Fighting for redemption . . .
I’ve lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I’d ever loved—the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I’d made one promise—a promise I’d intended to keep. I’ve broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.
Can she love me, even if she can’t forgive me?
Learning to move on . . .
Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process.I may never love anyone the way I’ve loved him, but at least I won’t spend my life wondering “what if.” We had our one night and he walked away. I’m beginning to move on, but my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands are about to throw us together again.
Our band is getting a second chance, but I don’t know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?
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When Dixie finishes, she takes her place across the altar and I can’t tear my stare from her. Her sapphire eyes shine like diamonds with the promise of tears.
I wish I could give you this.
Right as I’m about to look away, her gaze collides with mine. My heart swells in my chest. I have so much to say and no words to say it.
I love you.
She doesn’t even flinch at the turmoil I know is probably apparent on my face. She just gives me a confident smile and a knowing look as if to say, One day.
One day that will be us. A future.
I fucking hope so.
I just have no clue how we’ll ever manage to get there.
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This #tbt goes way back to January 2013!
Have you ever made a pact with a friend? In Miss Me Not by Tiffany King, that is exactly what happens.
Madison and her friend James are loners. They make a pact to end their lives because no one will miss them. Life will go on like they were never there. That is until another classmate beats them to it. Now what will they decide… Life or death?
When I first began this book, I was totally blown away with the suicide of classmate Mitch as well as Madison’s resentment for church. I didn’t know if I could read it, especially learning about the pact. Even with that on my mind I had to find out what happened next. I had to find out if they went threw with it!
Madison is a loner for many reasons, but I believe mostly due to her mother. Lets just say I have a few choice words for her! Her story is one of a very independent, young lady. She seems to have accepted her life, consequences for her actions, and feels that death would be better than living.
This book pulled at my heart. As a mother, I wanted to take her as my own. I wanted to know why she was never put first. Why her family as a whole didn’t operate as a family? What made her want to end her life, and why she had lived in the “shadows.”
Miss Me Not isn’t a book about suicide. It’s a book about choices. We all have skeletons in the closet no matter how big or small, it’s what we do with them when we free ourselves that matters most. This book is at the top of my must read list. I give it 5 stars if not more. I honestly don’t know if I can put my feelings in words. The only comment I can make is when life is chosen you can change the outcome, write your own story. If you choose death, you leave an open book for other to write!
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What’s new for Hardcover Therapy? #tbt is in full effect!
Each and every week you will see a previous post from myself! It’s a way to showcase some of my favorite books and authors. I figured I’d start where it all began! Below you will find the top 20 books of 2013… in my FABULOUS opinion! 🙂
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Casey’s Top 20 of 2013
**If books are in a series, they are listed together. **
- A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
- Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
- Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
- Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
- The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
- Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
- The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
- Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
- The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
- The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
- Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
- Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
- Crash Series by Nicole Williams
- Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
- Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
- Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
- Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
- Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
- Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
- Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie
This list was EXTREMELY difficult! I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone. Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely. I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author. These books cover several genres, but are fabulous. Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me. Def check them out! Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless! Here’s to another year! I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!
Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013
- Losing Charley – Casey Peeler
- Slammed – Colleen Hoover
- Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
- Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
- Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
- Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
- Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
- Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
- The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
- The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
- Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
- The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
- That Boy – Jillian Dodd
- Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
- Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
- White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
- The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
- The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
- Reckless – S. C. Stephens
- Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley
Southern Perfection by Casey Peeler!
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~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen
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How many of you have one gift you’ve gotten over the years that you never forget? What was it? A Southern Fried Chics dress, a new pair of boots, or even the lastest iPhone? Or have you ever gotten sometime bigger and not materialistic?
For me, it’s what I received on my birthday in 2013 that will is the most memorable. See for me, my life had begun to change. I no longer was just a high school special education teacher, but I was also an aspiring author. Not many people in my small town knew I was publishing a book within the next month, but one man believed in me from the moment I was born. That was my Pawpaw Dover, and on my birthday in 2013 he gained his angel wings.
I know most of you are like what in the world, but for me that was the most precious present I could have received. Let me give you a little insight into that day. Below is a note for readers at the end of Southern Perfection. It was published one year later.
A Note from Casey Peeler
On my birthday, August 23, 2013, my world was rocked. I lost one of the most influential men in my life, my pawpaw. From the day I was born on August 23, 1981, until the day he passed, August 23, 2013, I believed the sun set in him, just as he did me. See, I was “his girl,” but I was also his caregiver in the final days. He has been one of my biggest supporters on this journey as an author, but yet, he didn’t get to see me hit Publish.
Halfway through the Full Circle Series, I knew Southern Perfection would have to be written, but honestly, until the words were written on the pages, I never knew the impact it would have on my soul.
Southern Perfection isn’t just a good ol’ country romance. It’s a story of family, taking the good with the bad, always being positive in life regardless the situation, and becoming the person you are destined to become while your loved ones look down and smile upon you each day.
I hope and pray that every one of you that reads this novel has a Sunshine in your life, because even though mine is no longer with me physically, he still continues to shine through me each day.
Each of us have memories that stands out in our lives. For me, this day was a blessing and honor. It’s another memory that I will hold dear. So, as we celebrate the “birthday” of the United States independence find a memory to hold close to your heart and take time to hold onto the ones you love!
“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.” ~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen
“The Full Circle Series is full of heartache, drama, and healing, all tied up in a sweet Southern bow.” Jillian Dodd, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
“The Full Circle Series will wind its way around the reader’s heart. Casey Peeler’s writing will capture your attention, compelling you to continue reading until the very end.” ~ Nicole Reed, New York Times bestselling author
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?
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You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.
Crash one we met.
Crash two we fell in love.
Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.
When the band begins to play, I can’t help but smile. I feel at home. This beach is my other home, now if only I could dance. As couples begin to shag on the dance floor, I can’t help but look at Brett’s reaction. He’s taking it all in and watching their footsteps. I begin to giggle. “What?” he asks. I stand and take him by the hand. “I have no clue how to do this.”
“It’s easy. Just remember, one-two-three rock back. I’ll help you, no worries.” I wink. After a few songs, he becomes a natural and, we are laughing, smiling, and dancing like we have been dance partners for years. When the song ends, they slow things down and Brett never lets go of my hands. Instead, he pulls me close to him as we sway back and forth and my lips meet his.
He takes me from the dance floor and leads me to the marshwalk. We walk hand in hand from Wicked Tuna to Sisters Marina while looking at all of the fishing boats and yachts. On our way back, we walk a little slower and stop to watch the tide flow into the marsh. Brett wraps his arms around me and I can’t help but look into the clear Carolina night sky and pray this is real.
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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 author. Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!
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