No Reverse by Marion Croslydon
Publsih Date: August 12th 2013
Publisher: Carlux Publishing
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3.0/5.0
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…
I read No Reverse a while ago, and I guess I forgot to take notes because I can’t find them anywhere! I’ll just to have to go by what I remember and hope for the best 🙂
I remember being disappointed by the ‘baby’ reveal. From the book description, it sounded like Cassie had miscarried, but in fact she actually had hid the baby from Josh. (Yeah, I know right?)
Cassie is the sort of character that does things without asking anyone. She banishes Josh from her and her baby’s life, without trying to talk to him or make things work out. The reason she gave was because Josh could do better things without ‘baggage’ around him.
This part really frustrated me. It’s like…you obviously love him…so why tell him to leave? You can go to college after the baby is born…there ARE choices! So, yeah, Cassie and i didn’t really get on if I’m honest. Plus, she kept messing poor Josh and his fiancé around.
No, I want Josh.
Umm…actually, it’s cool, you can have him.
No, wait just a second…I NEED him.
Although Cassie and I had issues, I can tell that there was a real chemistry between Cassie and Josh and that if they didn’t end up together, the world would implode or something. And there were a few heart breaking moments, that added feeling and emotion to the novel.
But, I’m sorry to say that I found the whole novel a little bit cliché, and Cassie really had no idea of what she wanted. I know that there is another novel coming up, but I don’t think I’ll be reading it.
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