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Falling Away

(Fall Away #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  26,535 ratings  ·  2,022 reviews
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 matt
Kindle Edition, 429 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
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Penelope Douglas Do you mean how was the situation from BULLY resolved? It will play out--hopefully to everyone's liking--in Falling Away. It is addressed. No worries!…moreDo you mean how was the situation from BULLY resolved? It will play out--hopefully to everyone's liking--in Falling Away. It is addressed. No worries! Thank you for your question. (less)
Penelope Douglas They were together in Bully, and you'll find out more in Falling Away. Stay tuned!…moreThey were together in Bully, and you'll find out more in Falling Away. Stay tuned!(less)

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Penelope Douglas
Aug 19, 2013 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)
Bully was my love.
Until You was my responsibility.
Rival was my pleasure.

But Falling Away was my destiny.

Every whisper, every breath, every kiss, and every word came from my gut. This is the book I'm most proud of.

See the reader-made trailer!!
Nov 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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‘These violent delights have violent ends.’

I love Penelope Douglas’s writing. I think she is an amazing story teller and she writes some of the hottest sex scenes. I fell in love with Bully, I really enjoyed Until You and Rival. For me, this book just didn’t work like the others. There were some parts I enjoyed, but way too much I had mixed feelings on…

K.C. and Jax had a moment once upon a time. The moment passed, but neither of them forgot it. It’s been a few years, but now K.C.
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

Title: Falling Away
Series: Fall Away #3
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

"I feel like I'm falling,"
"But it feels so good."

Falling Away was definitely on my list of Ten Most Anticipated Releases, so imagine how excited I was when it turned out that I will be able to read it few months earlier. Yes, I admit I may have squealed a bit. I really enjoyed reading Penelope Douglas’ previous books and God
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3 stars!


I’d like to preface this review by saying how much of a KC (heroine) hater I was based off my impression of her from Bully and Until You. If it hadn’t been for a good friend who confirmed to me that the KC in this book is totally different from the shallow, backstabbing chick we all know from the other books, I most definitely would’ve passed on this book. From my rating you can probably tell this was an average read for me, but believe me when I say that I am glad I read this book becau
Geri Reads
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ~ 5 stars!

Full disclosure. I liked Rival but I wasn't blown away by it as much I was with its predecessor Bully and Until You. So I was a bit apprehensive reading the ARC. But something happened as I started to read this. I slowly fell in love with one of its characters. And no, it wasn't Jax. That doesn't mean he wasn't lovable but falling in love with the hero is almost a given. In this book, it was the heroine who stole my heart.

K.C. Carter was known as the girl who has it all. On the ou
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
DNF at 40%

Just going to go ahead and cut my losses I think.

Really the first 40% was fine. Decent. Nothing wowing.

It didn't feel a lot different from the other books in the series with the whole love/hate dynamic.

Jax was a typical Penelope Douglas ASS.

Where I made my mistake was going to the end and reading the teaser for Aflame.

Because now I'm so pissed. And annoyed. And

Sadly, this bit of news has now affected my enjoyment of this book.

Then let's not forget the dreaded scene at ar
Well shit y'all.

I had to step away before I could even write this if that is any indication. So, some background shall we? This story is about K.C., Tate's bitch ass, backstabbing BFF, and Jax is Jared's younger bro. Can you tell I hated K.C. going into this? A LOT. If you didn't read Bully or you forgot..(view spoiler)
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 HOT Stars

"Hope you like summer fun, Juliet, because it's just getting started."


This is the story of Jaxon and K.C. told in alternating povs of both characters. Jaxon is Jared’s little brother that lived through hell by the hands of their father. Dad’s in prison, Jared is in ROTC, Tate is in medical school, Madoc and Fallon are happily married and K.C. and Liam have finally broke up.

K.C. finds herself back home in Arizona to serve out her community service at her former high school f
Sep 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 3,5 stars ***

It could have easily been a 5 star reading for me, it could. I think, it even was till some point. Bully and Until You are one of my top favorites books and since I wasn't a fan of Rival, suffice to say that I was both nervous and excited to read this one. And when I started, I loved it until I didn't.

It started very well. All that push and pull, hot and cold, love and hate...I love it in books. There were some serious hot moments. Jax was deliciously sexy, alhpa male and KC se
Ever since we were introduced to Jax in 'Bully', I have been looking forward to reading his story. As a character, he was endearing and captivating. Despite his youth, it was clear that he had been forced to grow up early, enduring more than anyone should ever have to at the hands of the father that should have protected him.

In 'Falling Away', Jax is all grown up and making his own way. No longer just a flirtatious kid, he's all man now! Despite all the changes, some things have stayed the same
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 "You’ve owned me since I was seventeen… Stars

This isn’t your traditional love story, there are moments of complete heartbreak and frustration, but there is also moments of true, raw love.

When I picked this one up to read I really just thought it would be a hot little college romance, but it was so much more. These two characters have been through so much and are both emotionally damaged.

From the outside it appears K.C. Carter has it all. She is dating her long time boyfriend, is intelligent,
This is my go-to book when I'm sad.

3.5 Stars!

(please don't pay any attention to this ugly cover)

"Wanting her was more addicting
than the idea of actually getting her."

First of all, what's with this ugly ass cover? Who is this even supposed to be?

I really liked Jax in the last book, and loved him in this one. I loved the idea of him being in love with K.C, but I really didn't want these two to have a happy ending! Penelope really knows how to built tension between her characters, but as soon
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

I love a bit of angst, throw in some Love/Hate then I'm sold. This is the third couple that we have visited in the Fall Away series and follows K.C and Jax.

K.C was a shit friend to Tate in book 1 (Bully) and I have always wanted to know what it was about her that made Tate want to hang on to her as a friend. Jax is the tortured brother of Jared and is as intriguing as they come.

K.C is back in town for the summer and living next door to Jax after having been sentenced to complete
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DNF at 33%

I might have read too many spoilers. Which I'm glad for b/c it saved me a lot of time. This book was the same as the previous books anyway.


This did not happen here.

- again a love/hate relationship,
- again a hero who is a sexgod (not that im complaining)
- and also a manwhore, skill only comes with practice, right?

-dont get me started with the parties. They make Hugh Hefner look like a virgin.

Now lets get to the new stuff. What I did read was that damn teaser for Aflame.

(view spoiler)
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst

Falling Away worked for me, the writing was great, and I love broken characters. Jax and KC's story is full of angst and steam, which is perfect for me. And while Jax isn't always perfect, their story held my attention and I found myself rooting for them.

No mothers. No fathers. No gatekeepers. Non domini.

These two have experienced some pretty shitty things. They have issues. They aren't perfect. Their love story doesn't shoot out of a unicorns ass, all sugary and sweet. It gets messy, and
JAX? Who the hell is JAX!

Then it hit me whilst reading other peoples reviews. JAX IS FUCKING JARED BROTHER! OHHHHH DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNN




Kelli C

I fell in love with Penelope Douglas just 50 pages into Bully and that emotion built with each book. Her gift of Jaxon Trent and his story has permanently etched her into my heart!

Falling to really review this adequately? I have no idea. This book for me was beyond all my expectations. I "GOT" it. I felt all the emotions that the author breathed into these characters. Jax and K.C. were a constant give and take, a shift and go, a complete

Doesn't it feel so
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

***Yes, I attempted to return it! LOL***

Because why?


Because after seeing the word on the street, best summed up in my homie Nikki's review, I have decided to forgo moving to Pissed the Fuck Off Land.

And because, well...




Update 1/7/14 Oh man, I have this on my kindle ready to go and now I am sooooooo hesitant to read it based on reviews and the teasers for the next one...I am happy where things were left after book two and I don't want that to get
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 'Panty-wet' Stars

(Edited review)

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K.C. Had to come back to her home town for the summer and do some community service because she went to jail, so She's staying in Tate's house. When she sees the kid that she once new back then is no longer a kid anymore and that he still lived next door, she sensed Trouble.

Jaxon Trent was the goddamn devil.
He was Hot,dirty,mysterious and did I mention HOT. He was this crazy "hot" boy that made my panties wet. I Loved him.

Jax has desired K.C for years, s
Amy Harmon
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Penelope Douglas's Falling Away. Gulp. Her books are my guilty, delicious pleasures. **Warning, Lots of sexy.** Most of the time, sexy books don't cut it for me. I need more. With Penelope's books, it's the sexy in addition to the great writing and compelling characters that does me in. Bravo, lady, can't wait for Aflame. ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2 stars

This hurts me so say but this book stunk. Jax was such an inconsiderate asshole and KC never did grow a backbone. Plus my neck hurts from all of the whiplash.
I went into this with low expectations, it seemed not very popular and I understand why now. I still love Penelope Douglas though and will continue to read her books...
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TITLE: Falling Away
SERIES: (Fall Away, #3)
AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHED: Published January 6th 2015
MY RATING: ★★★★★

I'm having a Penelope Douglas marathon in hopes that I can finish this whole series!! And I've nearly reached the end!!I thought I'd never get there!!

Move over Madoc and make room for Jax *sighs* this guy just melts your heart, he's hot az sin and dirty as hell,his words, his alpha male tendencies, he just comes across ALL MAN!!

A hot sexy,
May 25, 2014 marked it as to-read

Link to a new short Teaser:

Info about Aflame (Jared/Tate novella):
Aflame's story line begins in Falling Away, so just a heads up.

Falling Away takes place halfway through college. Aflame is after college when they're 22. ~Penelope Douglas

Teaser for Falling Away:

***Falling Away Scene***

This was the only one that wasn't a spoiler regarding Jared and Tate's future, so enjoy!

Jared just got home after a
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Fans of the Fall Away series will be pleased with this installment, Jax and K.C.’s romance. As usual with Penelope Douglas’ writing, Falling Away was panty-melting hot! New Adult on crack, HOT! She’s got a gift with lighting fires and making you squirm! But more than the incredible sizzle, Ms. Douglas shines at writing passionate, addictive stories that you’ll have a hard time putting down.

Jax has been crushing on K.C. since high school, and even though she might have seemed to recipro
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 26, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
SQUEEEE!! Bully fans! This is Jax's Story!!!

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
Aug 19, 2013 marked it as library
EDIT 21/08/13: I just remembered that Jax is Jared's younger brother. I can't believe I forgot about him *shakes head*. It's very disappointing of me.

But I'm really happy now because Jax might the next Jared. The next Jared!!


...A third Fall Away book?




There's going to be a third book?!!?!?!? Best. News. EVER!


But first things first and my excessive fangirling aside, who the hell is Jax? I bet we're going to meet him in Rival. I bet he's going t

Man-whore hero not for me.

(view spoiler)
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I need to preface by stating the obvious: I loved everything about Bully. Tate living right next door to her arch-nemesis, the guy who decimated her heart every day with his hurtful words. The crazy things Jared and Tate did to piss each other off, like blasting loud music and cutting off electricity to the other's house. Their relationship paralleling their life of racing at the Loop, their romance growing around their love of cars and racing and speed. Maybe this is why I love K.C. and Jax's d ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Jaxon oh my stars

Falling Away probably has the most angsty storyline out of the series. I’m not a really a fan of major angst, because I think it just makes me want to pull my hair out, but there’s something left to be said about a couple breaking up many times. Sometimes I hate it and sometimes I can’t get enough of it.

K.C. and Jax’s story isn’t smooth and isn't an easy read. I can see many readers loving this.

K.C. has a list of problems. Her parents are saddened by K.C.’s sister death and
Three Chicks
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well she did it again!! Up until this point I was not a fan of either Jax's nor KC's. (def not her!) but..once you read this book, if you didn't like either character before, you will change your mind. This book has so many layers to it. All of my questions regarding Jax's past (and the basement mystery) were answered. He is a complex character and seeing that development-from a man who smiles on the outside but has huge pockets of pain on the inside-that, for me, was my reason for really taking ...more
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Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, Birthday Girl, and Credence. Please look for Tryst Six Venom and Motel, as well as the Hellbent series, coming next.

She lives in Las Vegas with her h

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