Thursday, 22 February 2018

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward BLOG TOUR & REVIEW


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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— 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 NineGentleman Nine by Penelope Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aw this was a lovely friends to lovers second chance romance story.

I love Penelpe's books and this was another great easy read. I got lost in the characters and their story and I loved the banter and comfortable relationship. Each was well described and as usual her ML are something to lust after.

Channing Amber and Rory were once the best of friends but where there's three there is always a risk to someone being the odd one out. Both Rory and Channing have feelings for Amber and although it was agreed neither will chase her, when Channing leaves to College Rory makes his move. For years they were happy until one day Rory suddenly breaks Amber heart. Amber decides to move on and adjust to his new life without love. So when one fateful day Channing calls her and asks her for a favour, she never expects he will end up coming to share her accommodation. From the moment he appears spark fly and those feelings resurface with a vengeance. Amber is tired of mopping around and when advised to contact an escort agency things take a funny turn and from then on the story takes flight and soars.
There were some emotional turn of events and this is Penelope's masterful writing always leaving the reading guessing where things are heading.

Once again I appreciate the author letting me read and review this fun story.

Isa for Jo&Isalovebooks 

Becky Cox 

Gentleman NineGentleman Nine by Penelope Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gentlemen Nine had fun twist and numerous sweet moments. Rory, Channing and Amber were childhood friends. Both boys had a crush on Amber that she was oblivious to. Channing was a ladies man. When they went to college, Channing transferred for a year and Rory and Amber became a couple.

Now Channing’s back to stay with Amber for a few months while he is town to work on a project. Old secrets are revealed and old feelings are cropping up.

A really sweet friends to lovers story with some surprises. Who doesn’t love surprises. I highly recommend if you are looking for a sweet love story with some serious undertones.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Reviewed by Becky for JoandIsalovebooks.

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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. Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram    

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