Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Long Distance Romance, New Adult, Romance
From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a new novelette.
The first time I met Jade Jameson, I lost my words and accidentally dropped a beer bottle, smashing it to the ground.
The Broadway star sister of my brother’s wife had paid us a surprise visit on Christmas. Quite simply, she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen; I was mesmerized.
I’d made a fool of myself, though, and to make matters worse, my girlfriend was standing right there when it all happened.
Jade went back to New York, and we didn’t cross paths again for a year—until one night when a Facebook notification lit up my screen, setting off a chain of events that would change my life forever.
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Okay normally I’m not someone who likes novellas, in fact I tend to kind of hate them. That being said, Penelope Ward must wield some kind of bizarre magic because she made me really enjoy a novella. I think it helps that I already had a lot of background information on the characters families from the book Neighbor Dearest, but honestly I didn’t think it was possible for me to feel emotionally connected to two characters whose story is so short.
So Jade is Chelsea’s sister and Tyler is Damien’s sister, and honestly you won’t love this novella as much as I did unless you read Chelsea and Damien’s story first, so hurry up and buy that and read it. Any who Jade is very relatable. I mean she seems to be making terrible decisions about her love life, she’s dealing with the constant workload of being on broadway (seriously if you don’t know how much work goes into being a Broadway actor go look it up), and of course there is also the fact that her mom is sick and so she feels the constant pull of needing to be in two places, or rather two coasts, at once. I think everyone can identify with Jade. She also handles things really well, even when she is falling apart she still just comes off as one of those women who are always able to hold their head up. I liked that about her.
Tyler wants to be an actor, but he given that he is staying close to his family he hasn’t really gone very far in, that’s not to say that he doesn’t get roles though. The thing about Tyler is that at the beginning it’s like he’s a good guy, but he hasn’t quite grown into the whole full time adulting thing. He has this long term girlfriend, but it doesn’t seem like he is really into the relationship, more like its comfortable, and why mess with comfort. He’s clearly attracted to Jade, but I problem he doesn’t do anything. I liked Tyler, I’m not one hundred precent sure why, but I really did like him.
So what I love about this relationship is the build up, I mean these two are more often then not, seldom in the same place. So the relationship building takes time, and it happens over FaceBook and texting, so by the time there is even a chance for a relationship they really already have a pretty good foundation of friendship. I love romances where friendship comes first. And can I say once more how much I am shocked that I loved this story as much as I did. I mean I love long tension field romances, this was short, but somehow still having tension and build up, and it was just my idea of a good time. If you have the chance pick up this story, it’s free for newsletter subscribers, so go check it out.