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She's back. For the two years she's been away at boarding school, and 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.

©2014 Penelope Douglas (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"As gripping as it was sexy! Witty dialogue, great chemistry and a great plot make Rival a book you don't want to end." (Colleen Hoover, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • NikNakbzz
  • overland park, KS, United States
  • 09-02-14

oh the DRAMA

So many twists & turns.... a little "unreal" but makes for a wild story! It's amazing how much thought we put into things without ASKING what happened or what the deal is.

Loved Madoc! I thought he was hilarious & I loved Fallons no BS attitude. And of course appearances by Tate & Jared! I can't wait to hear Jax story!

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Madock's Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Rival to be better than the print version?

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What did you like best about this story?

Picks up where Bully left off. It tells the story of Madock and gives his character a more endearing depth.

What does Abby Craden and Nelson Hobbs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Narration was perfect. I love that It was a his and hers narration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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Fantastic

Where does Rival rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in the top 5!

What other book might you compare Rival to and why?

Penelope Douglas' other books were fabulous too.

Any additional comments?

I loved Bully and Until you - this book had the same love/hate to it as those books did. It was almost exactly the same which could have turned me off but it didn't.

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So good!

Normally I don’t write reviews but this book and this series is really good. Great easy story. The characters are great and grow. Highly recommend.

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Speechless

I don't know why but I connect so well with this author. She is such an amazing writer! I just can't enough.

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Best of the Series

Maddoc and Fallon come alive with these narrators. I laughed and cried during this one. RIVAL is the best of the series. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Madoc's story

Just a heads up, this is a story about step siblings. If you liked Stepbrother dearest by Penelope Ward, then you'll like this one. I'm really invested in this series. Admittedly, I didn't like Madoc because of how he acted Towards on of the characters in the previous books in the series. Towards the end, he had redeemed himself and I became excited to see him find love. His story was more heartbreaking than I had expected. All I'm going to say is that there was a lot of push and Pull between Him and Fallon. When they had finally gotten it together, they really dived in. I felt like everything moved a little too quickly in their relationship. Some aspects were a little unrealistic. But in general I liked it. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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enemies to lovers never looked so good

With family like them, who needs enemies?

You met Madoc in Bully but Fallon was hiding in the shadows. After a two years gone, she's back. Neither is happy for different reasons. Both are bitter and jaded. Each blames the other but the fire burning inside them becomes an inferno when they get close. Chemistry is such a bland way to describe the carnal reaction they have to each other.

Too bad they live in the same house...or is it?

Book two in the Fall Away Series is a hot and heavy story of complications you never saw coming.

This series will have your engine revving and your tires spinning. Hope you like the track because you are going in blind.

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I absolutely love and enjoy

I absolutely love and enjoy every single one of her books. literally every single one is fantastic, reading the series made me enjoy reading again and writing again. I hope you enjoy the books.

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  • 04-13-15

Fantastic

Love this series!!! Maddoc and Fallon...swoon! Each book is a standalone, but the whole series is worth every penny. Narration is wonderful.