From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?
Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.
From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.
Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.
That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.
Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.
Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.
Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.
It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.
We both had one wish: more time together.
But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.
A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.
I believed our story was over.
Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.
I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?
Well, I knew nothing yet.
4.5 Stars by Lorena
Penelope knows how to pull my heart strings with her emotional, angsty books that I always look forward to reading.
The Aristocrat was a book that I had been anticipating for a while and couldn't wait to read it. I loved the characters, their personalities and their funny banter. Who would have thought that a duke would get rejected by a woman!! But that is what made her more attractive to Leo, he saw a woman who wasn't after him for his title or his money and power. But he also had to take it for what it was, a summer fling.
Felicity and Leo certainly came from two different worlds and upbringing. But they were so connected and their chemistry was certainly off the wall. As long as they both were in agreeance for what their summer relationship was, it should be okay right! Nope, it didn't stop them from thinking that they both wished it could be a long lasting relationship.
Both Leo and Felicity had me falling in love along with them.
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.
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