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The Possibility of Us

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
One weekend together could change everything…

When her friend called to tell her about the funeral, Cassie wanted to say no. She had enough to handle with her own hollow existence. But she knew she should pay her respects to her old Wilderness Program counselor…as long as her ex, Ben, wouldn’t be there.

Except Ben is there. Still gorgeous, still angry, and still able to pen
ebook, 180 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Entangled: Embrace (first published 2014)
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Jun 13, 2014 Nicola rated it really liked it
This is the first novel I have read by Lisa Burstein and it grabbed me from the opening chapter. Hearts and flowers are lovely, but sometimes I just cherish a good dose of hurt, angst and the premise of broken being fixed. The Possibility of Us brought me that.

"Maybe we were too broken to put back together. Maybe we'd been too broken to even put together in the first place".

Cassie and Ben have a history. When I started I didn't realise that this was a follow up to Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie. P
Virginia Martin
Jun 14, 2014 Virginia Martin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Virginia by: Everyone
Cassie Wick is an 18-year old loner, with a tough outer shell, and one best friend, Laura. Ben Claire is a musician, working with his brother, Drew, while longing for something more. A connection is made by Cassie and Ben when they meet at a camp, and they find meaning in their lives and all is right with the world, as long as they are with each other. But fate will have it another way, reality sets in and their love is not enough to hold them together. They are pulled apart, leaving them engulf ...more
Tessa Kay
Jul 02, 2014 Tessa Kay rated it really liked it
This book just proved me once again how much I adore Lisa Burstein’s writing. There is that certain something in this book I can’t describe but anyways, The Possibility of Us is just so, soo good!
I have to admit though that I was a little bit sceptical about the book at first. I mean, obviously, the story is all about if Cassie and Ben will reconcile or not, but within TWO days only? That’s actually quite a critical amount of time and I was not exactly sure how the plot was supposed to work out.
Second chance romances always get me, and I'm so glad that I read The Possibility of Us by Lisa Burstein. Several months after a terrible break-up, Ben and Cassie are thrown together when they both attend the funeral of a Wilderness Camp Counselor. Though there's real heartbreak surrounding them, they can't deny the feelings are still there. Will they be able to piece their hearts back together and find an HEA?

Though it was a little hard to navigate through the past-to-present jumps, I loved tha
Riri Hanafi
Jun 30, 2014 Riri Hanafi rated it really liked it
When Ben Claire and Cassie Wick meet again, in unusual circumstance... Cassie finally understand what's her truly feeling and what sacrifice that she's willing to give to get what she really wants.

The story just about 3 days of Cassie and Ben's life... but somehow... the feeling is so deep...

We'll really can feel of what Cassie and Ben's felt for each other... though the details is not really came out or rather I think the reason behind their separation in the first place is exaggerated by thems
Britt Marczak
Feb 19, 2014 Britt Marczak rated it it was amazing

Seriously. I'm such a lucky girl to have beta read this. <3

Jul 05, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-na, contemporary, arc
This one is really 3 1/2 stars. I didn't realize going in to it that it was a sequel to a book in another series (Dear Cassie) and maybe I'd have rated it higher had I known this and read that book first. A couple of the things that caused me to rate it a little lower may have been made more clear. I don't see myself going back and reading the first one though, because it seems to me that everything that book one worked up to relationship-wise was negated during the time period between that book ...more
Amy Fournier
Jun 06, 2014 Amy Fournier rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed the books in this series, and I really liked Cassie's character. She's very abrasive, but that's what I like about her. She's been hurt, she's hurt others, and she doesn't quite know where to go in her life at the moment. She has things that she needs to overcome and move on from, or to accept and take responsibility. This was a great story of what happened after Turning Pines, and how things turned out where they are with Ben.I of course love that it's a dual POV so we get ...more
The Possibility of Us is a follow up to Dear Cassie, but even though it is a standalone, I would recommend reading them in order. It's been six months since Cassie left Turning Pines, and about four months since she and Ben parted ways. I'll admit I was happy they didn't stay together, since I was never sold on their relationship, but I was curious to see how they'd be reunited. But they aren't meeting up under happy circumstances. One of their counselors died in a car accident, and they're both ...more
Autumn Review
Jul 18, 2014 Autumn Review rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arc, review
After reading Dear Cassie, I felt good about the path Cassie was heading in. Then, I opened this one and my heart crumbled, just a little bit. I adored Ben, so my heart hurt a little to find out that things were less than perfect between them. But, in the end...I was a very happy reader.

What worked for me:
~Cassie is probably my favorite character from this collection. Her character is very real to me. I find myself relating to her in so many ways.
~I felt like Cassie made some significant growt
Jul 08, 2014 Cynthia rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The Possibility of Us is the continuation of Dear Cassie (read our review here) however, according to goodreads reviews you can read it as a stand alone. It don't recomed it though, seeing how far Cassie and Ben have come and even some of my fav secondary characters makes this book even better.

While Dear Cassie ended in a happy place, The Possibility of Us starts off in a really bad one. We learn that our beloved character didn't get their HEA and so they now are facing not only their problems
Jun 27, 2014 Anne rated it liked it
This is my first time to read a Lisa Burstein book and as I understand, The Possibility of Us is part of the series starting with Dear Cassie. I guess this was a disadvantage on my part as I didn't know Cassie's background. Admittedly, it was difficult to relate with Cassie having no idea where her angst came from. She was introduced to me as a teenager with too many hang-ups which indadvertedly glossed over any redeeming qualities she may have had. Her angry disposition was amped up when her be ...more
Aliaa El-Nashar
Jun 14, 2014 Aliaa El-Nashar rated it it was ok
Okay so I should admit beforehand that part of the reason I didn't like this book was because I had no idea it was a sequel to another one, there was no sign anywhere that the series started elsewhere. But it isn't the only reason.

Maybe if I'd read Dear Cassie, I would have understood a bit more about both Cassie and Ben, hell if I'd read Pretty Amy I would have known what had gotten Cassie arrested in the first place and there wouldn't be a gaping hole in some vital parts of the story. As much
Sep 16, 2013 Joli rated it it was amazing
When Lisa Burstein announced she was writing a follow-up to Dear Cassie, I knew that I would have to read it. It's funny, before the announcement, I didn't realize how much I missed the characters, Cassie and Ben. But as soon as I knew there was more to their story, I obsessively checked to see when the book would be published. I waited as patiently as I possibly could and thankfully, Lisa posted teasers every once in a while to tide her readers over. The day the e-ARCs came out, nothing else ma ...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
When I first requested The Possibility of Us I really did not think I would get approved. Once I was approved I quickly realised that I had not read Dear Cassie, and with The Possibility of Us continuing Cassie and Ben's story I knew I had to read it. So after a reading sprint I soon found myself ready to actually make a start on The Possibility of Us.
The Possibility of Us picks us several months after the events of Dear Cassie, only this time Cassie and Ben will be reunited under different circ
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review


This book was just MEH for me…

Cassie was irritating, annoying, abrasive, and constantly negative. She was always snapping at people and biting people’s heads off. I couldn’t figure out what Ben saw in her. Sometimes it felt like she couldn’t have a civilized conversation with someone without going off on them. She didn’t make things easy. Not with Ben, her friend Laura, or Drew.
Her favorite word was “
Jul 06, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars I'll round up to 4. I didn't realize this was Book #2 in a two part series until I finished it. And, to be honest, I don't think I needed Book #1 to enjoy this one, which I did. Cassie and Ben met at a juvenile "boot camp" for kids headed down the wrong path (all of the boot camp happened in Book #1). They fell in love, tried to maintain a relationship after the camp was over, but at seventeen just couldn't cut it. They parted, a little bitterly, but are now going to be reunited at a f ...more
She Hearts Books
Jul 14, 2014 She Hearts Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassie found out that her camp counselor passed away and her friend is taking her to the funeral. Ben will also be attending since he was at the same camp. That is actually how they met and got together. They have been broken up for several months now and aren't actually on speaking terms. Both are coming to the funeral with baggage, but more than that they still have feelings for each other. It's just a matter of whether or not they can get past the secrets, broken hearts, and trust issues.

Marielle Corpuz
Jun 13, 2014 Marielle Corpuz rated it it was amazing
““Will you elbow me in the balls if I tell you I can’t imagine my life without you?”
“No,” she said, “but if you make me cry, I defnitely fucking will.”
“You are my only, Cassie,” I said, touching her. :)high. I needed to say the words. I needed her to know I was all-in this time.
She took her hand off the wheel for the moment and ran it over mine.“I’m ready to give that role a shot,” she replied, turning onto the interstate.
In that moment, with the car barreling down the road like a shooting star
This ARC was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I felt really blessed to be able to read this book. It was such a sweet read even with Cassie's favorite word thrown in often. I loved the interaction between the supporting characters and Cassie and Ben. Drew really made this book for me. I wanted to love him and hate him but overall he was the perfect push to Cassie. I did however love the colorful language by Cassie because I feel it made her more understandable.

I will
Jennifer D
Jun 11, 2014 Jennifer D rated it it was ok
So I guess I have a thing with words lately. For instance, how many times can you say the title of your book in the book. In this instance, how many times can you put the word fuck/fucking/fucked in a book and the answer to that is 171. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE. I am all for swearing, me personally, I swear like a drunken sailor. But for the love of all that is holy, FIND A NEW WORD, there are several to choose from.

To see the rest of this review, come check out Bookworm Coalition
Jul 01, 2014 Shari rated it really liked it
A quick read that deals with two troubled teens falling in love. Cassie's favorite word, "fuck" is used a lot, so if you don't like foul language you might not want to read.. I really enjoyed the strength of Cassie to deal with her problems. This is the second book in the series but I was able to jump right in. I am now going to go back and read the first book, Dear Cassie. I received this book from the publisher as a gift for an honest review.
Bette Hansen
Jun 19, 2014 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Light, fun, easy read that I read straight through. If language is an issue for you than you may want to pass on this one. If you can read past the language and see it as a shield the character uses then I recommend you read this one. It's a sweet story about how two somewhat troubled youths learn to deal with an overwhelming love. I would recommend it!
Trixiter Marczak
Jun 11, 2014 Trixiter Marczak rated it it was amazing
WOW! Lisa Burstein did it again! Another WONDERFUL story about a troubled teen (Cassie) who finds that she can love and be loved!

A MUST read! :)
Leanne Drake-kavanagh
Jun 18, 2014 Leanne Drake-kavanagh rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down.
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Uhm, yeah. ...

Full review to come tomorrow
Jul 06, 2014 Casey rated it it was ok
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Before reading The Possibility of Us by Lisa Burstein I had no idea that this book was a continuation of Ben and Cassie's story from the Pretty Amy Series and the book Dear Cassie. I went into this one thinking it was a standalone book and even though it can be read as one, I felt like I had missed their whole back-story and it turns out that I had. I would definitely recommend that if you are going to read this story that you start at the beg
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Jun 07, 2014 Kayleigh {K-Books} rated it it was amazing
The Possibility Review on K-Books

"Maybe we were too broken to put back together. Maybe we’d been too broken to ever put together in the first place."

Having absolutely loved and devoured Dear Cassie I couldn't wait to start reading The Possibility of Us. I absolutely needed more of these characters and I really couldn't wait to see what was going to happen to them after the events of Dear Cassie. I was definitely not disappointed. I loved this little e-book that follows on Cassie and Ben's stor
Jul 31, 2014 Lexie rated it it was ok
First off I want to mention that when I started reading this book I had a no idea that this was part of a series. I only saw this book on Netgalley read the synopsis and thought, hey I might enjoy this. So I sent in a request to read the book and thanks to Entangled Publishing and Netgalley I was able to read and review this book. After reading it I feel like I just wasted a day and half of my life. So in case anyone was wondering no I will not be going back and reading book one. (which btw is D ...more
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Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie, Sneaking Candy, The Possibility of Us and Again. As well as a contributor to the essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors On Speaking Up, Standing ...more
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