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Until You

(Fall Away #1.5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  41,015 ratings  ·  2,651 reviews
***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are sca
ebook, 2nd Edition, 406 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Intermix (Penguin Group (USA) LLC) (first published February 18th 2013)
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4 Amazingly Written Stars!!!

I'll be honest, after reading this book, I STILL DO NOT LIKE JARED–hence the only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars–and, frankly, I continue to struggle to understand WHY Tate would want to take him back after the way he BULLIED her for years. However, that doesn't negate the fact that this is by far the best his-side-of-the-story I've read to date! Holy cow! Penelope Douglas did an amazing job writing Jared's story. I still don't like him but I understand him, a
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

5 Stars!

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Sometimes, I have issues with 1.5 books that are essentially the first book from a different p.o.v. Luckily, this book wasn’t like that. It didn’t feel like Bully from another perspective. You still got the ‘Bully’ story, but there was a lot of new scenes and new information.

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Jared is a bully. He knows it. He’s a bully to one particular person. Tate. Tate was Jared’s best friend for a long time. Then one summer, he went to stay with his father. When he came back, everything
Penelope Douglas
Aug 19, 2013 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Thanks GALORE go out to everyone who read Jared's story! You'll get in his head again with the continuation of his and Tate's story in Aflame. Look for it in April 2015!

(Note: This is not the cover. Just a teaser pic.)
Geri Reads
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 never-a-dull-moment stars!! This book was one heck of a ride. Being in Jared's head was at times scary, frustrating, sad, dirty--like really dirty--but still effin' enjoyable. Not to mention this book is HOT! Like really panty-melting and so raunchy, it should be illegal, kind of hot.

First off, I have to congratulate Penelope Douglas for truly giving us Jared's story. This book wasn't a rehash of Bully. While there are plenty of things here that we've already seen/read from Bully, we also get
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
5 Stars

Becoming hard at heart isn't an intersection in your brain where you have a choice to turn left or right. It's coming to a dead end, and you just keep going, over the cliff, unable to stop the inevitable, because the truth is you just don't want to.
There is freedom in the fall.

If I'm being perfectly honest, I was actually hesitant to read this. Last time I read a companion novel, the only thing it managed to do was make me hate the heroine with the fire of the worst kind of ve
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Jared's POV from Bully (with new material!)

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't tru
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Grrr...I have no one to blame but myself!!!! I read Bully and I didn't like it much. Seeing how this book gets such high praises I figured "Ehh, why not?!" Besides, I love the guys POV. LOVE IT!!! That was not the case with this book, it fell apart and got annoyingly cheesy towards the ending. ...more
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Considering I'm generally not a big fan of the "#_.5" companion novels of any series since it's typically the story I just read merely from another POV ... I am shocked, y'all... *SHOCKED* that I'm giving this book a 5 star rating. But, here I am... tacking all 5 stars to this bad boy.


Penelope Douglas gave us a unicorn here, folks. One of the few companion books that really friggin' works. I may even like it MORE than I liked Bully. The fantastic thing about this book is that it isn't a case of
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I've been waiting for Jared's pov!
The entire time I was reading Bully I kept wondering what was going on in his head..why did he act like that around Tate and how did he really feel, and that is exactly what we get here!! Until you is Jared's story and it was amazing!!


I really enjoyed being in Jared's head. After reading this, I finally have some closure on what was going through his head. Watching him struggle with his feelings of love for Tate, his feeling of abandonment toward his mother and
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Over the years, Tate had endured a lot of harassment because of me. People were pretty stupid in high school and freshman and sophomores are the dumbest. They want to be accepted, and gossip is taken as gospel. Tell people that someone has their clit pierced or that they eat dogs, and you just have to sit back and watch the school flood with talk. And usually the objects of the talk would drown pretty quickly.
However, by junior and senior year, silly rumors are about as effective as a b
Initial reaction: Well, at least I gave this read a shot. I read though the whole thing, but it was goodness awful. But I'm going to talk about it like the read I treated it as - mostly through something of an academic/curious filter.

It was rough going though, and I do not understand the appeal of Jared at all.

Full review:

There's much for me to cover in this review, so I won't mince too many words here in establishing the plot, just get right to my reaction for turns of events. I wasn't going to
IT'S OUT GUYS!!! Can I just mention how unbelievably excited I am to read this!?!?!? SQUEEE!!

If you guys have already read it, tell me what you think of it :)


Jared Trent


Tate Holloway

Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

4 beautiful-mess Stars

While I appreciate the sentiment of the above statement, I also know it to be complete garbage, sometimes. It can cost, a whole hell of a lot, to be kind. Cruelty can be far easier than kindness, especially when it is what has left the most impact on your life. I’m certainly not saying it’s the wise course, but it is a slippery slope that is A LOT easier to fall down than it’s made to seem.

In no way am I condoning Jarod’s behaviour by these remarks. What he did was deplor
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TITLE: Until You
SERIES: (Fall Away, #1.5)
AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHED: February 18th 2014
MY RATING: ★★★★★

So I'm having a Penelope Douglas marathon this long weekend in hopes that I can finish this whole series!!

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Holy shit 2 down 3 to go!! "Falls of chair" ekkkk I didn't realise there were FIVE books in this series..

Loved loved and freaking loved the fact that Jared got his own book, he needed his story to be told, his side of things, why he was the w
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book ! I was pleasantly surprised that this book was really fresh .... It wasn't just a retelling of the original story.. This was a juicy and delish spin on getting into Jared's head!,,

“I want to touch you.” His words were against my lips now. “I want to feel what’s mine. What’s always been mine.

“Yesterday lasts forever.

Tomorrow comes never.

Until you.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time


Obviously this was a re-telling of Bully, I get that. And I really didn't feel like it was the exact same story but it still seemed to be the same thing over and over again.


Jared's reasons for bullying were still...

But don't get me wrong...

I think this was supposed to make KC, Tate's BFF, look better...

In fact, I thought she was an even bigger bitch and

I think had I read this version first I might have liked it better but clearly dual POV would have been
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I needed Jared' s perspective after reading Bully and I'm so glad Penelope Douglas took the time to write it. I was still a little reluctant to give Jared a free pass on being an asshole douche to Tate for YEARS, but that last scene warmed my cold heart. I can't wait to read Madoc and Jax' s stories. ...more
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Alright this is AMAZING what I will say is if you've read Bully you definitely need to read this, I will also say I'm not greatly keen on reading the same story but different pov's in my case too many books too little time. But Bully to me spoke to me in many ways it will definitely hold a place in my heart and although Jared's story goes over certain points that were in Bully, this is 100% Jared's story this is not his POV but really his life, his relationship with his father, his brother, his ...more
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Until You Chapter #1

Chapter 1

The blood spills over my lips and onto the floor like a long strip of red paint. I let it pool in my mouth until it dribbles out, since everything hurts too damn much to spit. It’s coming out of my gums and tongue, but I only hope it’s not coming up from my stomach, too.
“Dad, please.” My voice shakes as my body shivers from the fear. I haven’t called him “Dad” in weeks, but I’m so scared. If he can see me as his son, then maybe he won’t hurt us anymore. Maybe he’ll j
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
FYI, yes, my reading progress was very bumpy but after thinking about this book for a while I think the painful journey is worth enduring to get the end story :)

4 second-chance stars!!!


Words are powerful things. They have the ability to hurt, to heal, to make us feel. Perhaps the only two things stronger than words are music and pictures, which is what this review consists of.

It all began with a tree...


And ended with a love story.


But the in-between?

Well, that’s the best part.


“I’d spent the
moonlight ☾
5 stars

"My heart only beat for her, and I’d rather spend my life hating, loving, fucking and breathing her than losing her."

so....there’s a chance I may be whipped for this likable asshole named Jared Trent. 👉🏼👈🏼 I enjoyed Bully, but I had some problems with it - one of them being I needed the H’s pov to understand his perspective and why he was the way he was. Until You definitely did its job correctly. My heart ached for Jared in this one, I truly felt for him and, tho I still wanted to sh
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 5 Awesome Stars ♥♥♥

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I wanted her to hurt. I didn't want her to hurt. I hated her. I loved her...

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When I heard we would be getting Jared't POV... I could not wait! Why? Well, because, I really liked the book Bully, but had a hard time understanding Jared. I didn't get why he did the things he did to Tate. And even though by the end of Bully I softened to him slightly, I couldn't love him.
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
uhh, i feel scammed. why had the author published this as the companion novel?! this would’ve made for a better first book in the series!!

✨ 3.5 "I LOVE TO HATE YOU" stars ✨

i'm so glad that we get to meet more characters in this book as well as see different sides of the existing ones we’ve already known from the first book. it’s not necessarily that we see their good sides. it’s that we see them from a different angle and are able to understand them more. i know this is kind of the whole poi
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Le sigh.

Despite my ambivalence toward the whole same-story-from-HIS-POV thing, (Example: Walking Disaster, Hopeless? No thanks, I'll pass. Remy? Yes, please may I have another) I loved this book just as much as Bully, if not more.

Yes, bullying is bad, bullying is awful, yadda, yadda, yadda... [Insert valid and thought provoking social commentary here]...

But I loved this story. I love Jared and Tate. I look forward to more from them. Penelope Douglas is an outstanding writer and I look forward to
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars!!

Until You is the companion novel to the first book in the Fall Away series, Bully. I loved this book so much! After reading Bully, I knew that I needed Jared’s perspective on the situation. And that’s exactly what we got!

I will say, this was my first time reading a companion novel, since I do tend to avoid them for whatever reason. However, after reading the first book, I knew I couldn’t resist - so I was in for a little surprise. I expected this book to just be everything from the
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I adore this series and while I can't say I was on edge with what's going to happen, It was awesome to get into Jared's head.



I'm glad I read this book because sooo much is explained and clarified and things I thought were a douche bag move actually want.

I was really bummed that I knew what was going to happen however it doesn't change the way I feel about Jared and Tate's story..

"Yesterday Lasts Forever. Tomorrow Comes Never.".

The intense LOve hate relationship...

Brings these lyri
Aug 01, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The first chapter has been released earlier this week, and I'm telling you...

In Bully, we get a general idea of what happened to Jared that made him the bully that he became to Tate. I just never expected that it was like THAT!!

I wanted to kill someone.

Then we are given a peek at a day in the life of Jared Trent.

(view spoiler)

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

If you liked Bully, you will love Until You! This story dot's all the i's and crosses all the t's and leaves ~almost~ every question answered.


• Tate - I'm still enchanted by her and maybe a little more so just hearing about her from Jared's POV. I love how she keeps him on his toes.

• Jared - was nice getting those badly needed answers. I now understand him so much better.

• Tate's Dad - I love how he was with Jared. Exactly what he needed. And his secret was so sad!
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yesterday lasts forever.
Tomorrow comes never.
Until you.

Really loved this book! Bully was one of my favourite books of the year and I enjoyed this one just as much.

Kudos to you, Penelope Douglas, for writing a kickass companion novel –not an easy task! Although this followed the same storyline as Bully, it had many new scenes and I loved seeing what was going through Jared’s head throughout the book. My heart broke for him and all he had to put up with. I think anyone who was on the fence ab
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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You know that feeling where you crave a certain food so bad that you can literally taste that sucker and you won't be satisfied until you eat it? Once you indulge in your craving this euphoria settles on you and you feel all complete? Well, waiting for UNTIL YOU to release and finally reading the dang book gave me those same feelings. I was floating on cloud nine. I didn't think that I could love Jared more but I did after reading HIS st
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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, Credence, and Tryst Six Venom. Please look for Falls Boys and Motel, coming next.

She lives in New England with her husband and their d

Other books in the series

Fall Away (4 books)
  • Bully (Fall Away, #1)
  • Rival (Fall Away, #2)
  • Falling Away (Fall Away, #3)
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“Girlfriend isn’t enough to describe you, Tate. That term is disposable. You’re not my girlfriend, my girl, or my woman. You’re. Just. Mine,” I bit out every syllable, so she would fucking understand. “And I’m yours,” I added, a little calmer.” 102 likes
“Now, I could go on about mommy didn’t love me and daddy hit me, but who doesn’t have a story, right?” I asked. “There are times when we can blame a situation on others, but we own our reactions to them. There comes a point where we are the ones responsible for our choices and excuses don’t carry weight anymore.” 84 likes
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