The summer after graduation, Charley has to make some decisions – does she stick with her original decision to go to college close to home or is this her chance to get away from the small town farm life and figure out who she is? She’s scared her parents will hate her if she doesn’t go where they expect her to, but her mom only wants her daughter to be happy. So at the last minute, Charley and her mom visit some schools, and of course options are limited. A couple weeks later, Charley is packing up to head to Southern College!
Her first day at Southern, Charley makes some new friends that she knows will play a huge role in her college experience. She also meets Joe – the HOT blonde surfer boy with the bluest eyes you’ve ever seen. She feels an attraction to him immediately but she’s learned the hard way that the hot, popular, bad boy isn’t the kind of guy she needs. And she also feels guilty because she knows Cash is at home waiting for her.
Cash has lived on the farm next door to Charley’s for as long as she can remember and he’s just a good ol’ sexy country boy. He’s made sure Charley knows he’s there for her whenever she’s ready, but she feels she needs to live a little while at school. Will she open herself up to Joe and give him a chance, leave her past behind? Or will she stick with Cash because he’s the only one who truly knows her and has always been there for her, especially through the hardest time in her life? Can she ever really get away from the past or will it continue to haunt her?
I loved this book so much and Charley should be my best friend! She’s your genuine home-grown country girl – she loves fishing, hunting, working on her family’s farm, and she’s not afraid to get dirty, but she also loves to dress up and go have some fun. She’s real and doesn't change for anybody. I’m from the country myself and I can totally relate to the characters in this book, as well as Hank’s Tavern and Turtle’s Pool Hall, and I love me some Choice Cherry Gold! No Turning Back is an awesome debut novel from the even more awesome Casey Peeler and I’m looking forward to seeing her grow as an author. And I need to know what happens with Charley, like NOW…Finding Charley to be released in the Spring of 2014 but I can’t wait that long!
(review of free book)