When August Ends by Penelope Ward

When August Ends by Penelope Ward
Pages: 304
on February 25, 2019

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental?
Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.
But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why.
When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid.
Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden.
I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.
I knew he was probably too old for me.
Yet, I was drawn to him.
Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.
I wanted him and made no secret of it.
His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from.
Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer.
And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.

Also by this author: Neighbor Dearest, RoomHate, Stepbrother Dearest, Rebel Heart (Rush Series Duet, #2), Rebel Heir (Rush Series Duet, #1), Drunk Dial, Dirty Letters, Just One Year

I finally picked a 5⭐️ book! Yay me!

Loved the characters, loved the slow burn romance between them, loved the fact that he was thirty-four and she was twenty year old, loved their conversations, their funny banter and flirty situations, the end, the begining and basically everything about this book!

I forgot to mention something. I had an epiphany while reading this one. 😄
The thing is, these pink fairytales I (we) love so much aren’t written by Hemingway, nor Shakespeare, so it all comes to the feelings they stir inside you, how you connect to the story and the characters. I thought i was in a funk, because my last three or four books where truly forgetable and i didn’t enjoy them. And suddenly, a book with not much of a story – i mean there’s just an older guy that comes to rent a lake house for the summer and a young adult girl that fight their attraction to each other. Or at least he does. When i put it like that you might think it’s not worth your time, right? But as i said in the begining, this simple story kept me up all night to finish reading it, i enjoyed it immensly and i loved it with all my heart.