Monday, December 2, 2013

Review Until You by Penelope Douglas Five Fantastic Stars!!

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 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 trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

5 Fantastic Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I didn't think I could love Until You as much as I loved Bully, and I was right-I loved it even more!

There is something to be said for getting inside Jared's head, why he thinks the way he does, why he treated Tate the way he did, why he has such self loathing. I had so many unanswered questions after Bully. All of the above ones and probably a half dozen more-why KC? How far did he take things with her? What were his relationships like with the masses of girls he messed around with and what was he thinking when Tate came back from France?

All my questions were answered and then some! In my mind Jared I thought Jared could never fully redeem himself, but I must say, he sure goes a long way towards it! He is humble and remorseful and truly regretful for his actions. He is so possessive and yet protective of Tate.

When I thought about what Nate could've done to her-would've done to her-I wanted to kill.

Of course it takes a while for him to get to that place-this is Jared after all.

We see more of Tate's father in this book. What a wonderful man he is, and how lucky Jared is to have him in his life. Jax, Jared's brother, in spite of his horrific upbringing is funny and warm and has a great personality. (not sure if the clues I thought I picked up regarding his future love interest for his own story will be correct or not, but if so it will sure as hell be interesting!).

Once Jared admits his true feelings for Tate, it's game on!

I've been playing games with you for three years, Tatum. You don't get to run away anymore.

Tate has to learn to live with Jared's manwhore past and struggles with it.

You want to know everything? Then let me show you. Turn around, and bend over. (I had to gulp a large glass of ice water at this point)

Of course after reading Bully we know that Piper and Nate created total havoc. Reading Jared's reactions to the maelstrom around him made my heart break for him.

Because it's yours and mine, and no one takes this from us. Not even me.

There is something that happens at the very end of the story, that almost seems out of character for Jared and it is downright (dare I use the word?)swoon worthy!

I'll do anything to be good for you, Tate. (my heart skipped a little here)

Until You is all I hoped it would be-how I adore this couple. They aren't perfect, they aren't really even whole, but together they fit like pieces of a jigsaw and somehow they complete each other.

You own me body and soul, and everyone is going to know it.

ARC provided by the author.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review ... so excited for this to release next week!!


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