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No Reverse blog tour - review and giveaway

17 Aug 2013

No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

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…
The storyline of this book is not something I have seen before in a New Adult romance. Cassie and Josh were high school sweethearts but after a pregnancy, shotgun marriage and an abortion they went their separate ways. After 5 years Josh wants a divorce so Cassie goes to visit him in England as she has a secret she has been hiding from him.

At first I was confused by Cassie's motives as I was surprised she was so unwilling to let Josh go after such a long time but everything makes itself clear in the end. I loved the secret/twist in this book as it added another unique element. This book also keeps you on your toes with lots of twists and turns so that you aren't sure how it will end. Like real life it isn't simple.

I loved the connection between Cassie on Josh. They were each others first true loves and haven't lost that even after 5 years. Due to the nature of their break up their passion never fading nor were either of them able to let go and move on. They have great chemistry and though they have a troubled past together you will most likely find yourself rooting for their relationship.

This book had some great secondary characters. Two I liked so much that I wish the book had ended differently. Josh's fiancée Lenor is the exact opposite to Cassie, she is rich, posh and privileged but she is also incredibly nice and hard to dislike. She is also head over heels in love with Josh and nothing, not even a wife she never knew about, will change that. Sam is gorgeous, sexy and incredibly sweet. I look forwards to seeing more about these characters in future books by this author.

No reverse has a sequel but the ending isn't a cliff hanger and the characters get their happily ever after for now. I would recommend No Reverse to all New Adult romance fans.
Try it for yourself (cheap ebook)! Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

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.
Author’s social media: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube


Win one of three prize packs open internationally :)
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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  1. Congratulations on the release. Looks like a wonderful story.

  2. congratulations,and thanks for the giveaway

  3. Can't wait to read! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. congratulation for ur new release..
    what a beautiful cover!! i love it !!!
    thx u for the chance of win :)

    -nurmawati djuhawan-
    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

  5. This book sounds so good, a mix of romance but you can also tell it is going to be sad. Great giveaway

  6. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  7. Congrats on the release of you book!!! It must be an amazing feeling!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  8. Thank you for the giveaway and for introducing me to what seems like a great book. I read a lot of books and this seems like a unique one.


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