Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blog Tour: Tutu's and Cowboy Boots, Part 2 by: Casey Peeler

Title: Tutu's and Cowboy Boots, Part Two
Author: Casey Peeler
Genre: YA Romance
Publish Date: April 8, 2016
Review Source: Southern Bell Promotions

After an eventful Christmas break, Cadence Lewis is shaken to the core.  The life she lived in New York no longer makes sense. Faced with so many questions she runs to the only person who has ever listened to her. Now she has to decide how to say goodbye to the past, discover herself, and embrace a future in a life she never wanted.  Will Cadence be able to overcome the path she’s been given or will she take the easy way out?

If you are looking for a nice, relaxing, feel-good read, then Tutu's and Cowboy Boots is for you. This is a young adult story, with kids that are so relatable with not only life, but love as well.

Cadence is a ballerina with big hopes and dreams. In book one, we get to know her and her struggles of moving from the big city, to a small farming community in North Carolina. This is also where we meet Barrick and his sister, Jade.

In book two, we learn of her troubles with her father and this is also where Cadence finally comes to love her new home (and life). Her relationships flourish and she finds herself. You will see just how much she learns about family, life and love. As I said, a great feel-good read.

I was a ballerina from the age of five, so I never tire of reading books that incorporate dance. For me, ballet was my release. It was my passion, my life and my reason to breathe. We definitely see that love that she has for ballet, and how it helps mold who Cadence truly is. The connection that she finds with Barrick is remarkable. even better yet, she connects with his sister, Jade. She teaches Cadence that life isn't always about the latest fashion trend. Reading this made me feel like I was back in high school. I had that so many flashbacks to my teen years and it evoked so much emotion from me.

Pick up this sweet series. It's cute, it's honest and it's quite refreshing. I can't wait to see what Casey has up her sleeve for her next series!

Mason jars, with lights inside each of them, are hung from a line between the trees. They twinkle in the night sky as the air moves them gracefully, but what I notice most is the enormous gold star hanging in the center with the word “Prom?” written on it.  When I look down there is a blanket spread out on the ground with a basket sitting next to it. When I look back up at Barrick, he’s holding a small box. He opens it and displays a gold ring with a single cut out star in the middle.
“Barrick.  It’s beautiful,” I say.
“Cadence as I look into the night sky, there’s not a star that shines as bright as you.  Can I be your date to Prom?” he questions and I suddenly realize the amazement of this moment.  A boy, who has no desire to go back to high school, is willing to go to Prom with me.
“I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else, Mr. Carpenter,” I say as he takes my hand and slides the small star ring on my right index finger.
“Cadence, each time you look at this ring, know that your wishes can come true as long as you lead the way,” he says.
“Right now, I only want to be in this moment with you,” I say as he pulls me in and our lips crash together.  I can’t get close enough to him and I can’t express my thoughts so we let our lips tell each other how we’re feeling.  Suddenly, I hear a squeal and jump away from Barrick. I turn and see Jade jumping up and down next to Aaron.
“Oh my gosh y’all, that was the sweetest moment ever!”


Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.
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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