From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The day I showed up to Dax Moody’s sprawling home, I had no idea what was coming.
As a traveling massage therapist, I was used to entering the houses of strangers.
But this assignment was different from any before it.
From the outside, I’d correctly assumed the owner was rich. What I didn’t realize was that he would be younger than I’d imagined, single, stunningly gorgeous, and mysterious.
Despite the fact that Dax had booked a massage, it never actually happened, since our first appointment was unexpectedly cut short by a comedy of errors.
Certain I’d never see him again after that day, I’d done nothing but think about the captivating man.
To my surprise, he called a second time. That appointment, we talked a lot, developing a stronger connection. But once again, there was no actual massage.
The man I now affectionately called “Moody” kept calling me to come back.
It took three times before I finally gave him the massage he’d ordered. Let’s just say it was challenging to keep things professional. I was extremely attracted to Dax, and by that time, I was falling hard.
Eventually, I’d find out why he’d been so aloof, the reason why he and I could never be together.
Our story was supposed to end there, but it didn’t.
Instead, I was left perpetually longing for a forbidden man.
Wow, awesome read! Penelope has done it again! I absolutely loved these characters! I don’t like to give away spoilers-this is a must read. You will not be disappointed! ❤️🦌🎼
Such a good read. As usual your books are too good to put down. This could use a continuation.
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚞𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗
𝙰𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛: 𝙿𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚆𝚊𝚛𝚍
𝙶𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚎: 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚁𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎, 𝙱𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎
𝚃𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎: 𝙵𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜-𝚃𝚘-𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚋𝚒𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚗 𝚁𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎
𝚁𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝙳𝚊𝚝𝚎: 𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝟸𝟸, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟸
𝙲𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙼𝚘𝚍𝚎𝚕: 𝙿𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚙𝚙𝚎 𝙻𝚎𝚋𝚕𝚘𝚗
𝙲𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚎𝚛: 𝙻𝚎𝚍𝚊 & 𝚂𝚝. 𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜
“𝙸 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚓𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚎. 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚜𝚑𝚎’𝚜 𝚐𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚞𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗.” ~ 𝙳𝚊𝚡 𝙼𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚢
𝙿𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚆𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚝𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚞 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜. “𝙼𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚢“ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚗𝚘 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚞𝚗𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚖𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚗𝚍, 𝚊 𝚝𝚘𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝚙𝚊𝚐𝚎-𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚛. 𝙿𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚎𝚌𝚑𝚗𝚒𝚚𝚞𝚎 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚔𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚎𝚡𝚜𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍. 𝙾𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚋𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚢 𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝟸𝟶 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛. 𝚆𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚠𝚘 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚍𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚌𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚖𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚋𝚒𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎. 𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚗𝚎-𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛. 𝙾𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝙿𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚆𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚟𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜.