|Park Avenue Player|
|Penelope Ward , Vi Keeland|
|September 23rd 2019|
|It started out like any normal day.
Then the fender bender happened.
The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.
Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.
Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.
Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.
The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.
So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.
To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.
At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.
But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)
We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.
This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?
Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.
Ours was one I didn’t see coming.
|I have one word for you and it is..-
and I am laughing so hard … really SO SO hard…
and I am not sorry at all….. and the story is not really funny – no it is actually rather sad.
Am I not making sense? Well I suppose I am not … but rest assured if you loved previous books of the authors duo Ward/Keeland – well than you are going to love “Park Avenue Player” as well.
I had the pleasure of meeting Vi Keeland in London last Saturday and where I might have been guessing before I am now pretty sure I know which parts of the books she is writing.
Park Avenue Player is the perfect next book in their series with wonderful characters and I enjoyed every second. If our beloved Mary Poppins would have a 2.0 Version – it could be found in this book.
Practically imperfect but perfect for this story.
I must admit that was suspicious of a certain something and it turned out I was right – so to me guessing “it” (sorry being un-spoiler-ish vague on purpose) was not as difficult as it was in other previous books – but on the other hand … the results in the other books were not as devastating as here… #sniff (Enough said)
The thing is I cannot say much more about the story and Vi’s/ Penelope’s writing is so good that even that leaves nothing left to say except “You will love this book”
They always manage to bring together characters that should not work well with each other but somehow with their magic they make it seem effortless when all the puzzle pieces come together. And in-between a (in this specific book) rather sad story you find sparks of laughter as well as deep insights into the characters. As a reader you feel like you are being picked up personally – handed the book and it’s like the authors hold your hand while reading.
It’s like you can feel the intensity the authors had while writing the plot
… Oh and I just remembered I have another word I just remembered …
*Underwear* and I am looking at Penelope when I say that …… (that one word should be enough when you read a certain book from her #laughing)