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Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward comes a new, stand-alone novel.

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano. Number one: He’s obnoxious. Number two: He and I were enemies more than a decade ago, in high school. Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend. 

I could go on and on, really.

When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents, the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome. Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice - the only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face, in between our many arguments.

Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other, and our outings become something I actually look forward to. What’s happening to me?

Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment - because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him, just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)

That’s all this is - a fantasy. Well, until that one night at the bar. The night Troy and I run into each other and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.

Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything. There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.

©2021 Penelope Ward Books, Inc. (P)2022 Penelope Ward Books, Inc.

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Great story

Loved this story, this one is definitely in my top 3 also made me laugh out loud few times

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  • RB
  • 07-03-22

Sublime narration

A lovely story enhanced as always by two of the best narrators in the business. They just get better and better, especially together.
Thank you

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  • Steph D.
  • 28-02-22

HER BEST BOOK YET!!!!

This has to be 1 of or the BEST BOOK so far for Penelope Ward!!!! It’s more realistic then all her other books. WARNING…. Listen when ur by yourself because u’ll definitely laugh n cry.. absolutely worth ur $$ or a credit!!!

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  • Diane's Kindle
  • 02-03-22

Lessons learned

This is one of these stories where I feel if you have a younger generation they should listen maybe they learn something from it. It definitely has some life lessons where these characters have learned from. It's an emotional journey at times making even me cry a little and laugh. Of course the narrators did an outstanding job bringing these characters to life and making you feel like you're right there watching it play out.

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  • L.Camden
  • 04-05-22

A HIDDEN GEM

this book is guaranteed to make you LOL literally! i can't tell you how many times I got strange looks from my husband or children who were unaware I had ear buds in when I would randomly laugh so hard out of nowhere!! if you're deciding whether or not to read this I would highly recommend it!

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  • 18-03-22

Good

The goodness was worth the few tears and I hate sad books. this was worth the credit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-03-22

Wow!

This was an amazing story. Not only about finding love but finding acceptance. The is one of my favorite story and worth the credit.
The narrators are my favorite and they help guide us through the journey.

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  • Darlene Richardson
  • 09-03-22

Beautiful love story.

This is not just any story, this is an experience. Ever read a book and say, I didn’t know I needed those words The Assignment was that book for me. Penelope delivered a story full of laughters, banters for days, sexy moments and formed connection between Aspen and Troy that became unbreakable and a story that will live in my heart for many years. Another amazing book by the talented Penelope Ward.

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  • Amy Cormier
  • 04-03-22

Not my Favorite Penelope Ward

The constant obsession with what happened in High School considering they were both nearly thirty was juvenile. The banter between the two main characters was constant, sophomoric drama. Troy seemed to be into Aspyn as a concession because of her looks and vise versa. The characters we not particularly likeable and the plot was predictable. Not even Andi Arndt and Sebastian York could save this one. I DNF'd it.

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  • Stephanie A. Whyte-Williams
  • 03-03-22

Enjoyed it!

Great story brought to life by my favorite narrators. A funny, endearing and refreshing tale.

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  • Teri Anne Bieri
  • 02-03-22

Wonderful story by the best Author!

Amazing story ❤️, laughter, tears and of course Andi and Sebastian...hot!!! I can't wait till the next one! Hopefully with Vi and my 2 favorite narrators.

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  • Heather Swan
  • 01-03-22

Another Amazing Story

Loved this book. Penelope Ward never disappoints. Narrators were perfect! Can't wait for her next book.

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