Author: Marion Croslydon
Series: Second Chances #2
Publisher: Carlux Publishing
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon US
A moving story about love, redemption and what happens when life switches to fast forward.
Cassie learned the hard way: Love forgives… in the end.
In No Reverse, Josh and Cassie’s epic love story went from the brink of destruction to a fragile new beginning. Now they must mend their broken family and win back the son they gave up five years ago.
But second chances need to be earned and the road ahead is rocky. With Cassie on tour and Josh trying his hand at a political career, the struggle becomes clear. When the adoption takes a bad turn, Cassie and Josh are prepared to give up everything for the fight of their lives.
Will this young family finally heal the years of heartache, or will they be torn apart for good?
* Note: There is no cliffhanger.
Author’s Favorite Quotes from FAST FORWARD
“I guess this means we’re real parents now. Doing what we’re not supposed to do, feeling guilty about it, but doing it anyway.” – Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: Sometimes I use my characters to say out loud something I am thinking or experiencing. That’s one of those times. I have two little daughters…
“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”
Croslydon: I am cheating here: I didn’t write this. Boris Pasternak—a Russian poet and novelist—did. I chose that quote to start Fast Forward though. Both Cassie and Josh are flawed and—like in real life—they don’t get it right all the time. But I hope they are learning from their mistakes and grow.
“I don’t know if I had to give Lenor up. I only know that I never gave myself to her. I never gave myself to her because you had kept all of me and I never could let that go.” – Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: I guess that is what I would like to hear from the guy I love about his ex. What can I say? I don’t like sharing 😉
“If my stomach were Irish, it’d be dancing a jig right now.” – Cassie
Croslydon: Cassie about stage fright.
“You are worth fighting for. You are worth dying for. And you are certainly worth living for. I’ll go after anything or anyone standing between us like a fucking Rottweiler.” – Josh to Cassie
“Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are to love me.” – Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: Cassie and Josh are twenty-four. They have their own dreams. For Cassie, it’s music: singing and song-writing. Her dreams as a musician don’t necessarily make easy her role as a mother and a wife. What I absolutely love about Josh in this book is how he does everything he can to support Cassie and make sure her own aspirations are fulfilled.
Other Books in the Series
No Reverse: Book One
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…