From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start.
On the first day of orientation, I had an altercation with an infuriating British dude. (In the men’s room. Don’t ask.)
I got home later that night and realized that the foreign student we were expecting to rent a room in my parents’ house was allergic to our cat.
So, the spare room went to someone else: Caleb—the British guy from the men’s room.
And so it began…my love-hate story with Caleb Yates. Or was it hate-love in that order?
The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons.
Sometimes I’d email him to express my aggravation and disdain.
He’d actually rewrite my own words and send them back to me.
That was the type of infuriating person Caleb was.
Sometimes incredibly funny and endearingly sweet.
He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year.
Too bad he was headed back to England soon, so nothing could happen between us—for so many reasons.
I definitely couldn't fall in love with him, especially since all we had was just one year.
A rather good story
Not as shallow as your average romance read. Nice, at times even heavy. Wow. The baggage Caleb has. Escapism for the most part. It has a Happy End which we know all romance novels have so that’s not a spoiler.
I cried like 15 times so thanks
3 1/2-4 PossibleStars
I usually love Penelope Ward's books, but I found myself struggling with this one. Just One Year was a sweet friends to lovers story and I loved Teagan and Caleb separately, but did not feel the connection between the two of them. Teagan was sweet, but closes herself off as she tries to figure out where she belongs. Caleb is a kind, thoughtful and sexy British exchange student that is trying to escape from his past. While living in Teagan's parents house they start to build a friendship, but I just did not feel the chemistry between the two of them. Just One Year was a cute and easy read, I was just hoping for more