Title: Rival (Fall Away, #2)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn
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…
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…
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….
Reaching around, he twisted my chin towards the mirror, and I sucked in a breath. “What do you see?!” he shouted.
“You and me!” I blurted out. “Madoc and Fallon!”
My heart was racing.
I looked at him through the mirror. I sat on one side of his lap, so he could see from the other side, and we stared at each other, my chest rising and falling more urgently.
“That’s not what I see,” he said in a low voice. “Those names mean nothing to me. They’re simple and empty. When I’m with you, I don’t see the daughter of a gold digging bitch and an Irish drug lord or the son of a crooked lawyer and a vegan Barbie.”
I almost wanted to laugh. Madoc had an ironic way of looking at the world.
But he wasn’t smiling. He was scowling. He was dead serious, and I knew from experience that his genuine moments were few and far between.
He reached up, threading one hand into my hair while the other hand rested on the chair.
“I see everything I want for as long as I can have it,” he continued. “I see a woman that wears the cutest little scowl like she’s two years old and was just told she couldn’t have candy. I see a guy that went and got an apadravya piercing, because he wanted to live in her world for even a little while.”
I closed my eyes. Don’t do this to me, Madoc. Please.
Fallon Pierce has been away for a couple of years. She was sent to boarding school to keep her away from home. Fallon has been plotting her revenge for a while and this time the people who hurt her will suffer too.
Madoc has spent the last two years trying to forget Fallon with whatever girl was available. When Fallon is back in town, he can't stay away from her. He needs to understand why she left him in the first place.
They have hated each other since the last time they were together but when they are face to face, old feelings resurfaced.
I do like this series. Penelope has a way to making you like guys you'll usually hate.
Fallon was determined to seek revenge but when she had a chance to hurt Madoc or be loved by him, she choses love.
Madoc's POV helped a lot. If I only had Fallon's opinion I don't think I'll like her to end up with him. He made plenty of mistakes, some of them made me furious with him, but I do believe he loves her.
I was happy to read that Tate and Jared's love is still very much alive and I'm really looking forward to Jaxon's book.
Cliffhanger : No
Other books in the Fall Away series
Bully (Fall Away, #1) - Buy Links:
Until You (Fall Away, #1.5) - Buy Links:
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