Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

falling awayTitle: Falling Away
Series: Fall Away bk 3
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult

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.

Thoughts: Penelope Douglas has become an author that I really enjoy. The latest installment in her Falling Away series is full of all the angst we’ve come to expect in this genre.

Okay I’m not going to lie…I loved Jaxon. He makes no apologies for the life he lives or the things he’s done for the people in his life, those he loves. What I loved about Jaxon was that he loves fiercely and is extremely protective.

KC’s life is in a word complicated. Oh so very complicated. The very last thing she needs is Jaxon, the boy who fascinated her when she was in high school, in her life.

Jaxon and KC are one of those couples where you are never sure if they are going to yell at each other or kiss each other. The only thing you know for sure is that they both have very intense feelings for each other. This is complicated by the fact both of them didn’t have the best childhood and has left very deep scars on their emotional psyche.

There were times I wasn’t sure they were going to be able to pull off their happily ever after, so when it finally came I gave a sigh of relief. I know this is a romance so there was going to be a HEA but man was it close.

Grade B+

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