Sunday, January 18, 2015

Penelope Douglas - Falling Away (Fall Away #3)

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 the bond between them grows, 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.…

***{5 stars}***

I didn't think it was possible to top my love for Jared and Tate, but WOW. Jax is such a complex, damaged character. Just when you think you have him figured out he surprises you. But his surprises are not always what you hope them to be. He can be the temptation that you dream about, but will probably never catch. Or he can be the top of the heap jackass that you wish you had never met. He can break your heart. 

KC has not been a character that anyone has loved so far, but we really just didn't know her story. Now that we have "walked a mile" in her shoes, I understand her so much more. And the match between her and Jax is perfect. They bring out the "drive" and determination in each other to be better. To climb higher than their circumstances. 

Their story takes you to the highest of highs and the lowest or tear filled lows. A complete emotional rollercoaster, but that's what makes this such a great romance. You have to have the lows to appreciate the highs and the absolute love affair. Page turning obsession, I read this all in one afternoon. There was no way I was putting this one down, I just HAD to know what was going to happen next. Great job Penelope Douglas! Your series just keeps getting better and better for me. And even though I am anxious about the sneak peek into the next book (because it looks like we are jumping off the cliff again), I can't wait!

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