Falling Away by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ll never think of popsicles the same way again!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: 😁☺️🤬🥵🥰
The heroine: K.C. Carter (a.k.a. Juliette) – she seemed to have the perfect life but nobody knew what she went through because of her crazy parents. K.C. had feelings for Jax since he came to town but denied them because he was a year younger and she wanted to think of him as a kid. She goes away to college and returns two years later to find Jax has turned into a man.
The Hero(s): Jaxon Trent (a.k.a. Jax) – he had a terrible childhood and came to live with his brother, Jarod. Now he owns the house, has wild pool parties, runs the loop (local drag races) and is getting a ton of money from someplace mysterious.
The Story: The chemistry between Jax and K.C. is sizzling hot from the very start. Both of these people had terrible childhoods and have been hot for each other from the start. Though Jax assumes K.C. thinks she is too good for him and K.C. doesn’t believe she deserves happiness.
This is my second read of this book and I loved it again. Jax was hella hot! He is intelligent and has a filthy mouth with the hard body to go with it. On the K.C.’s side it is “I hate him but I’m attracted to him.” Jax is more “I am completely obsessed with her but I just need to have a short relationship with her to get her out of my system. I will never fall in love with her.” Then of course, every time they are near each other, things get hot.
As for the narration, it was done by Nelson Hobbs and Abby Craden. I didn’t really like either of their voices all that much. Nelson Hobbs was good but I just prefer a deeper voice for my Hero’s. I know when they read the female lines men with deep voices don’t sound that great. But I just like a deep gravely sexy smoky voice for a Hero. Abby Creiden often sounded like she was about to fall asleep at times, though it worked for the steamy scenes.
I really liked both of these characters and I love all the supporting characters in this world as well. Tate, Jarod, Madoc, Fallon and Shane especially. I plan to listen to the rest of the audiobooks as soon as possible.
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