on Next To Never (Fall Away 4.5) by Penelope Douglas.

I have finished – free like a bird until May. I am obsessed with anything Penelope Douglas writes, so obviously I had to read Next To Never as soon as possible!

Also….I am going to RARE 17 in Berlin in June and guess who’s gonna be there? YES! Penelope Douglas!!!!!!

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New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

Review:

Can we just take a moment and appreciate the US cover? While you should not judge a book by its cover, the UK one is probably my least favourite in the series! Anyway, the content is important and no matter how much I dislike the UK cover, I LOVED Next To Never.

It is a novella, so I will keep it short. Quinn – Jared, Jax and Madoc’s sister is definitely an interesting character that needs to be more in depth. I’m so glad she is gonna have a full-length novel. She seems a bit lost and I think a lot of people could relate. That’s one of the charms of Penelope Douglas’ writing. Her characters are unapologetically real. We are caught up with my favourites – Jared and Tate, Madoc and Fallon and of course, Jax and Juliet. It is a bit strange how grown up yet still the same they are. I’m finding myself craving a Fall Away series re-read!

So what is Next to Never actually about? It gets a bit meta! One day, Quinn receives a book that goes into detail about her parents’ love story, as well as her brothers’. Reading snippets of how Jason and Katherine got together was a real treat, as heartbreaking as it was sometimes. Personally, I did not complain about some sex scenes between Jason and Katherine because let’s be real, it’s part of every relationship, but I could not help myself and cringe a little if I was Quinn. If I ever got a book like that (about my parents), I would probably burn it and scratch my eyes out! 😀

Next To Never is a perfect novella to get us all excited about the next generation – I know I am! Dylan (Jared and Tate’s daughter) is already my fave and I am BEYOND READY to read her love story!!!!!!!!!!

Basically, I AM READY.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Love,

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Release Blitz: Next To Never by Penelope Douglas.

YES, YES, YES, million times YES. Or at least less yes…if this was a full novel it would probably be billion times YES!

 

 

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Title: Next to Never 

Genre: New Adult 

Author: Penelope Douglas 

Release Date: January 17th, 2017 

 

Synopsis:
New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully…

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

Prologue:
There’s a prologue that Penelope had to delete from the book and she was kind enough to share it with all of us on her website. If you want to read it, and I highly recommend that that you do, you can check it out here.

 

About The Author:
Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into ten languages and include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as Corrupt, Misconduct, and Punk 57. Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella) is coming in January 2017.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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Title: Aflame (Falling Away #4)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Synopsis

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.

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About Penelope Douglas

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Penelope Douglas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Fall Away series. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Science in Education from Loyola University in New Orleans. Penelope lives in Las Vegas with her family.

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Hello.

I don’t know if you are excited but I am BEYOND EXCITED. Like I can’t even describe my excitement. Why? Because Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas cover and blurb reveal is HERE. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I sure as hell am counting the days. April 21st can’t come soon enough. (I have talked about the Fall Away series here and here! And because of Aflame I will post on Until You and Rival soon as well.)

HERE IT IS PEOPLE!

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Title: Aflame (Fall Away, #4)

Author: Penelope Douglas

Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 21, 2015

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Synopsis:

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series.

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their

attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new. 

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Author Bio:

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Penelope Douglas is a writer 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 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 they were 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.

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on Falling Away (Fall Away #3) by Penelope Douglas.

Hi.

I’m emotionally drained, sleep deprived but I need to get this out. My first book review was on Bully, the first book of this series. I you want to refresh your memory, read here. I promised that I’m going to talk about my favourite on of the series – Until You (Fall Away #1.5) but yesterday at midnight, Falling Away came out and I couldn’t have been more excited. I mean I wanted to wait and read it after my exams but it was physically impossible. So I was lying in bed last night and thinking if I should just wait until 1 am when my kindle version was about to arrived. I told myself it’s just because I want to see it, not that I want to read it straight away! I’m not crazy, duh. But yes I was. I read it. And here it goes.

Synopsis:

Fall awayJaxon 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 twist 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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on Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas.

Hello again.

One of the recent factors that convinced me to start a blog was Goodreads. Since I was young, I have loved reading. However, in the past two years I stopped reading books and instead watch movies and TV shows. Excessively. Goodreads showed me how many great books there are for me to read instead of just fanfiction (I will definitely address this again). And I explored the world of new-adult genre. I’ve read around twenty new-adult books in the past few weeks so I decided to start with them until the end of the holidays when new episodes of TV shows are coming out!

Anyway, my first book to review is Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas.

So how did I come across this book? Because of my lacking romantic life I decided to get lost in a love story (pathetic, I know). I googled “love-hate relationship books” and this one was quite high on the Goodreads list. The rating were quite high as well, however the top review was only for 1* which made me a bit sceptical. Now moving on to the actual reading.

Synopsis:

bully

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.

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