Saturday, August 17, 2013

Giveaway/Review: No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

Title: No Reverse
Author: Marion Croslydon
Age Group and Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Expected release date: August 12, 2013

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Book Description:
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 fiancĂ©e’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…

I love this cover. It is so pretty. I really liked the overall plot idea for this book. I think the summary does a good job summarizing it, so I am going to skip that part.
If you guys read my reviews, then you would know I always start with the negative and end with the positive. So the one negative about this book is flashbacks...I feel like disrupt the flow of the plot. Especially, when there are quite a few long ones. I feel like it would have done better starting with a summarized version of their history then moving onto the present, but it's just my opinion. That is why the rating is 3.5 instead of 4 though.
Overall, the story was well written and kept me entertained. I really feel for Cassie and understand why she did what she did. It hurt my heart to hear about everything that she had to go through, and she went through it all alone. It was a very emotional story. Josh on the other hand, he seemed like an overall good guy. He was just trying to do what is right, and sometimes what is right is gray. He was stuck between new love and old love. I liked how he talked about there being different kinds of love, because I think that is very true. 
The secondary characters in this book were really well done. I loved what little I saw in this book of Sam. I wish he was around a lot more, and we could have seen more of their bonding. I felt for Eleanore, especially when Josh was trying to figure out what he wanted. She was caught up in the middle of a love triangle with the man that she wanted a family with. I wouldn't mind seeing a book about her.
This book definitely ended with a twist and cliffhanger. I will definitely be checking out the next book. This book is for you if you love second chance books.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 
FTC: This book was given to me by the author for an HONEST review.

About the Author
Marion’s parents are terribly disappointed with her…
They wanted her to have a serious job, providing financial stability and social standing. For years, she really tried to make them happy; she studied hard, got into top schools, graduated with honors and found a high-achieving job.
But deep down, Marion was miserable. She never wanted to be a top executive, brokering deals in New York, London or Tokyo. Marion wanted to be… a ROMANCE WRITER. She wanted to spend her days in that good ol’ tracksuit of hers, in front of her laptop, popping down Oreos like there was no tomorrow. She wanted to fall in love with a different man each time she wrote the first line of a new book (while being happily married to the most handsome man in Great Britain).
That’s exactly what Marion does these days, and it makes her incredibly happy. She loves to share these happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity.
Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.

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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

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