Carla Cassidy Books – Don't Turn Out The Lights!

April 6, 2010

The Bad Boy And The Cheerleader

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A Blast from the Past

  Sounds like the title for a category book, but it’s actually my story.  Today is our wedding anniversary – thirty-five years together and still happy.  

It shouldn’t have lasted.  I met Frank in a bar where he apparently lived when he wasn’t at work as a carpenter.  He was a hot Italian guy with sex in his eyes and a confidence that told me he probably got what he wanted most of the time.

I was a midwestern cheerleader, wholesome and fairly innocent.  I knew the moment I saw him that he was the man I wanted in my life.  Everyone in the bar warned me about him.  Even his best friends told me to run not walk to the nearest exit.  He was a heartbreaker and I was a nice girl, but I was also a smart girl.

He never knew what hit him.  From our first date I had my heart set on him.  Of course, having read enough romance novels, I knew beneath his flirting, cocky facade beat a heart of gold.   I got the man, the sex and the heart!

Has it all been sunshine and roses?  No.  It’s been compromise and adjustment.  But, it’s also been lots of laughs.  He gets me – allows me to be my goofy self and he loves me. 

So, here’s to my husband, for making me feel pretty and making me laugh and getting me like nobody else ever will.  May we share another thirty-five years together!

Thanks for stopping!


  1. Okay, that might be the sweetest thing I’ve read in ages. And so wonderful…35 years is something to be proud of. Congrats to you and Frank.

    My DH and I are coming up on 11…hope that we are still as in love at 35 as you two.

    Happy Anniversary 🙂

    Comment by Heather Snow — April 6, 2010 @ 3:13 am | Reply

  2. Thanks, Heather. We’re still having a ton of fun!
    Now get off the blogs and work!

    Comment by carlacassidy — April 6, 2010 @ 3:36 am | Reply

  3. Congrats on your anniversary! Italian men are wonderful…my experience, too! We’re coming up on our 40th this year…but of course, I was a child bride!

    It’s amazing how you can see a man and say to yourself “that’s him…that’s the one I want”…and the chase is on!

    Have you written this story yet???

    Champagne toast to you!

    Comment by Marianne Stephens — April 6, 2010 @ 4:05 am | Reply

    • Marianne,
      No, haven’t written the story yet, although thought about it many times.

      It’s true that I knew he was the one. To add to the story I was part of a band and was playing the club. We were leaving the club to tour the east coast, so when Frank first asked me out I turned him down. I knew he was the one, but I also knew fate had brought him to me at the wrong time. The band left Long Island and headed to Maine. Almost a year later we were booked at the same club in Long Island. Frank was standing in the same place at the bar and I knew he needed me. The band was breaking up so I accepted the offer of a date with Frank. And the rest is history!

      Comment by Carla Cassidy — April 6, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

  4. Awww. Wonderful story. Congrats on your anniversary!

    Comment by Linda Kage — April 6, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

    • Thank Linda,
      We’ve scheduled our first cruise in October to celebrate!

      Comment by carlacassidy — April 9, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  5. Great story, Carla. He’s lucky to have you and you’re lucky to have him. Smile.

    Comment by Sandy — April 6, 2010 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  6. Happy Anniversary, Carla! What a wonderful story and I’m wishing you thirty-five more years;-)

    Comment by Paris Brandon — April 6, 2010 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Paris.
      There are days I’m not sure we’re going to make one more minute together!

      Comment by carlacassidy — April 9, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  7. question when will the next book in the lawmen of black rock be published and what is the name i went to the harlequin site but they have engima as the next book and i know that is not correct

    Comment by carla — April 9, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

    • Hi!
      The next Black Rock book will be out in July. It’s called The Lawman’s Nanny Op and is Caleb’s story.

      Thanks so much for asking!

      Comment by carlacassidy — April 9, 2010 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  8. Congrats to the cheerleader and the bad boy!

    Comment by Anne — April 13, 2010 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

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