No Turning Back by Casey Peeler

December 2, 2013 Blog Tours, Reviews 1 ★★★½

No Turning Back by Casey PeelerNo Turning Back by Casey Peeler
Series: Full Circle #1
on 9/25/13
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 305
Format: eARC
Goodreads
three-half-stars
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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

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?

 Kristina’s Review:

 This was a solid 3.5 stars for me. Being from the south, and more specifically places that were described in the book, made me feel a bit at home when reading this. I enjoyed the life on the farm, and the relationships our main character Charley had with her best friends, and family. The plot was creative, and suspenseful. I felt like it could have been developed a bit more, but the ending was a nice shocker. I did not see that coming! 

I feel like this book fell a tad short for me when it came to pacing, and overall writing. With some editing, and development within the characters/plot this could've been a five for me. At times it was too rushed, or the plot bounced around to where I was a little confused. Overall it was a nice piece that was quick to read. It had me smiling at times, and mad along with our main characters. Can't wait to see what else comes from this series. 

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Excerpt:

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

eyes.

Author Bio:

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

book!

 

 

 

More about Casey Peeler

Facebook: www.facebook.com/caseypeelerauthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorCasey

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7106874.Casey_Peeler

Website: http://authorcaseypeeler.weebly.com

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/authorcasey/no-turning-back-sneak-peaks/

 

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Overall: 3.5

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