"One twist of the lid changed
Boondocks by Casey Peeler is NOW
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2eoJ9It
One twist of the lid changed everything…
The devil sat on my shoulder from my first breath, he watched my every move, and with the first strike of lightnin' I was pulled under.
Walking into Boondocks the voice of an angel called to me and I vowed to live a better life. She kept me on the righteous path until Satan called one last time.
It was time to take him down or lose my angel forever.
Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 7/10 Stars
A coming of age love story aimed largely at teenagers.It tells the story of Chauna, typical girl next door with a history of family love and devotion. Chauna's father is part owner Boondocks the restaurant/bar where him and his band are the house band and Chauna sings with them on Fridays, which is youth night. Walker grew up with hard drinking parents who lived their lives on the run always one step ahead of the law. They had no qualms about involving Walker into their illicit actions. They arrive in Barbour on their motor bikes to work for the less than legal outfit run by Ivan. The couple predictably meet and fall in love and in the nature of teenagers consummate their relationship. The author alludes to sex, it is never discussed and while I applaud her obvious dedication to bringing a morally upright story for young people, I feel that she slightly missed the mark in a few instances, eg; the use of condoms. The emotional impact of a teen loosing a parent was in my opinion glossed over, as was the impact of being exposed to an illegal smuggling business and the full ramifications of the law. We do need more "clean" books on the market for our teens and I hope this author will continue with this endeavor.
Watching her place her perfect lips on the side of Logan’s face made me cringe. I know I have no right to feel this way, but those two have something that I can’t quite understand, and I’m jealous. The question is, what do I do about it? As she walks toward me with a huge smile on her face, all my craziness evaporates into the evening sky.
“You ready?” she asks.
“As I’ll ever be,” I reply.
After swinging my leg over my bike, I pass Chauna a helmet, and we put them on together. As she swings her leg over, I hold still and wait for the moment she wraps her arms around me. I take a deep breath as she eases into me and rev the engine to life; all eyes are on us.
“Hold on tight,” I say, and she pulls herself even closer. We take the driveway slow, but when we hit the main road, I pull the throttle and we pick up speed as we make our way toward Sammy’s. As we approach the drive-in, I realize that Chauna is completely right; this place is nothing like it was earlier today. The Sammy’s Drive-In light is lit up like Christmas, and it reminds me of Flo’s Café in the movie Cars. There’s so much neon, and instead of cars, there are monster trucks everywhere. Pulling the bike in, we park, and I look to Chauna for direction as country music plays in the background.
“Welcome to Barber. Where the trucks are hot, but the girls are hotter,” she says with pure sexiness. In this moment, I know that this is just the beginning of an epic, new chapter in my life.
About the Author:
Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading. That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.
When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.
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