Friday, July 26

Review: No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

Title: No Reverse
By: Marion Croslydon
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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A girl who needs to undo the past.
A boy who wants to forget it.
In love, there’s no way back.

At high school in Steep Hill, Kansas, Cassie O’Malley and Josh MacBride were the poster couple for quarterback/cheerleader romance until they starred in their own tale of teen pregnancy. No need to say: their shotgun wedding was low-key. But when there was no baby anymore, they went their separate ways.

Five years later, Josh has breezed through Georgetown and is about to finish his post-grad degree at Oxford University. He is set to join a lobbying group on Capitol Hill, owned by his new fiancée’s father. For Josh, the sky is now the limit… only he must first take care of a tiny legal matter: technically, he’s still married to the girl who broke his heart.

Meanwhile, Cassie has been waiting tables in Steep Hill to pay for her sick grandmother’s care. On the day of the old lady’s funeral, Cassie is served with two sets of papers. Josh is asking for a divorce. Her heart squeezes, but, well, he moved on a long time ago. But the second envelope shakes Cassie to the core. So, for the first time, she leaves Kansas and heads to good ol’ England.

There, Cassie finds that Josh has not just “moved on,” he’s freakin’ engaged to some blue-blooded heiress. The feelings Cassie had buried deep rush back to her. But no matter if he keeps thrusting the divorce papers under her nose, she needs him to save the only person she loves more than Josh, more than life itself…

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME! I feel all kinds of things after reading this book.  I didn’t imagine for it to be so raw and painful but sprinkled with hope and love. 

A little warning…because if you are anything like me, you wouldn’t know how to handle your emotions while reading this (and after reading it.)  No Reverse was a great book that took me on some ups and downs in a matter of paragraphs.  Things would be unicorns and chocolate and then in the next paragraph it would be sad and hurtful.  Books like these always become one of my recommended selections because they just don’t have all happiness, they show the grit of the world and the repercussions of mistakes made.

I SERIOUSLY wanted to tell Cassie and Josh just how they needed to live their life.  It was like I knew what right choices needed to be made as an outsider and I wanted to make those choices for them.  However, things didn’t quite go as I would have chosen and let me tell you I would be come so angry because I knew what would bring them happiness…my choices would bring them happiness.  But then in the next chapter things would start to smooth out, only to be wrinkled up again.

A great book, check it out!  Also, just a heads up, there will me more books to come on these characters.

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