The Next Flame (Fall Away Series)

The Next Flame (Fall Away Series)

by Penelope Douglas


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ISBN-13: 9780399584930
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: Fall Away Series
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 604,792
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Penelope Douglas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fall Away series, including Falling Away, Rival, Until You, and Bully, as well as the stand-alone romance Misconduct. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, then a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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The Next Flame 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pre-ordered this before details came out with the understanding it was a new book with a Novela attached. Instead it was 2 already published novelas that I already own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story might be great but I can't get past the fact that I just paid for a second copy of Next to Never to get The Next Flame novella. Disappointed by this scam.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two stories in one! Aflame Just when you thought all the drama was over, Tate and Jared kick it up a notch. Jared took off two years ago to find himself, and during that time Tate moved on, and now Jared’s come back and realized his mistake. Like previous books, these two dance around each other the majority of the time and it’s a push-pull relationship between them. I will say that I enjoyed getting to see everyone. We meet back up with all the characters from previous books, we even find out about Jax’s mom and Madoc’s father. It was a great way to see where everyone is at two years after the last book. I liked getting some closure with these characters but I also liked that the author left it open. I also liked the epilogue and how the author left the possibility for more down the road. Next to Never I totally had an “oh crap!” moment when I started reading this story. We got a snippet and a hint that Quinn (child from Madoc’s dad and Jared’s mom) had a childhood crush on Lucas who was a childhood friend but I never connected the dots that that Lucas was the same little boy that Madoc took on as a “little brother” in Rival. I feel bad that I’d forgotten about Lucas. He was just a background character that only popped up here and there in Rival but he was a saucy lil thing which is no surprise given the fact that “take nothing seriously” Madoc was his “big brother”. However, with that being said, this isn’t Lucas’ story. Heck, it isn’t even Quinn’s. Quinn obtains this romance novel only it’s more of a memoir of her parents’ time together. The majority of Next to Never is pretty much the memoir. There are snippets of the present time of the whole gang but there’s really no Quinn time. I felt no connection to her, knew little to nothing about her, and couldn’t care less about her in the end. I thought this was going to be her story… Lucas’ story. I was so excited about it but instead I got some disjointed memoir of affairs of characters I don’t even care about. Not to mention Lucas doesn’t even make an appearance in the book until the last 5 pages, and it’s just his POV of what he’s doing right then and there. There’s no interaction between these two the entire time. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more frustrated with a book. I get that the author was trying to show readers that you can be happy without being one half of a whole but come on! I wanted Quinn’s story at least, not some creepy retelling of some teenage mother who is “saved” by a married rich dude, put up in a house by him, sleeps with him, but refuses to leave his current wife because of his infant son. No! Just no! I feel duped by this story.