Next To Never by Penelope Douglas
(The Fall Away Series)

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New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully....
Quinn Caruthers has several problems.  

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.  

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings--or even date--without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend--several years older--from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they're going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man--experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.  

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn't wait for him anymore.     

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn's world upside down. She's never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents' romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.  

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she'll keep waiting...or finally go after what she really wants.
  *Next to Never is a 60,000 word novella from Quinn's point-of-view. It is NOT her love story. That will be a full-length novel eventually. This story deals with some family history, introduces the new generation, and catches up with the original couples. 

About Penelope Douglas

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When my husband texted me from downstairs, wondering when the heck I'd be done writing, I would always say the same thing. "A couple more weeks, honey." He learned to stop believing me, and I learned to ignore the catastrophe my daughter made of the house as I wrote. I live in Las Vegas where I teach second grade, and although it's been hard to juggle responsibilities, I've gotten a lot of enjoyment during the past year trying to put a book together. I feel it's important to keep learning and keep growing. Try new things and set new goals! But...never grow up. Oh no, that would be a tragedy. Bully is my first book, released in June 2013. Look for this story from Jared's point of view in the Fall of 2013, and Book 2 in the Fall Away Series, Rival, in the summer of 2014.
Published January 17, 2017 by InterMix. 164 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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