Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of No Turning Back by Casey Peeler

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?

Julie says:

No Turning Back is a book that really surprised me.  It has young love, heartache, and a really stupid boyfriend that I just wanted to slap!!  There were times I was so frustrated but I couldn’t put it down.

Charley has been dating Dylan in high school.  He is the typical bad boy and is overly possessive of her. After graduation, she has plans of staying close to home and helping her family with their farm.  After finding out the hard way that he cannot be trusted, she decides to change her plans and go away to college.    

Charley has been friends with Cash since she was four years old and always seems to come to the rescue when he needs her.  He is one fine country boy!!

“You make me whole.  From the first time I looked at you, I knew you were special.” - Cash 
While attending college at Southern University, she knows she wants to spread her wings and have a little fun.  She even joins the swim team, something that she had quit in high school.  She now has a life and goes out with friends. In comes Joe.  Hot and sexy and his eyes are set on Charley.  But, Charley knows that she will always love Cash but yet she has feelings for Joe.  She knows she just wants some space and freedom to have some fun.  So that’s what they do.  There is nothing Joe loves more than to dance with Charley at the local hangout. 

I really loved the relationship she has with Cash.  No matter what, they are there for each other.  I kind of felt bad for Cash being left behind while Charley goes away and tries to find herself.  He is such a sweetheart and I was swooning over him.  Talk about a great guy, Cash is one of the best and he has this amazing love for Charley!!  Who wouldn’t love that?

“You have been the one constant in my life as long as I can remember.  I think that I have loved you for so long that I just can’t let you walk out of my life anymore.  You are what makes my heart beat.” - Cash 
When Dylan comes back into the picture and threatening her, who will be able to save her?  Her new friend, Joe, or Cash, who has a piece of her heart? 

This book has some twists that I was certainly not expecting and threw me for a loop.  I love that Charley seemed so unsure of herself when she left and grew into being so much more confident.  I would give this 4 stars.  It drew me in from the start and left me wanting more.  

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. Finding Charley (Full 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!

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