Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Rival" by Penelope Douglas



RIVAL BY PENELOPE DOUGLAS

SERIES: Fall Away #2

PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: NA Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: NetGalley
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY

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...

MY REVIEW

This was the first book I read for this series, and it certainly won't be the last... As a matter of fact, I feel really motivated to go back and read the first instalment just to enjoy Tate and Jared more! They may not be the main characters in here but oh, if they rock the scene when they're on. Put them together with Madoc and Fallon and you have quite the perfect company.

The story flows so well that as soon as I was telling myself 'just another chapter', I was already three more in. Madoc and Fallon are strong characters with issues mostly caused by their parents. They have a background that puts someoneespecially at such a young age—in a very difficult position, and what I particularly liked and appreciated were their reactions. There are certain situations in which you would expect hysteria and drama—like it usually happens—but besides the inevitable fights and misunderstandings (which can only make the read more interesting, by the way), they handle the whole situation in a better way than you'd believe. Thanks Penelope Douglas for such a refreshing turn!

It's an addictive read with great twists, touching but even funny moments and hot-damn-hot scenes... If I were you, I wouldn't think twice and I would be already on my way to get my own copy!

RATING: 4/5
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