Aflame Sneak Peek!

Here is a small snippet from AFLAME for your Valentine’s Day reading pleasure. Have a wonderful day full of good times, and happy reading everyone!


I love mornings like this. Mornings when I wake up first, and I can just watch her sleep for a few minutes. The smooth, glowing skin of her chest rises and falls with her shallow breaths, and I know that if I slide my fingers up her back, underneath her tank top, I’ll feel her sweat. She overheats when she sleeps.

I relax into the chair by her window, watching her soft pink lips purse as she starts to stir. Her long, slender neck calls to me, and I’m desperate.

Fucking desperate never to leave her. Wanting never to do what I know I have to do right now.

Tate holds my heart, and I could choke trying to swallow and bury my need for her.

I try to remember the good things. The things that will keep me alive in her heart while I’m away. The rainy nights in my car. How the skin of her neck tastes different from the skin of her lips. How hot she gets under the sheets.

How I hate sleeping alone now.

Her phone starts vibrating on her nightstand, and I tighten my fists, knowing that everything is about to fall apart.

When she wakes, I have to hurt her.

  1. Melissa

    I love Jared & Tate together,it breaks my heart that they are broke up, but I know and hope that they will be stronger in the end when they get back together I can’t wait for this book to come out

  2. Esther

    Happy Valentines Day to me! Awww my heart hurts but in such a good way because I know our Jared is going to completely redeem himself. Thank you for going out of your way to keep us happy and share with us. Can’t wait for April!

  3. nancy

    I cannot wait for this book! It’s sad that they have to break up to reunite but I get why he needs to leave and find out who he is!
    Happy valentines day!!!!!!!

  4. melissa

    I cannot wait to read this

  5. Linda

    GIVE ME SOME MORE PLEASE! But thank you, this is a highlight of my Valentine’s Day! 😀

  6. Sandy Schmidt

    I love Jared and Tate! I can not wait to read this book!!

  7. Sandy Schmidt

    I love Jared and Tate! I can not wait to read this book!! Thanks for the sneak peak!

  8. Tracy supple

    Omg thank you so much for this sneak peek can not wait for this. My heart is hurting for Jared and Tate but I know all the angst will be worth it

  9. Barbrara Murray

    Oh I can’t wait. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Lisassm05

    My heart hurts *sigh*

  11. Cris

    Please don’t break my heart, they have to be together at the end !!!

  12. Lydia

    Can’t wait for Jared to finally have his say! This is AWESOME Pen!

  13. Juli

    Love it! Can’t wait!!

  14. Tracy M


    Thanks for the sneak peak P. Can't wait to see how things work out for T & J. xx

  15. sowsan

    can not wait !!!!!! love them

  16. Clarissa

    my heart is breaking after reading that! I need more! I can’t wait for April 21 to get here! Happy Valentines Day Penelope, thank you for the gift! If you ever feel the need to post more excerpts I’m always a willing reader, can’t get enough of Jared and Tate especially right now. ❤️

  17. Michelle

    my ugly tears just keep falling.

  18. Tina

    Oh man this just hurt my heart!!! I can just feel that this book is gonna gut me & tear me apart but I have faith that once all that is done I’ll be pieced back together by your amazing writing. Thank you for this sneak peek

  19. Irma Jurejevčič

    I want it, ASAP!!

  20. Caitlin Audet

    I love Jared and Tate together but I can understand why Jared felt he needed to leave. And it’s sad how Aflame starts out but I know it will still be an amazing book and I can’t wait to read.

  21. Caitlin Audet

    I love Jared and Tate together but I can understand why Jared felt he needed to leave. And it’s sad how Aflame starts out but I know it will still be an amazing book and I can’t wait to read. Thank you for the teaser.

  22. jenn

    I love Jared and Tate. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

  23. Urx Jugos

    Oh, Jared, you just gut me everytime you do decide to share your thoughts. I’m patiently (ok, REALLY trying to) waiting for April.Thanx, Pen, for this wonderful V-day present!

  24. chloegrl

    Cannot wait for this book in April, pre-ordered baby! Wow, I’m actually extremely happy Jared is doing things his own way! Don’t get me wrong totally understand why Tate had enough when he was just leaving to “find his way” since she was pretty clear about being supportive of him as long as they were together. Although I don’t see Tate going all wild or anything you in the years apart I can see her moving on with someone that will never be Jared… I can see her in a serious relationship without the extreme passion or uncertainty. Come on people it will take them a while to get to their careers probably mid twenties at least. And Tate is as much a catch as Jared is in his way. If she was strong enough to not hang around when he was walking away she is will have a relationship with another guy. So yeah they should have other relationships but don’t be down people, I suspect Jared keeps the torch burning for Tate and she figures out it is what is missing 🙂 The best part!

  25. Emma

    I can definitely see Tate moving on, I hope that Jared doesn’t though as I really feel it’s her turn to experience life away from him and with other people. He’s already done that (piper to name one, ugh). Even by the end of until you I didn’t feel that he realised what he had with her. I dont think he felt threatened enough when other guys took interest in school and I think she let him off pretty lightly after everything…. I really hope she comes into her own, thinks of herself for a while….and then obviously has a passionate, soul wrenching reunion! Ha! 🙂

  26. Marie

    It makes me sad inside to read this, and excited. I love them together, and it makes me sad that the book starts the way it does because they’ve already been through so much. I know I will still love the book, I just hope it doesn’t take too long for them to find happiness.

  27. Alison

    I just finished Bully and I love these characters!!! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!!!

  28. Elena Gallego Gómez

    I didn’t like at first Jared and Tate had another book, also I believe Tate left some things to say. I also hope Tate gives Jared a hard time to get her back, if not Tate is not tbe woman I believe it was. #TeamTate

  29. Rossie

    Why you do that? I finally found a book that don’t pissed me up with the slut protagonist and you ruined that with this book. I suppose that in this new book Tate slept with some others guys or something like that.

    Sorry but I just hate the fact that you and others authors think that the only way for a woman to move on is going on bed with another man. I’ll never read something from you, good luck thinking like that way.

  30. Cameron

    You said: “But without struggle, there’s no growth.” how old are you?

    Real love don’t hurt, and definitely if you love someone you will never never fuck with other guy or girl, no matter that he/she broke your heart. Another author without moral sense in his writes and has no idea about true love.

  31. Julie

    thank you for the teaser! Can’t wait for April!!

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