Drunk Dial (Penelope Ward)

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget — even though he so easily forgot about me — and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him — unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.


THE POSITIVE:

  The characters were unusual, and the book touched interesting subjects. I loved that Rana and Landon has such different backgrounds and life experiences. But they complemented each other quite well.

  I love the best friends to lovers and the second chance romance tropes.

THE NEGATIVE:

  Everything happens a little (way too) fast. Even though the time lapse in the book is big, I still felt like their relationship was moving at a very fast pace.

  Again, I found it a bit predictable, and I felt like some things were resolved way too easily.

Dear Bridget, I Want You (Penelope Ward)

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

— Simon


I’ll keep this review very short and on point.

THE POSITIVE:

  I loved the plot. Widowed young mother with a younger british doctor. YES PLEASE! And the characters were awesome.

  The pacing was great, and the development of the relationship between Simon and Bridget was very well done.

THE NEGATIVE:

  The repetition. I’ve read a few books by these two authors, and I always know that at some point I’m getting a twisted issue. It was well done, but you can always see it coming.

  Still on the point above, there just wasn’t anything surprising on this book. Still worth it though.

Sneak Peek: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is the next standalone Contemporary Romance Novel from the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, releasing on September 18, 2017!

Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne
Photographer: Brian Jamie
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs


Blurb:

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

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EXCERPT:

Every time I considered leaving my room, I would grab the framed picture of Ben and stare at it.  The urge to go to Simon was so strong; I basically hadn’t put down the framed photo of my deceased husband in an hour.  I was lying in my bed, holding a picture of a dead man while fantasizing about one who was very much alive and in the other room.  With the door cracked open waiting for me.  There was one part of Simon’s note that I just kept reading over and over.

I want to make you come. Hard. I want you to get lost in me and I want to hear you say my name over and over while we fuck.

While we fuck.

While we fuck.

I was pretty sure that Ben had never used the word fuck like that before.  Did we even fuck?  We made love, sure.  Our sex life was normal — at least, I think it was normal.  Don’t get me wrong, the passion wasn’t the same as when we first got together.  But after ten years, both of us working full time and raising a child, it was normal to have some of the desire dwindle, wasn’t it?

While we fuck.

I looked at the picture of my husband and sighed.  We didn’t fuck.  Not even in the beginning. And I felt guilty for that now.  Maybe we should have been fucking.  I certainly didn’t do anything to entice him to want me the last few years.  Was it my fault our sex life had gotten boring?  I rested the picture of Ben over my heart and laid my hand over it.  I could feel my heart beating out of control beneath my fingers.

Shutting my eyes, I tried to force thoughts of Simon from my mind.  But it was no use.  Visions of his hard, sculpted body hovering over me had infiltrated my brain.  So, here I was, a thirty-three-year-old, single mother lying in my bed all alone with a picture of my dead husband held to my heart while I visualized fucking another man.

Fucking.

Not making love.

I needed my head examined.

After two hours and no sleep in sight, I decided the only way I was going to be able to get any rest was if I got everything I was feeling off of my chest.  Flicking on the light, I carefully set the framed photo of my beloved Ben on my nightstand and then opened the drawer and dug out a pen and piece of pretty stationery.  I would write down my thoughts to clear my mind.  I had no intention of actually giving the letter to Simon, so there was no reason to filter anything I said.

Dear Simon…


About the Authors:

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve 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.

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Sneak Peak: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

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

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me — and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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Excerpt:

After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days.

Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It was the first time he’d texted me.

I looked down to find he’d sent a photo.

I gasped.

It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was him — a selfie.

Fuck. Me. He was beautiful.

I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone.

I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges and valleys of his stunning body.

Was this a cruel joke?

This was not Landon!

But, it was.

With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo.

Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him.

“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in front of me.

This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger — someone who must have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see.

God.

A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession.

A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself before, now I was really hesitant.

The message that went along with the photo simply read:

Now show me you.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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OTHER STANDALONES FROM PENELOPE WARD:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks Nook Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo  
My Skylar: Amazon | iBooks | Nook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo 


Cover Reveal: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan


Blurb:

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

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget — even though he so easily forgot about me — and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him — unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): AmazoniBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): AmazonNookiBooksKobo  
My Skylar: AmazoniBooksNook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo 


Mister Moneybags (Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward)

I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags” — her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type — snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t — a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

I began dating her as “Jay” — all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot. 

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men. 

Only, both men were me. 

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


I’m a huge fan of the collaborations between these two ladies. They always make me laugh and cry a bit, and I generally have a great time reading or listening to their books. Also, this book was narrated by my 2 favorite narrators out there: Sebastian York and Andi Arndt, and I just love them, they are excellent narrators, and I love Sebastian’s voice… *sigh* 

The writing is one again great, I just truly love how they collaborate, and the voices in this book were so different. AWESOME! I mean, I was dying in Dex’s chapters, they were hilarious.

I really liked both main characters, and Bianca and Dex had great chemistry… she and Jay did as well, but I was rooting for Dex, eheh. I have to say that I felt like the blurb was a bit misleading, like they usually are, only letting you know of the plot for the first half of the book. I liked the plot though, even though I thought it was a bit predictable at times, I still quite enjoyed it.

Also, a million points for Chance‘s cameo, his darn goat and his 2 kids. AMAZING! The youtube channel made me snort.

Even though it was not my favorite collaboration between these two girls, this is a very good and solid romance, and I very much recommend it. And definitly try the audio version, because Sebastian York!!!

Cover Reveal: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

We are excited to bring you the next cover from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland.

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is the next standalone Contemporary Romance Novel from this sensational duo releasing on September 18, 2017!

Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne
Photographer: Brian Jamie
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs


Blurb:

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

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About the Authors:

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland

Author photoVi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve 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.

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Mack Daddy (Penelope Ward)

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie.

Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?
So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.
Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy. I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that — to me — he was much more.
They didn’t know about our past.
He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.
Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.


Guys, I’m a sucker for single dads in books. It’s a problem! I see a guy in a book that has a kid, and I’m gonna love that book, almost guaranteed.

Once again, I really enjoyed Penelope Ward’s writing, I loved the dual POV on this book, and the different voices of the two main characters. Also, something that I felt was super well done, were the little flashbacks, that directly correlated to the events of the present.

This was a second chance romance, another trope that I’m a fan of. And this one was very well done, because of the connection between these characters in the past.

I really liked both Mack and Frankie. They had their priorities straight and weren’t deceitful. They are also both super fun, especially when together. But I had an issue on how, even though it was clear how in love with each other they were in both periods, they still took their time to actually be available for each other, even though I understood both their reservations.

I really really liked the connection between these two, the friendship and chemistry was evident, and very well explored. I also liked their relationships with Jonah, and I was happy when his relationship with Mack was stained, even though Mack did his best to connect with his child.

I also liked the plot, and it had a few elements that I didn’t see coming. It’s tough not to compare it to Egomaniac by Vi Keeland though… I did like that once they were together, they WERE TOGETHER.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. The only thing that didn’t completely work for me was the reason why they didn’t give in to each other before, but hey, that’s a personal opinion.

Cocky Bastard (Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland)

cockybastard

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


I think I’m trying to go through all the Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s books, because they just make me feel good. I started this one on a whim, and once again it made me laugh out loud and completely forget the world while listening to it, so YAY. Because the writing is great, the collaboration between these two authors produce fantastic books.

The book has an unique distribution, where it’s divided in two parts. Part one is told through Aubrey’s POV, and is set 2 years before part 2, which is told through Chance’s POV. It made a lot of sense to divide the book like this. Part 1 is all about the road trip, and Aubrey and Chance getting to know each other and falling in love, and while we know that Chance is keeping a secret and holding back, we don’t know why until part 2. Part 2 is all about grovelling and Chance trying to win Aubrey back.

I loved part one, which is narrated by Michelle Ferguson and she did an amazing job. But I had a lot of issues with the second part of the book and I blame that entirely on the narrator, Aaron Abano. The actor didn’t quite manage in this book, he overdid his accent, and he overdid his tone of voice, in a way that it sounded like he was shouting all the freaking time. It was a bit exhausting.

But back to the story. I liked both characters a lot. In part one Aubrey learns how to admit the things she really loves and start living by her own standards and not other people’s. I loved her growth and to see her becoming more confident and sure of herself. But I couldn’t help feeling that a little bit of that was lost in the second part of the book, unfortunately.

I did like Chance and his undying determination. He was a riot. He was also just a tiny bit too determined, but he knew what he wanted and he fought for it, no matter the price. Good for him.

While I liked all the road trip and all the groveling later, I didn’t like some other minor things. Like, I think that the 2 years gap was a bit excessive… I seriously doubt that in the real world it would have come to that. Then I truly hated that Aubrey kept stringing two guys along at the same time… I understand that she had a boyfriend, Dick – the Princess Fucker, and was happy before Chance showed up. But she kept her boyfriend, even when she was unsure about Chance and giving him a chance at the same time. That felt wrong to me.

But even with some issues and a bad narrator, this book still made me laugh out loud and was super entertaining. I mean, there’s a goat who faints each time it gets scared!!! Give it a read 😉 .

Playboy Pilot (Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland)

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose?
You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.
For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.
I needed to go far away to think it through.
As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.
Then, he left.
I thought I’d never see him again.
But fate had other plans.
Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.
The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.
Carter was dangerous and always on the move.
Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.
He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.
A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.
I didn’t know what to believe.
But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.
At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


This audiobook was exactly what I needed for a super busy day of work and a super busy day of traveling. I’m becoming a big fan of these Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s books, and I think I love them even more in audiobook format, and to be honest, Sebastian York’s voice just WORKS FOR ME!

The writing was fun, simple and somewhat deep. I actually wasn’t expecting it to as deep as it went, because look at that title! But yeah… lovely. I might have cracked up each time they tried to speak portuguese in the book though…

Kendall and Carter were wonderful characters with so much depth to them. Kendall was very much still trying to find herself, at almost 25 years old, she hadn’t been allowed to be herself ever, and I loved that she took her time and got to know what she needed. Carter was an unexpected wonderful surprise, this guy had so many layers to him, and while he needed to forgive himself and realize that he deserved to be happy, he was also sure of himself and of his decisions.

The romance starts very much as insta lust, of course, but even though the first part of the book is a super fast romance, on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, through Dubai, Amsterdam and finally Florida, they also take it very slow and the relationships grows at a steady paced romance. They talk, they get to know each other, and they don’t have secrets.

I really liked the conflict and how it was resolved. I loved that they each took the time they needed, I thought that they both acted very maturely at that point. And I LOVED THAT ENDING!

So, guys, if you like a good romance, with a sense of adventure, read this one. And if you have read it, what did you think about it????