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From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward comes a new stand-alone, second-chance story of forbidden love....

It’s natural to want the one you can’t have. And for as long as I could remember, I’d secretly wanted my brother’s best friend, Jace.

He was six years older and always treated me like the sister he never had.

Fast forward a decade.

We were all in our 20s now. Jace had moved in with my brother, Nathan, and me to help us make ends meet after our parents died. 

It was just the three of us - an odd family dynamic. 

Living under our roof, Jace was as bossy and protective as ever. 

But he certainly didn’t look at me like a sister anymore. That was what made things so complicated. 

I was pretty much hot and bothered 24/7. 

And he was torn.

The signs were subtle at first. Like on movie night, I’d casually rest my leg against his, and he wouldn’t exactly shift away.

Still, I assumed he would never...go there.

Nathan would kill us.

The knowledge of that wasn’t enough to stop the inevitable, though.

Eventually our slow burn exploded. 

But more than the physical attraction, we’d developed a strong connection. 

We just couldn’t get caught, right?

That sounded simple.

Until it wasn’t.

This is a story of forbidden love, broken trust, and an unexpected second chance.

©2020 Penelope Ward (P)2020 Penelope Ward

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Crushing hard!!!

Wow...just wow!! Penelope Ward has done it again...this story is breathtakingly beautiful! She took us on a wild ride with so many highs and lows. I was immediately drawn in and literally couldn’t stop listening. I never wanted the story to end. The characters were lovable and relatable, and I felt like I was a part of the story. Ward broke my heart before sewing it back together. Forbidden love. Brother’s best friend. Second chances. True love prevails. All the feels!!! And the powerhouse narration duo of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. 5 stars ⭐️ all around! Absolutely worth your money/credit and your time 🙌🙌🙌

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worth listening to

I’m all for forbidden loves, but the only part I really didn’t like was how they treated her as a child. she’s 21, not a child. I don’t get the overly protective sibling story line, it’s cringy to me.

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Love Farrah & Jace. Total swoon!

Penelope knocked it out of the park, again! I really enjoyed this book. Absolutely love Farrah & Jace. Hot & sexy as usual. And as always, Sebastian York & Andi Arndt did an amazing job narrating!

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Perfect!!

Perfect! One of the best books of read/listened to. Way to go!! It’s amazing.

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2nd chances

Life is too short. Love real Love will never die never walk away no matter what.

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Fantastic!

This is a wonderfully written friends to lovers and second chance romance all wrapped into one.
I’ve been craving Sebastian York lately and this book came along at the perfect time:)

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Ward is excellent as always

I have yet to read a book by Penelope Ward I dislike. You can tell she does her research and is excellent at writing compelling characters and sexy stories.

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This book was so good! I loved it hard. Best last chapter on a book ever! Lol I was laughing so hard and crying at the same time. lol. Narration was amazing, these two narrators together are epic!

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A bit of bite

If you're wondering about my title it has to do with the fact the stories definitely emotional. The narrator's did such a wonderful job but I expect nothing Else from these 2. Penelope even surprised me a bit with the one sex scene it was really freaking hot hot hot. The story will take you on a wonderful journey That is sometimes sad and sometimes not.I highly recommend