Review~ Rival by Penelope Douglas

Title: Rival 
Series: Fall Away #2
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 366
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Snitch Bitch Kay

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back.

For the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…

I’m back.

Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.

But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….


After reading Bully by this author, I just had to know Madoc’s story. He was such a character in Bully. A rich, good looking, spoiled smart ass. He was a co-conspirator in the bullying of Tate. Now that his best friend, Jared has found the love of his life, he’s thinking about his true love, Fallon.

Fallon has come back to her stepdad’s home on a quest for revenge. She’s gonna bring his life to ruin, starting with Madoc, her stepbrother. He and their parents used and dumped her in boarding school. Now, with revenge plans in place, she just has to remember that Madoc is the enemy and not the love of her life.

In a time where step sibling romances are flooding the market, this one was a refreshing change. I love the characters from this series so much. Madoc and Fallon were wonderful together and when their story unfolds, get ready for the feels. Now, I’m on to Jaxon’s book. I can’t wait!
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