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No Reverse 1
Author: Marion Croslydon
Pages: 206 pgs
Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: August 12th 2013
Review Source: Author
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…
We immediately start off this story with both character’s points of view, Josh and Cassie’s. Which I tend to really like, especially when it’s done well. Marion allows us to see what’s going on with both characters without overlapping and that just made me enjoy it more. And I think it was important to hear from Cassie and Josh, there were parts of their story that just couldn’t be told singularly.
This may have had a typical teen pregnancy base, but Marion made her own. What you think you know about what happened to Cassie and Josh from the description is only part of it, and I loved that. There was so much more to not only on their past, but their future as well.
What would you do if everything you thought you lost could be yours again?
Relationships are delved into, but not into as much detail as I would have liked. I think I’ve gotten spoiled over the years. BUT, Marion does mention that there will be a sequel to No Reverse, and I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll get an even better look into the lives of our main characters.
I’ve tried really hard to write this review without giving too much away. There are just some reads you have to go into with fresh eyes. And this one, though it deals with some pretty tough issues, it’s done in a way that stays true to the world and the characters.
Now, if you’re interested in getting your hands on a copy, check out the giveaway below:
Prize Pack #1: Signed copy of No Reverse, £10 Amazon gift card (British Pounds), 1 No Reverse notebook, 1 No Reverse mug, 1 No Reverse mouse pad, 1 No Reverse pen
Prize Pack # 2: Signed copy of No Reverse, £10 Amazon gift card (British Pounds), 1 No Reverse notebook, 1 No Reverse mug
Prize Pack # 3: Signed copy of No Reverse, 1 No Reverse notebook, 1 No Reverse pen