Monday, February 25, 2019

When August Ends is that romantic story we were all hoping for!



A Standalone Contemporary Romance Novel

NY Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward


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What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental? Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least. But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why. When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid. Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden. I knew he was just passing through town for the summer. I knew he was probably too old for me. Yet, I was drawn to him. Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning. I wanted him and made no secret of it. His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from. Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer. And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends. 


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About the Author:

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 one-point-five million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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Will she lose him when August ends?

From her first encounter with Noah, Heather was blown away.  This man was the epitome of masculinity and gorgeousness.  She had never met a man like him before.  The only man she had ever been intimate with was a high school boy she dated.  No way anywhere near the hunk of a man she found at her family's boathouse wearing just a towel.  As their relationship grew into a friendship, she knew deep in her heart, he was the man for her.  No matter what she did to seduce him, he would always reject her gently to keep their friendship without the complications of sex.

For Noah, Heather was temptation incarnate.  Because of the age difference and other complications, he felt it was best if he kept their friendship platonic.  He already had baggage from his past that burdened him.  No reason to increase his guilt to include getting intimate with Heather.

As the Summer progresses, both Heather and Noah venture into a deep friendship where they tell each other their most intimate thoughts.  While they help each other in their own ways, Noah still is holding on to a secret he is doubting he should share with Heather.  It is because of the love he has begone to have for her that he resolves to come clean.  Will she hate him in the end?

This is a book for all of us romance addicts looking for a mature book with all the feels.  The progression of Heather and Noah's courtship is a journey worth taking.  After all, it is not the destination that is important.  The journey is what makes reaching the destination worthwhile.

I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  Thanks to the author for sharing a copy with me.

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