***RELEASE*** Penelope Ward – RoomHate

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Swoon-worthy Justin Banks is FINALLY HERE in

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.

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Patti’s Review

HOLY WOW!!! I feel like I have been saying this for every book that Ms. Ward writes. She sucks me right in and holds me until the very last word. RoomHate touched every emotion from laughing to crying and hope to hate. When a book does all that you know it is awesome.

Justin and Amelia start out as friends, the best of friends that grow until tragedy strikes and they are torn apart. They live their separate lives and make what they believe are happy choices for themselves until one day they are thrown back together. It is then that the emotions of the past emerge and reality sets in.

While being forced to face the past, and live in the present can they get through the hardest decision that tore them apart so many years ago? Will their love be enough? The tears of happiness and sadness were so worth getting to the end of this story. The fight for what they truly want is amazing. The feelings come right off the pages and into your heart as you read. I wish there were more than stars and more than 5… I would give this book 10 HEARTS for breaking mine and putting it back together!! BRAVO Ms. Ward!!!

Sharon’s Review

Amelia and Justin were once the best of friends, then a secret tore them apart.

Here Amelia is 10 years later learning she inherited half the summer house her grandmother owned, guess who inherited the other half? Yup Justin!

Can they last the summer sharing the house? How many more nights can she listen to Justin and his girlfriend tear up the sheets, when she’s the one who wants to be the one on the other end of his pleasure! Can she manage to get him to be her best friend again after all that happened? And if they do will she be able to keep it just friends or will feelings get in the way.

This book was so well written by Penelope Ward, I felt their pain, laughed and cried. I could not put this book down once I started it! Great story, great author, a must read and one to add to your collection!

RoomHate Excerpt

Copyright © 2016 by Penelope Ward

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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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