After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley
decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a
mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small
hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three
weeks before the fall semester begins.
Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about
to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four
and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond
with all kinds of “what if” questions.
Charley decides to live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of friends,
joins the swim team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna melt!
At college, she encounters a new problem. Charley has been away from home for only
forty-eight hours before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she be
able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen with Cash now that he is
back in her life? Will she find what she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first
semester of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?
Hey, Char, while Cash ain’t in here. Where the hell am I staying tonight? I mean, I don’t
want to intrude on y’all.”
“Piper, you can stay in there because you know as well as I do nothing is going to
happen.” She looks at me like whatever.
About that time Cash opens the truck door and climbs in. We make our way to campus,
up the stoop, and into Kluft. I am exhausted and need a shower to recoup before Hank’s
tonight. As we reach the top step, I can hear Caroline, Tori, Georgia, Jenny, Anna, and
Cassie in hall. They are singing to “Thrift Shop”blaring over the radio and dancing like
fools in the hallway.
Cash glances at me, “Oh lawd, what have I got myself into?” I just shrug my shoulders
and pull him down the hall. All the girls take their turn putting moves on him, and of
course, Anna has something to say. “Hey, Cowboy, I ain’t ever rode a cowboy before.”
With a wink Cash answers back, “Sorry, Sweetheart, but I ain’t a cowboy. I’m a
homegrown country boy that only has eyes for one little lady,” as he stares into my blue
Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.
Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her
way to relax was in a good book.
After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year
of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and
appreciation for reading.
Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning
Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th
Circle #2) will release spring 2014.
Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire,
Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.
When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day
at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.
Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great
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Ok, so you have Charley who is one big country girl. Has a good life. She is dating a real douche named Dylan and realizes that dating him was a mistake and so she hides her secrets from people. Her best friends are Piper and Cash. Cash knows her secrets and she turns to him and they start dating.
She then realizes that she wants to get away from the small town and experience college life, meet new friends and just live life to the fullest. Sounds like a great story and it has a lot of potential but I hate to say this because I hate giving bad reviews but this is one big clusterf*ck. The synopsis is horribly written, I had to stop reading just to look at it and I was really confused. The story is all over the place. Very fast paced and talks about EVERYTHING that could have been left out. It's also very amateur and all they do is wake up, go to class and party and it's says those lines a gazillion times.
What I do like about the story is the relationship between the characters. I love Cash, who is such a sweetheart and will always do anything for Charley. The friends that she makes in school are really great but just seem really immature. Then you'll also meet Joe. I really liked Joe who is that cocky bad boy who seems like he has secrets of his own which makes him all the more interesting to read about. I'll stop there with him.
The very most disappointing thing is the end. It has a HUGE cliffhanger and if you hate them, than I don't recommend it until the second book is released. The book starts getting really good in the end toward the end of their semester and for it to end like it does was a huge downer. Although the book has many flaws, I will, however read the second one because I am dying to know how it finishes. I think that's what the author's intentions were anyway so that's that. You're just not prepared for it. It sneaks up out of nowhere.
Book rating: 3 stars