Book Review Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

Mar 052019

Falling Away Blurb:

From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Rival

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 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.…

Title: Falling Away
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (429 pages)
Rating: 10/10

Falling Away follows two of our already known characters, K.C and Jax. K.C. Carter is a nickname she grew up with, but she will call herself Juliet, by her real name. Jaxon Trent is Jared’s brother, and as we know he is quite a man himself. He caught notice of K.C. when he first came into the gang’s life, but he was only seventeen then. Jax is working with Fallon’s father doing some illegal stuff, since he is that good doing computer work.

I feel like Falling Away is like Bully, all over again and it’s an intense book.
Our opinion of Juliet is not a good one, since she used Jared to hurt her cheating boyfriend Liam and hurt Tate. Fast forward 5 years, he got cheating again, and Julie got community service by threatening him with a butter knife.

I love it for Jax has always kept an eye on her, helping her along the way. Therefore, I understand his idea of infatuation on her, just watching and dreaming, without pursuing. Especially since she was in a relationship most of the time.

Meanwhile, Juliet has no plans of keeping quiet and manages to get into Jax attention, but he, like Jared has deep wounds that hurt the people he cares about. Unfortunately, Jax manages to voice something Jared is dealing with, which will continue in Aflame. Fortunately, he and Juliet end up together.

“I wrapped my arms around his waist. “You called me your girl.” I nodded, waggling my eyebrows. “And,” I continued, “you’d better believe this little wallflower will cut a bitch with that knife of yours if anyone lays a hand on you.”
“The world has plans for you, baby. Whether you’re ready or not. You can be either a driver or a passenger.”

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