|August 29th 2021|
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.
This book was definetly a ‘Don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover’ for me. The cover didn’t quite catched me, to be honest. I can’t explain it, but the guy was not my style. But after my friend said that she loved it, I gave it a try. And the first 30% of the book were so boring and slow that I was seconds away from stop reading. But I contienued…… and then came the change. And what a change that was. I don’t know if Penelope did this on purpose to build up the tension, but after the 30% there is a lot of emotions and love and I couldn’t handle it. It left me in tears.
So we meet Leo and Felicity. They start a summer-fling, but they found real love. It seems as if they can’t make it work. There is so much that is standing in their way. It seems impossible for them to get together. Then there is Sigmund. He is more than a side character. His story is also very special and brought me to tears.
Don’t get me started on the music. Damn, the tracks were just perfect for every scene. From Chris de Burgh (who is one of my favourite singers) to Coldplay. Even Whitney Houston. PERFECT!!
So I’ve never been so wrong about a book. This is the best story from Penelope Ward. Be ready for so much love, so much laughter and a lot of tears.