Loving Charley (Full Circle #3) by Casey Peeler
Released: May 18, 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Casey Peeler
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: When Charley decides to make Dylan famous, she never thought about the repercussions that might occur, and how it would affect everyone around her.
Now that she has followed through with the plan, she is unsure of what the future holds. She has to decide what is more important in life: living her dream, speaking the truth, or keeping quiet.
Charley’s life comes full circle when her freshman year comes to an end. Will Dylan be in her past and Cash in her future? Or will Dylan continue to be an eerie constant in her life?
You will need to read the first two in the Full Circle trilogy to know what’s going on with this book.
This story picks up where Finding Charley left us with a bit of a cliffhanger. Cash could no longer contain himself and beat up Dylan to protect his love. This last part in the series deals with the repercussions from the goings on in the previous two installments and brings closure to a defining act in Charley’s life.
Charley backs herself into such a corner she no longer has a choice of whether or not to tell her parents since the legal proceedings are about to begin. Fortunately she finally gets the confession she needs from Dylan too. During this time, she has to learn how to thicken her skin a bit as in small town life there are always people picking sides. She matures quite a bit and focuses on her swimming and uses that to quiet some of her critics. Providentially, she also has a solid support system with her parents, Cash, and the Kluft girls.
Once the legalities are over, Cash $ and Char-coal get to relax and focus on each other and the lives they truly want. Theirs is a sweet and pure romance with good ole country values.
While I don’t typically read from the young adult genre, I found this one to be full of southern charm. It’s a great look into the lives and choices of those in their late teens. It also makes me grateful I’m no longer that young. The series as a whole is delightful and made me very reminiscent of my earlier years—not that I’m old. It easily relatable and in many ways makes me wish for the days when there were less decisions and the worries were mostly focused on the education. It is enlightening to see how at such a young age we don’t make the best choices although we sure think they are at the time.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.