Monday, February 19, 2018

Review Blitz : Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Gentleman Nine
(A Standalone)
by Penelope Ward

Release Date:
February 19th, 2018

Contemporary Romance

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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—the real 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. 

Cover Information 
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs 
Cover Model: Lucas Garcez 
Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen 

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I know without a doubt that when a new release from Penelope Ward is on the way, I’m in for an amazing reading journey. She always delivers all the feels and every story of her brings me happiness. She’s an author that I turn to when I’m feeling down or when I’m stuck in a book funk. 

In Gentleman Nine, we follow Amber and Channing. They have known each other for a long time, but never revealed their feelings to each other. Channing is sent to Boston for a three-month contract and on that occasion Amber offers him her spare room. Things get complicated between these roommates when Channing finds out that Amber communicated with a male escort. He takes matters into his own hands and answers back to her request as Gentleman Nine. What will happen when Amber finds out that Gentleman Nine is the man she’s had a crush on since she was a teenager? 

I have to admit that it took me a bit more time to connect with Amber and Channing. Even if I did find my connection later in the story, I really enjoyed this book. What I love about this author is how she always knows how to throw in a twist in her stories. I was not expecting what happened at all from the way things were playing out at the beginning of the story. The characters in this story have a bumpy road to navigate, but I loved all the moments that created their story. 


I give, Gentleman Nine, by Penelope Ward, 4 intriguing, intense, friends-to-lovers stars!

About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-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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