Title: The Assignment
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2022
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.
Number one: He’s obnoxious.
Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.
Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.
I could go on and on, really.
When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.
Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.
The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.
Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.
What’s happening to me?
Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)
That’s all this is—a fantasy.
Well, until that one night at the bar.
The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.
Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.
There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.
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This book was a cute and fun read. It was light and easy to get through. I did enjoy this enemies to lovers romance and the way it all came together in the end with Aspen and Troy. I loved all the little “sprinkles” along the way reading as well. I found myself giggling especially with Nonno and really loved Troy’s character but found myself having a hard time really connecting with Aspyn for some odd reason. I keep trying to put my finger on it but I think it was because of her simply just taking forever to realize things you do as a teen, MOST don’t do as an adult. Once she finally came to this realization and let go a bit, I found myself liking her more as the book went on. Oh and let’s not forget about Kiki an Menses the Unicorn, I damn near spit out my drink at that one! Such an adorable little girl, clever and so oh witty! I love how Troy connected with her, it really melted my ice cold heart!
Nonno 1000% stole the show in this book for me! While this one wasn’t one of my favorites from one of my go to authors, I still enjoyed it none the less. It was well written, with a good story line. It had all the feels and certainly packed full of cute moments and laughter. As always I can’t wait to see what Ms. Ward brings us next!
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.