Gentleman Nine

Gentleman Nine

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.Growing up, the three of us were friends.He was the nerd.I was the playboy.She was the beauty.Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.He lied.I went off to college, and he got the girl.Amber never knew ho...

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Gentleman Nine Reviews

  • Vi Keeland

    I might've already read it.

    I might already love it.

    I might think it's one of Penelope's sexiest couples yet.

    But I don't want to make you jealous, so I won't confirm any of this.

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    Amber and Channing were best friends as teenagers. They bonded after Amber's best friend - Channing's sister - died. And always with them was Rory. Both Rory and Channing were interested in Amber, but they made a pact to not go there. Ever. But when Channing came back from college his best friends were suddenly a couple.

    Now, nine years later, Rory left Amber to sow some wild oats.

    And poor Amber is heartbroken.

    Enter Channing - he moves into her guestroom, because work takes him to Boston for a fe

    Amber and Channing were best friends as teenagers. They bonded after Amber's best friend - Channing's sister - died. And always with them was Rory. Both Rory and Channing were interested in Amber, but they made a pact to not go there. Ever. But when Channing came back from college his best friends were suddenly a couple.

    Now, nine years later, Rory left Amber to sow some wild oats.

    And poor Amber is heartbroken.

    Enter Channing - he moves into her guestroom, because work takes him to Boston for a few months.

    But nothing can ever happen between them, right?

    But what happens when Channing finds out that Amber is about to hire an escort to do a little oats-sowing on her own?

    I was so looking forward to reading this!

    Because I fell in love with a Penelope Ward cover ... again!

    And just like with the last cover, I love that Penelope really wrote Channing after Lucas on the cover. Perfect! Many covers these days suck!

    The story beyond the cover though .... it wasn't my kind of story.

    I don't know what it was. I didn't love the book from the very beginning. The writing was weird. They used words in conversations that two lawyers would use when writing legal letters to each other. No 25 year old would talk like that. So weird.

    I couldn't find any sparks or any kind of blooming romantic connection between Channing and Amber in the beginning. And don't get me started on the names!!! Were all the other stripper names already booked? I really had a hard time picturing Lucas from the cover as Channing, because this other Channing always wanted to get in my head. Ugh.

    I just didn't fall for the hero and the heroine. And I have to love them to love the book. I kinda liked Channing, because I wanted to so badly, but he still was way too meh for my tastes.

    It was all so emotionless and unfunny. I only laughed once in the whole first half of the book!

    Yes, there were some sad and moving and sweet moments and I really liked the story here and there. But then Penelope goes and turns it back into a love triangle or even a love fourangle and I HATE those. I HATE THOSE!!!! I just can't stand to see the 3rd person being left behind. If he's a really bad guy, no problem, but not when he's all sweet and nice. NO! That's just way too sad. I DON'T WANT THAT IN MY BOOKS! THERE NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE WARNING IN THE BLURB!

    And then the constant bla bla about how in love with their exes they still are?? WHY? Why come into our romance and be our hero and heroine when you want to be the star of another book with another partner?

    No - soooo sorry Penelope - I love your books, but this one just didn't work for me.

    This would be a 2-3 star thing for me, but the I loved the cover and a few parts of the story - so it'll be 3.9 or 4 stars. I don't want to chase away potential readers because of my reading weirdness.

    I think, now that a couple of days have gone by since I've read the book and written this review .... maybe the book wasn't so bad? But maybe it was and I'm only trying to find something positive to say because I feel so bad for talking bad about the book. Ugh - no idea.

    - which is really what you should ALWAYS do - you should NEVER listen to what I say about anything! ☺☺☺ And I think/hope most people who read my review will still read the book BECAUSE or in spite of what I said - that's exactly what I would do if I would read such a review. ☺☺

    ...and I mean Channing in the book, but most of all ... Lucas on the cover!!! ☺

    coming soon!

  • Paige

    4 “Choices” Stars

    One of the best parts of a Ms. Ward novel is that at some point I’m always surprised. I love that. And Gentleman Nine gave me my surprise. It made my heart race in exactly the right way. This book was also so sweet, it made me laugh, and gave me all the feels.

    Gentleman Nine is a friends to lovers romance between Channing and Amber. Amber is going through a breakup of her years long relationship and Channing is in town for a few months for work and needs a place to stay. As thes

    4 “Choices” Stars

    One of the best parts of a Ms. Ward novel is that at some point I’m always surprised. I love that. And Gentleman Nine gave me my surprise. It made my heart race in exactly the right way. This book was also so sweet, it made me laugh, and gave me all the feels.

    Gentleman Nine is a friends to lovers romance between Channing and Amber. Amber is going through a breakup of her years long relationship and Channing is in town for a few months for work and needs a place to stay. As these two friends reconnect, Amber realizes that her crush never completely went away and Channing is coming to realize that the one time manwhore might be ready for something else especially when he finds Amber soliciting the help of Gentleman number Nine to get her back in the game. What starts as him trying to save Amber from something he knows she’ll regret, turns into something much more than either expected. But both have reasons for why they’ve never moved out of the friend zone and it seems things are only more complicated now.

    This book started off a bit differently than I expected and took some time to build momentum, but once it got going, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I loved the banter between Channing and Amber. I loved that we got to see a bit of each of them separtatly before seeing them together. And of course, as with all Ms. Ward books, just when things were looking up, something came out of left feild and left my heart racing. I felt their torment and their longing. I also felt their connection but understood everything that came to make them who they were together. In the end I was left more than satisfied and in love with Channing and Amber.

    I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.

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    This review is going to be all over the place because I want to make it as spoiler free as I can so it pretty much won't make a hell of a lot of sense. But here goes. Here's the gist of the story.

    A standalone, full length New Adult novel by Penelope Ward. In this we meet Twenty-five year old Amber & Twenty seven year old Channing Lord

    Three best friends known as the three Musketeers,

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    This review is going to be all over the place because I want to make it as spoiler free as I can so it pretty much won't make a hell of a lot of sense. But here goes. Here's the gist of the story.

    A standalone, full length New Adult novel by Penelope Ward. In this we meet Twenty-five year old Amber & Twenty seven year old Channing Lord

    Three best friends known as the three Musketeers, Rory was the nerd, Channing was the playboy and Amber was the beauty that neither could have.

    Two best friends made a pact in their teenage years that Amber would be off limits to the both of them. But Rory lied. Once Channing was away at college he made his move on Amber, he was her first love, nine years later out of the blue he says they should go their separate ways and see what else was out there, he then turned into her first heartbreak.

    She was devastated, heartbroken, and couldn't imagine life without Rory. He was all she knew. Out of the blue Channing rings Amber because he needs a place to stay for a few months and had heard from a mutual friend that she has a spare room which she rents out. For as long as Amber has known Channing she’s harboured a secret crush on him but he’d always been off limits on all counts. He was her best friends older brother, and Rory’s best friend.

    Old feelings and sexual frustrations come to the core quickly with Amber fighting to keep her feelings at bay not wanting to get into another relationship at present or a one night stand with the fear of expectations.

    She confides to her friend and her work colleague then puts her onto a VIP male escort website. Scrolling through the men on the website at home on her laptop after work she decides to make contact with Gentleman Nine.

    Coming home early one night and wanting to check his facebook status Channing jums on Amber's laptop and straight away notices the last web page Amber was on is sitting on her desktop and a message to a Gentleman Nine. From this point onwards things start heating up and for me it’s where the true magic in the story takes place. Meetings in a hotel suite take place every Saturday where every sexual fantasy is fulfilled. What happens in that room stays in that room.

    Then you hit a plot twist in the story that could change the whole story you sit there wondering which way the author is going to take you, either way it will break your heart.

    These types of books from friends to lovers are fast becoming my guilty obsession, and what Penelope Ward did cemented that even more. I enjoyed the look into their past friendships, the where it all went so wrong for them, the heartbreak they both endured, the secret crush they had carried around with them for years was bound to come falling down around their ears when they reconnected and that’s what I loved. The connection these two had poured off the pages, the humour the author instilled in the pages had me giggling so many times, a light, fluffy, full of angst and all the feels.

  • Loyda

     

     

    thought she found the love of her life but after nine years of dating he broke it all off to date other people and she felt completely lost.  An old friend came right after and it confused her even more but for other reasons.

     

    at twenty-eight years of age hadn't settled down yet. He kept himself busy with work and wh

     

     

    thought she found the love of her life but after nine years of dating he broke it all off to date other people and she felt completely lost.  An old friend came right after and it confused her even more but for other reasons.

     

    at twenty-eight years of age hadn't settled down yet. He kept himself busy with work and when his job required him to move temporarily to a new City he knew exactly which City to go to.  

     

     

    Channing and Amber were friends since younger age; after a bad tragic they became closer but never to the dating point.  They were both clueless to each other's feelings.  However; now that they were both older and in the same City life has put them together things get pretty steamy and real. Amber finds herself conflicted towards the end and she had to make the hardest choice of her life. 

     

     

    I really loved Channing not because he was super hot but he had some internal struggles and I felt so much for his character I just wanted to hug him and kiss him haha.  

    made me laugh hard, there were couple of steamy scenes not as many as I wished there was but good ones and the chemistry between Amber and Channing was on point.  Overall, I enjoyed this story.

    This book will be appealing to readers who enjoy romance stories. 

     

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  • warhawke

    Contemporary Romance

    Standalone

    First Person - Dual

    Amber Walton was mending a broken heart. After her long term relationship ended, she was left feeling empty. And when someone from her past came back, it made everything even more complicated.

    Channing Lord moved into the city for work, but that wasn't all the reasons. As friends growing up, he wanted Amber since then but she wasn't available. Now that he had the opportunity, he had to decide if it's the right thing to do.

    Contemporary Romance

    Standalone

    First Person - Dual

    Amber Walton was mending a broken heart. After her long term relationship ended, she was left feeling empty. And when someone from her past came back, it made everything even more complicated.

    Channing Lord moved into the city for work, but that wasn't all the reasons. As friends growing up, he wanted Amber since then but she wasn't available. Now that he had the opportunity, he had to decide if it's the right thing to do.

    Channing was not hard to fall for. He was very charming and protective of her. He's also patient and understanding.

    Amber was heartbroken but I like how she was not fragile. She's compassionate and selfless towards people around her.

    I first fell in love with the author's books because of the angst and the sexiness in her works. Lately the angst has been low, but I'm so glad it's finally back. Initially I thought the story was going to be predictable, but then it turned to different direction that brought out all the feels.

    However, I was not fully satisfied with the sexiness. The sex scenes were too brief and I wanted more details. Oh well at least there were plenty of funny moments to make up for it lol!

    Gentleman Nine follows two individuals learning to follow their hearts. It would appeal to readers who prefer a light, funny story with a dose of angst.

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel

    OMG I literally can't wait to read this book. :D

    Expected publication: February 19th 2018

    Ps. Lucas Garcez is the cover model of this book. Pls check his IG account. He's yummy! :D

  • Dilek VT

    I have already started

    ...

    whoops, sorry, what...

    Uhmm...

    Huh, started reading the cover,

    Yes, yes reading it :)

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