Friday, January 9, 2015

Review 'Falling Away' by Penelope Douglas is the guy she’s supposed to avoid …

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.

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

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 twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, 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.

My Review:

A view months ago I read ‘Rival’ by Penelope Douglas. It was my first book by this author and I was completely hooked. I loved that book. I received the book from the Little, Brown Book Group and since I really loved it, I let them know. Two weeks ago I received,  a package with an ARC version of ‘Falling Away’ by Penelope Douglas the new book in her Fall Away Series. It was one of the best Christmas presents this year. I was just so happy and couldn’t wait to start reading.

In ‘Falling Away’ we read the story of K.C. Carter and Jaxon Trent. K.C. seems to be a perfect girl. She always follows the rules and she always looks like she came walking right out of a designer store.
Jaxon has had a rough life and he does whatever he wants, and everybody lets him. They seem to have nothing in common, but still there has been a definite chemistry between them for years. But K.C. never gave in to this chemistry. When K.C. returns to her old hometown after two years, where Jaxon is still living, they both soon find out that they both never forgot about each other and that nobody is perfect.

The thing I really love about ‘Falling Away’ is that from the very first page, you feel like you know these characters. This is definitely not a slow build story. You immediately get pulled into this story, and of course I just couldn’t stop reading anymore. I love love loved Jaxon. Even though he seems to be a very bad and angry guy in the beginning I just loved him from the start. He was just fun angry. And learning what he had been through when he was little, well I could have understand him being much more angry. The chemistry between K.C. and Jaxon was from the beginning very addictive. I loved how they slowly, very slowly, became closer and how they both saved each other.

And don’t forget about K.C. That girl was amazing. She seemed to have a perfect life but soon you learn that nothing is perfect. In this book, K.C. grew out to be a strong and independent woman. I loved how she finally got the strength to take control of her own life and she completely followed her heart even though it scared the crap out of her.

This book was like a rollercoaster. It was funny and sexy, but also sometimes sad and heartbreaking. It was really going up and down. I loved it and couldn’t get enough.
Penelope Douglas’s writing style is very pure and catchy. No emotions keep hidden and she was completely able to make me feel like I was living inside this story.

I just can’t believe I already finished the book!! What to do with my life now?? Thankfully, I still have to read ‘Bully’ and ‘Until You’, so I still have those books to look forward to. Thank God!!! And don’t let me forget about ‘Aflame’, book four in the Away series. That one is also coming in 2015! I can’t wait.  

My Rating:


About the Series:


The Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas is a New Adult Romance series. In this series we follow the lives of young adults and their struggles in love and life. The first book in this series ‘Bully’ was originally published in June 2013. In December 2013 ‘Until You’ followed and the third book ‘Rival’ was published in August 2014.
This series has received many great reviews and has been a huge hit. The fourth book ‘Falling Away’ is published in January 2015.

Praise for the Fall Away Series:

I read this book in one sitting. Rival was as gripping as it was sexy!'
- #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

'Full of feeling and intensity that will appeal to the reader seeking an emotional rush'
- IndieReader

'I was really craving a book that would make me stop everything I was supposed to be doing and devour every word . . . and that's exactly what Bully did!'
- Smitten Book Blog

'A unique twist on the bad boy meets good girl tale. I could not put it down!'
- Aestas Book Blog

'She did something seasoned writers haven't been able to do - take a hero who was a complete ass and make me fall in love with him'
- Scandalicious Book Reviews

About the Author:

Penelope Douglas is a writer living in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five
children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the damn degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she HATED public administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later she was married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The Originals, and she shops at Target almost daily.

For more information about Penelope Douglas and her books please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter, Tsu, Goodreads, Pinterest and Amazon.

Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.

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