Monday, February 19, 2018

#BlogTour: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward we are thrilled to announce the release of Gentleman Nine! 


(A standalone)

Release date: 2/19/2018

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs

Cover Model: Lucas Garcez

Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen

About The Book:

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.


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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward is the latest standalone romance by one of my absolute must-read favorite authors. A sexy and funny friends-to-lover romance that also has the surprising mix of angst and emotional turmoil that made these characters MORE. More real, more dimensional, more relatable, just MORE. Told in dual POV, this book was a devour-in-one-sitting, page-turner, addictive story between Channing and Amber.

Amber has crushed on Channing for as long as she can remember. He was her best friends brother. When her best friend dies in a tragic accident at 16, Channing and Amber found solace in each other and their own friendship blossomed while they were learning to deal with their loss.

Channing has always liked Amber. He has been drawn to her for as long as he can remember. When she ended up dating their other best friend Rory while he was away at college he learned to keep his distance, physically and emotionally. While never actually shutting hr out, he distanced himself from the pain of seeing them together, even though Rory knew Channing liked her and they had a pact to never act on their feelings.

Shortly after Rory and Amber split, Channing finds himself on assignemnt in Boston and rooming with Amber. Their friendship resurfaces and gets complicated fast. The emotion and angst in this book was phenomenal. Every word, every sentence just flowed so perfectly from the page. An absolute pleasure to read. Note, while their is an inkling of a love-triangle hidden in the pages of this story, it is not a hurtful one, if that makes any sense. I cannot stand love-triangles - I really detest them and will avoid books that have them. This one was so delicately and carefully approached and handled with such care to ALL of the characters it wasn't an issue for me. Enjoy!

About The Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She's a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

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 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 

Other Standalones from Penelope Ward:

Drunk Dial:
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Mack Daddy:
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Neighbor Dearest
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Stepbrother Dearest
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Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Sins of Sevin
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Jake Undone (Jake #1)
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Jake Understood (Jake #2)
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My Skylar
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