Bully by Penelope Douglas

Bully (Fall Away, #1)

by Penelope Douglas

My name is Tate.

He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me by a friendly nickname. No, he'll barely even 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, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

For fans of Abbi Glines and Colleen Hoover comes the next big name in New Adult romance

Praise for Bully:

'Penelope creates incredible tension between their characters in this best friends to enemies to lovers romance. It touches on the trauma of high school relationships, first loves, and broken hearts, and most importantly, how to be with someone without losing yourself' Helena Hunting, author of The Good Luck Charm

'A wonderfully addictive read that kept my heart racing from start to finish. I could not put it down!' 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

Reviewed by liz089 on

3 of 5 stars

I liked this book for the most part, but when I hit 80% I was kind of done with it. The 20% after seemed kind of redundant. They had their tension and got closer.. but when they got together it got super cheesy.. and I kind of skimmed throught the last part because of that.
I liked Tate at the beginning, she got it together and did not whine too long, but when they got together she kind of changed for the worst.. acting jealous for no reason and lack of trust in Jared.. It kind of ruined the story for me.
Also.. how is this about bullying? Yes in the beginning she was bullied.. but later on, it was just to people being attracted to each other..
So I was going to give this one 4 stars.. but the last part of the book made me reconsider, and together with the lack of real bullying it now is more like a 3 star.

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