Until You (Fall Away Series #2)

Until You (Fall Away Series #2)

by Penelope Douglas

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Until You (Fall Away Series #2) by Penelope Douglas

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a companion novel to Bully.

This is Jared’s story.

 
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or numb to all emotions? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between. Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.
 
Except Tatum.
 
I love her so much that I hate her. I hate that I can't let her go. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her—or anyone else. So I hurt her. I pushed her away. But I still need her. She centers me. Engaging her, challenging her, pushing her—it’s the one last part of me that feels anything anymore.
 
But then she went and screwed everything up. She left for a year and came back a different girl. Now, when I push, she pushes back…and I’m not sure either one of us will ever be the same.
 
Includes a teaser for RIVAL, the next unforgettable novel from Penelope Douglas….
 

Praise for Bully:
 
"Bully was a wonderfully addictive read that kept my heart racing from start to finish. I could not put it down! 5 stars!!"—Aesta's Book Blog
 
"A heated and passionate novel, full of feeling and intensity that will appeal to the reader seeking an emotional rush.”—IndieReader.com
 

Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. 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 and her husband have one daughter. She is the author of Bully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698180888
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Series: Fall Away Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 35,442
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. 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 and her husband have one daughter. She is the author of Bully.

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Until You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive only encountered inspirings books like this a few times. And i read alot! Getting into jareds head and understand the level of need for tate was something truly magical... i absolutely loved bully and i absolutely loved until you.. penelope douglas has become a favorite of mine.. So buy Bully & read it now... and then... Buy Until You because its phenomenal !
Anonymous 7 months ago
I finished Bully in three days and searched for the next one and loved it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In love with jared and tate. I always enjoy reading from the guys point of view.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the reviews all I saw was Ppl complaining it's the same story as bully, yes it is the same time line but it's told from Jared perspective he talks about things you don't learn in bully and you learn where and what he was doing when tate was not around .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it but it could have been better and there seems to be too many curse word it is like we get already just stop cursing ugh
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csingh More than 1 year ago
I first read Bully last year and immediately understood why so many readers were gaga for it.  I absolutely loved the book and fell in love with Jared and Tate.  I had purchased Until You immediately after, but was unable to read it due to a number of reasons, and with the upcoming release of Aflame, another Tate and Jared centered story, I figured now was a great time to catch up with them before the series potentially ended.  I've got to be honest, reading from a guy's point of view, really does it for me.  There's something about being in a guy's head that makes them seem more open and vulnerable.  I'm not sure if it's knowing men are taught they can't be emotionally expressive and still be men or if it's something else.  I loved being inside Jared's head.  I finally got to find out what he was thinking when he did the things he did.  And not everything he did was motivated by hate and pain, and some of the things he started with those intentions turned out to be quite nice and romantic. The tattoo thing, totally made me swoon, and earned Jared a lot of redemption points in my book. There were some moments that were really hard for me to read, especially with Jared's poor excuse of a father.  I wanted to reach in through the book and beat that man silly or worse.  I also wanted to reach into the book and protect both Jared and Jax.  Seeing Jared change into the man he wanted to become with Tate by his side was wonderful.  I also loved seeing Tate again, although I didn't like seeing her hurt again either. There were some light moments that made me laugh and smile, which was great to counterbalance all the heavy emotions I felt. I'm really excited about reading Madoc's story and falling in love with him as well. He's got some real potential to go from bullying goofball to romantic hero.  Penelope Douglas did a great job at letting us into Jared's head and doing his story justice and I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of the series.
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bookworm820 More than 1 year ago
So I was kinda iffy about getting this book because of the mixed reviews, but I decided to take a chance. I'm sooo glad I did. It is NOT bully all over again. While there are a few scenes that match there are so many that is original. I In until you: you learn more about jareds relationship with his brother and father. What was really going on with k. C.  And his real feelings for Tate.  If you liked bully I'd deffinately read until you.
KaterinaAnn More than 1 year ago
After reading Bully, I really like Jared, but there were some part of the story I still felt wary, and felt like I did not fully "get" his side of the story. Until You has made my heart break for this bad boy! I feel like I want to give the younger, 14 year old version of Jared a hug.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "Why do we do it?"... I never had an answer that satisfied me, let alone worth repeating. Stars. I suppose my first question to myself after finishing Until You is does this book offer up enough of an explanation and credible justification as to Jared's treatment of Tate in Bully. For me that is a no, I still think what happened to him was abhorrent, but I don't for one minute think that justifies his douchebag words and actions... She knew my game. She matched me, and she was going to be a joy to take down. There was no limit to how high I could fly from feeding off her. I didn't dislike the book (hence the 4 stars), I think this is possibly one of the best male POV's I have read actually, and although I found the real lack of justification for his actions weak, I liked Jared. He is essentially a lost little boy, hurting the ones he loves the most to try and take away the pain of things he can't or won't talk about. If you judge the book on that basis it is a worthwhile read, it didn't feel like a Bully rewrite which is also a big plus, and the year when Tate is away in France reveals an awful lot of information that isn't even hinted at in Bully. I wanted her to hurt, I didn't want her to hurt. I hated her. I loved her. I wanted to violate her body in a hundred different ways. I wanted to keep her safe. The other positives for Until You are that the book goes past the end of Bully to give more depth to thier story as a whole, and we get alot more of Madoc, considering his book is up next, I liked getting to know the guy a little more. And Jax, this guy has a little place in my heart already so I am glad, we will get his story early 2015. It was about me and never her. Never a truer word was written, doesn't justify the behaviour, but it highlights the screwed up actions of a guy struggling to deal, and acting out in the worst way possible. "Every minute of my future belong to you."
Mom2Smithboys More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books I took with me to work to read at every glance. It was a super sweet love story filled with highs and lows. I'm placing this one my archives to re-read when the need my fill of love and passion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the same story just retold. Great story.....different story
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
I just finished Until You and I already want to do a re-read! I LOVED this book! 5 Lasting, My-Heart-Will-Never-Be-the-Same Stars! "Yesterday Lasts Forever. Tomorrow Comes Never. Until You." The Review:  Where I might have been on the fence with these characters in book one, I am in awe at how I’ve done a complete turn around. I wanted more from the story. I got it. I wanted more from Jared’s side. I got it. I wanted to see Jared come to terms with what he’d done and the consequences of his actions. I got it. I wanted to know just what KC was thinking, turning on her best friend. I got it. I wanted more emotion. I got that in spades! I wanted more angst. Done! I wanted more sexy. Whoa, did I get it! I wanted a better HEA. I got that too! This book is definitely one of the BEST “his” POV’s I’ve ever read!  Did I like this book? Nope. I effing LOVED it! Story/Characters...  If you read the first book, Bully, you know that Tate and Jared have a tumultuous relationship and that Jared took great pleasure in hurting Tate. He did things that confused her, humiliated her, turned people against her and made her distrust people in general, especially him. He took her confidence away and made her question what she thought to be true.  I had concluded, from reading the first book, that Jared was just too immature to handle the horrifying events and the debilitating emotions he suffered after his time away that summer. And he was acting out in the only way he knew how and could handle. But in this book, I realized he truly THOUGHT he hated Tate. They say there’s a fine line between love and hate and when you’re emotions are involved, sometimes is hard to distinguish one from the other. This was very much the case with Jared. That summer away with his father really messed him up and put his mind in a place so dark, he just couldn’t escape. As he tried to get control of all the rage and hurt inside of him, he ended up twisting and warping every emotion into a negative. Instead of relying on his family and friends, he pushed them all away and declared them enemies who didn’t really love him. He thought they didn’t want him and after the mind games his father played on him, I came to understand just how much pain he was in and the only way to handle life was to shut himself down completely. He was too young and too hurt to deal with what had happened to him, so he lashed out at the one person he knew he could hurt, to take back his control. Unfortunately, he was drowning in an abyss so deep, he couldn’t see through to the other side to what his actions were causing.  There is a much brighter light shined on Jared in this book and whereas I was on the fence before, really not liking his character, I fell in love with him in this book. I still hate what he did to Tate. I still hate how he chose to deal with his emotions. But I love that he FINALLY put himself out there to prove he wasn’t the waste of space his father claimed him to be and to prove to Tate he was ALL. IN!  We see his feelings, his rationalizations, his purpose and ultimately, even though he was creating all this conflict in Tate’s life, he loved her, wanting to protect her and selfishly keep her in his life the only way he could handle. He didn’t think he deserved love. He didn’t think he deserved good but he couldn’t let her go... so he kept her in his orbit by hurting her. Watching her cry let him see that she still cared enough to elicit a reaction. As warped and messed up as it was, it was all he could handle. His mind was in a bad place and he was silently screaming for help but because his walls were so thick, his mind so shattered, he couldn’t let anyone close enough to see what really happened, what he really felt and a true connection was out of the question. I hurt for Jared so much in this book. I hurt for Tate in this book. It was a messed up situation all around.  We even see Madoc in a new light as he takes liberties to bring about Jared’s protective side when it comes to Tate, even at the expense of Tate. I no longer saw him as the obnoxious bully he was in the first book, but rather the true friend he was to Jared. The same goes for KC. I wondered, in the first book, how a best friend could do and say the things she was doing to Tate, but getting Jared’s POV proved what was really going on behind the scenes and showed us that it wasn’t as clear cut as Tate thought it was. And I can’t conclude this review without talking about the amped up “sexy” in this book. Wowza! That Jared is smokin’ hot and I feel dirty for saying it because he’s way too young for me to be having these cougar feelings! lol! In my mind, he was in his mid twenties! Yeah, I’ll keep telling myself that. Maybe it’ll stick. :) The Wrap Up:  The writing was brilliant, the original story was told with a fresh look but there were also many extra scenes as we see everything from the time Tate and Jared met, until the wonderful and beautiful ending of this book. The best part is, their story will continue as it's highlighted in the background of the other characters stories. I want to see where they go from here because with all the conflict they’ve endured, I’d love to see a true trusting, loving, passionate relationship with a sure future.   * Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh gosh I didn't think I could like Jared anymore than I did from Bully. Boy did he prove me wrong; love him. I will never look at a kitchen table the same ;)
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
Read BULLY first and then read UNTIL YOU. In this book, you get the POV of the bully Jared. It is a stand alone book but you do not get enough of what the victim Tate has gone through to really appreciate their story. That said, UNTIL YOU will break your heart, make you laugh, cringe at times, hold your breath and finally smile for the HEA. There needs to be a follow up book about this couple and the author's next book RIVAL does not come out until August, 2014:( I highly recommend that anyone 18 and older reads this book because the topic of bullying is addressed and this book shows all the damage that comes from that. It also shows how a person can become a bully and most importantly, how to stop a bully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked out her first book "Bully" and loved it. So as soon as I heard she was putting out another but from Jared's pov, I had to get it. I love when authors release books done from the guys pov, after they have already done it from the girls. It adds another level to a book that would usually just have the females. It's always nice to have both takes on the story. "Until You" helps the reader to understand and like Jared all that much more. Ofcourse in this book you find out more of his back story and why he's so guarded and angry. It's sad at times but by the end you can't help but fall for Jared more so. I can't wait to be able to read more about Jared's friend Madoc. He could be a jerk too but he's pretty funny also. If you do happen to read this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Penelope Douglas did an awesome job with both books. I'm looking forward to reading more from her in the future.
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