Title: The Crush
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone, second-chance story of forbidden love…
It’s natural to want the one you can’t have. And for as long as I could remember, I’d secretly wanted my brother’s best friend, Jace.
He was six years older and always treated me like the sister he never had.
Fast forward a decade.
We were all in our twenties now. Jace had moved in with my brother, Nathan, and me to help us make ends meet after our parents died.
It was just the three of us—an odd family dynamic.
Living under our roof, Jace was as bossy and protective as ever.
But he certainly didn’t look at me like a sister anymore. That was what made things so complicated.
I was pretty much hot and bothered twenty-four-seven.
And he was torn.
The signs were subtle, at first. Like on movie night, I’d casually rest my leg against his, and he wouldn’t exactly shift away.
Still, I assumed he would never…go there.
Nathan would kill us.
The knowledge of that wasn’t enough to stop the inevitable, though.
Eventually our slow burn exploded.
But more than the physical attraction, we’d developed a strong connection.
We just couldn’t get caught, right?
That sounded simple.
Until it wasn’t.
This is a story of forbidden love, broken trust, and an unexpected second chance.
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Overall Rating 4.25
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Reviewed by Robin
A sweet and emotional little romance. Farrah has had a crush on her brother’s best friend Nathan since she was itty bitty. Now she’s 21 and all grown up…this crush has developed into a bit of an obsession for her when Jace moves in with them. The story has a very slow build with a strong reluctance from Jace to cross the line with Farrah. This book is full of complicated secrets, guilt and a whole lot of angst just waiting to explode. A quick romantic read that was entertaining, funny and sometimes a little maddening.
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey
Awwww!!! This book was definitely a feel good read. I enjoyed the banter and how easy going the story felt. Penelope always does a great job weaving in a little angst to set the hook and this one is no different. The characters were well developed and interesting. If you’re looking for something pretty chill with some spice this is definitely it.
ABOUT PENELOPE WARD
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.
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OTHER BOOKS BY PENELOPE WARD
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Just One Year
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The Day He Came Back
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