No Turning Back
Series: Full Circle Book 1
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
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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?
“Hey, let’s hit the dance floor.” I take Caroline’s arm while the rest of the Kluft girls
follow us, and we hit the make shift dance floor in the living room. They are playing
Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm.” It’s old, but I love the beat. We hit the middle of the floor
and start swaying our hips to the music. We giggle like school girls as we notice the guys
in the room taking note. A few others join us, Crystal and Lucas included.
“If they’re watchin’, let’s show them how we Southern girls have a good time,” I say to
“You got it!”
We add just a little more emphasis to our hips and start dancing with each other. Before I
know it, the song is over, and we walk back to the kitchen to grab another drink.
“Caroline, I’m so glad Crystal got me to come with y’all tonight. I’m not big on
partying, but it looks like I might have to change that thought if we have this much fun!”
“Girl, anytime! I can tell already that Georgia and us are gonna be tight because we are a
lot alike. Only thing is she’s super quiet. We are from ‘round here. Most of the students
here are Yankees. Not that it’s a bad thing. They just piss me off when they make us
seem stupid by the way we talk. I mean they chose to come to school here.”
“I understand you completely! But aren’t those Yankees too damn cute? I love me a
country boy, but I might have to widen my horizons.”
I’m about to pour myself another round when I hear the sexiest voice known to women. I
look up and there is Jackalope Joe. If his voice does that to me, I can only imagine what
will happen if those perfect lips touch mine.
“Let me get that for you.”
“Thanks, Joe? Joe is your name, right?” Play dumb Charley.
“Yeah, and you’re Cougar Charley.” We both laugh.
“You know all I want to call you is Jackalope Joe,” I say with a half smile.
I think I might fall out looking into those make ya wanna melt, piercing blue eyes. Keep
it together, Charley. I’ve gotta keep in control. Good lookin’ or not, guys are like a bad
habit I can’t break. The last time I got involved with someone that could make panties
drop by just lookin’ at me almost ended my life. I have to stay in control, no matter what
my emotions are screaming at me.
“Miss Cougar, ya wanna try out the dance floor?” Joe smirks. This is not good.
“Sure, see if ya can keep up.” I smile.
Okay first off I really really want to try a Choice Cherry Gold and go dancing at Hanks Tavern after reading this book.
Second I need more. I need the next book in the series. I need to know what is going to happen!!! That book was so good and so different from what I'm used to reading. I love finding new authors and cannot wait to read more of her work in the future. The main character is Charley and with how the story is written the author does a great job of allowing us into Charley's head. I felt like I was going through and feeling everything Charley did.
In the beginning of the book Charley is dating Dylan a fellow swimmer and well known bad boy. He is arrogant and thinks he is untouchable. That relationship ends, although under horrible circumstances. I couldn't stand Dylan, and I really hope he gets what he deserves.
Charley's best friend is Cash Money who she also dates right after Dylan. ( This is my one issue in the book I felt like the author just skimmed over their relationship. I was confused at the beginning and didn't fully realized they dated. All of a sudden Charley was telling Cash that she needed to concentrate on herself and they were taking a break). Charley and Cash have known each other most of their lives. They have so much in common and can be themselves around each other. In my opinion they are perfect for each other. I am definitely Team Cash Money!
Cash, he is so hot and who doesn't love a protective country boy!
I am so glad Charley decided to go away to school. She needed to get away and learn more about herself after all she has already been through. She has a great group of friends at school. So many different personalities coming together and fitting together like a puzzle. She meets Joe at Southern, and I was really cheering for him, but then I started to feel the just friend-zone between the two. I was so glad about this cause I don't know how I would have been able to choose between Cash and Joe!
So I'm reading and am getting ready for the girls to have a great trip before break and then....
Ahhh I can't believe that ending!!!!! I NEED to know what is going to happen. I CANNOT wait until we get more of Charley and her gang.
I would definitely recommend this book.
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