THE DAY HE CAME BACK
(A standalone) Release date: 8/19/2019
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Copyright © 2019
By Penelope Ward
I looked down at her fitted white pants, covered in dirt marks. Even though she looked sexy as hell, I had to ask. “Why the hell does my mother insist on the staff wearing all white?”
“You’ll have to ask her, although I like to think of it as practice for my future nursing career.”
“I guess that’s one way to look at it. It kind of freaks me out. It’s like you’re all part of some cult.” I chuckled.
“I wonder what she’d do if I showed up in black. She’d shun me.” She snapped her fingers jokingly. “Oh wait…”
Except I wasn’t laughing now. I felt horrible that she knew exactly how my mother felt about her.
“I’m sorry she’s such a bitch, Raven.”
“It’s not your fault.” She looked out at the ocean, then promptly changed the subject. “You must be excited to go to Connecticut in the fall.”
“At this very moment, thanks to you, I’m in absolutely no rush to leave this spot, let alone Palm Beach.”
She blushed. “You’re funny.”
“You’re f*cking beautiful.” That just came out. “I’m sorry if that was too forward. But it’s true,” I said.
“No.” Her cheeks turned pink. “Thank you.”
“Do you have a boyfriend?”
She pushed some hair behind her ear. “No.”
“I want to take you out.”
She looked down at her empty cup. “I don’t think so.”
Ouch. “Can I ask why?”
“It’s not that I’m not interested, but…you’re leaving in the fall, so I’m not sure it makes sense to start anything up. Then there’s the bigger issue of your mother. I just don’t think it’s a good idea.”
“I get it.” I nodded. “I understand.”
Holy sh*t. I wasn’t used to rejection. I couldn’t remember the last time a girl had said no to me. I swear to God, my dick just stiffened. What was it about the chase that was so damn arousing? I had to find another way…
“Can we hang out as friends, then?”
She grinned skeptically. “Friends?”
“There’s this improv club near where you live. I wanted to go check it out this weekend. Would you want to go with me?”
“Venturing to the other side of the bridge, eh?” she teased. “What would Mother think?”
“Will you come with me, wiseass?”
“Seriously, what if your mom finds out?”
“She won’t. She doesn’t really question where I go. I’ll just tell her I’m going to meet a friend. And thanks to your rejection, that won’t be a lie, right?”
Raven blinked for a while before she finally answered, “Okay. Yeah.”
My heart sped up. “Yeah?”
Apple Books ➜ https://fave.co/2ScFey5
Nook ➜ https://fave.co/2MKredQ
Kobo ➜ https://fave.co/2YEXXbb
Google Play ➜ https://fave.co/2YIBLN9
Audio ➜ https://adbl.co/2YaupCK
Paperback ➜ https://fave.co/2xzNIFX
Sign up to be alerted when it goes live on Amazon here: https://fave.co/2KoLPUN
**No Amazon e-book preorder. Will go live on/around release day.
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.
What a summer it was.
Until it all ended—badly.
I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.
When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.
And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.
u u u u u
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Facebook Private Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/
Instagram @penelopewardauthor http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/
BOOKS BY PENELOPE WARD:
When August Ends:
Amazon Print: https://fave.co/2x37hWQ
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2KpxcAO
Google Play: https://fave.co/2xbd8tn
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2Kq72Oo
Google Play: https://fave.co/2KpYVBs
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2RlJ5bl
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Rm84LS
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2Kop8jK
Google Play: https://fave.co/2KoX3Zs
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2KsSAFc
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WO6ovC
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x3FdCJ
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WO8rQn
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x2Iimm
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WO6Zxm
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2RqgBxs
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Rq5jJl
Jaded and Tyed (A novelette):
Amazon Print only: https://fave.co/2wZo9h7
Sins of Sevin:
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2RjW2Tg
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Rn1fJY
Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2KmcmSV
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Kq8Rec
Jake Understood (Jake #2):
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2Korlvy
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Rn2F74
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x7t3Zj
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WR0wSu
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x3ouQ0
Google Play: https://fave.co/2KpA8gO
BOOKS BY PENELOPE WARD AND VI KEELAND:
Amazon UK: https://fave.co/2RocfGN
Audio ➜ https://fave.co/2RocykV
THE RUSH DUET:
Rebel Heir (Rush, Book 1):
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2KpkOR3
Google Play: https://fave.co/2x3GCJv
Rebel Heart (Rush, Book 2):
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2WSoGfv
Google Play: https://fave.co/2RvgO2t
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2WLOkCx
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Koctxa
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2RorBv9
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WOwNtt
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2WL1bol
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Kpp3fy
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x7u0AR
Google Play: https://fave.co/2WOjAkd
Apple Books: https://fave.co/2x0ZSai
Google Play: https://fave.co/2Rq6XL1