REVIEW: Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas

Aflame by Penelope Douglass Emily Reads Review


“The pull was always there between us. Even in a crowded classroom, full of noise and distraction, there was an invisible rope cutting through the space, connecting him and me.”

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all still talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new. 


“At ten years old, Jared was my friend. At fourteen, my enemy; at eighteen, my lover; and at twenty, my heartbreak.”

5 Hearts!

I will be honest and say that I was hesitant to read this book because I liked how Bully (Fall Away #1) ended and I loved that Tate and Jared got their HEA. I was nervous this book would take them out of that! But man oh MAN. I just finished it and I’m sitting here with a silly grin on my face that I can’t get rid of. OH HOW PERFECT WAS THAT ENDING!

While it DID have them separated for a portion of the book, I went with it and am so happy that I did because they came out stronger than ever and really did end up getting their true HEA! The ending is everything you never knew you needed, it made me so happy that my heart hurt, in the best way possible.


“Challenge accepted, Tatum. This time I don’t want you hurt,” he continued, his breath falling over me as he got in my face, “and I don’t want you small. I just want you. Do you hear me?” He jerked me into his body. “It will be my ring on your finger and my kids in your belly someday.”

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Emily is a 24 year old born and raised Virginia girl currently living in Massachusetts. When she isn't reading or blogging, she's illustrating happy and colorful artwork on her iPad Pro. She's a cat lover, her favorite season is Fall, and her favorite place is Disney World!

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