Book Review: Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

 Next to Never

Author: Penelope Douglas

Series: Fall Away

Series No: 4.5

Publication: January 17th, 2017.

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Blurb: New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.30327715

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping into the hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally, go after what she really wants.

*Next to Never is a 60,000-word novella from Quinn’s point-of-view. It is not her love story. That will be a full-length novel eventually. This story covers some family history, introduces the new generation, and catches up with the original couples.

My Review

Started On – April 2, 2017

Finished On – April 2, 2017

What the hell is wrong with Kade? He’s behaving like Jared and I don’t even get it, doesn’t make sense. Penelope should better be writing more or else I’m going to lose it.

Wow, Jase was really a dick. I felt so uncomfortable reading that office scene, is it just me or I was getting a rapey vibe – didn’t like it at all.

Quinn I so want to read her and Lucas story, please Penelope, do it and quick, I’ve been waiting years for this. I can already vision how Madoc and Jared are going stir up shit.

Can you straighten out the kids please? Especially Kade. I hate that Hunter has been pushed to the point of no return and why is Dylan falling prey to Kade’s tactics, sigh. Hawke is something else – straighten them out pleasex100

I loved reading this story, brought back the feels and wow, this is a gem right here. I wasn’t expecting to get Jason and Katherine’s story, but I guess it was a good thing to understand why Kat was the way she was in the past and it was so painful to read. Why are most of the guys’ assholes? I was expecting to read about Lucas and Quinn reuniting but you got other plans I see, hurry up, please.

I’m glad you introduced us to the kids a bit, but I hope to be learning more about them in the nearest future and keep up the wonderful work with this series.



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