*Blog Tour / Review * Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward


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 got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.


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I am a huge fan of Penelope Ward.   Each time I know a book is releasing I get all giddy!

Amber has been trying to heal her broken heart and get past her boyfriend of nine years calling it quits.  She’s only been with one person and it was him.  She lives alone in Boston until she gets a call from an old friend who needs a place to stay.   Channing was Amber’s childhood friend as well as her ex’s friend.   He is coming to Boston for work and Amber has agreed to let him stay with her while he is in town.

Channing being around has stirred up a desire in Amber and she is looking to get over her ex and get Channing out of system because he is off limits.   So she reaches out to G9, only issue is Channing finds out her plans and comes up with a plan of his own, which turns into a whole bunch of crazy!

These two have some serious tension from the get go.  Neither knowing how the other feels, but once it’s out in the open who knows where it will go.  There is so much history, alot of challenges which makes them ever working out seem impossible.   Will they be able to make it last or is two months all they will ever have together?



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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