REVIEW: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward




    
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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Channing & Amber for the win!

Their story of childhood friends reconnecting as adults was a pleasure to read.

Channing had me cracking up as soon as he was introduced and I could relate to why Amber was smitten with him.

And yes that cover is the perfect image of who Channing is.  Also I am a sucker for a good looking man in a Beanie.

Who isn't right?

Oh & he can cook & is a wonderful listener and again he is totally hot!
Loved the friendships, the heartache, the angst, the love, and the sexiness that this story brought.

Wasn't expecting the twists of both Amber & Channing's past and present.  

This book will keep you entertained and fall in love with being in love.

Go One Click it!

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review***
4.5 Cherries Popped

    

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 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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