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Published by Macmillan on 2014-07-01
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
Source: Author, Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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A new adult novella from Entangled's Embrace imprint...One weekend together could change everything…When her friend called to tell her about the funeral, Cassie wanted to say no. She had enough to handle with her own hollow existence. But she knew she should pay her respects to her old camp counselor…as long as her ex, Ben, wouldn’t be there. Except Ben is there. Still gorgeous, still angry, and still able to penetrate her defenses with one intense stare. All the reasons they left each other in a flurry of heartache start to fall away over one long, snowy weekend. But tough Cassie can’t truly open up to Ben when she knows confessing her secrets will leave her raw, defenseless. And the possibility of forever might not be enough to gamble on all the impossibilities of now.
“The Possibility of Us” by Lisa Burstein is freaking fantastic. I would a little surprised with how the story started out. “Dear Cassie” ended with Ben and Cassie being together. “The Possibility of Us,” they were broken up and not even speaking. I think it was amazing getting to know the continuation of Cassie and Ben’s story. When Rowe dies, Cassie and Ben both head to the funeral. Cassie was hoping that she wouldn’t have to deal with Ben at all and Ben was hoping that he would have a chance to see Cassie so they could work life out.
I loved getting to know more about Cassie and Ben. Cassie doesn’t open up to anyone and when she opened up to Ben in “Dear Cassie,” I thought that Cassie was growing up and changing. When I opened up “The Possibility of Us,” I was disappointed that to find out that Cassie was back to not opening up to anyone. I think Burstein does a great job with a crossover. This is Burstein’s second successful crossover from a young adult story to a new adult story. Cassie and Ben have to deal with death, losing love ones, and fixing their relationship. Instead of giving up again, Ben and Cassie have to learn to work things out instead of running for the hills. Cassie and Ben have grown up a lot since their days at camp and I hope that they are able to continue their journey.