Goofy, Awkward, and Still Sexy! by Cassie Mae #Flirt
What makes a hero, well, a hero? In Romance I’m often smothered by big muscles, tattoos, nice abs, and huge… well… ahem, everything. And hello! Those are all great (I drool thinking about those sexy covers!) but every once in a while, I want the guy who’s cocky and self-conscious. I want the goofy, awkward dude who looks good in a tight shirt, but won’t let you see what’s underneath. I want to read and write about all the normally unsexy things and how incredibly sexy they really are.
Now, don’t let that cute face fool you. He’s not very smooth. And doesn’t have the best pick up lines.
“Hey, did you ruin your space pants?”
“Your space pants. Because your butt is out of this—”
“No! If you finish that lame pick-up line, I will make sure those pants”—I point to his crotch—“have a lot more space in them.”
But even though his lines need work, he knows how to treat a girl when she’s sick.
“I hop a fence, scale a tree, and climb over that railing, all with my hands full of stuff for you. And you won’t let me in.”
“Yeah. My Friday Night Girl is sick, and her parents are out of town. I’ve brought you things to cure it.”
He’s also not a manwhore, even though experience is appealing, sometimes, it’s sexy to know he’s just as innocent as she is.
“How’d you get so good at it?”
“Are you serious? Or just trying to embarrass me?”
“If I thought you were a bad kisser, I wouldn’t lock my lips with you so much. I want to know. Because it’s like, you’re really experienced. And that intimidates me a little.”
“It’s not about experience, Kel. It’s about knowing the person you’re kissing.”
“And you think you know me?”
“Enough to know where your mind is when I’m kissing you, yeah.”
“Yeah, right. You just don’t want to tell me how many girls you’ve—”
“Three. Including you.”
And he doesn’t care that girls sometimes have human needs that aren’t exactly the most ladylike of qualities.
“I told you, I don’t care. People fart. You fart, I fart, we all fart.”
But even though he’s goofy and at times immature, he knows how to love someone who feels very incapable of those emotions. And that makes him a hero.
“I love you, Kelli Pinkins. What do you say? You love me too?”
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.
Advance praise for Friday Night Alibi
“Totally entertaining with as many swoon-worthy moments as hilarious ones, Friday Night Alibi is a must-read.”—Jolene Perry, co-author of Out of Play
“A fun, funny, and fantastic story, this is one you will read in a day, and pick up to re-read again the next.”—Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone
About the Author:
Cassie Mae is a full-time writer and mother from Utah. She loves being glued to the computer, thinking up new stories, and writing the day away while the kids run wild at her feet. When she finished her first novel, she started a blog that now gets more than five thousand hits a month. Her group blog is also dedicated to reaching out to aspiring authors by providing critiques and other marketing tools to help them succeed in the industry. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.