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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

5* #Review #Giveaway Neighbor Dearest by @PenelopeAuthor


Neighbor Dearest is LIVE and on limited-time release sale for $3.99 (Changing to $4.99 after release. This will be the ONLY sale.) A sexy STANDALONE friends-to-lovers story that does NOT have to be read in conjunction with any other book.


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A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking.

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Review - 5 Stars

My world was just rocked by Penelope Ward....Damien Hennessy will blow your mind. Did you love Elec??? Well you haven't meet Damien yet. Lord have mercy....hold on to your panties and hearts ladies. You are going to be intoxicated and mesmerized by this whole book!  Two souls coming together as one, taking a chance on friendship and so much more....

So I will say you don't need to read Stepbrother Dearest, but I strongly feel you should....
1. Because it's that freaking good. 
2. Elec and Greta 
3. It's my favorite book by Penelope
4. You get an introduction into Chelsea. Now I will say that I didn't like her in Stepbrother Dearest, but I believe it was because she was standing between Elec and Greta. But in this book my heart was won over immediately by her. The book is in her POV.  Again blown away by this....

I don't want to give too much away. The blurb does a fantastic job highlighting the book. Chelsea has been left heartbroken by Elec. She is trying to move on and escape the past, so she moved to a new apartment to escape memories from the old one. She meets her moody, mysterious and sexy neighbor Damien. Damien is so many things...Chelsea is annoyed with him, but yet she finds a friend when she least expects it. Things between these two are funny, filled with sexual tension and form a bond that seems unbreakable. But the lines soon blur and Chelsea is wrapped up again in a relationship that may cause heartbreak. Damien wants her, but he pulls back because he can't hurt her, but why is he pulling away when you can clearly see he wants her. 

I kept putting this down because I didn't want it too end. I'd read a few chapters, then stop for a bit, then pick it back up. Penelope wrote so many emotions that you can not help but fall in love with the story and characters. There is so much sexual tension between them that you will be clenching your hands and screaming "Get your crap together...screw already." But you need that intensity because when things do finally blow....white hot! Like a freaking space rocket taking off!

The secondary characters are a blast. I want books about her sister and his brother....oh and the dogs...adorable! I could go on and on about this book, but I won't because NO spoilers allowed! Can I say OMG the cover....perfection!

Penelope words will grab your heart and soul. She'll have you screaming with need and frustration. She'll have you laughing and crying. There is so much to this book that I can't even convey how much this book rocks. I was completely captivated by it. I can throw around words like enchanted, bewitched, hypnotized...but even those don't seem like enough. 5 Triple D Stars!!

Copyright © 2016 by
Penelope Ward
Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.

About the Author:
Penelope Ward
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and 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 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Additional Books by Penelope Ward


Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Sins of Sevin:

Stepbrother Dearest:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2):


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