From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
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.
7 STARS for this book!! The emotions it conveyed had tears steaming down my face during different parts of the story. It wasn’t overly emotional but it was so beautifully written, I couldn’t help the way it touched me or the depth of the feelings this story gave off.
From the moment Amelia and Justin were reunited at their newly shared home, I could feel the tension between them. It was VERY apparent that Justin held some resentment from what happened so many years ago, even though Amelia showed she wanted to be adult about everything and just move on and get along. Though she still harbored the same feelings for Justin, she understood that her actions would have resulted in how he was acting toward her and she accepted his treatment and attitude without complaint. That showed so much strength in her character.
I don’t know how to explain how this book made me feel. It wasn’t emotional, per se…but I truly felt the emotions that Amelia and Justin battled with; whether they were being friendly or not so friendly. No matter the time that separated them, they still held a closeness that no matter what happened, they would always be able to get through it.
As I mentioned, I found myself crying on several occasions throughout this story. The moments were so subtle, I couldn’t quite figure out why they affected me so. I’m not an emotional person and it’s quite hard to get me to that point so the fact that it just kept sneaking up on me while I read this story had me quite surprised.
The bond/friendship between Amelia and Justin was so strong… I was truly touched. This is definitely an unforgettable read, for sure.
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About the Author
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.