Rival

Rival From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until YouMadoc and Fallon Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war She s back For the t

  • Title: Rival
  • Author: Penelope Douglas Abby Craden Nelson Hobbs
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until YouMadoc and Fallon Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war She s back.For the two 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 doorFrom the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until YouMadoc and Fallon Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war She s back.For the two 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 I m back.Two 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.

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    1. Whyyyyyyy? Why isn't this book out like yesterday??? Why does this always happen? Why am I always forced to stalk authors like an insane person eating socks? Please, book, please come out.

    2. FIVE STAR CROSSED STARS"You reached me. When no one else ever has."It was love at first chapter when I first read the work of Penelope Douglas. Intrigued by it's title and a newfound author I found myself falling for this authors debut writing style and since reading 'Bully' I've not once wanted to look back. This author brings something fresh to the 'new adult' genre of writing and it seems I'm not able to stop my admiration for her work. 'Rival' has been a long anticipated release and i can no [...]

    3. Read my review at Sinfully Sexy4 Stars“Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths.” ~Andrew HarveyRival by Penelope Douglas is book two in her Fall Away series. This is an author that took me by complete surprise when I read the first book in this series, Bully. I fell completely under her literary spell. Ms. Douglas stands apart as an author who writes in the new adult genre. She brings something unique and refreshing to the table and her books seem to b [...]

    4. 4.5 STARSThat beautiful girl hated me, and I hated her, but – goddamn it – I loved how we hated, because it was raw and real. It didn’t make any sense, but yeah – it was real.”Why the hell did it take me this long to read this book?! Why? WHY I ASK YOU?! I'll admit that reading a few reviews made me a little nervous to pick this one up. I should have known better. Other people's pet peeves tend to be my catnip. What? I never said I wasn't a lot little crazy? But I digress.As you may al [...]

    5. After reading what could be the single-most amazing book in 2013 that I have ever come across and falling in love with deeper and deeper with Jared, Rival is one of the books I'm looking most forward to. And it has Madoc! Madoc!!! The guy with the smart-ass remarks and easy humour!"Totally. This is the start of a great friendship." I jostled Madoc's arm playfully. "It could be the start of a great porno, too," Madoc deadpanned, breaking into laughter."Bring me thee, Madoc! I am ready for you.But [...]

    6. 2.7-3 stars!This was my reaction when I read that Madoc is getting a book.So when the cover/blurb and release day was announcedAnd because luck on my side, I got my hands on the ARC. I went andSo I devoured the book in less than 6 hours. It wasIt was. Well, I wanted to love this one so much and I wish I could give this 5 stars. The StoryMadoc and Fallon are step siblings and two years ago something happened with them that ended very badly. But now Fallon is back and Madoc doesn't quite know what [...]

    7. 4 stars“Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of it’s depths.” I loved Madoc in Bully. I know he was a bit of an ass, but he had some charisma. I was so excited when I found out the next book would be his. And with his stepsister. Win! I can say honestly, I loved Bully and Until You much better than Rival. I did like this, but there were a few over the top things that made it impossible for me to give it 5 stars. Still, there were things I did really like. Madoc [...]

    8. It was just OK, I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. Since Bully is still one of my favorite books ever, I waited for this one with excitement. And sadly it did not meet my expectations. I won't write what the book is about because you can read it in blurb and in plenty other reviews. I'll just focus on what I did and didn't like.First - writing - it was very good. I have no doubt that Penelope Douglas is a talented author. She delivered fast paced and intense story, just the drama was [...]

    9. DNF @ 54%Madoc and Fallon are step siblings that never got along. After 2 years being away she is back.Let me just break it down:•Hero- I normally like douches but I didn't find any redeeming qualities in Madoc •Heroine- I think I found a pattern (view spoiler)[#1. Have sex with Madoc. #2. Leave #3. Repeat #1 & #2 three times (hide spoiler)]•Storyline- Secrets, misunderstandings, DRAMA!!!•Romance- Didnt feel the love•Feelings- Too much anger, some eye rolling•Banter- None •If I [...]

    10. 4 MADOC AND FALLON STARSThis was really good!!!For one more time Penelope managed to captivate me with her characters!!!I was so excited when I saw that there is a new book from her!!I adored Bully and Until you.Tate and Jared were amazing!!And now we have Madoc's story!!From the moment I read the synnopsis I was intrigued!Love/hate relationships always are the best!!Finally we can see and understand some of Madoc's reactions in the previous books and finally we can understand him better!!The ch [...]

    11. OMG!!!!!! It's Madoc's story!! YESS!!!!!!!*happy dance* Can't WAIT!!! :-)Madoc- It’s different within these four walls—behind this closed door, at night, in the dark. I’m not Madoc, and she’s not Fallon. I’m not smiling, cracking jokes, or putting up a front. And she’s not cutting me down with her smart mouth or looking at me and wishing I was a million miles away from her. Here—in her room, on her turf—is where she’ll let go of everything that makes her fight me everywhere els [...]

    12. This was a nice follow-up to 'Bully', focusing on the romance between Madoc and his estranged stepsister, Fallon. This book provides a glimpse into Madoc's past and the events that drove him to be the womanizing side-kick that I despised for most of 'Bully'. A more sentimental side of Madoc is revealed, even if he regresses back into his jerky ways when he's hurting.I love a forbidden romance, so this book was right up my alley. With parents scheming to keep them apart and colossal misunderstand [...]

    13. FINALLY. This is a story about need and hope. A story about sharing your life with someone who makes you want to wake up every morning and see thousand reasons why it’s worth it We don’t chose who to love, do we?.They come from two completely different worlds. . ,, I talked a lot of shit, but truth be told, it was more for my ears than anyone else’s. Madoc was designer. I was Target. He was Godiva. I was Snickers.’’Fallon: ’’ Madoc was always calm, after all. So calm all the damn t [...]

    14. 2.75 ~ 3 Stars ”My little rival. You think I can’t rise to the occasion in this game?”This story started out pretty good… Madoc and Fallon are step siblings who have a secret past together consisting of sex regularly in the evenings and hating each other during the day hours when they were sixteen years old. Events unfolded that Madoc wasn’t made fully aware of and Fallon leaves never to return again… scratch that, she shows up two years later to wreck havoc and revenge on her stepfa [...]

    15. 4.5 stars! “You’ve always wanted me. You know why? Because I don’t try to kill your demons. I run with them.”There is just something about the way Penelope Douglas writes, that when I pick up one of her books I cannot put it down! There were so many mixed reviews from friends on this book that I had been avoiding it. But when I saw Tate and Jared got another book I decided to play catch up and believe me am I glad I did!Drama. Angst. Love. Hate. Fear.Fallon and Madoc have been stepsiblin [...]

    16. I am not gonna lie, i was a little obsessed with this book long before its release, i woke up in the middle of the night to read it the moment it came out And now i want to do it all over again.I loved it so much, the pasion, the unyielding tension it held, the hatred, and all the emotions, up until 75% it was amazing Not that i didn't like the rest but i got a little overwhelmed by all the things that happened so quickly.Now for the characters, I liked Fallon so much, but i always had a sweet s [...]

    17. "Bully" was one of my favorite books because of the way Penelope delivered such a beautiful love story and adding a twist in it. The way it confuses you and makes you question if you are actually reading a love story when obviously it is one is intriguing and made me admire her deeply. Not everybody can pull off such an amazing technique. Now, I got the chance of reading "Rival", that tells the story of two young lovers who are broken, force to be apart and had no way of letting this love go onl [...]

    18. TITLE: RivalSERIES: (Fall Away, #2) AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas GENRE: Contemporary RomancePUBLISHED: August 26th 2014MY RATING: ★★★★★ I'm having a Penelope Douglas marathon this long weekend in hopes that I can finish this whole series!! ”My little rival. You think I can’t rise to the occasion in this game?” ~ MadocI loved this, I admit it did take me a while to get into, I hated the games these two played with each other, but I loved the ups and downs, the shocks, the drama, loved [...]

    19. 4.5 Stars, loved it!I was a HUGE fan of Bully, so I was pissing my pants with excitement for this one and I wasn't disappointed. I love the Love/Hate storyline, I think it has to be a favourite of mine, all that angry sex - yes please!The prologue takes place when they are both 16, Madoc's dad is married to Fallon's mum and they don't really get along, they go to the same school but don't have much to do with each other during the day. 2 years later, Fallon comes home from boarding school having [...]

    20. *4 TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME STARS!* "I see a beautiful woman with a knockout body and the guy she drives insane with wanting her."After reading Bully last year I couldn't wait for Madoc's story, even though at times in Bully he wasn't exactly a likable character I still had a soft spot for him and couldn't wait to find out more about him. This book was definitely a journey, we have a forbidden love with two step siblings that deep down love each other but have been lied to and made to feel just ha [...]

    21. Wayyyy more epic than I even expected!Oh.e feels. I LOVED this book. Like more than Bully and Until You combined! It was phenomenal. I loved Madoc as soon as I met him in Bully and Rival was absolute bliss!

    22. 3.5--Fallen--Stars!!!"Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths.”"For some reason, Rival fely awfully familiar to Bully to me. I guess the whole love/hate back-and-forth thing. Fallon and Madoc are step-siblings.ly. Madoc's dad and Fallon's mom have never had a traditional marriage. When Madoc and Fallon are sophomores in high school things between them heat up only for Fallon to leave one night in the middle of the night. I wish we would have gotten more [...]

    23. WARNING: Ranting, f-bombs and spoilers below!'I could feel him rubbing the walls of my womb.'Please, for the love of God, when writing a sex scene, DON'T use the word 'womb'. Even Sylvia Day, who writes hot, steamy sex scenes turned me off one particular scene when the male lead grunted about how he could feel himself in her stomach. Or something. It's weird and gross and call me immature, but it's pretty damn funny, too. Way to ruin a moment.With that said, maybe it's time I admit that Penelope [...]

    24. 2.5 Stars"That beautiful girl that hated me, and I hated her, but— goddamn it— I loved how we hated, because it was raw and real."So, there were a few factors I liked about Rival, but as much as I enjoyed - I didn't like. I was excited for this story and thought it would be one I couldn't possibly not enjoy, but it honestly did not read like Bully or Until You and I'm at a loss for why. Madoc ruined this for me. I know they are teens, but come on, Penelope Douglas is the queen of writing tee [...]

    25. 4 Solid StarsI have really enjoyed the Fall Away series, so of course I was so excited to read Madoc’s book. Starting this book I knew Madoc as Jared’s sexy best friend, and any friend of Jared’s is a friend of mine. The story starts off with Fallon, Madoc’s stepsister. Now I feel like I need to explain Madoc and Fallon didn’t grow up together and are the farthest thing from siblings. Okay, back on track, Fallon is back in town after being gone for two years. As the reader we are not s [...]

    26. ♥♥♥ 3.75 STARS ♥♥♥●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●“Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths.”●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●This story is about two eighteen year old teenagers who fell in love with each other without knowing it. They hated each other during the da [...]

    27. 3 - Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths. Stars.I really loved Bully and enjoyed Until You so it’s regrettable for me to not be able to give Rival the same high ratings that they were given.I really hated turning corners. I hated closed doors. I hated not seeing the path ahead.I think the main issue I have with this book is the fact that were a reading about two 18 year old people, who basically go at it like porn-stars for most of the book, there is [...]

    28. “The thing is, Fallon . . . I told you before to lock the door if you wanted me to stay out. Funny thing is . . .” I leaned in. “You. Never. Did.”Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…She’s back.For the two 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 [...]

    29. *ARC received by NetGalley*4.5 STARS'We were two people in a fucked-up family taking our cues from fucked-up parents. And neither one of us knew how to do anything differently.'He's Pre-LawShe's Mechanical EngineeringHe's PrivilegedShe's PoorHe's PreppyShe's EmoHe's a PianistShe's a SkaterHe's her Step-brotherShe's his Step-sisterGenre: New Adult RomanceCover: 9/10Writing: 9/10Heroine: 9/10Hero: 9/10Humour: 4/10Hotness: 8/10Romance: 7/10Extra book Details: Can be read as a stand alone. Heroine & [...]

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