Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

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Review: Bully by Penelope DouglasBully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas
five-stars
Published by Intermix on February 18th 2014
Pages: 333
Goodreads

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas delivers an unforgettable New Adult romance that toes the fine line between love and hate…
My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He’ll barely refer to me at all, and he’ll hardly ever speak to me.
But he still won't leave me alone.
We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him.
But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have.
It's time to fight back.
When one brave young woman stands up to her best friend Jared, now tormenter, the consequences go beyond anything either of them ever would have imagined…

REVIEW

5 “This is how bullies are made” STARS!!!!!

Penelope Douglas is a FLIPPIN’ GENIUS! After reading Corrupt earlier this year, I instantly became obsessed with Douglas and vowed to read all of her books. I didn’t think that her other works could live up to the high bar that was set with Corrupt, but I was wrong. Like Corrupt, Bully had my emotions all over the place! I was mad, I was intrigued, I was laughing and on the verge of tears.

I know that a lot of people compared Tate to Rika(Corrupt) and I can see the resemblances but also their differences. Both chicks are BADASS. Apparently if you are planning on pissing Tate off, you better be wearing a cup and be immune to pepper spray. I loved how Tate was able to internalize all the hurt and hate that she had from all the years of Jared’s torture to fuel her own revenge, or as Jared said, “Waking the demon…”

Douglas has an amazing talent to create these intense male characters that have incredible vulnerability. Once I got to start seeing the real Jared, I couldn’t help but forgive him for all his sins. I am not a big fan of reading a squeal of the opposite perspective, but I am already predicting that I’m going to love Until You more than Bully!

“You were my tempest, my thundercloud, my tree in the downpour….”

five-stars

About Penelope Douglas

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author living in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cleaning or trolling the IMDb message boards, arguing with other Star Wars fanatics. Her books include the Fall Away series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame). Please look for her recent standalones, Corrupt and Misconduct. Available now.

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