Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

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I enjoy a good friends to lovers trope and Penelope Ward captured the essence and angst of two friends fighting their attraction to each other...Another great read by one of my auto one-click authors. Definitely a book to add to your TBR.
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. 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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Published February 17, 2018 by Penelope Ward Books, Inc.. 323 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Mar 11 2018
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Reviewed by Shannon on Feb 22 2018

I enjoy a good friends to lovers trope and Penelope Ward captured the essence and angst of two friends fighting their attraction to each other...Another great read by one of my auto one-click authors. Definitely a book to add to your TBR.

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