Blog Tour + Official Review! RoomHate by Penelope Ward

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RoomHate by Penelope Ward!

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Blurb

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author’s note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

OFFICIAL REVIEW!

I am a huge Penelope Ward fan so the moment that RoomHate was released I had to buy because the idea of not reading Amelia and Justin’s story was torture! I bought, I devoured, and I conquered in one day. That is how good she is. Housework was pushed to the side and along with my current book boyfriend that I was currently reading about but it was totally worth it! Amelia and Justin are a couple worth losing sleep and possibly skipping meals for. With her newest couple Penelope brings her fans angst, heat, twists and plenty of “will they, won’t they” sexual tension. Amelia and Justin are exasperating, endearing, and left me smitten by the end of the story with happy tears in my eyes. 

Amelia is a middle school teacher who has recently lost her grandmother and finds herself part owner of a her childhood home with the guy she gave her heart to years ago. If only he didn’t hate her and bring his girlfriend along for the summer maybe the situation could be a lot different. The story is written from Amelia’s point of view and shows glimpses into her past so the reader can experience her heartbreak, confusion, and undeniable attraction to Justin. Amelia’s story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride that is at times sad, scary, and exhilarating. 

Justin knows how to get a girl worked up in more ways than one. He had me frustrated to the point of pulling out my hair one minute, gasping over his sexy innuendos, and melting to a puddle the next. He caused a wide variety of emotions but I was putty in his hands by the end of their story. I loved that we got a brief glimpse of Justin’s perspective at the end of the book. It made for the perfect ending.

I would tell you more but you have to read and experience RoomHate for yourself, I do not want to ruin any of the surprises that Penelope throws the reader’s way. I love that she always keeps us guessing and takes us on unbelievable twists that turn our hearts inside out. There is plenty of drama but absolutely no cheating, which puts it at the top of my list. I loved every nail biting, heart pounding minute of RoomHate and I highly recommend for a romance that will captivate you from beginning to end.

 

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RoomHate Excerpt

Copyright © 2016 by Penelope Ward

His eyes darted to the side, and he noticed me standing there. We just stared at each other. It was ironic, but the only times I could ever feel the remnants of our old connection were in fleeting moments of silent eye contact. Sometimes moments of silence spoke the loudest.

I left him alone again, making my way back down the hall and into the restaurant to tend to the customers I’d been ignoring.

Things really started to get busy. Without Jade working tonight, we were short-staffed, and I was having a hard time keeping up with the orders. Sandy’s had indoor and outdoor seating. Normally, I would only be working one section, but tonight I was going back and forth between the two.

It was nice out, so I knew they would have Justin performing outside. I kept glancing over to the small stage to see if he was there. It was past eight, and he hadn’t made an appearance yet.

Sometime close to eight-thirty, I was in the middle of serving a large party of ten when I first heard it: the chilling sound of a soulful voice that was not familiar in the least. He gave no introduction. No warning. He just started to sing out the first few words, followed by the strum of his guitar. The song that Justin had chosen to start with was a cover of Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers.

The entire room soon quieted down, and all eyes were on the stunning blond male specimen with the spotlight shining down on him. Despite the fact that I was carrying a large round tray of dirty dishes, I couldn’t move. The vibration of his thick, smoky singing voice had completely paralyzed me, penetrating my body and soul.

Aside from the lone teardrop that fell the night he lost it on me during steak dinner, I hadn’t shed any more tears—until now. It was all too much. Hearing how different his voice sounded, how he’d trained it over the years, was a wake-up call as to how much I had missed. All of the hours of practice that must have gone into honing that beautiful voice, and I wasn’t there for any of it. The guilt, the emotions, the reality of a decade gone…everything started to pummel me at once. Not to mention the song—about a girl leaving. It probably had nothing to do with me, but in my mind, it sure as hell felt like it did.

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About the Author:

Penelope Ward

PENELOPE WARD

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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