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Publisher Description

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a companion novel to Bully.
This is Jared’s story.
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or numb to all emotions? 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. I hate that I can't let her go. 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. She centers me. Engaging her, challenging her, pushing her—it’s the one last part of me that feels anything anymore.
But then she went and screwed everything up. She left for a year and came back a different girl. Now, when I push, she pushes back…and I’m not sure either one of us will ever be the same.
Includes a teaser for RIVAL, the next unforgettable novel from Penelope Douglas….
Praise for Bully:
"Bully was a wonderfully addictive read that kept my heart racing from start to finish. I could not put it down! 5 stars!!"—Aesta's Book Blog
"A heated and passionate novel, full of feeling and intensity that will appeal to the reader seeking an emotional rush.”—IndieReader.com

Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, then a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans. She and her husband have one daughter. She is the author of Bully.

February 18
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

YveiM7 ,


I love how this book was written! Getting into his head brings a better understanding on his choices.

awog ,

Mad without you

Set in the Fall Away series as book # 1.5, Until You is the story told by Jared. In the first book of the series, Bully, you read from Tatum's point of you for the same story. The author made it so we can read both without feeling horrible and it is nice.

Jared's point of view is very rigid. He starts the book about telling you how much he hates his life and the only thing he lives for - the bright light for him - is Tatum (Tate). They used to be best friends, after she moved in next door when they were 10 years old. Now, he lives to torment her. He does not believe he is worthy of love so he gets what he thinks he deserves, her anger.

Tate, to her credit, still wants to help him. She is away studying in Europe for a year, and after she comes back a stronger Tate takes control of her life. She confronts Jared about his absurd behavior and they have it out, sort of. Too bad they still find each other HOT!

I do not want to give too much away. It really is a great book with a solid story and the series continues from here with the next installment, Rival. This book is great since it has strong lead characters and really fun secondary characters. It is like being in high school all over again.

Fiftyshadyyy ,


Penelope Douglas has officially become my favorite author. She takes me to a different world with her writing. Every scene is written so well that i can depicted so vividly. I love the connection between the characters and i couldn't put this or any of her books down. I have reread her books countless times. Purely amazing!!

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