Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Falling Away by Penelope Douglas! I’m so excited to share the Q&A I had with KC, Jax, Madoc, and Fallon!
Character Interview: KC & Jax from Falling Away (with Madoc & Fallon)
KC, what is it about Jax that perfectly complements you?
Jax taught me how to let go of things. All my life I’d been following rules and doing things the way I was taught without even considering why or that I could live my life my own way. He taught me to think outside the box. It was okay to make my decisions and change it up.
And Jax, what is it about KC that perfectly complements you?
She taught me to hang on. That I was just as good as anyone else, and I didn’t need to be alone to be strong. I realized I wanted to build something good with someone else.
Jax, why did you decide to finally start pursuing KC? And how did it feel to be able to finally pursue her?
It was the Weight Room kiss. I’d planned to stay away from her. I knew she looked down on me, and had her own hang ups, so I was prepared to leave her alone, but after the kiss…I just couldn’t. Her body in my arms, her lips on mine…it felt better than anything I’d felt with another girl. And then when I gave her the driving lesson and everything started to come together and she started to give in it was like waking up after a long sleep. Being alive never felt so good.
KC & Jax, your stories were the most heartbreaking of the series and yet you both managed to overcome your pasts. Is there a message you’d like readers to take away from your book?
I guess we want people to know no one’s opinion of you is more important than your own. We all have a story and if anyone isn’t willing to open their minds to accept you, then that’s not your problem.
KC & Jax, will either of you be getting any more tattoos?
Oh, I think so. Juliet got “I Defy You, Stars” under her arm and I got one to match my brother’s new tattoo. You’ll hear about it in Aflame.
KC, how do you like being with such a hot nerd (emphasis on hot) who totally stalked you in the most romantic way possible?
He’s the yin to my yang. I have no idea about techie stuff, so Jax helps a lot with that. I got the total package. Smart and sexy.
Jax, how did if feel teaching KC how to drive a stick?
It felt great just being alone with her. Both of us doing something productive together other than going round and round with the foreplay. I loved seeing her relax and smile.
Madoc! How does it feel to have Jax getting #1 in Romantic Erotica on release day?
The kid had to learn from somewhere, didn’t he?
KC & Jax, what’s in store for your future? What did you two do or see in New Zealand?
We’re continuing college and planning trips. New Zealand was amazing. We spent very little time in the cities. But we did love getting lost hiking and climbing, and the rafting was wonderful. It’s definitely a place for the outdoor travelers.
Madoc & Fallon, what are your plans for the next couple years?
Law school and grad school and practicing for when it’s time to get pregnant.
Jax!! You sexy mofo, do you have anything to say to your lady fans (of which I am one)?
I’ll be watching you.
What are your favorite songs currently?
Slipknot The Devil and I and Papa Roach Getting Away with Murder
Are any of you worried about Jared and Tate?
Jax: I’ve talked to Jared. He’s hanging in there.
Madoc: Of course he is. He always takes care of himself first, doesn’t he?
Jax: Don’t start, Madoc.
Juliet: *clears throat* Tate is doing fine. She’s focused on school.
Fallon: Yeah, everyone’s fine.
And that concludes this interview! Thanks again for being here everyone!
“Only. Ever. You.”
I am so utterly in love with the Fall Away series. Penelope Douglas has a way of bringing her characters to such life that I grow to love and adore every single one of them. These characters and their stories punch you right in the heart – they gut you in the best way possible. You feel so much while reading the books in the series. And Falling Away is another fantastic addition to this series – it’s a book full of angst and heartache, hope and love. I devoured K.C. and Jax’s story and wished it never ended!
Ever since reading Rival, I had such high hopes for Jax’s book. I mean, seriously, Jax screamed sex and alpha-male, and he was only seventeen in that book. Now he’s nineteen, bigger, better, and badder than ever. I was squealing all over the place when I got my hands on
him Falling Away – I knew even before I started reading that Jax would blow me away, and he did. Holy moly, did he ever.
“I wanted your mouth on mine,” he whispered, his breath tickling my forehead. “And your legs wrapped around my waist as you rode me.” Oh, my god. “Man, I wanted you, K.C. I wanted to undo you.” His lips were so close my face I could feel the moistness of his breath as he whispered, “I wanted to dirty you up.”
Now K.C…. She was the best surprise of all. In the previous books, K.C. was a character who was just there, not very interesting, and she certainly didn’t seem like a good match for Jax. K.C. was always known as the “good girl,” but after getting into serious trouble for the first time in her life, she’s forced back home in the middle of college. She sees Jax again – they’ve always had a little thing for each other back in high school, but now their chemistry is off the charts. I absolutely LOVED the way the author built up their chemistry. It’s a raw, intense kind of sexual chemistry that was years in the making. I can say without a doubt that Jax and K.C. are the HOTTEST couple of the series. Jax has a dirty, filthy mouth that had me blushing so hard!
I didn’t expect it, but for me, it was K.C. – her character growth and transformation – that made fall in love with this book. It seems like there is always this one pivotal moment in each of the Fall Away books where the main female character has that moment where she shines and continues to shine throughout the book. For K.C., it’s in a moment where you realize that there is so much more to this girl. I never expected to love K.C.’s character, but I did. I adored her and admired the way she broke out of the cookie-cutter box she was forced into.
“You’re going to be okay,” Jax offered.
I shook my head, my voice turning sad. “I don’t want to be okay,” I countered. “I want to be off the rails, Jax. I want to fight and scream and rage and lost myself. I want to be hungry.” I dropped my voice to a whisper as I looked out the windshield. “I want to be a mess. For once.”
I love the dynamics of K.C. and Jax’s relationship. Sex is what brings them together, but it’s what they do for each other’s souls that keeps them together. Jax and K.C. have scars from their painful pasts that they haven’t overcome, but as they fall in love, those scars are uncovered and begin to heal. They bring out the best and most out of each other. And I loved that even as sexual as they are, they have tender and romantic moments that stole my heart.
“You’ve owned me since I was seventeen.”
Falling Away was the kind of read that had me feeling breathless. Jax and K.C.’s story spoke to my heart and I couldn’t get enough of them. I do feel like some parts felt too rushed, and I wished they were fleshed out a bit more, but those are my only complaints. I adored Falling Away! 4.5 hearts!
Reading Order: Fall Away series
#1 ~ Bully: My Review • Ebook • Audible • Goodreads
#1.5 ~ Until You: My Review • Ebook • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Rival: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Falling Away: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Aflame: My Review • Ebook • Audible • Goodreads
Penelope is offering up the following prizes. The giveaways are international and ends at 11:59 PM CST 01/27/2015.
- (2) Swag Pack with a signed set of the Fall Away series + other swags (Intl)
- (2) $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards (Intl)
- (1) ARC of AFLAME to be gifted April 1, 2015 (Intl)