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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental?

Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.

But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why.

When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid.

Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden. 

I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.

I knew he was probably too old for me.

Yet, I was drawn to him.

Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.

I wanted him and made no secret of it.

His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from. 

Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer.

And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.

February 25
Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
Penelope Ward Books, Inc.

Customer Reviews

2qcncbje ,


I was so happy to see Penelope Ward’s books back on my iPad book app. I enjoyed this book. It held my interest. I loved the lake setting. The characters believable.

Army Spouse ,

Great read

It was fun and flirty in the beginning. Then, it turned out to be a deep, emotional story about how these 2 people meet. After all the time of being sensible and making sure, they both get their HEA.❤️

Mommy2Mia ,


Couldn't put it down. One of my favorites from her books!

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