Friday, March 7, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Finding Charley" by Casey Peeler

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Finding Charley
(Full Circle #2)
One bottle of Jack and the words “I’m sorry” are all it takes for Charley’s world to turn upside down… again. Charley has a decision to make. Does she sink or swim?

After Dylan reminds Charley that he always has the upper hand, she decides it’s time break free. But how? She uses her past, present, and what she hopes to be her future to find her freedom.

With the help of Cash Money and the Kluft Girls, she devises a plan to take down Dylan. Will she succeed, or will she find that she will never escape his hold? Once this plan is put in place, who will be by her side when it comes to an end? And will this plan include Jackalope Joe?

4.5 Stars

**If you have not read No Turning Back, do not go forward, do not pass go, do not collect $200. **

WOW!!! This book started out right where we left off at the cliffhanger in book one and the book kept going at a great pace. This book was very enjoyable….I sat down and read straight through it. I needed to find out what happened!! As you recall, Joe screwed up royally by going behind Charley’s back and breaking her trust completely in book one. It was a shiesty thing to do, but we got to see that Joe had such deep remorse. He was feeling SO bad for what he did to Charley; he just wanted to make it better. To go from what they had to what they lost, that was a head spinner. My heart really hurt for Joe, but Charley as well. Cash just got caught up in the drama as well….3 hearts hurting. I loved her and Cash together, but I loved the sizzle between Joe and Charley as well. So I was blindsided, to say the least.

Charley goes home for the winter break and that is where the meat of this story mainly takes place. It is all during that time where things started to finally take shape. It was so great to see Charley finally admit to herself and Cash where her heart truly lies….and that was with him. Their affections and emotions are so pure. I love seeing such an innocent love blossom.

“Char-coal, you are like my piece of heaven here on Earth.” Cash

“I love Cash Money. There, I said it, I meant it, and I want the damn t-shirt.” ~Char

However, only one thing stood in the way and that was Dylan’s “hold” over her. Dylan wasn’t going to let her go on any account, and he certainly is a little deranged, to say the least. He is warped in the head!! But Charley isn’t going to take his bullying and meddling ways laying down….OH NO! She was going to make sure he paid the price. Knowing what Dylan did to Charley, she was dead set on making him pay for what he had done to her. Me, personally? I would have never done what she had….the girl has balls!! She was going to make Dylan regret ever doing what he did. So, with Cash, Tessa, Piper and all her Kluft girls, she set out to break free from Dylan’s control.

The attempt got really sticky in some situations, and by the end I noticed I had shredded two fingernails down!!! It was a nail biter and I literally did NOTHING while I read this book. It was really hard to see how far Charley would go to and to see Cash hurt in the process….it was so heart-string-pulling, but I knew they loved each other. I just knew I had something to look forward to. We got to see the strength of a deep love that will pull you through anything, friendships that are real and true, and family that loves you no matter what.

“Have I told you lately I love you like crazy, girl”? ~Cash

I love Cash. I love how he loves Charley. I love how he does whatever SHE wants, to make HER happy, and all with a pure heart! He doesn’t get angry at her, he doesn’t get angry at the situation, he just goes with it with all the support he has to offer. He is the epitome of a good man. Charley is one lucky gal!

This truly was a great book, from start to finish, and the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger like book one was. I was smiling at the end, but I am also VERY excited to get the final book in spring. I can’t wait to see what the conclusion is and what happened afterwards….it’s going to be gooooood!!!

“I’ll be with you until the end and forever.” ~Cash

“I promise you, Char-coal. You already have my heart and soul and that will not change. I love you.”

I have to say this book had a GREAT start to it after the way No Turning Back ended. Great start!! It took me a minute to remember everything that had happened, but it eventually worked itself out and the author did a really good job getting us caught back up after a 6 month break. I am hearing/reading that the final book, Loving Charley, will be out this spring!! That book will be an epic conclusion that this whole story has been leading up to!! I am so excited!!

This book was an easy 4.5 balsy stars!!


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Full Circle Series

No Turning Back
(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?

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Read Bethany's review ➜ here
Read my review ➜ here

✦ Watch the book trailer for NTB  here 

About the Author:
Casey Peeler

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 released September 30th.

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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