From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The day I showed up to Dax Moody’s sprawling home, I had no idea what was coming.
As a traveling massage therapist, I was used to entering the houses of strangers.
But this assignment was different from any before it.
From the outside, I’d correctly assumed the owner was rich. What I didn’t realize was that he would be younger than I’d imagined, single, stunningly gorgeous, and mysterious.
Despite the fact that Dax had booked a massage, it never actually happened, since our first appointment was unexpectedly cut short by a comedy of errors.
Certain I’d never see him again after that day, I’d done nothing but think about the captivating man.
To my surprise, he called a second time. That appointment, we talked a lot, developing a stronger connection. But once again, there was no actual massage.
The man I now affectionately called “Moody” kept calling me to come back.
It took three times before I finally gave him the massage he’d ordered. Let’s just say it was challenging to keep things professional. I was extremely attracted to Dax, and by that time, I was falling hard.
Eventually, I’d find out why he’d been so aloof, the reason why he and I could never be together.
Our story was supposed to end there, but it didn’t.
Instead, I was left perpetually longing for a forbidden man.
5 Heart Review by Lorena
Wow, I haven't read such a heartfelt book by Penelope Ward in such a long time and now Moody came along and I feel invigorated after reading it. This story took me to another place that I felt I haven't been to in a long time.
Dax Moody is pretty much a recluse. He just lives to work, work and work and one day he decides to call and request a particular person to come and give him a massage, but their first encounter ended up turning out to be a clumsy one for Wren, the masseuse, she left mortified that day and never in a million years thought he would call and request her again, but that's exactly what happened.
From that moment on they established a friendly bond that Wren strongly wished could lead to more than just friendship but Dax would not cross that line no matter what. He was very strong-willed and did everything in his power to contain himself from trying to take things to the next level. Wren did everything she possibly could to entice him, persuade him -- but nothing worked.
Although they settled on just a friendship, their chemistry was so much more stronger and very hard to try and hold back from but they had a reason that they needed to hold back and it was killing them both, but it was something they both agreed on and knew it was the right thing to do.... or was it!!
Moody has touched my heart and will forever be one of my top reads!
About the Author
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 thirty books. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.
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