scene, it led me to wonder.

No worries. Outside of some very steamy make-out scenes, the couple never make it past second base. Phew. Dodged a bullet there.

This book was unputdownable – I didn’t want to go to bed, but alas, at 3 am (I started reading at 11:30pm) I went to sleep…only to be back up again by 7 am, reading it once more. Finished just a couple hours later, and enjoyed every minute of it. The book is FUNNY – like my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. If people walked by while I was reading, they would have wondered what was with the crazy lady and her kindle. And then when I’d LOL, I’m sure I snorted.

And of course, I love a good romance where the couple don’t even like each other at first. And the idea of a Friday Night Alibi, the ice cream contract, a love affair with citrus. Yes, this book has so many creative twists. And when my son is just a little bit older, I almost want to hand the book to him so that he can emulate Chase “Moron” – he is such the perfect nerd…er guy!


Can’t recommend this book enough.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley for an HONEST, not necessarily positive, review.

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