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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward comes a new, stand-alone novel.

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano. Number one: He’s obnoxious. Number two: He and I were enemies more than a decade ago, in high school. Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend. 

I could go on and on, really.

When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents, the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome. Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice - the only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face, in between our many arguments.

Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other, and our outings become something I actually look forward to. What’s happening to me?

Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment - because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him, just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)

That’s all this is - a fantasy. Well, until that one night at the bar. The night Troy and I run into each other and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.

Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything. There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.

©2021 Penelope Ward Books, Inc. (P)2022 Penelope Ward Books, Inc.

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HER BEST BOOK YET!!!!

This has to be 1 of or the BEST BOOK so far for Penelope Ward!!!! It’s more realistic then all her other books. WARNING…. Listen when ur by yourself because u’ll definitely laugh n cry.. absolutely worth ur $$ or a credit!!!

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Good

The goodness was worth the few tears and I hate sad books. this was worth the credit.

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This is one of these stories where I feel if you have a younger generation they should listen maybe they learn something from it. It definitely has some life lessons where these characters have learned from. It's an emotional journey at times making even me cry a little and laugh. Of course the narrators did an outstanding job bringing these characters to life and making you feel like you're right there watching it play out.

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Wow!

This was an amazing story. Not only about finding love but finding acceptance. The is one of my favorite story and worth the credit.
The narrators are my favorite and they help guide us through the journey.

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Beautiful love story.

This is not just any story, this is an experience. Ever read a book and say, I didn’t know I needed those words The Assignment was that book for me. Penelope delivered a story full of laughters, banters for days, sexy moments and formed connection between Aspen and Troy that became unbreakable and a story that will live in my heart for many years. Another amazing book by the talented Penelope Ward.

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Enjoyed it!

Great story brought to life by my favorite narrators. A funny, endearing and refreshing tale.

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Wonderful story by the best Author!

Amazing story ❤️, laughter, tears and of course Andi and Sebastian...hot!!! I can't wait till the next one! Hopefully with Vi and my 2 favorite narrators.

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Another Amazing Story

Loved this book. Penelope Ward never disappoints. Narrators were perfect! Can't wait for her next book.

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VERY LOVELY LISTEN

Wow wow wow

I was skeptical about listening till I read the comments and decided to give it a try...
This is a lovely book,kudos to the author and narrators they did not disappoint!!!
Now I will go look for other books by Penelope Ward...
I love this one the most!!!

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It’s an auto click 4 me

This author is an automatic click and buy for me and that’s w/o even reading the summary of book. Mainly because she never disappoints. This had all the humor, heart feels, anx, sex (which is more than her usual books but I loved it) and so much context yo hook you. I would definitely recommend!

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Great story

Loved this story, this one is definitely in my top 3 also made me laugh out loud few times

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  • 03-07-22

Sublime narration

A lovely story enhanced as always by two of the best narrators in the business. They just get better and better, especially together.
Thank you

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  • 03-08-22

Such a nice book

Great to listen to, Penelope ward never fails, and goes without saying Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are always amazing together.

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  • 03-06-22

Wow

This story was amazing, it had me feeling every emotion along with Aspyn. So much banter between the two. I loved the grandfather.
Narration was awesome too.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 03-21-22

Simple the BEST ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

Not only am I a huge fan of Penelope Ward stories but I get to listen 🎧 to my two favourite narrators bring this story to life. Friggen awesome 👏 I did want it to end. Definitely worth a listen 🎧 tooooo 💕💙💚💜🌈💜💚💙💞