From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.
Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.
I didn’t think he’d call me back.
I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.
Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.
Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.
A complete STANDALONE.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.
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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Sins of Sevin:
Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Jake Understood (Jake #2):
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: First Person – Female
Expected publication: August 21st 2017
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Rana Saloomi; grew up believing she wasn’t pretty and often looking like a tomboy. Living with a beautiful mother that didn’t care about her really affected the way she looked at herself. After her mother run away with another man; she rebel against her father and got in a lot of trouble. Not only did she have gotten in trouble but she made a lot of mistakes that scar her for life.
Landon Roderick used to have it all and one truth changed his life forever. He moved from Michigan to California searching for answers he never really got. Instead he made bad choices; he grew up to be smoking hot but with his tatted body and piercing he was a total bad boy. Landon was putting his life together and making his business grows until he got a call that brought his past back and new choices he had to make.
Rana had the biggest crush on Landon since little. They lived together until her parents disappeared; leaving everything behind and so she left Landon. However; things were not as it seemed she always believed Landon had forgotten about her, so she resented him for it. One drunken night she looked him up and dials him.
“I’d lived for so many years feeling alone and scared. For the first time in my life, I felt truly safe.”
“It’s funny how the things that we once looked at as tragic are exactly what needed to happen, in retrospect.”
Landon and Rana reconnect after that silly phone call. Rana had made so many mistakes that she invested her time working as a dancer at a restaurant and never let any man in to do more heart breaking damage. Landon was a player he always wanted a connection but he hadn’t found the right person. The long conversations made these two connect and each day that passed they become more and more attractive to one another.
I really liked this story a lot. Landon was so sweet and understanding; their first date over the phone was absolutely amazing I seriously loved it. Rana was a hilarious character because without even thinking she would make Landon laugh and I felt that they were perfect for each other. The side characters were likable specially Lilith; she was a smart and funny little girl who Rana cared for a lot and I absolutely adored their times together. Rana’s father was unique and special, he was supportive and a loving father to her.
Overall I really enjoyed this story. I was hooked from page one, I grin and laugh so much and even had teary eyes on one special scene. Readers who enjoy second chance romance will find this book appealing.
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