Monday, 19 February 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward


Gentleman Nine is LIVE!!!!


Book Description:

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 was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.


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Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“My life had come full circle – with a few hiccups along the way.”

Penelope Ward is always a master story crafter and one thing that I always love about her books is her ability to surprise me and once again she did. This story had the ability to be predictable, but Penelope Ward wove her Ward magic and makes it anything but. Gentleman Nine is the perfect blend of humour, angst and swoon and the two main characters are both relatable, adorable and two people that you will be championing from the very beginning. I love how the title of this book ties in with the story itself, when a title actually means something, it makes it all the sweeter.

Gentleman Nine has all the feels, those emotions I crave by the bucket load are prevalent in spades and this friends to lover’s romance is one that will have your heart fit to burst in no time. I loved the banter and the dialogue and Penelope Ward does a fantastic job in bringing these characters to life, with heart and soul.

“Honestly? It feels like I’m dying from a broken heart.”

Our heroine is Amber who is still recovering from a surprise split from her childhood boyfriend of nine years. Even though it has been a year the hurt still smarts and this once confident woman finds herself questioning everything she once believed in. Channing was Amber’s best friends big brother and after her passing these two became best friends. After being united in grief, Channing’s feelings towards Amber changed, but as he was going away to college, he kept them to himself, but shared his feelings with his best friend, who then stole the girl.

“She was like a sister to me – a sister I secretly wanted to fuck but knew I never would.”

Now the tables have turned, Amber is once again single, and Channing finds himself on a two-month secondment in Amber’s city, needing somewhere to stay he calls his best friend and all those feelings come rushing back.

“But the mark of true friendship is that you can still come full circle, even if life circumstances change.

The chemistry between these two was electric and the fact they were so close and best friends cemented them as a believable couple. They knew each other inside out and all their little nuances. Their reconnection was like falling into step and the banter soon follows. While crossing that best friend line, I loved how their morph into more comes about. Channing was adorable from the very beginning and only gets better the more the book progresses.  

“…I beg to differ. Because now I’m in bed with you. So, I’d say I won the game in the end.”

The twists and turns were fantastic, the secondary characters all added value and the story flowed effortlessly. This was a one sitting read for me, I couldn’t put it down. Another amazing read from Penelope Ward.

About the Author:


 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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Other Books by Penelope Ward:

Sins of Sevin

Stepbrother Dearest


Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)


Mack Daddy

Co-Written with Vi Keeland

Playboy Pilot

Cocky Bastard


Stuck Up Suit

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

Mister Moneybags

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