Release Blitz + Review – When August Ends by Penelope Ward


When August Ends, an all-new sexy standalone contemporary romance from NY Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Penelope Ward, is LIVE!


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.

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Penelope Ward blew it out of the water with When August Ends! This book, THIS BOOK, was EVERYTHING! Just when I thought Penelope couldn’t top her previous books, she went and wrote When August Ends. The storyline and characters were absolutely PHENOMENAL, and I fell head over heels in love with them. When August Ends has been Penelope Ward’s BEST novel to date, and my FAVORITE book from her so far!

   The storyline was fantastic, and that word doesn’t even do it enough justice. I honestly don’t know how she did it, but Penelope Ward wove a tale so beautiful, so refreshing, so inspiring, that I was truly left in awe. I’ve always been blown away by her talent, but she truly exceeded all of my expectations with When August Ends. The plot was incredibly unique, as all of Ward’s novels are, and I was smitten from beginning to end. Noah and Heather’s story was sweet, sexy, funny, emotional, utterly swoon-worthy, and truly unforgettable and unputdownable. It was everything you could possibly want in a romance and so much more!

   The characters were EXTRAORDINARY, and I completely fell head over heels in love with them. Noah and Heather have been two of my favorite characters that Penelope Ward has written so far, and they completely stole my heart. I felt an immediate connection with them, and was engrossed in their story from page one. I loved Noah and Heather’s personalities, sizzling chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from Noah and Heather’s point of view, and all of their banter and interactions with each other. Despite the age difference between them (which was totally not an issue), Noah and Heather had a strong, deep, and meaningful bond that was envy-worthy. Noah and Heather’s journey was truly unforgettable and unputdownable, and although they had trials and tribulations, I was absolutely ecstatic with the conclusion and couldn’t have been happier for them.

   When August Ends was a sweet, sexy, swoon-worthy, and emotional standalone contemporary romance that will make you think and feel so much, and has hands down been Penelope Ward’s BEST novel to date! Ms. Ward blew me away with Noah and Heather’s absolute MUST READ love story, and I would HIGHLY recommend it!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author

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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 one-point-five million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.


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