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…
Cassie has not had a good 6 years. She lost her baby, the man she loved, and her grandmother. Her college education and music career also went out the window. Hours after burying her grandmother she recieves 2 separate letters that will change her life forever. Cassie’s dreams and plans are once again put on hold. I felt so sorry for her, she is such a giving person and it seems like everything is just always taken from her. She needs to make some decisions and I don’t know what could have possibly been running through her head…I was dizzy just reading about it.
Then there is Josh…her high school sweetheart who really is just that, an absolute sweetheart. Much of the book is from his POV and he flashes back to their relationship in high school. He was a jock and she was a cheerleader and they seemed perfect for each other. Josh doesn’t run away when he finds out that Cassie is pregnant and he is mature about the situation (although you can still tell that he is scared shitless, I mean really…they were still in high school). He proposes (in an AMAZING way) and they get married.
Things don’t go as planned, there is no more baby, and Cassie leaves. They go 6 years without any communication and Cassie flies to England as part of her new life changing decision. She needs to talk to Josh regarding their divorce papers (they never made the split official) and about the other letter she received. Cassie comes to find out Josh is engaged to Lenore (a seemingly sweet girl who fits right into Josh’s new life) and that is why he wants the divorce. This poor girl just can’t catch a break. Over time she and Josh start to talk about what is going on, what they were and what they have become.
“Remember, you and I, we don’t just get by.”
Cassie and Josh have this ease with each other, even though it is a stressful situation that they are once again in. I couldn’t believe what Cassie was asking Josh to do for her and that he would even consider it. I fell in love with their relationship because I realized that they must be soul mates. There is so much history yet so much of their past is unspoken and the truth finally comes out. They battle back and forth, each changing their mind about what they want to do. When the decision has been made, will it remain made or will true love prevail? We are left wondering and waiting for the next part of their story in the sequel which is due out in the Winter of 2014!
“What if we don’t need a second chance?”
About the Author
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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