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Monday, November 9, 2015

No Interest in Love by Cassie Mae

I've had the pleasure of reviewing Cassie Mae's not-yet-released young adult book. I love a book where I have several laugh-out-loud moments, and this book was chock full of them.

Here's the Amazon description of No Interest In Love: An All About Love Novel (link contains my affiliate code):

When Jace Carver snags a minor part in his buddy’s zombie flick, he suddenly starts getting noticed all over the place. Even Hollywood megastar Carletta Ocean—known for her extensive “research” with her male co-stars—wants Jace for her new rom-com. The role could be a game-changer . . . if Jace nails the audition.

As Jace’s agent, Shaylene Kwak is all business, and isn’t about to let her favorite client blow this opportunity. Since their college years, Shay has been immune to Jace’s charm and rock-hard body. But long hours in close company have a way of wearing down even the best defenses, and when their platonic teasing turns into serious flirting, Jace and Shay are no longer able to resist what’s been right in front of them the entire time.

Shay knows Jace’s love-’em-and-leave-’em history with women. She’s not about to be just another notch in his belt. And it’s true, Jace has never wanted more than a one-night stand—until now. But at the end of the line, he’s got a choice: sleep with Carletta and seal the deal, or risk his career for a shot at true love with Shay.

This was a nice twist on the famous actor/Mary Jane storyline in that Jace isn't famous quite yet. Interspersed through the story, told entirely from Jace's viewpoint (until the epilogue), are little snippets of how he came to know Shay.

The premise sparkles with promise, as Shay, agent to the up-and-coming Jace, is determined to get him across country to an interview with a leading actress. Peril after peril befalls the two of them to the point where I really did laugh out loud and wondered..."What else could possibly happen to these two?"

I couldn't stop turning the pages to see how much more intimate they got. They already have a little of the comfy old shoe feel, but being in such close quarters definitely changes the dynamics. I love that Shay gets the parts of Jace he's most vulnerable about and doesn't want others to know. And I love how Jace avoids the word "adorable" to describe Shay, as that word comes loaded with emotions he doesn't want to deal with.

Cassie Mae is just one of those authors whose next book I'm going to read. Period.