Gentleman Nine

  • Close Proximity,
  • Friends to Lovers

  • Formats:
  • Ebook,
  • Audiobook,
  • Paperback

  • Release date: February 17, 2018

    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 how I felt.

    They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

    Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.

    When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

    Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

    One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

    Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

    Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

    She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

    Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.

    When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

    Also in this series