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Bully & other Musings


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After a busy summer with friends & family. I completely forgot to post September’s book & review, not to mention October’s.
Spent the last week of August in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Laying at the beach, reading, writing, jogging along the beach each morning and loving life. We are seriously contemplating buying a vacation home there.
Returning home was a shock to the system that needing some adjusting to. Busy with workshops, feverishly working on my first draft (which now has a title) and now training my new puppy.


Last night I finished reading Bully by Penelope Douglas. What started out as a chapter reading for a workshop, kept going and going. Simply could not put this book down, devouring each and every page. I fell in love with Jared who I actually loathed in the beginning. Tate is a girl after my own heart, loved how she fought back when pushed to the brink. You go girl! Bully never sagged or got boring, there was something always going on which kept me turning each page.
Note: Peleope even put together a playlist from the book here. Bully playlist

There are three more books coming out soon.
* Until You (which is Jared’s POV) December 2013
* Rival 2014
* Misbehaved

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We’re neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door.

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I’m back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I’m hoping that after a year of breathing room, he’s moved on and forgotten all about me.

But even if he hasn’t changed, I have. I’m not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We’re going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

Bully by Penelope Douglas

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