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.
Another great read from Penelope Ward! This book had a little bit of everything and then some! It had many different genres tied in (friends to lovers, off limits, best friends big bro) and made me feel all the things!!
Channing and Amber have been friends for years. They are two out of the 3 musketeers. The third being Rory, he is also Amber’s ex boyfriend. They dated for 9 years before he broke things off, and left Amber a shell of herself. Though one phone call changes all that.
Channing is a hottie and ladies when I say hot, I mean there ain’t enough SPF 100’s to help. Growing up he was always the playboy, the one who got the girls and had a killer grin to match. Channing is staying in Boston for a few months and needs a place to crash, he ends up calling Amber and seeing if she still needed a tenant.
What starts as an innocent roommate situation and catching up on old times soon escalates into sooo much more. There’s angst and sex and love and laughs. But even situations that’s start out in simple manner never tend to stay that way when the hearts are involved.
I really liked this book as I have liked all the things I’ve read by this wonderful author. I recommend this book to all those who believe in fate and always finding your way back to the one you are meant with.
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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