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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.
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 was a very sweet, friends to lovers romance that sounded great but was just an okay read for me. I love Penelope Ward’s books and this story line sounded so promising! Many readers absolutely adored this book, so if you are looking for a sexy, funny and sweet romance, then by all means pick this one up!
Amber was reeling from a breakup and was still hurting and in shock. Along comes Channing, who she had known for years and who offered to rent an empty room from her in Boston. Channing has secretly loved Amber for years but for several reasons, had never pursued her.
“If we’re meant to be, we’ll find our way back to one another.”
Channing moved around for his job and also had dated lots of women. Amber did not see herself falling for Channing romantically but you could tell from the start these two were meant to be together. I loved how their connection slowly built and how adorable Channing was with Amber. And, there are plenty of sexy times so that you could just feel the emotions between these two.
Amber is totally conflicted about her feelings for old boyfriend and Channing. She thought she would be spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend so her intense feelings for Channing completely catch her off guard. Who will she choose? Will Channing win over the love of his life? There are several twists to this story that took me by surprise.
Romance lovers will enjoy this lovely story that packs plenty of heat. Channing is the perfect boyfriend but Amber must make some hard choices. I loved the Boston setting and this book is a great read if you want to escape into a love story for a few hours.
“Love isn’t always only about the person who makes you feel the safest or even how much you care about someone. Sometimes, it’s about the person who ignites your soul, and that may also be the person you fear the most.”
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.
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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7
Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
iBooks: http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi Nook: http://smarturl.it/o780mb Kobo: http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dbetFA iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf Nook: http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO
Sins of Sevin:
Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Jake Understood (Jake #2):