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No Turning Back (Full Circle #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  999 Ratings  ·  146 Reviews
Librarian's Note: This is a retitled edition for ASIN B00FG9V5JU

After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published September 25th 2013 by Self (first published September 10th 2013)
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Chris- Bookaddict
Aug 15, 2013 Chris- Bookaddict added it
Shelves: dnf
I did not finish this one, I tried 3 different times to get into this book and it just is not working for me. NO fault of the author at all it is totally just me. For some reason I just could not connect with this book.

Got my ARC I am SO excited !!!!!
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

##3.5 good ol' country stars##

No Turning Back is a story of making life choices, putting yourself back together, freeing yourself from the past and being proud of your ancestory.

In simple words it's a testimony of a healing girl, finding a way to confront her fears, sticking with reliable and trusted choices, rather than winding up hurt.

As nice and exciting as some options can be, there are always consequences for being young, wild and reckless.
Chelly Peeler
May 28, 2013 Chelly Peeler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-favs
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 ...more
Shantel Tessier
Aug 14, 2013 Shantel Tessier rated it it was amazing
5 AMAZING STARS ***** Will recommend to everyone!

I was very lucky to receive an ARC of Casey Peeler's debut novel.

I absolutely LOVED this book! Casey did a fantastic job at creating strong characters that are put through very believable situations.
In the beginning we meet Charley. She is a country girl who loves her small town. While in high school, Charley is put through a horrific event involving her "bad boy" boyfriend after a party one night. Her best friend since they were able to walk, Ca
Apr 12, 2014 Taylor rated it it was ok
I don't know why really but this book pissed me off... It's always the same stuff and every once in awhile something would happen. Cool they drank every weekend, had practice every morning and went to the same places every weekend. I found myself just skimming pages because I was bored.... Like I was saying earlier charley comes off as bit of a slut.... Yeah she doesn't have sex with a different guy every night but she did hook up with two different guys at the same time for months... Gross. And ...more
Sharon Hawkins
Jun 01, 2013 Sharon Hawkins rated it it was amazing
No you did NOT just leave me hanging like that!!!! I hate, really I do! Spring 2014, SERIOUSLY?!! UGH!!!
It wasn't love at first chapter for me..took me a minute, but when I got sucked in, I was all in!! I loved the home town know I love me some Jesus store! I won't say much more, because I don't want to spoil it for anybody who hasn't read it yet, but I do recommend you download & get to reading! Oh & for the record, I am Team Cash Money all the way, from 1st chap
Casey Peeler
May 27, 2013 Casey Peeler rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
If you love country living, college life, country boys, hot college guys, friends that stay with you through everything, and an ending that will have you speechless? This is the book for you!
You can find more of my review at My Blog

Reading this book was like trying to march my way through a field of wet, squishy clay. It seemed that no matter how fast I read, this book remained slow. God, so slow…

Charley is finally in college after a hellish time in high school. She was drugged and raped in her last year of high school. She has a kind-of boyfriend who is a typical country cowboy, and also another kind-of boyfriend who is apparently super hot. She goes to college and goes to class, p
Sep 15, 2013 Michelle rated it liked it
No Turning Back starts off crazy. There was no introductory get to know the characters part. There was just a very intense start to the story and right off the bat we have someone to hate- Dylan. Most of the book is about how Charley deals with the fallout of what Dylan did to her. Dylan isn't even in most of the book, Charley dumps him and never talks to him again, but it's like his presence is everywhere, affecting everything that she does. It's hard for me to sum up my feelings about No Turni ...more
Stephanie Parent
Aug 15, 2013 Stephanie Parent rated it really liked it
While No Turning Back does contain some dramatic content and themes, what I enjoyed most about this story was how refreshingly normal and down-to-earth it was. While so many new adult novels are full of extreme, melodramatic situations, No Turning Back is the simple, relatable story of a young woman leaving her home for the first time and trying to find herself and establish an identity of her own. (Although don’t worry—there’s plenty of yummy guys and enough boy drama to satisfy all you romance ...more
Shannon Deatherage
May 21, 2014 Shannon Deatherage rated it it was ok
Here goes. Usually I'm a binge reader. I start a book and can not stop until it's done. Not the case with this one. I stopped this 2 times and read books in between. Here was my issue there was so much lead up to events and then you'd get to the event and it would literally be a paragraph and the onto the next lead up to another paragraph event. Charley is annoying, immature and a complete idiot for not turning in Dylan and then forcing Cash to not say anything. Her constant Cash Money nick name ...more
Oct 11, 2013 Renee rated it really liked it

Why not start on what I really liked. I am a Brooklyn born bloggers, so in other words I know nothing about country music or talk. I loved the southern innuendo and phrases! The music and mentions of the ringtones were equally appealing. Charley was in a long term typical teen relationship with the all around seemingly perfect Dylan. OK so he is a little bit of a bad boy, but she is happy and still "pure". There is a party and sadly Dylan does the unspeakable. Along comes long time friend Cash t
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
This book was just beyond cute, with a very strong them and twist that made me yell at the end. Seriously ms. Casey... You shocked me...never ever saw that twist coming....

Can you hurry up and finish the next book so I can read it tomorrow?? Lol

Truly a feel good book with the characters, and at the same time deals with a very tragic theme... And then just don't forget that major shock at the end!
Delisa Lynn
Nov 21, 2013 Delisa Lynn rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! From beginning to end it held my attention. I was a bit surprised, when I started pointing fingers at the wrong person. I was super shocked at the end. I can not wait to see what happens next.
Lydia H
Aug 14, 2013 Lydia H rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars

"...a night I thought was going to be special has turned into the biggest nightmare of my life."

One night.
It only took one night for Charley's life to change. What she thought she knew was no longer true. Decisions she thought she was sure of were quickly changing. After graduating high school, Charley decided to go off to a different College than what she had originally planned. She was looking to start fresh, to be independe
Christina Gobin
Nov 14, 2013 Christina Gobin rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-drc-s

No Turning Back by Casey Peeler
Series: Full Circle #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: YA/NA
Release Date: September 25th 2013
Print Length: 305 pages
Overall Rating: 4 STARS

Charley is a young girl that has grown up in the small town Grassy Pond, and had many prospects for colleges because of her ability to swim like a fish. Charley was loving life during her last year of high school. She loved living on a farm and helping, she had the most popular boyfriend in school, had her best frie
Sep 18, 2013 Tantalizing rated it it was amazing
WOW...that about sums up how I feel about No Turning Back by Casey Peeler. Throughout most of the book, I thought something and then right at the end Casey decided to pull the rug out from under my, leaving my mind spiraling out of control. Oh Casey, Casey, Casey how you love to mess with my head.

For the sake of not spoiling this book and the jaw-dropping twist I am going to have to make this review very vague. Trust me, you don't want any detail spoiled because you want that OMG moment to hit y
Roses Book Blog
Oct 01, 2013 Roses Book Blog rated it really liked it
Charley was on top of the world. She was a rising star on her swim team and was dating the man everyone at her high school wanted. Dylan was the bad boy of the Dixon High School swim team, and Charley was so excited to have this man as hers. That is until he pushes her too far one night, leaving her crying and in the arms of her best friend Cash. Cash has always been there for Charley, but Cash has always had feelings for Charley, ones that she's never really acknowledged.

Cash returns to her th
Nov 30, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
I am speechless with No Turning Back by Casey Peeler! OMG OMG !! This story is a story of strength, the ability to move on, love, finding yourself, and pain. Charley is a 17 year old high school senior, shes a pretty little thing, on the swim team.. has a hot tatted boyfriend Dylan , 2 best friends ..Cash and Piper. What happens when something that changes Charley forever can't be reversed? Something that almost any person would do.. push themselves away from the people that can help them the mo ...more
Nov 10, 2013 Irene rated it liked it
3 stars
Received an ARC copy for an honest review/blog tour
I grew up in Central NY and live in NC. Hearing people with accents and their southern twang is cool. They say I have an accent and pronounce things differently as well. With that being said I liked the twang in No Turning Back. I mean supper, come on we all know we eat dinner LOL!
This story starts out with Charley who grew up country. She lives in NC on a farm. Born and raised. She loves everything about it. She is a tomboy but still kn
Nov 10, 2013 EndlessReading rated it it was amazing
OMG! Good Ol' country book :) Definitely worth the read.

A HUGE thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC copy to read and review for this tour, much lovage <3

What the actual fuck? Did that just happen? The lying, cheating, biggest piece of scum on the earth!

Sorry about my little rant there, but I seriously DID NOT see that coming, and the cheek of the little B*****d :@

Charley is a college student who thought she bagged a good un' Dylan, yeah he was a player. and a bit of an ass bu
Sep 24, 2013 Kayla rated it it was amazing
No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) by: Casey Peeler
Review by: Kayla Hines

Synopsis: “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 Hond
Anny hernandez
Oct 11, 2013 Anny hernandez rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

First let me just say that this is the first book that read from this author.

Just finish reading this book and I love it, this book grab my attention from the first page to the very last one. I couldn't put the book I did not wanted to finish it at all, I cant wait to read the next one. Let me just say that this book had me in a really good mood I just love it.

Love the characters and really love how this book turned out to be. by just readi
Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
This is a story about a girl, Charley aka Char-coal/squirrel, trying to find the strength to move past and heal from a horrible night with an ex boyfriend. I enjoyed the characters and felt the connection between each of them…..

Charley…. She wants to move past that horrible night, and in the process turns her back on her best friend for a brief time period. Charley and Cash, aka Cash Money, have been best friends since they were younger. He is her rock and she just recently realized what a mist
Jan 06, 2017 Ely rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC in exchange of an honest review....

I had so many troubles reading this book, it's a big NO for me, there's just so much to say about it, the author had a good topic, it's just your can see clearly she didn't research a bit about it.

First of all, she was a rape victim, I could never connect to that feeling, she always acted like something normal, like yes the author know rape it's something serious but she didn't care enough to talk to rape victims, if she would have charley w
Scandalous Book Blog
3.5 stars
I really enjoyed this book first of all. The characters are a little bit different and quirky. The Heroine Charley is a country girl through and through born and raised on a farm, she eats road kill for crying out load. I was so not OK with that she also hunts....WTH but I guess that is the Hicks or Red Necks way of life. (No offence)
Her Ex-boyfriend Dylan took advantage of her and stole the one thing a girl can never get back. She is left broken shattered and confused, in the wake of
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
Received an ARC for an honest review

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 o
Sep 22, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, arc
Charley is a country girl about to head to college and attempt to explore her independence and discover herself while not losing sight of her roots. She was involved in a terrible relationship in high school that ended in an awful way, and Charley is determined to move forward in her life and not let that event and relationship hold her back any longer. She goes away to school and meets Joe, who is charismatic and fun. Charley is still emotionally and physically attached to her best friend Cash ...more
Donna ~
Sep 18, 2013 Donna ~ rated it it was amazing
What an amazing debut novel from Casey Peeler. This book had it all! I absolutely loved this book and Char-coal and Cash Money!!

Charley a/k/a Char-coal was such a compelling character. Scarred by the events of one night a year ago in an attempt to heal and find herself she leaves the small town of Grassy Pond and her childhood love to experience college life.

Cash a/k/a Cash Money has been a true friend and more to Charley over the years. He is the one person who knows what happened the night th
Holly Craft
Nov 27, 2013 Holly Craft rated it liked it
***Received ARC for honest review***

Ok, so you have Charley who is one big country girl. Has a good life. She is dating a real douche named Dylan and realizes that dating him was a mistake and so she hides her secrets from people. Her best friends are Piper and Cash. Cash knows her secrets and she turns to him and they start dating.

She then realizes that she wants to get away from the small town and experience college life, meet new friends and just live life to the fullest. Sounds like a great
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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.

When Ca
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