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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Read Again Wednesday! Until You By Penelope Douglas

***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? 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. 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. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

I can’t believe with how many times I have read Until You, which let’s face it I have lost count, that I never wrote a review until now.  In fact I haven’t even reviewed Bully yet so that will be happening soon as well.  I love this book for so many reasons and if you have read Bully then you have had Tate’s side now this is Jared’s but it’s not a total retelling of Bully.

We learn a lot more about Jared then what we thought we knew and to be honest I connected better with Jared in Until You than Bully but I loved him in that too.  We get to know his inner thoughts, his struggles, his realizations and sometimes they aren’t nice, sometimes they hurt but they are all a part of who Jared was and is. There is something about a hero that is a total asshole that I can’t help but love.  Reading about why he changed, and how he needs Tate in his life in any way he can have it even if it is making her life a living hell really got to me for so many reasons.  I don’t care how many times I have read Until You, Jared always has my stomach in knots and my heart aching and I love that even after all this time I still have that same reaction as the first time I read the book.

While you could possibly get away without reading Bully I think you get a better understanding of how both Tate and Jared are feeling if you read Bully first and then read Until YouUntil You still and will always be a book that holds a special place in my heart and will always be one of my favorite books from Penelope Douglas.

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