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Posted November 6, 2013
I love it! Quick, funny, warm hearted read. Loved all the chara
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I love it! Quick, funny, warm hearted read. Loved all the characters. You could feel their hearts in their actions, even if certain characters tried to hide it. The characters were funny and that helps make Friday Night Alibi a really cute book. I'd call this book PG-13, it was wholesome, in a good way. I highly recommend it! If you need a quick, cute read definitely read Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae!
Posted September 30, 2013
Well, this is one plot l I never, ever would have come up with.
Well, this is one plot l I never, ever would have come up with. It's been awhile since I was in High School. This was really crazy! Kelli had one amazing imagination. It's hard with only one friend and working with people who don't care about you and even parents who blow you off. Then she meets Chase. He plays and teases her and she has this way of pranking him back. They get close and she refuses to admit that she really cares for him. You have to read this book to see how everything works out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 27, 2013
Posted August 26, 2013
Quirky and Fun! A Sweet and Enjoyable YA Romance for Everyone!
Quirky and Fun! A Sweet and Enjoyable YA Romance for Everyone!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Friday Night Alibi is a YA Contemporary Romance written by Cassie Mae.
I really enjoyed Friday Night Alibi. It was a light romance that was incredibly sweet, often hilarious and simply charming. The characters were interesting and their antics left me in stitches or grinning well after the scene was over. The story was well written, endearing and made me nostalgic. I wish it could have gone on for another hundred pages!
The town of Sundale and its affluent members of the community hold themselves and those they associate with in upscale company. Those that aren't of the same caliber are hardly acknowledged other than to fuel town gossip. So if the younger generation of Sundale find romance outside their circle, trust funds are threatened and the social ladder is questioned as a parent holds the family money over their heads to guide them in their foreseen direction.
Kelli Pinkins has just finished high school and is preparing for college. She doesn't have a lot of friends, mostly because she's shut herself off emotionally from others. Though wealthy and privileged, she decided long ago that solitude, being a good girl and never committing to relationships was better than rejection. But realizing a necessity within her group of peers and still having the desire to be needed, even wanted, she comes up with a solution. To provide a service that will make her unique.. and needed among others. She'll be everyone's Friday Night Alibi.
Kelli was a complicated character. I liked her adaptability and her shy confidence. Her story was enduring and a bit sad but she was also a bit overbearing and unreasonable at times. It however, didn't take away from her overall likability. She was fun and had her own distinct personality. She was challenging, gave as good as she got and tough. But she was lonely and that shone through in everything she did. She spent her Friday nights hiding away in her bedroom while being an alibi for other people to go out and actually live their lives. She thinks she's ok with this because at least this way, she can stay emotionally cut off yet still feel needed.
Friday nights are usually spent locked in my room playing online video games, headset and all. Don't call me a nerd or a loser or anything, because while I'm exploding fictional heads off and trash talking to strangers, keep in mind I got paid two hundred bucks tonight to do exactly this. So I'm blowing raspberries at anyone who judges me.
One night, while on a rare night out, she bumps into Chase, who immediately gets on her bad side with his corny pickup lines and cocky attitude. She instantly rebuffs he's flirtiness and sticks in him her "ignore at all costs" column.
Chase Moroney is arrogant and brash. He comes on like a swaggering wise guy, but its all an act. He's carrying around a painful past that he's trying to overcome. He wears all black and likes to be alone but there's something about Kelli that pulls him out of the shadows and into the light. The moment he sees her, he knows she's something special and he has to get to know her. The only problem? He botched their first meeting and now she wants nothing to do with him. But he's not one to give up easily and soon, sparks fly and challenges are set!
"No one knows me."
"...You know how to fight dirty and know how to have fun, but you're afraid to. You worry too much about being perfect. You wish you had friends. You wish you weren't invisible to your parents. You want to be needed. You like feeling needed. Which is why you're the alibi, because it allows you to fill the emptiness."... "You're stubborn. You're frustrating. You're challenging."..."You're beautiful. You're fun. You're... everything."
I loved Chase. He was a beautiful person, inside and out and he never gives up on Kelli. These two challenge each other and they like to play pranks on one another. Silly, laugh out loud pranks that kept me laughing so hard, I just had to keep reading, even well past my bedtime. Whenever these two are in a scene together, you know something wild and crazy is about to happen. I loved watching these two come together and when we finally learn Chase's secret, my heart completely broke.
The Wrap Up:
I won't forget these characters any time soon. They nestled their way into my heart and left me feeling content and exhilarated all at the same time. This is my first book by this author but it absolutely won't be my last. If her other books are anything like this one, I'm in for a real treat!
Note: I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review by Random House Publishing Group - Flirt through NetGalley.
Posted August 16, 2013
The premise of this story interested me. It had been something I
The premise of this story interested me. It had been something I hadn’t heard before. A girl who people hire to be their alibi so they do whatever else they want—things that aren’t necessarily “Sundale approved.”—like go out on a date with a girl that the ‘rents wouldn’t approve of.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Kelli lives in Sundale, a generally small community of rich people where things have to be approved by their parents and if the things they do or the people they date aren’t “Sundale approved,” they might lose their trust funds. Since most of the people we meet in this story are super-rich who live off their trust funds, they can’t lose it.
That’s where Kelli comes in. People buy packets of Friday Night Alibis, and they memorize what they did, pay her, and then bam! Families are happy, they are happy. Everybody wins. Sort of. Until, of course, Kelli meets someone who makes her want to actually go do actual things on Friday nights.
And that’s where Chase comes in. Chase isn’t like other guys—though Kelli tries to treat him like them. But Chase keeps breaking through the walls that Kelli didn’t even know she had, and when Kelli realizes it, she has a hard choice to make.
Kelli has built walls around herself to keep herself from getting close to people. Her parents don’t care, and that’s affected her in more ways than one. To stop herself from going through that pain again, she doesn’t let herself get close to people. And she doesn’t even realize it.
Chase has a background that I sort of saw coming. There were hints here and there but not much else, so when Chase revealed it I wasn’t so surprised, but it was still sad to hear his story. But Chase is sweet and he is patient—and he truly loves Kelli’s company, even after the many pranks they’ve pulled on each other.
Kelli and Chase fit together so perfectly, that sometimes I wondered if this book is a bit too cheesy in that aspect. There are points where Chase just knows what to do—like when making out, he just happens to pretty much read her mind and knows what she wants—that it was a bit unbelievable. I mean, Chase hasn’t kissed more than three women and all of a sudden he’s a kissing expert? No, thank you.
It was fun to read their relationship grow and develop into a serious relationship (though Kelli might deny it at first) and the ending was a very sweet and happy one. When Kelli finally realized what was more important—her security and being “safe” or being truly happy and with someone she deeply cares about—I felt like it was about time! Poor Chase!
This book was a cute, light read with a slightly predictable ending that will leave you with a smile on your face. There were quirks—like the oranges!—and there were parts that were cute to read about. I recommend this book if you want something light and happy that has a guaranteed happy ending.
Posted July 30, 2013
I know this book is being marketed as an NA title, but it is sti
I know this book is being marketed as an NA title, but it is still totally appropriate for YA readers (in my humble opinion). I had such a fun time reading it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Can I just say, after reading this novel, I have a new-found love of oranges? :) I know, you don't understand it now, but after you read it, you will totally get it!
I LOVE a good romance novel. But I have to tell you, I was SO excited to come across this fabulous book where the main characters are actually at least considering saving themselves! This opens up another entire group of readers that this book will be enjoyed by. And believe me, Chase is still ABSOLUTELY swoon-worthy! I wish there would have been more books like this one when I was in high school/college.
Kelli is running her own small business, despite barely being done with high school. She is an alibi. Kelli's 'clients' pay her to pretend that she is doing something with them, while they go do something else...something else that would lose them their trust fund. So, since Kelli is supposed to be with someone else every Friday night, and her parents are never home on the weekends, Kelli holes up in her room, playing Halo with some guy she's never met. But even though they've never met, they talk to each other about all sorts of things. He even knows about her alibi job. However, all of that is about to change...
Who'd have thought that someone you only ever talk to online could just happen to bump into you one Friday night? Apparently, neither Kelli or Chase ever thought that it would, because it takes them longer than it probably should have to figure out that they already knew each other...
I won't say anymore, since part of the fun of this novel is not knowing what's going to happen next! READ IT! It's hilarious, and flirty, and watching Kelli and Chase's relationship develop is so good, even the hard/sad parts.
Posted July 29, 2013
Talk about grinning from ear to ear ¿ FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI had me
Talk about grinning from ear to ear – FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI had me giddy happy and hugging my kindle, not to mention ignoring my family for the half a day I spent reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI is a humorous and refreshingly clean new/young adult book that makes you fall in love with each of the characters and every part of their lives. (And its not clean in the cheesy, written for younger people way – Cassie Mae is able to include so much passion and romance that you don’t feel like you need anything else!) Kelli runs an alibi business where she helps fellow trust fund recipients keep their inheritance by dating the cookie cutter perfect girl. For a fee, she agrees to provide herself as an alibi so they can go out with whomever they want, without having to explain to their parents who they were really with. The only catch for Kelli is, she spends more time pretending to have a life than actually living one.
Enter Chase Maroney. Conceited frat boy or endearing online Xbox player? Either way, he’s Kelli’s Friday Night Guy, whether she’s willing to admit it or not.
I found Kelli and Chase’s friendship and romance to be equal parts humorous, endearing, lovable, squeezable, and all-around squee-able. I just loved it. I loved Kelli even when she was so wrong it was blaring. I loved Chase – well, I loved every part of Chase – there are no caveats there. I even loved Kelli’s contracts – especially her ice cream contract – why couldn’t I have thought of something so cute and fun?
This book will have you laughing out loud - it’s just a great, beautiful and fun romance and I couldn’t have asked for more. I rated this 4.75 stars but it definitely deserves the round up!
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
Posted July 29, 2013
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Posted August 14, 2013
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Posted July 29, 2013
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