Blurb: 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 hecares 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.
I do love this cover! So, I’m on a CM binge. Gobbling up all her books I can get my hands on. This is my fourth book by her I have finished so far. Only 16 more to go, I think.
So this one didn’t blow me away like Switched did. I don’t know why. Don’t get me wrong, the story was great. Maybe it’s cause I found Kelli a bit too stereotypical in the ‘rich kid’ aspect. And for someone who wanted to be wanted so bad, she came off as selfish. they always go to her house and its always on her time. She does evolve as a character but it was almost too little too late for me.
The relationship seemed a bit one-sided. And I didn’t get the pranks that much, but that’s cause I’m a huge wimp when it comes that that kind of stuff. I’m the type of person who wouldn’t take it as a joke and would get real mad and walk away. So don’t play any pranks on me!
Chase was such a sweet and super understanding guy. He was like a mind-reader! How did he understand exactly what she needed. He showed some great traits that everyone would love in an SO. Compassion, wit, and humor to name a few. We could all use a Chase in our lives. I find that CM has an uncanny knack for writing the opposite sex with a much deeper character that their female counter-parts. I highly recommend reading her books.