Title: The Aristocrat
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?
Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.
From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.
Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.
That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.
Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.
Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.
Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.
It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.
We both had one wish: more time together.
But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.
A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.
I believed our story was over.
Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.
I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?
Well, I knew nothing yet.
The Aristocrat is the latest novel by author Penelope Ward and O.M.G. in my best Chandler voice… could this cover be any more gorgeous?! I mean that alone is an automatic one-click, not to mention said author and well the blurb… it had me at BRITISH! This review is short and sweet because yeah… no spoilers here… it would ruin so much. With that said, this book is one that needs to be experienced, for lack of a better word. Be ready to fall for Leo, for this complex story, and for all that makes it good, but at the same time, be prepared for a roller coaster of a ride with plenty of heartache and heartbreak. It is a story of falling hard and fast, distance, and second chances. Throw in an amazing character like Sig, and you will be up late at night dying to find out what happens next.
Bottom line… read this book. Another novel by Ms. Ward that will take a hold of your heart and not let go… not for a long while. Leo and Felicity’s story is definitely worth checking out! Stay way from spoilers and just read it.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
She grew up
in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a
television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son,
and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two
million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author
of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen
languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.