by Penelope Douglas (Goodreads Author)
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series.
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 of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.
They all still talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?
But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.
Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Group
Genre: NA Contemporary Review
Part 4 in an ongoing series and needs to be read in order
My Aflame Review ...
Well it can't always be easy.
We fell in love with Jared & Tatum in Bully. We rooted for them and their HEA but not always is it a HEA, especially with real life.
Jared has been through a lot and maybe hasn't always handled things the best way but the one thing he does know is that he loves Tatum Brandt more than anything. However, he also wants to love himself so he feels like he's worthy of their relationship. Since they got together he has always put Tate first and helped her with her dreams but what about his?
Unfortunately since Jared is not always the best communicator his plan once again goes wrong and blows up in his face.
Tate has been bullied but she survived and became a really strong woman. So strong she overshadowed Jared and didn't see the consequences of it. So when Jared lets her know he needs to find himself she can't see past the pain and questions to see what he really needs. She then loses it and never really fully recovers.
Now two years later!
Jared has found himself and is successful but a part of him is missing.... Tate. But Tate's moved on.
Tate will never be able to get Jared out of her heart and head but she's trying to move forward and have a new relationship. Sadly the sparks aren't there but her new boy is safe and won't hurt her.
Jared is forced to come home for the birth of his new sister with the promise that Tate is out of town but .... they were played. All the players aka their friends and family have forced this reunion for these two, knowing that they belong together.
"Tate," he whispered in my ear, desperate. "Would it have been better if I had never left? Would you still love me if I kept living a lie?"
They still love each other but is it enough???
I loved this series. With Aflame it is sadly the end of this series but what a journey it was. I loved watching Jared and Tatum find their way even though it wasn't always pretty or easy for these two. Here we get to see how everyone turns out and what happens to these fabulous group of friends. But they all know the key to their group is Jared and Tatum so they have to make sure that what is broken is now fixed so they can all find their HEA.
Great book! Great Series. If you love NA then its so worth a read.
4 Final Thumbs up!