A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
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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 was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.
~ Marlene's Review ~
Channing is your typical ladies man. Charming, sweet, and sexy as all heck. He has come to town temporarily on business and is shacking up with his childhood buddy, Amber. Channing soon finds himself in a situation that could either bring his past feelings to life or destroy their friendship forever.
Amber is recovering from a broken heart. Not looking to be burned again anytime soon, Amber decides that sex with no strings attached is exactly what she needs. Signing up for a night of passion ends up leaving her confused and with a huge decision to make. Can she handle sex without her heart getting in the way?
To be honest, I wasn't expecting this book to be as emotional for me as it was. I hate to use the expression 'it was a roller coaster of emotion' because that's what everyone says, but it really was! And I really liked the back story and the anticipation of what was to come with these two. This relationship was a long time in the making and was every bit worth the wait!
I'm never disappointed with a Ward read and I'm always guaranteed to add a new book boyfriend to my ever growing collection!
I highly Recommend this book as well as any reads by this author.
“I don’t ever want you to forget what this feels like, Amber. I know I won’t ever forget this.” - Channing
~ About The Author ~
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:
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):