(Full Circle #1)
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. Until 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 3 weeks before Fall Semester starts.
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 4 and is the only one that knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what ifs?”
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!
There is only one problem…Charley has been away from home for only 48 hours before she breaks the 2 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 Jack-a-lope Joe? How will her First semester end?… Joe, Cash, or alone?
"...a night I thought was going to be special has turned into the biggest nightmare of my life."
It only took one night for Charley's life to change. What she thought she knew was no longer true. Decisions she thought she was sure of were quickly changing. After graduating high school, Charley decided to go off to a different College than what she had originally planned. She was looking to start fresh, to be independent.... free. What Charley did not know was that no matter where she went, her past would follow. Her fears would catch up with her.
Luckily for her, she had a wonderful guy in her life. Cash. Oh, Cash. I loved him from the get-go. He's 100% country and damn sexy. Cash was more than Charley's "best friend since they were kids".... he was more than her recent "ex-boyfriend". Cash was her rock, her constant, what kept her whole, and Charley was well aware. But, she was also set on experiencing the "college life" without being tide down. And I get that. Hell, I could relate a lot to the things she did while at College with her new friends, the "Kluft Girls". BUT, I loved Cash too much to completely agree with her pushing him away.
"Charley, I'm not sure what you want, but I know what I want. You. I am willing to wait, continue being your best friend, boyfriend, continue being your rock, but I'm not leaving ever again. I love you and always will."
*Sigh* See??? Cash was just freaking PERFECT... at least for me. This is why I found myself feeling frustrated with Charley, but at the same time, not. And here's why.
“Charley, you are truly beautiful. I don’t know what you are hiding or scared of, but I want to know you. All of you.” - Joe
Joe was what Charley called a Yankee. They met in class where they ended up being paired up for an important project. Joe was VERY hot, athletic (played lacrosse) and down right dreamy. Simply put, I liked him. Ha! I liked him a lot, which is why I never got fully pissed at Charley for not staying committed to Cash. In fact, during every Joe-Charley scene, I was Team Joe. Yet, during every Cash-Charley scene, I was Team Cash. Dammit! Like I said, I liked them both. So basically, I swooned for both of them but felt bad, too. You see, this was a weird "love triangle" for me. Both Cash and Joe knew about each other and although they weren't exactly thrilled about the whole situation, they were okay with it. I guess it helped that they both knew from the very beginning that Charley wanted to be officially single, but still, I kind of had a tough time wrapping my head around it. In all fairness, Joe and Cash (MY new book boyfriends, FYI), wanted to keep Charley safe. That was what mattered to them.
This book was a solid 4 Stars read for me until the end. That ending surprised me and left me desperately wanting more, which is why I decided to give it 4.5 Stars instead. Not only does it end in a cliffhanger, but it ends just when a HOLY CRAP moment smacks you right in the face!!! No wonder Bethany was flipping out when she first read and reviewed it. Hahaha!! But seriously, I was very surprised with how it ended and I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to the sequel. This is the type of book that after finishing it, you will probably want to go over certain details and discuss the whole thing with friends. Hell, that's what Bethany and I did when I finished it the other night! And that was just another plus for me. Overall, "No Turning Back" was a fun, light story that I truly enjoyed reading.
"You are what makes my heart beat. I love you. No matter what you say, I will always love you, and I will not let you go. I will fight for you. Now, tomorrow, and forever."
About the Author:
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 has been an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now writer. No Turning Back(Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing this September 30th with Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) releasing Spring 2014.
Her goal is to one day be an author that 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, 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!