“One twist of the lid changed everything…”
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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.
Boondocks is my first book by Casey Peeler. It is about Chauna and Walker living a little thing we call life. Chauna was born and raised in Barber. This town has seen hard times since the mill closed, but the one good thing about Barber is Boondocks. The local hot spot that holds great memories for Chauna. Her momma sang there before she died, her daddy plays with his band there and Chauna also sings there. She has dreams to work at Boondocks and some day own the place.
Walker was born into a family that does things outside the law. He has never had a stable place to live. His parents are not nice people, especially his father, who is always trying to earn a living while dealing in all things illegal. This has caused Walker and his family to have to uproot their lives like thieves in the night. Their current location for illegal activities is in Barber where Walker’s dad is running moonshine for Ivan, and unfortunately, it involves Walker.
An undeniable attraction develops between Chauna and Walker. However, a tragedy may just tear them apart.
I enjoyed this book. I really liked Walker and Chauna’s characters. Despite their differences, they were a perfect fit. It was great to see that Chauna’s character was very accepting of Walker despite how different his appearance was from the rest of the locals. She came across as very caring. I also liked how Walker’s character had morals and he was trying to be a better man even though his father was trying to bring him down. Overall, Boondocks was a very sweet story and a good read.
Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team
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:
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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