Cassie Mae books in order
Cassie Mae is an American author of contemporary romance novels.
She burst into the scene with her bestselling debut novel, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend (2013).
Cassie has since published a number of books with Penguin Random House, and even went on to start her own company, Cookielynn Publishing Services.
She loves writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the timid, the noisy, and the exciting.
Cassie is agented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich, and Burret LLC.
Other than writing, Cassie enjoys binge watching Parks and Recreation and relishes every Harry Potter weekend.
She also loves smooching her hubby, but only if he has shaved his facial hair.
Cassie is also terribly obsessed with cheesecakes.
- Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend (2013)
- Friday Night Alibi (2013)
- Switched (2013)
- The Real Thing (2014)
- Unexpectedly You (2014)
- Secret Catch (2014)
- You Can't Catch Me (2016)
- Broken Records (2016)
- Pillowtalk (2017)
- Stage Kissed (2017)
- True Love and Magic Tricks (2014)
- King Sized Beds and Happy Trails (2014)
- Beach Side Beds and Sandy Paths (2014)
- Lonesome Beds and Bumpy Roads (2015)
- The Spirit of Christmas (2013)
- The Princess and the Pizza Man (2017)
- Southern Spinster (2018)
- How to Date a Nerd (2013)
- How to Seduce a Band Geek (2014)
- How to Hook a Bookworm (2015)
- Flirty Thirty (2016)
- Make Lemonade: A Nerdy Thirties Series novella (2019)
- Missed Kiss (2019)
- Maybe Baby (2019)
New York Chapter
- Not Your Average Road Trip (2019)
- Not Your Average Engagement (2019)
- Not Your Average Friend Zone (2019)
- Southern Kicks (2017)
- Curl Up With A Cowboy (2016)
- I Knew You Were Trouble (2020)
- Double Trouble (2021)
Detailed book overview
It's stupid to fall for your brother's ex. It's even worse to enlist another's help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips. She’s the school’s ‘matchmaker’, and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk too, even about the most awkward situations.
Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.
But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.
Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be a lot harder than simply falling in love.
With her fresh, charming, and hilarious take on contemporary 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.
Ever since high school, Kayla has been crazy for gorgeous football player Talon. But before she could muster the courage to tell him, he became a hot item with her beautiful BFF, Reagan. The only person who knows Kayla's secret is Wesley, Talon's best bud - and he's got it bad for Reagan. Now they're all in college together, hanging out 24/7. For Kayla, seeing the two lovebirds together is absolutely unbearable. So Kayla and Wesley hatch a plot to drive them apart before Talon has a chance to give Reagan the Christmas gift she's been waiting for.
Soon enough, the once happy couple is fighting. Reagan suddenly can't get enough of Wesley's goofy sense of humor, and Talon seems to be paying more attention to Kayla than a guy who's "only a friend" ever should. But just when everything seems to be falling into place, Kayla and Wesley accidentally spend a night together and discover a hitch in their plan they never considered: that switching partners may not lead to a perfect ending after all.
Eric Matua has one friend - his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer.
Mia Johnson has thousands of friends - who live in her computer. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she's someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.
When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she's about to lose the only real thing she's ever had...
Brooke Winters has every second of her day planned out. She makes lists for the satisfaction of checking things off. When Marks Events and Weddings has an opening, she knows she’s perfect for the job. What she doesn’t expect is that the boss’s unkempt and full of bad attitude son will be the person she works most closely with.
Nate Marks lost his fiancé and his best friend the moment he walked in on them sleeping together. He finds himself back at home in Las Vegas with his mother, taking photos for her wedding planning business instead of creating a portfolio to show at art galleries. Heartbroken and lost, Nate couldn’t care less about how he’s perceived by wedding clients… or the newest hire, Brooke.
When Brooke finds Nate at the office passed out and hung over, she quickly fixes him up to look presentable for their meetings. Nate spills about his broken relationship, and soon their clashed personalities balance each other out. But when they both discover there might be more between them, they panic.
Brooke’s determined to live life on her schedule, which never included a relationship with a co-worker or friend, and with Nate still aching over the girl he thought he’d spend his life with—they’re both about to lose a love they never expected to find.
NB: Co-authored with Mia Josephs.
Tyler Koontz is Trojan gold all the way. There’s nowhere he loves to be more than on the football field.
Sam Nolan is Skyhawk red born and raised. With her mom's depression and her dad's recent death, she lives for her little brother who is a big football fanatic.
There’s one rule in this town...
Trojans and Skyhawks don’t date. EVER.
So when Tyler and Sam fall fast and hard for each other, what are they to do? Keep it a secret of course.
The problem is in a town this small, secrets don’t stay secret for long.
NB: Co-authored with Jessica Salyer.
My body suuuucks. After lounging around on my butt all summer (okay, so maybe that was my bad), this body decided to become something completely foreign. So now I'm trying to make the track team and I feel like I'm a baby learning to walk again.
A couple pounds wouldn't have been so bad. Work those off, run like a mad woman, no problem, yeah? But no. I've also developed a couple of things that I definitely didn't have before. And now my guy friends are all sitting in a pool of drool as they not-so-subtly stare at my chest.
Combine all that drama with the fact that the new track coach is getting major flack for being a little chunky, and all I'm trying to do is convince the team that I'm not running slower because of her coaching style.
Oh, and did I mention that I'm totally falling face-first in "like" with some guy I met in a cemetery? And no one understands it just because he's also a little chunky. But he's also adorable and wonderfully weird and I don't care what they say, his look sure does it for me.
But... I don't know... how can I be in "like" with someone, when I have no clue how to like myself anymore?
Ethan Davis just inherited one of the most successful record labels in the country - a dream come true to any neglected son. If only he didn't have such a strong hatred toward music.
Paige Teller is running, dying her hair and changing her name to escape the giant mistake she made back home. The internship at Broken Records was the perfect place to start over, even if the new CEO has a giant stick in his ass.
As Ethan tries to navigate the waters of running a company, Paige fights her way up the corporate ladder, yearning to prove herself. Using each other as a distraction softens the increasing amount of stress, but when a disgruntled employee starts a media frenzy, Ethan and Paige have to work together to save the label.
NB: Co-authored with Tessa Marie.
Kennedy Walters used to be lucky in love - until tragedy struck. Now she's come to the lakeside town of Lyra Valley to finally put the past behind her. But while Kennedy's staying at a local B&B, she is shocked to find herself undeniably drawn to a sweet-talking hometown heartthrob. Kennedy isn't sure if she's ready to move on - and yet one look in Aaron Sheppard's eyes makes her wish he'd make his move.
Aaron returned to Lyra Valley because he was fed up with the big city and everything he was missing: beautiful, down-to-earth girls like Kennedy. Turns out Aaron has more in common with Kennedy than he realized, and suddenly he wonders if he should give her a little space.
But after a power outage strands them together, their innocent flirtation turns to intimate conversation. And over the course of a night that neither will ever forget, Aaron and Kennedy learn just how compatible they could be - if only they'd let themselves fall into each other's arms.
"She can balance her extra-curriculars...but can she add him to the mix?"
Sixteen-year-old Kate knows how to juggle. From basketball practices to her shifts at Jamba Juice, Kate flies through her days wondering if she got a decent meal. When she lands a role in the school play, adding yet another task to her already full schedule, Kate starts fumbling through her routine, resorting to desperate measures to get the grades expected of her.
Co-worker and classmate Seth isn't much of a juggler. Crowds and attention? Not his thing. So witnessing Kate's ability to handle it all leaves Seth in awe. He could never do it. But then one of the leading actors in the play gets tonsillitis days before opening night, and Kate volunteers Seth to replace him. With his eidetic memory and killer dance moves, Seth's the obvious choice - if it weren't for his social anxiety.
With Seth's growing - and unwanted - popularity and Kate spreading herself too thin, they start to wonder if their friendship will even last through the performances. But putting these two into a romance on stage has an effect neither of them could predict.
NB: Co-authored with Kelley Lynn.
Kaylee Sperling is a social butterfly with a million acquaintances, but no real close friends. The closest thing she has is her pet gerbil, Mr. Pippi, and 150 notes from a random classmate who won't reveal who he is. But she's crossing her fingers it's the self-proclaimed magician and total hottie, Nate Hatfield.
Nate needs an assistant for the upcoming talent show. When he spots Kaylee folding herself in half during gym class stretches, he nervously asks for help with his magic act. But after a disappearing mishap, resulting in an accident with one of Kaylee's only friends, Mr. Pippi, Nate must figure out how not only to keep his assistant, but someone who's come to mean much more to him than his illusions.
"Can they remain best friends after sharing a bed?"
Lexie Boggs needs out of her house... away from her alcoholic mother and far away from the "white trash" label that's been smacked across her chest. She's saved every penny from her multiple jobs so she can dart out of there as soon as she graduates. But there's something else she wants so badly she's willing to spend every dime she has. Her senior class trip and the chance to seduce the senior hottie, Sean Dixon.
Ryan Parker knows how much college means to his best friend, Lexie. He also knows Sean is a player on a search for how many girls he can get in his bed. So instead of letting Lexie drain out her piggy bank, he forks out the dough to get her on the senior ski trip. Not only because she's his best friend, but because he's face-planted in love with her.
When Ryan and Lexie get jammed in the same cabin, with one king-sized bed and a whole lot of history, Ryan fights to keep his feelings hidden, while Lexie discovers some of hers.
"He finally got the girl, but can he keep her?"
Ryan Parker has loved his best friend for the past ten years, and after a weeklong ski trip, he finally got bumped out of the friend zone. Things seem perfect, until Ryan finds out his mom has a second family, and his half-brother, Brett shows up on his porch. When Ryan gets invited to spend his spring break with Lexie at a beach house, his grandparents suggest Brett go with to provide them with more bonding time.
Lexie Boggs fell in love with her best friend. After the best four months of her life, she's ready to spice things up in her relationship. The beach side bed seems like the perfect place to seduce Ryan, except he seems off lately. His temper boils at the surface, and having Brett around isn't helping.
When they all get crammed in the beach house, Lexie tries to mend the growing rift between the two brothers, while Ryan tries to forget his brother even exists.
Lexie Boggs has dealt with enough drama for one teenage girl, and just when she thinks it's about over, the father who abandoned her a decade ago shows up looking for redemption. At least... that's what he says.
Ryan Parker thinks his future is set. He's got a sweet job set up, graduation on the horizon, and a lifetime of dreams he's planned with his girlfriend, Lexie - including a king-sized bed for their soon-to-be apartment. Only a slight snag tugs at the fantasy when Lexie starts putting aside all she's worked hard on for her deadbeat dad and his "sickness."
Suddenly school is the only time spent together, and as Ryan expresses his suspicions about why Daddy Boggs is really back, Lexie pulls away, hoping Ryan is wrong but fearing he's right. And as graduation approaches, Ryan and Lexie struggle to keep the futures they thought they had firmly intact from crumbling all over their now lonely king-sized bed.
It's the most wonderful time of the year ... but not for everyone.
Celebrating the holidays isn't easy when your flight is canceled, or when you're working nights at the big box store, or when you're being haunted by the ghost of a deceased brother. These and other stories await five characters whose lives are about to change for the better when they discover The Spirit of Christmas.
This collection of five novelettes is our way of saying "Thank You" to the people behind nanowrimo.org. Every purchase of this anthology will go toward their ongoing efforts to help writers achieve their goals each year.
The tales include:
MUSIC & MISTLETOE.
A SIMPLE GIFT.
THE BEST GIFT EVER.
FLIRTING WITH THE PHOTO GIRL.
"Matchmaking, mansions, and murder - just another Tuesday for this princess."
Twelve years of tossing pizzas in his hometown in Alabama is like a dream come true for William Monroe, but his sister is ready to leave the Podunk place, desperate to find herself a man and get hitched. He’s not too thrilled to hear about the mansion she’s dragging him to, claiming it’s haunted with the spirit of Cupid, and it’s his job to make sure she doesn’t fall for the first guy who looks her way.
Winter’s been running the Frostville Murder Mysteries ever since she inherited a hefty sum of cash, wanting to give back in a fun and profitable way for her home city. Noticing a lot of puppy-eyed patrons, she gives herself the job of matchmaking, picking out the ones who seem best suited for one another.
But when the outspoken and grumpy man from Alabama arrives with his eager-to-be-matched sister, her focus starts to falter, and she wants nothing more than to prove to Will that her mansion can feel like home, too.
"Cupid had his sights set on her... but he aimed a little too well."
Maybelle Monroe is ready to find that man of her dreams. At thirty-six, she feels her clock ticking, and there are no takers in her hometown in Alabama. After a disastrous date - or non-date - Maybelle's desperation hits an all-time high, and she books herself a week-long trip in Frostville, a magical mansion in Michigan said to be haunted by Cupid.
Accompanied by her brother, she enters the mansion ready to get shot right in the heart with an arrow, but when two perfect men start giving her attention, something she never thought would happen, she has to decide which one is Mr. Right.
Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy you only wish you were me reputation, burying who she really is---an all-out nerd. The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con.
Zak's a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing "Use the Force" t-shirts. And Zoe's got it bad for the boy.
Only Zak doesn't want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.
Sierra Livingston's got it bad for her sister's best friend, Levi Mason---the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school's band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but nothing seems to be working.
When Sierra gets paired with Levi's sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams.
But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he's traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra's not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She'll have to find the courage to ask him straight out---if he's willing to let her in---and explore other ways to seduce the school's band geek.
Getting kissed for a birthday present should not be a big deal. Especially for Brea Mason, who doesn't think of her best friend, Adam Silver, in any way other than... well, a friend. But after the liplock she can't seem to get him off her mind. And she has to, because Adam is a senior while she's stuck in high school for another two years.
Then BAM, the perfect distraction comes along in the form of a new, hot sophomore who actually seems interested in Brea, despite her anti-social personality. And with the stress at home, stress at school, and ignoring the reality of all her friends leaving come June, Brea welcomes the distraction.
But when she sees four fat Fs on her report card, Brea needs a study buddy, and the best candidate is Adam, book nerd and math whiz. So she enlists his help, hoping the birthday kiss was just a fluke. After all, she has a boyfriend now. It should be easy to ignore the butterflies and fizzy feelings that arise with the bookworm...right?
"Love is so overrated"
Maya never expected to get kissed when she walked out in her ratty old hoodie (and nothing else) to get the mail. But when a shirtless god jogs down your street, grabs your face, and kisses you... you kiss that man back!
Cooper is on a mission to find the love of his life, and he's gotten desperate. Over thirty years old with more money than he could spend in his lifetime, he's ready to spoil and love his soul mate. After hiring the beautiful woman he kissed on the street as his realtor, he's convinced that fate has led him to her.
Maya doesn't buy into fate and definitely doesn't want something serious. She's not ready to become one of her baggy-eyed friends who all have two or more kids and one or less husband. But when Cooper challenges her to a week of living the married life, Maya dives in headfirst thinking she's sure to prove that singlehood is really the way to go, even if she does end up falling head over heels.
"They're stranded in a strange town, and she's stranded in her own head."
Beth's dream has always been Disneyland, and with the way life has been going, a trip to the magical world was just the ticket she needed. But when a broken transmission halfway there, Beth and her boyfriend Ben get stranded in the town of Hope Falls, and she is not in the best of moods.
As things continue to take a dive, Ben is determined to turn this situation around. With a knack for fixing cars and a ring in his pocket, he prepares to turn the sourest lemon into the sweetest lemonade, all for the woman he loves.
But the problem might just run deeper than a broken down car and a delayed vacation.
"Revenge isn't the only thing on her mind."
Bevin Young has two things in life: her pathetic career in blogging and her service dog. As the money flow comes to a surprising halt, she desperately searches for the next big viral story. As luck would have it, the Thirty under Thirty most eligible bachelor list just hit the news, and a certain stupid face is right at number one.
The perfect plot forms in Bevin's head. She could save her career and serve up some sweet, sweet justice all in one swoop. She'll just have to dress and act the part, snagging Mr. Eligible Buttface and use him for the story.
Hopefully she can keep her heart locked up this time when she faces Robbie Sterling: CEO, stupid handsome, and the once love of her life.
"She didn't think she'd fall for him... twice."
After bouncing a check for her contractor and getting the ol' send off from the house building company, Holland has been living in a squished hotel room with her daughter, and she is tired of it. Desperate to hire someone to get the job done right, she ends up asking the best contractor in town---who happens to be her ex-husband.
Warren has been trying to get over the pain of his ex leaving him two years ago, feeling unworthy of her time and still wounded from the last argument they had. But when she calls him up, he can't help his protective streak and jump on the opportunity to help her out.
Determined to keep everything strictly business, Holland and Warren ignore the immediate tension they've always felt between each other. But their history, both the good and the bad, keep interrupting their business arrangement, and they both have to decide if falling for each other will be the wrong thing all over again, or if they'll finally get it right.
New York Chapter
"The role of a lifetime is just a flight away, but he's stuck on the road with a girl he can't stand."
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.
"No sex until the big day... if either of them can make it that long."
Elizabeth Fanning's life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiance, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they've even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to "meh" - and Liz isn't ready to be part of an old married couple.
After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?
Liz thinks it'll bring them closer together. Landon's convinced she'll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon's never seemed so far away.
Has Liz's experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating - but the one thing she can't afford to lose is him.
"How crazy is too crazy when it comes to love?"
Single again on Valentine's Day, struggling actor Alec Tucker agrees to help out his longtime friend - and unrequited love - Theresa Jones by filling in as one of the bachelors for her company's charity auction.
Alec figures it couldn't hurt to meet someone new. Still, working with Theresa reminds him of all the reasons he never got over her. So it feels a little bittersweet when, out of nowhere, a beautiful young street artist buys a date with him for a whopping four grand.
Little does he know, Theresa's had a major change of heart. She's crushed when someone else wins a date with Alec - but she isn't going down without a fight. After a pep talk from her best friend, Theresa makes a desperate move that goes against her better judgment...and things only get crazier from there.
But with Alec ready to move on and Theresa afraid she's pushed him away for good, maybe a little crazy is exactly what they need - before they both miss their shot.
Daisha's determined to be the good country wife after a sudden passing of her father-in-law leaves her with a ranch to manage with her husband. Every day Austin's worried he's letting his wife down by taking her away from all the things she's loved.
When nothing on the new ranch goes quite right, the newly married couple struggles to remember all that they've promised each other. But with the help of a temperamental horse, fabulous shoes, and a pile of manure...anything's possible.
An anthology of modern cowboy romance novellas from USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.
The tales include:
Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen.
Southern Kicks by Cassie Mae.
Holden's Heart by Kelli Ann Morgan.
Ranch Hand for Auction by Kimberly Krey.
Cupcakes and Cowboys by Lindzee Armstrong.
Chasing Kisses by Jolene Betty Perry.
Sixth Street Love Affair by Liz Isaacson.
All I want to do is fall in love.
I’ve heard it’s great. Lots of kissing and cuddling, and the whole “my lover is my best friend!” deal sounds right up my alley.
Only problem is the guy I want to fall in love with is 100% bad boy, and I’m a goody-two-shoes with her daddy’s Amex. Luckily, I’ve got a tattooed motorcycle-riding slacker co-worker willing to teach me all about being bad.
My instincts say the whole deal will be nothing but trouble, but my heart says it’s time to fall and fall hard.
I Knew You Were Trouble is the first in a classic Cassie Mae quirk series, with as many awkward moments as there are sweet ones.
Always coming in second.
That’s what it’ll say on my tombstone, and I’ve got the trophy to prove it. After years of training, I fall just short of getting that skateboarding sponsorship. And to top it off, my roommate decides he’s going to go get married, leaving me to fend for rent myself.
I’ve got one more shot at getting a sponsor, but with working at my “real” job all day, I better find a place that’ll stay open late just for me. I will live, eat, and breathe skateboarding until I finally get paid for it.
Is there a male equivalent to always a bridesmaid? Because that would be me. I’ve never been too good at taking chances on the girls I like, convinced they see me as just a friend. And when the girl I’ve been eyeing for a little over a year comes to me for some private skateboarding sessions, I break all the rules—and risk my job—and leave the half-pipe open just for her.
She’s dead focused on her competition, and she’s pointed out plenty of times she has no room for a boyfriend. But I don’t want to let another girl slip through my fingers, especially the one I know I’m meant to be with.
Double Trouble is the second in Cassie Mae’s Troublemakers series. Laugh and swoon as this unlikely pair teams up to follow their dreams and fall in love.