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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 got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.
Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Best friends growing up Amber, Channing & Rory. Rory ends up with Amber for 9 years. He breaks up with her and she is devastated. Channing lives in the Chicago area now but, will be in Boston area for his job for a few months. He calls Amber and rents a room from her for the duration of his job.
Amber is starting to feel desperate & wants sex with no strings attached. She has sworn off men but with Channing living with her and looks so very HOT. She is stooping to desperate measures by contacting a male escort. Channing happens on seeing it on her computer and the rest is history. That’s my way of saying, no spoilers here.
Gentleman Nine is an angsty story between Channing, Amber and Rory. How does one choose who they love? That is up to Amber to decide and what a hard decision that is.
I loved the story in Gentleman Nine. I give it 4.5 stars. Penelope Ward is one of my authors that I know that she will write a story that I will fall in love 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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