Monday, February 19, 2018



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    From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.   Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty.   Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied.   I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart.   Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.   Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.      


This is a story of friendship, love and heartbreak. Amber finds her way through the past and finds the way to true love. I absolutely loved this story. My heart broke while reading it, while cursing at some parts. I definitely swooned. This will have you rooting for true love to prevail.

Channing, Rory and Amber have once upon a time been the three musketeers, so to speak. As time went on trust has been broken, love has been found, and friendships have been destroyed. There's no going back from that. Their bond though, will never be forgotten. Love will constantly be there.

Channing has come back into Amber's life because of his job. There's no doubt of the attraction and chemistry that is crackling between the two of them. But their attraction is one thing they want to avoid at all costs. Both of their pasts are holding them back from exploring anything. This frustrated me to no end because you could tell how badly they wanted to be together, but yet the fear of something new is there.

Amber needs to get the sexual frustration out of her system and then a friend suggests an escort agency, she hesitantly agrees. But Channing sees her intentions and has other ideas in mind. Through the guise of Gentleman Nine, Amber expresses her feelings to him. Once Channing gets a hold of this, his plan begins to unfold. 

I love the way Amber and Channing are with one another. They are so in sync. A friendship and exploring a new relationship that is slowly unfolding. I'm rooting for Team Chaning all the way. The way he is with her, just makes me swoon. He pretty much puts her on a pedestal. And his love for his mom, makes me love him even more. But when the past comes back, everything changes. Things were going so great and then one instant becomes a game changer. The truth from the past comes to surface. Love never really dies.

Amber must make a decision. Relive the past, or move on to a new future. What will she choose? Who will prevail? How will this love play out? 

Don't delay. Pick up this book and get involved in this love story that will tug at your heart.                 

This book was reviewed by Jenn. I received an advanced copy for my honest review. 


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram    

Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Drunk Dial:

Mack Daddy:

Stepbrother Dearest:

Neighbor Dearest:


Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Sins of Sevin:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

My Skylar


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