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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae


From Goodreads.com  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.

                                              
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 My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

This book was one of those books that while the synopsis comes across as potentially interesting, the book doesn't live up to it. For one thing, the writing comes across as very juvenile, making this whole novel read more like a young adult novel instead of the new adult novel it claims to be. Even then, I'm not entirely sure even young adult would apply to a novel in which I am constantly reading words like "'cause", "sucktacular" "superdelish", "fake-a-roni", "yuckville".. I could go on, but you get the idea I'm sure. 

Secondly, the characters just were not interesting to me in any way. There is no chemistry between Kelli and Chase, making it hard to buy into their supposed romance. Although it is mentioned in the synopsis that Kelli is a soon-to-be college student, I don't remember there being one instance in this book where she actually plans, or thinks, about going to college. There is no mention about leaving for college, no plans about what college she plans to attend, nothing. She spends more time playing video games than anything else. 

Overall, this was not a book I could really get into, or care about. I will not be reading anything more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way.



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Friday Night Alibi is available from Amazon.com

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