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March 14, 2014

Cassidy Lane {Maria Murnane}

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Bestselling author Cassidy Lane walks into her twentieth high school reunion with several novels under her belt, but no date on her arm, and deep down she still feels like the smart girl no one asked to the prom. Then handsome Brandon Forrester confesses his teenage crush, and soon Cassidy finds herself swept up in a modern-day fairytale romance not unlike the tales she spins for a living. 

While their relationship blossoms, however, the new book she's writing isn't going as well, and for the first time in her career she considers crafting an ending that doesn't end with a proverbial walk into the sunset. Contemplating the simultaneous reversal of her own romantic fortune and that of her protagonist's is daunting, but maybe it's time for both her writing and her personal life to take a new path. Or is it?

This was my first book from Maria Murnane, but I now consider myself a fan. Cassidy has a fun life - she works from home, makes her own schedule, does her own thing. But she has self-esteem issues that go all the way back to her childhood.

Watching Cassidy and Brandon form a relationship via text messaging was so much fun. And then watching their awkward moments together seemed so real life. I felt like Cassidy was a friend of mine and she was telling me a story of her life.

Of course Cassidy and Brandon have their set-backs. Watching their relationship struggle tugged at my heart and I was yearning for them to work everything out and get their happily ever after.

This book ended with a very open ending. I'm hoping for a follow-up for these characters so we can find out what happens with their lives.

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