Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Tour, Review and Giveaway: Roomhate by Penelope Ward

Swoon-worthy Justin Banks is FINALLY HERE in

RoomHate by Penelope Ward! 

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
RoomHate Excerpt
Copyright © 2016 by Penelope Ward

His eyes darted to the side, and he noticed me standing there. We just stared at each other. It was ironic, but the only times I could ever feel the remnants of our old connection were in fleeting moments of silent eye contact. Sometimes moments of silence spoke the loudest.

I left him alone again, making my way back down the hall and into the restaurant to tend to the customers I’d been ignoring.

Things really started to get busy. Without Jade working tonight, we were short-staffed, and I was having a hard time keeping up with the orders. Sandy’s had indoor and outdoor seating. Normally, I would only be working one section, but tonight I was going back and forth between the two.

It was nice out, so I knew they would have Justin performing outside. I kept glancing over to the small stage to see if he was there. It was past eight, and he hadn’t made an appearance yet.

Sometime close to eight-thirty, I was in the middle of serving a large party of ten when I first heard it: the chilling sound of a soulful voice that was not familiar in the least. He gave no introduction. No warning. He just started to sing out the first few words, followed by the strum of his guitar. The song that Justin had chosen to start with was a cover of Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers.

The entire room soon quieted down, and all eyes were on the stunning blond male specimen with the spotlight shining down on him. Despite the fact that I was carrying a large round tray of dirty dishes, I couldn’t move. The vibration of his thick, smoky singing voice had completely paralyzed me, penetrating my body and soul.

Aside from the lone teardrop that fell the night he lost it on me during steak dinner, I hadn’t shed any more tears—until now. It was all too much. Hearing how different his voice sounded, how he’d trained it over the years, was a wake-up call as to how much I had missed. All of the hours of practice that must have gone into honing that beautiful voice, and I wasn’t there for any of it. The guilt, the emotions, the reality of a decade gone…everything started to pummel me at once. Not to mention the song—about a girl leaving. It probably had nothing to do with me, but in my mind, it sure as hell felt like it did.

Penelope Ward did it again, she created a fantastic hot steamy romance that many will be swooning over for years to come! This book was freaking awesome. I would give this book 4.5 stars and definitely recommend to others. Although this story at times was super frustrating because you just want them to be together it will keep you wanting to read to see what happens next. This book does come in 2 parts, and let me tell you the ending of Part one and the start of Part two will be such a twist you will seriously have major doubts as if these 2 will every become one.

Justin and Amelia were child hood friends who did everything together, neither knowing each other had serious love interest in one another, but something will happen and it will send Amelia running thousands of miles away. Years will go by until fate will play apart and bring these two back together.. but will it be a happily ever after??? Or has to much time past and too much "hate" built up to get past what they used to have?

Ahhh you have to check out this book like now..not tomorrow.. now! Get to one-clickin you will not be disappointed.. frustrated but seriously not disappointed. I can't wait for more from this author because she is simply Brilliant!

I really liked this story.

My first go at this book I read through the first part. Inside you will see it's Part One and Part Two. And let me tell you, by the end of Part One I wanted to launch my e-reader out of frustration. The synopsis drew me in and I had to know how this story would unfold.

Amelia and Justin grew up together. She lived on one side of her grandmother and he on the other. Her grandmother would take care of him after school. They became thick as thieves. And then one day she left. And he hated her for it. They stopped talking altogether. More than 10 years later her grandmother passes leaving Amelia and Justin her house - co-owners.

Amelia takes off for the summer to spend time there. At first its quiet and she starts to think that maybe he won't show... but eventually he does, only he isn't alone. He brings his girlfriend. At first Justin is cold towards Amelia, but she proceeds to try and kill him with kindness and she actually befriends his girlfriend. All the while there are undercurrents of attraction between Amelia and Justin.

Eventually he caves and they try to be friends again.

Like I said, this book, their actions toward each other is very frustrating. You would like to choke them both.

Will they get a second chance to make things work or will they forever remain friends.

Go one click this now!! You won't put it down.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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