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(Fall Away #4)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  18,892 ratings  ·  1,709 reviews
The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen o
ebook, 262 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Penguin Publishing Group
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Heeta I can't help but feel that Tate suffered unnecessarily throughout her relationship with Jared b/c the dude just can't get over himself. Thus, I think…moreI can't help but feel that Tate suffered unnecessarily throughout her relationship with Jared b/c the dude just can't get over himself. Thus, I think there should be a new man that Tate does fall in love with just in a different way, kinda like if Jared took her breath away the new man becomes her air. And Jared shouldn't be the reason she breaks up with the new man but for a reason that is totally just relevant to Tate and new man. Plus Jared deserves a healthy dose of jealousy and suffering ;)(less)
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Angeboy Reads-Alot TBH I hope Tate finds someone else. Ohh Im a heartless man.

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Penelope Douglas
Oct 22, 2014 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)

Madoc and Fallon got their happily ever after.
So did Jax and Juliet.

This is Jared and Tate's.

Thank you for everything. The reviews you've left throughout the series and the messages. Your faith and confidence in me means the world. If you're interested in Aflame information, here you go--->
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
Some Stars

So I'm gonna kick off this ramble-fest with a bit of verbal diarrhea an aside.

Because that's just how I fucking roll, people.


But back to my aside...

Just the mere existence of this book leaves me torn, quite frankly.


Everyone has their own personal likes and dislikes - and none of those likes/dislikes are wrong...

However, mine are just that:


And thus simply better than everyone else's...


I kid, I kid.



My point is that each and every one of us have our own personal reading
Samantha Young
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh it was awesome to return to Jared and Tate. Heart wrenching, passionate, emotional! I'm so glad I got to read this early because the suspense was killing me! A fantastic, authentic, beautiful conclusion. I love this series!
4–I'm Impressed–Stars


I have to admit I wasn't planning on reading this book. I don't like authors messing with couples that have already had their HEA. It's a huge no-no in the world of romance readers. However, nothing this author writes could be considered the norm, so I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did!

I'm not going to go into detail about the plot; there are plenty of reviews that give a good summary, as well as answering some readers concerns (NO, Jared doesn't sleep around. Th
Geri Reads
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm twenty, and all I know about myself is that I love Tatum Brandt. Two years ago, I thought that was enough.

One thing that Penelope Douglas did right, right off the bat with this book was she gave us Jared's POV during that pivotal scene at the end of Falling Away. It set the tone for the whole book.

Aflame is about Tate and Jared coming full circle. It's also about growing up, finding out who you are. It's about finding your place in the world. It's about letting go.

It's no secret that a l
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!


Aflame is one of those books I debated on whether to read or not. I am a huge Penelope Douglas fan. I haven’t loved every one of her books, but I think her writing is solid and I love how her characters seem to start out with this love/hate relationship. Bully will always hold a place on my favorites list. Book one and two in this series focus on Jared and Tate. They go thorough a lot to get to their happy, but they get it. I feel like this book sort of took it away and I didn’t know how
I'm not a fan of continuing a series for the hell of it. Creating pointless drama and ruining what made the series great in the beginning.

Another author added to the Abbi Glines list.

All ARC readers giving it 5 stars?
I'm sooooo surprised ;)
Not really. Predictable.
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

5++++ “I melted” “forever” “JT” “My new lifeline.” Kisses

I have so many things to say about this book and this series that I am completely and totally at a loss for what to actually write. How can I put into words what this book means to deeply these characters are imbedded in my hard it is to say goodbye to a series that has been a part of my life for almost two years? The feels are overwhelming! Needless to say, Aflame blew any and al
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 stars

I'm not tagging my spoilers, so beware!!!

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I loved Bully, Until You and Rival by this author. The first three books in the series were everything I look for in New Adult books. When it was revealed that Jared leaves Tate at the end of Falling Away I was pretty surprised. Sure they were not the perfect couple, but they never were.

My biggest issue with this book is Jared never really had a good reason for leaving Tatum behind. Yes it was to find himself, but with the career he found he
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars


I was a bit hesitant in reading this last book in the series with the fear of what the author would do to this once thought HEA’d couple. To be honest, their separation could have been cut down a ton if they actually communicated. I still don’t get the need to cut things off completely as Jared sets out to find his own way. (Thus star deduction for simply being dumb and a phone call could have remedied things a whole lot sooner.) Still, this story is well done and the drama was kept at a
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

If I could sum up my review of Alfame by Penelope Douglas, it would be ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! This was one story that I truly wanted to savor and take my time reading but being that it was a Penelope Douglas book, I couldn't helped but devour this book. I have nothing but LOVE LOVE LOVE for Aflame. Ms. Douglas consumed and captivated me with her brilliant and engaging writing and storytelling. So if you want a story to ge
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

I make it no secret, I love this series, and I love it hard. Of course I was nervous to read it, especially since I knew going in that Tate & Jared were no longer a couple and they had spend a few years apart.

Jared was feeling lost, and he wanted to be a better man for Tate. He didn't know what he could offer her, he was doing something that he didn't enjoy and he needed to be away from Tate to do that. Some might think this is dumb move but by the end of the story you come
I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, the story was good and it was nice to reconnect with the characters we've grown to love over the course of the earlier books in this series. I also think Ms. Douglas deserves some credit for taking this story in such a brave and unpopular direction. On the other hand, let's face it, nobody wants to have their favorite book couples break up! That's why it is unpopular to take a book in that direction!

Yep, Jared and Tate are split up for
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

I really enjoyed this book and I also generally loved the series! Penelope is so talented that I would read whatever she writes!!I adore Tate and Jared!They are one of my favorite couples!!I missed them so much and I was glad to see that they have another book together!!From Until You I knew that something was missing in their story, I needed more!This book really broke me and then put me together and made me so happy!!It was intense,emotional,sweet and so hot!!


Tate has unsucc
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5+++++ AMAZING Stars

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Ok first off I adored Bully, I got it for free before I even knew about this author I just picked it up from the recommendations that got shared at the time and I just went into the unknown. Lets say it blew me away, I was so effected by Bully I stayed up late and it made me think made me FEEL well here's my review to understand my thoughts ~
Therefore when there are novellas on this couple I would stop anything to read more of Jared and Tate.

At the en
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 stars.


I really really want to say I am not disappointed but then I would be lying because I am. Very much. Let me start off by saying I was not really happy in the beginning when I first read the prologue in Falling away. I lashed out, I was angry and wasn't sure I was going to give this book a chance. But then with teasers here and there I really started getting excited and I was okay with the idea of Tate moving on. Do you guys remember when you all were saying that Tate shoul
Oct 23, 2014 marked it as to-read
Just read the teaser at the end of Falling Away for this and I have to say I am NOT happy at all. Really? As if Tate and Jared didn't go through enough drama and angst, years apart, and now again? I'm sincerely hoping this isn't a full length novel. I don't know if I'll be able to take it or if I'll read it. :/
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
“Would it have been better if I had never left? Would you still love me if I kept living a lie?”

Ah, the sweet sorrow of seeing one of your most beloved series come to an end! I have to admit, I was a late comer to the Fall Away ‘party’, having discovered this phenomenal group of characters only very recently, but from the moment I dove into their world, I have been utterly bewitched. It all began with Jared and Tate’s tumultuous teenage romance, and in this stunning conclusion to the series,
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I picked up this book yesterday to read it because well...I'm a huge fan of the Fall Away series and, of course, Mrs. Penelope Douglas. What I didn't expect was to not be able to put it down and I ended up reading it in one day (or better said in half a day). With a one year old around the house that's kind of impossible but thanks to my parents that did a little babysiting I was able to reclaim an old record that I haven't achieved since I was pregnant and all I was "allowed" to do was work and ...more
NiCoLeTa E.
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an excellent conclusion...
That was fan-freakin'-tastic!!!!

And now what??? What i will do now????

How am i suppose to live without Jared & Tate??? Jaxon and Juliet??? Madoc & Fallon???
Jared??? Jared???? Jared??? Jared????
Oh, God!!! I love that guy!!!!

Yeah, i loved them all very much!!!! Every single one of them...
But he is my absolute fantasy... The best bookfriend ever....
I loved him and i will always do!!!!

I really was so exciting and happy when i finally took this book in my hand
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If there is an author out there that can pull me out of my reading slump that is Penelope Douglas for sure. And yes she did it again, even if i was very apprehensive towards this book at first.

Aflame is many things, but for me it is mostly a goodbye. A bittersweet farewell to a beautifully crafted series filled with enough pasion and chemistry to wake the dead. Bully, will always stay on the top-ten of my favorite books and Jared and Tate's story, will never stop bringing tears to my eyes, fill
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

I just love Jared and Tate together...and apart but they are so much better together. When I read about there being trouble between the two of them, I have to admit I was shocked but I was also intrigued. The "junkie" in me, of course, wanted more!

More angst and more drama...OMG, it was sooo good! PD just wrote everything right!

Does that mean I liked everything? Of course not but I think it's something that both Jared and Tate had to go through now to make things better in the future.
Apr 26, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Stars

*rating went up*

So I'm gonna make this easy and short. I'm too lazy to do a full review plus I have other books I wanna read and more boyfriends I need to whore around with.

So basically Jared leaves Tate to go find who he truly is and blah blah blah you know the usual "I need to know who I really am" and the

2 years later Tate is a new person. She's cold and she doesn't give a fuck. Jared comes back, he wants Tate back. There you go, that sums it up. Do I think that it was necessary to w
Nov 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
well.. after all the hype... all the teasers... that epilogue that leaves us with angst- it comes down to: just ok.

I wrote in my review for "Falling Away" that more and more, authors are using cliffhangers, serials, and series to pull their readers in. This may or may not be motivated by money, but to me, the writing strategy should always match the content. To me, Aflame feels like a money motivated decision rather than "this is how the characters spoke to me" bs that PD explained.

Here is my
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Everything I Wanted... And More!

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This author... how can I possibly express the amount of “feels” she can pull out of me. I can go from happy to sad to every spectrum of feeling in between during one of her books. Jared and Tate have been through so much on their road to happily ever after and this book was a wonderful, exciting and intense conclusion for not only them but for
Three Chicks
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For two years Tate has unsuccessfully tried to get Jared Trent out of her mind. But he’s everywhere even when he’s nowhere near her. At first she closed herself off from everyone. She focused on school and even stopped coming home on the weekends. She tried to move on. She tried to date. She tried not to follow Jared’s career. She tried. But she failed. Now she has her routine down. School, work and racing at the Loop. She took something that belonged to Jared and made it her own. Racing gives h ...more
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Penelope Douglas' Fall Away series is one series that truly breaks my heart to see it come to an end. Ironic, since its a series that broke my heart the whole way through. Douglas' propensity for brutally painful storylines has kept me completely consumed with these characters and consistently coming back for more with each subsequent novel since I first met Tate and Jared in Bully. The very first taste of the exquisite pain Douglas delivered in Bully had me addicted and has consistently held me ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Penelope Douglas does it again! I was fortunate to receive an ARC from the author and for anyone who has been reading the Fall Away series, Aflame is not to be missed. Everyone from the Fall Away series is present in this book. Aflame takes place about 2 years after Falling Away with Jared returning home to Shelburne Falls for a major family event. My favorite characters throughout this whole series has always been Jared and Tate so another book about them is a real treat to me. There are parts ...more
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
I am not going to get all fancy and deep here on this. I am simply going to say that I NEEDED this book. I NEEDED a HEA. I fell in love with Penelope Douglas just 10 pages into Bully and the whole series rocked me. I was a fan then, I am still a fan. Tatum Brandt and Jared Trent are in my top 3 fave YA book couples of all time.

I cannot say that I completely understand Jared's decision to leave Tate. Reading the scene in his POV made it somewhat better, but still he shattered me. I am pleased th
Jan 08, 2015 rated it liked it
very upset. I dont like that it seems Jared and Tate will be apart for a long time possibly years. I hate when an author goes and breaks up the original couple that hooked you into a series. Just because they will get their HEA doesn't mean I need more created drama. I think series is done for me.
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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 fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.


Other books in the series

Fall Away (4 books)
  • Bully (Fall Away, #1)
  • Rival (Fall Away, #2)
  • Falling Away (Fall Away, #3)
“A man who stands in front of a woman does nothing more than block her view.” 68 likes
“I’m never letting you go again, Tate,” I whispered, almost desperate. “I’m your friend forever, and if that’s all I get, then that’s what I’m taking, because only when you’re here”—I took her hand and placed it on my heart—“do I feel like my life is worth a damn.” 51 likes
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