Losing Charley

Losing Charley

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by Casey Peeler
     
 

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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 to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave

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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 to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again.
While Charley is living her life to the fullest at college she meets Joe Olsen and falls head over heels. But one letter is about to change everything and this time Cash isn’t there to help her. Will she be able to escape her past and on her own? Will she run home to Cash? Or will she find comfort in the arms of Joe?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045313285
Publisher:
Casey Peeler
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Series:
Full Circle Series
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
54,365
File size:
378 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

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. Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley(Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014. Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett. When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family. Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Losing Charley 3.1 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was amazing. It's really hard for me to write a non spoiler review, but no worries I won't include any spoilers. In the beginning of the book Charley is dating Dylan. Something happens and she ends the relationship by totally avoiding him. Cash (who Charley calls Cash Money) is her rock. Charley describes Cash as her "knight in an F250 and a pair of Carhartts." I love that description of Cash. Charley goes off to college and Cash stays on the farm. Charley loves Cash but she wants to experience college and find herself. Cash is fine with that. Cash tells her, "I am willing to wait, continue being your best friend, boyfriend, continue being your rock, but I'm not leaving you ever again." While at college Charley becomes friends with the girls on her dorm floor. She also meets Joe. Joe seems to be the perfect person for Charley to explore college with. Charley goes back and forth between Joe and Cash. Both Joe and Cash know about each other and form a friendship. The characters were well written, which allows the reader to bound quickly with them. The end of the book took a turn I never expected. There's a huge cliffhanger. You are definitely left wanting more.
aspaulding1234 More than 1 year ago
This was my first Casey Peeler book and I fell in love! The book was so good I went and purchased the 2nd & 3rd book and fell harder in love with the charectors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun and excitment.
bucmjt 9 months ago
Nope, can't do it. I really was not able to get into Losing Charley by Casey Peeler. It was clearly written towards a much younger audience, but the events in the story line are harsh and terrible. I felt as if they, and the results, were down played too much. These events change people much more drastically than portrayed in this book. Also, the characters were shallow and the writing style was juvenile. This one just wasn't for me.
Tabitha_Coots More than 1 year ago
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 you like a brick. No Turning Back is the story of Charley, who is your typical country girl. She loves to hunt, fish, work on her families farm, and basically anything outdoors. She is dating Dylan, who is on her high school swim team with her and he is the towns resident bad boy. Charley doesn't care, she just wants to be with him, but one night Dylan does the unthinkable and changes Charley's life forever. Charley contacts the only person she knows she can trust to be there for her and to protect and that person is Cash. Cash is her neighbor and one hot neighbor he is. Before high school graduation Charley has plans to stay near home to go to college, but soon she realizes that she needs to leave home to live her life. So, she leaves Cash behind and goes off to college at Southern. At Southern Charley is determined to live her life for her and not tie herself down, even to the one person she knows she should be with and that's Cash. Soon after moving in to her dorm called Kluft, she makes a lot of good friends some of who are on the swim team, and they no very well that Charley is a fish in the water, so they talk her into joining the team and the sport she walked away from to avoid ever running into Dylan. Soon Charley's life is moving along, she has great friends, she is back in love with swimming and her and Cash are still close, and in walks Jackalope Joe. They hit it off instantly, while working on their Freshman Seminar project. He likes to call her Squirrel which I happen to think is adorable. As much as she moves away from Dylan he keeps finding ways to keep her under his control, and soon Charley has no choice but to let her in on her secret because Dylan is starting to interfere in her life. Both Charley and Cash are comfortable with Joe looking out for Charley when Cash is not around. However, Dylan has other plans, he has someone on the inside of Charley's new life, but who is it? Cash, Joe and Charley are racking their brains to figure it out with the help of some unexpected people. Can Charley finally get away from Dylan? Can she live her life with no fear of him coming back to hurt her or those who are important to her? Who is working with Dylan ? These are all answers you will have to figure out yourself. Buy this book! Yes, there is a cliffhanger, and oh my what a cliffhanger it is, but it leaves you anticipating the next book Finding Charley due out Spring 2014. Casey you pulled off a great debut novel, full of twists, suspense, laughs and some very hot moments. This book was wonderfully written, and flowed very smoothly. I look forward to reading more from you. Congratulations on your book, I wish you all best.
BeccaJo More than 1 year ago
Charley just broke up with the bad boy Dylan Sloan and is turn trying to rediscover herself. While the swimmer is away from home living up the college life she meets another group of friends and Joe Olson. Thinking her luck has changed and she's getting back to herself she gets a letter from her best friend Cash that just might change everything. It's always been Charley and cash money, her closest friend that is there through everything. Thing is is there more than friendship there? If they take the next step what does it mean with her at college and him at home? Follow this awesome love story where best friends may just turn into lovers!
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I always did have a bad feeling about Joe. Just never felt comfortable around him. Over all it was a great book. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because there was a lot of 'country talking' which I totally understand why and every thing. CASH MONEY!! I love that guy. Have since he went to go and check on Joker. I cant wait 'til they have "Cash babies"!!
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amazing book.
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Story very thin. College student needs to get her head together.The whole story revolved around college drinking, partying. Not much plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was starting out good in the first chapter, but once you continue reading it goes on and on about nonsense. Would definitely not recommend this book at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awful. Bland. I was annoyed with the weak main character from the first few pages, but tried to give her a second chance and kept reading, but the storyline continued to stall. It glossed over and went very quickly past the material that could have been it's own amazing book. Maybe when I'm in a much more patient mood, and dont have other books that sound so much more interesting, I'll give this book another try. Until then, its on the bottom of my 'To Read' list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because of all the good reviews, well I must be reading something different from everyone else. This book is so boring its only 192 pages and would normaly only take me a day two max to read, this took me four days to read because it was so boring, I kept waiting for it to get better and it never happend glad this was free and I only wasted time not money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Not a bad MC read. Enjoed both new authors. Have read many MC books and this wasn't bad. Six years was a bit too unrealistic but heh.....it is what it was... LOVETOREAD