Book Review: Aflame by Penelope Douglas

“‘I’m never letting you go again, Tate,’ I whispered, almost desperate. ‘I’m your friend forever, and if that’s all I get, then that’s what I’m taking, because only when you’re here’-I took her hand and placed it on my heart-‘do I feel like my life is worth a damn.'”

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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 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.

In Aflame we get to see the story in Tate’s and in Jared’s point of view. It is set four years into the future since we last saw them in Bully and Until You.

When I started reading the book, I felt it was just a repeat of what happened in the previous books. Tate was back to hating Jared, Jared was avoiding Tate, their obvious physical attraction kept drawing them into each other like magnets. Push, pull, push, same old story. Continue reading

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