Title: The Crush
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone, second-chance story of forbidden love…
It’s natural to want the one you can’t have. And for as long as I could remember, I’d secretly wanted my brother’s best friend, Jace.
He was six years older and always treated me like the sister he never had.
Fast forward a decade.
We were all in our twenties now. Jace had moved in with my brother, Nathan, and me to help us make ends meet after our parents died.
It was just the three of us—an odd family dynamic.
Living under our roof, Jace was as bossy and protective as ever.
But he certainly didn’t look at me like a sister anymore. That was what made things so complicated.
I was pretty much hot and bothered twenty-four-seven.
And he was torn.
The signs were subtle, at first. Like on movie night, I’d casually rest my leg against his, and he wouldn’t exactly shift away.
Still, I assumed he would never…go there.
Nathan would kill us.
The knowledge of that wasn’t enough to stop the inevitable, though.
Eventually our slow burn exploded.
But more than the physical attraction, we’d developed a strong connection.
We just couldn’t get caught, right?
That sounded simple.
Until it wasn’t.
This is a story of forbidden love, broken trust, and an unexpected second chance.
Bettina A’s Book Review: 5 Stars
By Penelope Ward
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Farrah has been crushing on Jace for a long time. As time went on it kept getting stronger and stronger. Unfortunate circumstances lead to Jace moving in with Farrah and her brother, Nathan. Just when Farrah thinks her crush is one sided Jace starts to show that he is isn’t unaffected by her. There are some lines that should no be crossed, Farrah and Jace are tip toeing that line. Will Farrah finally be able to have her crush or will he break her heart?
Omg!!!!! Penelope Ward always does an amazing job of getting me in my emotions. I literally felt like she was around my high school years. I had a HUGE crush on my brother’s best friend. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to have the experience as Farrah. I totally related to Farrah in this book. The Crush is a million stars for me!!! After you read this review just click and purchase this book. You will NOT regret it!!
The Crush by Penelope Ward
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
The Crush is a standalone romance. Here is to a second chance for both Farrah and Jace.
Jace is best friends with Nathan and Nathan is Farrah’s older brother. They all have gone through so much together.
Penelope Ward does a brilliant job in writing their story. She really knows how to build a story, tear it down with all the emotions happening and then build their story back up to end in an HEA and I Loved it! 4.5 stars.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.