*Review* Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

DIRTY LETTERS IS LIVE!

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

 

BLURB

I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.

PURCHASE LINKS

Goodreads ➜
https://fave.co/35YQMes

Amazon ➜
https://fave.co/2W5yQuj

Audio ➜
https://fave.co/2N3vVOB

Amazon Print ➜
https://fave.co/2BAX9a8

Sign up for Vi & Penelope’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜
https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks

 

The dynamic duo of Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward has done it AGAIN!  This story checked ALL my boxes and then some!   Luca and Griffin were pen pals for what seemed like forever when they were younger and wrote each other constantly until one day it came to an abrupt halt.   Lives change, people change, circumstances change….  But feelings, deep feelings of the heart never really do change.

When Luca goes to clean out her father’s apartment, she finds a letter addressed to her from years from Griffin.  The one thing she never thought she would see again from the one boy she never stopped thinking about.  Does she try to write back after all these years, will he even respond after she deserted him?   Can two people living completely different lives ever truly connect with each other in ways other than through letters?

Guess you’ll have to read Dirty Letters to find out!   I am sure you’ll fall in love with Griffin, Luca, Doc and Hortencia just as much as I have!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

VI KEELAND

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook Fan Group

Facebook

 Website

 Twitter

 Instagram

Goodreads

 

PENELOPE WARD:

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 two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

 Facebook

 Facebook Private Fan Group

 Instagram

 Twitter

*Release Blitz* Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

DIRTY LETTERS IS LIVE!

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

 

BLURB

I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.

 

PURCHASE LINKS

Goodreads ➜
https://fave.co/35YQMes

Amazon ➜
https://fave.co/2W5yQuj

Audio ➜
https://fave.co/2N3vVOB

Amazon Print ➜
https://fave.co/2BAX9a8

Sign up for Vi & Penelope’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜
https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

VI KEELAND

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook Fan Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

 Website:

http://www.vikeeland.com

 Twitter:

@vikeeland

https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

 Instagram:

@Vi_Keeland

http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland

PENELOPE WARD:

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 two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

 Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

 Facebook Private Fan Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

 Instagram:

@penelopewardauthor

http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

 Twitter:

https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

*New Release* Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

PARK AVENUE PLAYER IS LIVE!

 A Standalone Contemporary Romance

New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.

PURCHASE LINKS:

Goodreads ➜ https://fave.co/30h7VNf

Audio ➜ https://adbl.co/2KGXyx

Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE

Amazon E-book ➜ https://fave.co/2NurkHL

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜ https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

PENELOPE WARD:

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 two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

PENELOPE’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

 

Facebook Private Fan Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

 

Instagram:

@penelopewardauthor

http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

VI KEELAND

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

VI’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

 

Facebook Fan Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

 

Website:

http://www.vikeeland.com

 

Twitter:

@vikeeland

https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

 

Instagram:

@Vi_Keeland

http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

 

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland

Continue reading

*Blog Tour/Review* The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward

THE DAY HE CAME BACK IS LIVE!

A Standalone Contemporary Romance

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Penelope Ward

It was the summer of my life.

I’d met the guy of my dreams.

Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.

But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.

He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.

Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was.

Until it all ended—badly.

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.

That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.

I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.

But I wasn’t prepared.

What if he hated me?

What if he loved someone else now?

I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

 PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon è https://fave.co/2NcLeGh

Apple Books è https://fave.co/2ScFey5

Nook è https://fave.co/2MKredQ

Kobo è https://fave.co/2YEXXbb

Google Play è https://fave.co/2YIBLN9

Audio è https://adbl.co/2YaupCK

Paperback è https://fave.co/2xzNIFX

Goodreadsè https://fave.co/2S5uxgp

 

I absolutely loved Raven and Gavin’s story. Gavin’s the rich boy, Raven is the maid’s daughter both from two very different sides of the Bay. These two have an undeniable, indisputable chemistry and find themselves in a summer of fun, stolen glances and sizzling kisses but when summer is over and Gavin is off to college where will that leave these two?

I loved this rich boy/poor girl story. There was so much more behind both of these characters then I was expecting and as usual I was not disappointed. Obviously with the title you can probably figure out that someone leaves and comes back, but the back story behind it all is a little crazy, angsty, heartbreaking and a good old second chance at romance that I am a total sucker for. The Day He Came Back had a little of everything I love in a good read that keeps me interested and as always look forward to the next book from this author. I know I didn’t give you much here to go off of because I don’t want to spoil anything here but this is one you definitely want to pick up and read.

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 two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Private Fan Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

Instagram

@penelopewardauthor

http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

 

Continue reading

*Cover Reveal* Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Park Avenue Player

Release date September 23, 2019

A Standalone Contemporary Romance

New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.

 

PURCHASE LINKS:

Goodreads ➜ https://fave.co/30h7VNf

Audio ➜ https://adbl.co/2KGXyx

Amazon print ➜ https://fave.co/2ZjnGpE

 

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜ https://www.subscribepage.com/2FreeBooks

 

COVER CREDITS:

Photographer: Hudson Taylor

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs

  Continue reading

*Excerpt Reveal* The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward

THE DAY HE CAME BACK

(A standalone)

Release date: 8/19/2019

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Penelope Ward

 Excerpt Reveal:

Copyright © 2019

By Penelope Ward

 

I looked down at her fitted white pants, covered in dirt marks. Even though she looked sexy as hell, I had to ask. “Why the hell does my mother insist on the staff wearing all white?”

“You’ll have to ask her, although I like to think of it as practice for my future nursing career.”

“I guess that’s one way to look at it. It kind of freaks me out. It’s like you’re all part of some cult.” I chuckled.

“I wonder what she’d do if I showed up in black. She’d shun me.” She snapped her fingers jokingly. “Oh wait…”

Except I wasn’t laughing now. I felt horrible that she knew exactly how my mother felt about her.

“I’m sorry she’s such a bitch, Raven.”

“It’s not your fault.” She looked out at the ocean, then promptly changed the subject. “You must be excited to go to Connecticut in the fall.”

“At this very moment, thanks to you, I’m in absolutely no rush to leave this spot, let alone Palm Beach.”

She blushed. “You’re funny.”

“You’re f*cking beautiful.” That just came out. “I’m sorry if that was too forward. But it’s true,” I said.

“No.” Her cheeks turned pink. “Thank you.”

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

She pushed some hair behind her ear. “No.”

“I want to take you out.”

She looked down at her empty cup. “I don’t think so.”

Ouch. “Can I ask why?”

“It’s not that I’m not interested, but…you’re leaving in the fall, so I’m not sure it makes sense to start anything up. Then there’s the bigger issue of your mother. I just don’t think it’s a good idea.”

“I get it.” I nodded. “I understand.”

Holy sh*t. I wasn’t used to rejection. I couldn’t remember the last time a girl had said no to me. I swear to God, my dick just stiffened. What was it about the chase that was so damn arousing? I had to find another way…

“Can we hang out as friends, then?”

She grinned skeptically. “Friends?”

“There’s this improv club near where you live. I wanted to go check it out this weekend. Would you want to go with me?”

“Venturing to the other side of the bridge, eh?” she teased. “What would Mother think?”

“Will you come with me, wiseass?”

“Seriously, what if your mom finds out?”

“She won’t. She doesn’t really question where I go. I’ll just tell her I’m going to meet a friend. And thanks to your rejection, that won’t be a lie, right?”

Raven blinked for a while before she finally answered, “Okay. Yeah.”

My heart sped up. “Yeah?”

Apple Books https://fave.co/2ScFey5

Nook https://fave.co/2MKredQ

Kobo https://fave.co/2YEXXbb

Google Play https://fave.co/2YIBLN9

Audio https://adbl.co/2YaupCK

Paperback https://fave.co/2xzNIFX

Goodreads https://fave.co/2S5uxgp

Sign up to be alerted when it goes live on Amazon here: https://fave.co/2KoLPUN

**No Amazon e-book preorder. Will go live on/around release day.

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

It was the summer of my life.

I’d met the guy of my dreams.

Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.

But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.

He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.

Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

 

What a summer it was.

Until it all ended—badly.

 

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.

That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.

I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

 

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.

But I wasn’t prepared.

What if he hated me?

What if he loved someone else now?

I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

 

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

 

Continue reading

*Blog Tour/Review* When August Ends by Penelope Ward

WAE AUTHOR PAGE BANNER

A Standalone Contemporary Romance Novel

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

PWWhenAugustEndsBookCover5x8_HIGH.jpg

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.

Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2XnZUW3

Audio ➜ https://amzn.to/2BEz4ja

Amazon Print ➜ https://amzn.to/2SY4Zoj

Apple Books ➜ https://apple.co/2Tj776z

Nook ➜ https://bit.ly/2IiEqX7

Kobo ➜ https://bit.ly/2BAL4lC

Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2BCw3Qc

Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2SL1z9e

52011218_2264649403778587_3944300847122350080_n

I seriously loved this book.   I mean HELLO, talk about serious COVER love right here, but this book was as delicious inside as it was outside!

This book has it all.   It was swoony, sexy, funny, fresh, and the banter with these two characters was just off the charts.   I found myself giggling so much, my heart doing cartwheels and me wanting to go book a cabin at the lake.

Heather and Noah were absolute perfection in every sense.   I love the way their story unfolded, and it was a slow smoldering burn the whole way through.   There may have been a little bit of an age difference between these two but Heather was wiser beyond her years and it didn’t take long for Noah to pick up on that.   They seem like an unlikely pair and even though Noah seems to push Heather away with his broodiness, she sees right through him.   Noah is keeping Heather at a distance, but the more time he spends at the Lake and with Heather the more he craves her.

When August Ends was certainly one of my favorites from Penelope Ward.  Another book by this author that I read in one sitting.   I for one NEVER wanted August to end!!!

Ward Pic

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.

Sign up for Penelope’s mailing list: http://eepurl.com/MnXoH

 

Find Penelope here:

Website: http://www.penelopewardauthor.com

Gmail: penelopewardauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Fan Group (Penelope’s Peeps): https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor

Instagram: @penelopewardauthor http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7105545.Penelope_Ward?from_search=true