Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Falling Away series by Penelope Douglas

**The Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas **
Jared & Tate's story

Book Trailor:  http://youtu.be/t821c5xA988
My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.

But he still won't leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

I'm not going to let him bully me anymore.

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.***

Bully (Fall Away, #1)Bully by Penelope Douglas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, Read first time 6-22-13, 2nd time 12-5-13 but forgot to review it so here it is before I start Until You.

I fell upon Bully back in June as an Amazon Freebie. I was very curious about the story and couldn't wait to dive in this emotional but delicious read ;) Yes, it feels wrong for being hot over a 17 year old Jared when I am in my early 30's but the heart desires what the heart desires so sue me.

Jared and Tate started out as neighbors and best friends but when Jared has an opportunity to stay with his father instead of Tate one summer, things change, life becomes useless, and hating someone he loves the most is what soon keeps him alive for the next 3 years.

Tate doesn't understand the turn of events and change since that last summer with Jared, losing a best friend and she was falling for him too.

This story is really tough and emotional. I read it three times and cried all 3 times. Penelope made sure you felt the pain of what teenagers were going through. This book is only in Tates POV with a lot of unexpected twists, bullying, teen sex, language, with all types of abuse.

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Until You
Jared's POV from Bully with something extra as well

Book Trailor:  http://youtu.be/ouNdKYQVuZM

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.  I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her or anyone else.  So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.   Now, when I push, she pushes back.

Until You (Fall Away, #1.5)Until You by Penelope Douglas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited for an early release on this book. I loved this book even more and I am really loving Madoc and Jax so I cannot wait for their books.

Until You tells the story of Bully in Jareds POV from when he first met Tate at 10 yrs of age to the present. There is definitely more added scenes that wasn't in Bully and a lot of scenes that was definitely clarified. There were times I caught myself laughing now hard, I snorted but I needed those scenes to make up the difficult past scenes of Jared. Loved it and can't wait for more!!

I am hoping that I figured out Jaxs love interest ;)

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Madoc & Fallon's story

Rival (Fall Away, #2)Rival by Penelope Douglas

Coming August 2014

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back. For the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…I’m back.

Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.

But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….

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Falling Away
Jaxon & K.C.'s story

Falling Away (Fall Away, #3)Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

Coming January 2015

Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid.

K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away....

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great t wist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…

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