|Just One Year|
|February 24th 2020|
| From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start.
The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons.
He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year.
|Reading my first Book by Penelope Ward – which was “Stepbrother Dearest” is not something that is easily forgotten. Even if it has been Years since I read it some of the moments still stay with me. And ever since I finished reading it I was hoping to read something of a similar plotline and intensity from her again.
Well now I have … and you can guess it … it was “Just one Year” – while the End of “Stepbrother Dearest” will forever be burned in my Heart – Just one Year just took a close second because I love her books with leads that are in the YA area.
(of her single written books – because her books with writing partner Vi Keeland are a whole different subject)
It was only the End that I somehow could not bring as close to my heart as I would have wished. Because while I might have understood that is was written because Ms. Ward listend to what the characters needed for their story – I as a reader didn’t need that specific string to love the book.
Still this book is a straight 5 Star that pulled at my heartstrings and had me shedding some small tears (it seems the fullblown ugly cry number one will forever be cocky bastard #shruggs and I can live with that)
This book gives the devoted romance reader (like ME) everything you could wish for. I loved the banter from the first page on. The characters Ms. Ward writes might be not perfect but they are beautifully imperfect for each other and that is were the real magic is hidden.
And with every of these plotlines – nomatter if they are the co or alone written books this author always hides this littel tidbit that will remain with the reader and whenever you notice in your everyday life it will remind you of thes books.
This book is no different and I love that so while you should go and order this book – I will go and try to find a damn s’more “thingy” ….