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.
4 Heart Review by Lorena
Enemies to Lovers, slow burn type of trope that usually doesn't cut it for me but when it comes to Ms. Ward I will drop it all for her books.
I have been reading her since I first picked up My Skylar and ever since, it has been very rare I miss one of her books. I can't get enough of her words. She always tugs at my heart strings, she always manages to surprise me with her words and she gets me with my emotions.
Aspyn and Troy have never been eye-to-eye with each other and actually couldn't stand each other at one point in their lives. But now that they are older you would think that they would leave that all behind and maybe act like adults and leave the childish things behind. But it's kind of hard to forget those childish acts so quickly. Aspyn works at an old folks home and she ends up with the assignment of having to deal with Troy's dad and will have to deal with Troy for a bit. Will these two leave their bad blood behind and try and get along for his dad's sake? It's kind of hard when he's so delicious looking, but his arrogant attitude will definitely not score him any brownie points!
This was a fun, light read with some hot chemistry that will leave you squirming in your seat. Ms. Ward has that effect with her books.
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 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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