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Penelope writes these stories that completely enrapture my mind and I can’t come out of her world until it’s over.
on February 18, 2018
I’m going to be completely real in this review without spoiling anything. I’ll get to that in a second. Penelope Ward gave us Channing and Amber in Gentleman Nine with a completely new take on friends to lovers and it was awesome!
“‘I can’t fathom ever not wanting you like this.’ Hearing her say that tore me up inside, because it was a harsh reminder of the reality of this situation that I’d gotten us into.”
Amber is recently single and finds herself opening up her home to her childhood friend Channing. Her friend that’s been more of a brother, she couldn’t turn him away when he needed a place to stay during a contract for work. Immediately attracted to him, she finds another way to try and sate her desires in a very unique way.
”What we have feels…soul crushing.”
Channing has always had a thing for Amber. For the last nine years she was off limits. He wants to keep their relationship friends-only, but after finding her seeking an escort, he wants to not only protect her but make her an offer she can’t refuse...hopefully.
“When you love someone, you feel it in your soul, even when they’re not physically with you. “
Ok, here’s the realness. I wasn’t super feeling Gentleman Nine for the first few chapters. I was into it, but it wasn’t giving me the feels that I needed. It just kind of felt ordinary, nothing jumped out at me. But then it happened. The words she wrote hit me like a hammer to the head and I was left stunned. And it was so good and fresh and perfect! Penelope writes these stories that completely enrapture my mind and I can’t come out of her world until it’s over. She takes chances with subject matter character relationships that may not be for everyone but the work every time! Whenever I finish one of her books I find myself spending a couple of days contemplating the greatness I just read and think and think and think some more because it’s just so good!
“Love isn’t always only about the person who makes you feel the safest or even how much you care about someone. Sometimes, it’s about the person who ignites your soul...”
Gentleman Nine is full of fun banter, great friendships, sweet love, and sensational tear-inducing words. It was a fantastic ride (you’ll get it when you read it) and I didn’t want it to end!