Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rival-- Penelope Douglas!!

Holy hotness and angst Batman!! Rival has it in loads!! Simply awesome!! At this point, Maddoc is my new man in the Fall Away series, even though I think it's gonna be Jax before too much longer!! I find myself saying, Jared who?? ;)

Maddoc and Fallon are to die for- just simply wonderful. The fact that their story has a past (much like Tate and Jared's) is great- I really loved getting the glimpse into their start. I know that a while back, Penelope had mentioned that there would be high school and college scenes, and at first, I think some people wondered how that all would work- but it was fabulous. A great transition from their teenage lust/ angst/ confusion, into their adult love and life together. And talk about hot!! Maddoc makes Jared look like a choir boy!! I was drooling for him!

But above all, what I loved the most- the fact that Maddoc allows no one, and I mean NO ONE to take Fallon from him again. He is willing to risk it all to ensure that they get their HEA, and that their love survives the test of time. It is freaking awesome!!

Of course, we get plenty of Tate and Jared, and even Jax (which, I'm telling you- is gonna be the best story yet), and even some KC and Liam. There is also quite a bit of "Wait, what??" reaction to some scenes and of course, as Penelope hints- the gang gets to come together for a big thing.  :)

Happy dances were had all around from this girl- I just can't tell you how much I loved this story. I highly recommend it and am giving it 5 huge stars!!

From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until You
Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…
She’s back.
For the three 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.
Three 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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Author Bio:
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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Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway:
Penelope is offering up the following prizes. The giveaways are international and ends at 11:59 PM CST 09/15/2014.
·        (2) $100 gift cards for either Amazon or B&N winners choice
·        (2) Signed paperbacks of Rival
·        (1) Signed set paperbacks of Bully, Until You and Rival
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Be sure to pick up Bully (Book 1) and Until You (Book 1.5) in the Fall Away series!!
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  1. OMG keeping fingers arms legs toes eyes and everrrrrything crossed!!! so want a signed set of Penelopes book!!!

  2. Maddoc sounds awesome! I love Jared, but Maddoc is definitely someone to look forward too! :) Thanks for the chance to win such amazing prices!!! ^_^

  3. thank you for the giveaway!! love this book so much!

  4. Great review! Madoc completely stole my heart in this one.

  5. I'm so jealous you got to take part in this tour!

  6. The giveaway is so cool. I love all books by this author.

  7. This is an amazing series.. I devoured this book, I didn't think the series could get any better but it definitely did. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and your great review :)

  8. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! Can't wait to read the rest of the stories in the series :D

  9. I love this series!! Thanks so much for the chance to win, you rock! :)

  10. I love this series so much that often re read it and recommend it to everyone.

  11. Awesome! Love this series, one of my favorites!

  12. Love this series!!! Can't wait to see how it goes with Jax & KC!! Thank you Penelope Douglas for writing such an awesome series!! ❤������

  13. Love the review! It's ridiculous how excited I am about this blog tour!

  14. Great post & I Love Penelope Douglas & this series! Thank you for the giveaway

  15. Love this series! Just finished re-reading Bully and am now moving on to the others. Can't wait to read Rival! Any one of these giveaway prizes would be awesome to win!

  16. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I absolutely love this series and love Penelope Douglas' writing style! Cant wait to read more from her!!

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. This is the first book I've read by Penelope, I loved the intensity, very addictive. Great blog x

  18. Thanks for the giveaway. I absolutely loved Bully and can't wait to read until you and rival

  19. Great series! And awesome giveaway! ��

  20. FAVE SERIES!!!! Thanks for The Awesome Giveaway ♡ ♡ ♡