Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae

Rating 4/5 stars
Pub. Date July 29th 2013


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 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.


After some thoughts and my inability to come with a proper and more than a line review I ended up to the conclusion that the book left me indifferent. It wasn't bad but for the first time I felt that a YA book should be read by people who are around the same age as the characters. Don't ask me how I came up with that, I have no idea myself. Two parts got me a little emotional. Also I got the urge to play HALO. Just like Kelli did but without the Friday-night-guy. 

Her idea about the alibi thing was good but she had to stay inside her house and she was unable to go out with her friend. The one time she broke her rule she met Chase. As for the characters I will separate them in categories. I didnt like very much/ at all: Alex, her mother and Kelli's friend. Lukewarm feelings: Kelli I liked: Chase and her father.

And fot the end a pic of Chase (I didn't chose Joseph Gordon-Levitt the author did):