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.


The Fall Away series is like warm chocolate chip cookies, I just cannot get enough! When Jaxson and Juliet’s (K.C.) story ended I NEEDED to know more about Tate and Jared. Pen left their story wide open for another book. You better believe I “one-clicked” the hell out of it!

Let me start by saying, I LOVE when Pen puts songs in her book. It makes it so much easier for me to picture the scene. Also, she has amazing taste in music, so there’s that! When she brings us onto the scene with a music intro, it’s seriously my EVERYTHING! Tate peeling out listening to “Click, Click, Boom” by Saliva…all the goosebumps!

Now, onto the good stuff…

I was super impressed that Tate stood her ground when it came to Jared. The flashback two years prior nearly broke my wholesome little heart. Ugh, these two are perfect for each other. However, I can completely understand Jared’s need to spread his wings a little bit. If I would have been in Tate’s shoes, I would have been completely and utterly deviated. Even reading the book was giving me super anxiety. Like hurry up and love each other again.

Tate was focusing on school and living her life at the Loop. She was grounded and focused. Her life was easy, but she still felt like she was missing a piece of herself. She kept comparing every relationship to her and Jared’s. I wanted to like Ben, but I was always rooting for Jared. Even when he was being a jerkface.

Jared has grown up so much. He’s a badass motorcycle racer. He’s building a name and a life for himself. What he doesn’t have is Tate. Uggh, I wanted to push them into a room together and make them fall back in love. When they were at the Loop, my pulse was racing when Tate was on the back of his motorcycle. So many times this book made my heartbeat speed up.

This book is absolute FIRE! I keep using shouty capitals because, y’all, it’s that MF good! The romance and the “sexy” scenes are on point. Pen really knows how to write a scene that will make you burn. Straight up BURN!

Do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH! Do I recommend this series? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ABSOLUTELY! I loved these books so very much! ❤


Here is Penelope Douglas’ playlist to go along with Aflame ❤

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