Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Gentleman Nine

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.Growing up, the three of us were friends.He was the nerd.I was the playboy.She was the beauty.Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.He lied.I went off to college, and he got the girl.Amber never knew how I felt.They were together for years—before he broke her heart.Through i...

Details Gentleman Nine

TitleGentleman Nine
Release DateFeb 19th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Gentleman Nine

  • Vi Keeland
    I might've already read it. I might already love it. I might think it's one of Penelope's sexiest couples yet.But I don't want to make you jealous, so I won't confirm any of this.
  • Dilek VT
    I started kissingNope, sorry lickingNo no no, not that!This guy on the cover confuses me...Huh, OK, I remember what I need to say...I started reading this book because of its gorgeous cover and the interesting title of it. Good choice of a cover model and good choice of a title. Both attract readers. Successful choices!Did the book live up to the expectations the cover and the title created?Well it was something between 3,5 - 4 stars for me. It h...
  • ⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
    3 Lacking StarsGentleman Nine was a well written book, it had good characters that could have led to a fantastic story. Unfortunately for me it was lacking in substance and had me fairly board and disappointed as I could see the potential.
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS #TEAM CHANNING This review is going to be all over the place because I want to make it as spoiler free as I can so it pretty much won't make a hell of a lot of sense. But here goes. Here's the gist of the story. GENTLEMAN NINE: A standalone, full length New Adult novel by Penelope Ward. In this we meet Twenty-five year old Amber & Twenty seven year old Channing LordThree bes...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}When I first met him, he’d been my best friend’s big brother. Off-limits. Then, our relationship evolved into a friendship I valued. Off-limits. Crossing the line with Channing wasn’t a possibility, especially after I fell in love with his best friend, Rory, which made Channing once again…off-limits.There were so many tropes in this one it nearly made my head spin. ”In love with the...
  • Bibi
    Half a star and mainly because of the cover model. He's just so pretty. Sigh.
  • BleuBelle
    DNF Chapter 9I'm the one to blame. I knew reading the blurb, that this book was way out of my comfort zone. I don't like friends to lovers romances, because there are always tons of OW the hero slept with, while the heroine remained a virgin or had few lovers. But I just thought that this could be very much a good read. And the model on the cover is really hot. So sue me.The blurb is a little bit misleading. "and she thought I was a manwhore". We...
  • Penelope Ward
    Gentleman Nine is live early and on limited-time release sale for $3.99. (Changing soon to $4.99. This will be the ONLY sale.) A fun, sexy, STANDALONE friends-to-lovers romance!Amazon ➜➜➜ Kobo➜ Preorder Amazon➜ Audible: Amazon Paperback ➜
  • Sophia Triad
    “I may not have been your first love, but you’re mine.”  Another wonderful story by Penelope Ward which I truly enjoyed.It is a friends-to-lovers stories, but it is also a very complicated story with many layers.I have to say here that the storyline with 'gentleman nine' is the least important storyline of the book.So, this is the story of Amber and Channing Lord and it has been full of ups and downs:1. Channing was Amber's best friend's b...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    I love Penelope Ward, adore her books, love her writing, always counting down until the next book. First and foremost, I absolutely love this cover, drool worthy indeed. And in all honesty i think it fit Channing perfectlyThe story...... I liked reading about Channing and I liked getting to know Amber. I think they are both strong individuals that just need time to find their true souls match. So did I enjoy this story, not so much. Why? Well wit...
  • NMmomof4
    3.5 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a cute, sexy read. I like the friend-to-more type stories usually, and this worked well for me. I think it had the right amount of angst and steam to even itself out. I'm not quite sure what it is, but something is holding me back from saying I loved it. Maybe I just wanted some more time with them bonding or some more flashbacks about their relationship when they were younger. I know some readers aren't fans of...
  • London
    “It was no exaggeration to say I’d probably hooked up with all of Amber’s friends. So, yeah, I was really good at throwing her off. I’m certain she never suspected that I liked her as more than a friend” Are you kidding me? If the hero was so in love with her, why the fuck would he sleep with all her friends? What kind of garbage is that? Ugh disgusting. I’d never want to touch a pig that had sex with all my friends even though he cl...
  • warhawke
    Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Amber Walton was mending a broken heart. After her long term relationship ended, she was left feeling empty. And when someone from her past came back, it made everything even more complicated.Channing Lord moved into the city for work, but that wasn't all the reasons. As friends growing up, he wanted Amber since then but she wasn't available. Now that he had the opportunit...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Amber Walton is a 25 yr. old woman living in Boston. She has a great job, friends, but recently had her heart broken by the man she thought she’d spend forever with. She’s in the process of trying to put her life back together when she gets a call from an old friend wanting to rent her spare room while he’s in Boston for a temporary contract position. Channing Lord was her best friends older brother. She alw...
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    4.5 'Love & hiccups' Stars!I believe I just finished one of my favorite books written by Penelope Ward, guys. I have enjoyed her stories in the past but I feel like Gentleman Nine was even more enjoyable than others. I love the emotion Penelope puts in her stories as well as the chemistry between the couple and the twists that are not expected. She did not disappoint me at all with this fantastic novel!Gentleman Nine is Penelope’s newest standa...
  • CC
    Amber Walton is a kindhearted person who works with special needs adults. After breaking up with her boyfriend of nine years, she is heartbroken and trying to pick up the pieces. When Channing, one of her oldest friends, becomes her temporary roommate, Amber starts to process her feelings and see her life in a new perspective. “You have to focus on the solution, or rather, focus on what you truly want.” Channing Lord is on a contract job ass...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Amber and Channing were best friends as teenagers. They bonded after Amber's best friend - Channing's sister - died. And always with them was Rory. Both Rory and Channing were interested in Amber, but they made a pact to not go there. Ever. But when Channing came back from college his best friends were suddenly a couple.Now, nine years later, Rory left Amber to sow some wild oats.And poor Amber is heartbroken.Enter Channing - he moves into her gu...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    I love this author and this is another solid read. As a fan, I've read the blurb and was hooked because it felt like a fun read, but like her previous books, the story has a twist and you are still guessing with a couple of chapters to go. Loved this and can't wait for more.
  • Paige
    4 “Choices” StarsOne of the best parts of a Ms. Ward novel is that at some point I’m always surprised. I love that. And Gentleman Nine gave me my surprise. It made my heart race in exactly the right way. This book was also so sweet, it made me laugh, and gave me all the feels. Gentleman Nine is a friends to lovers romance between Channing and Amber. Amber is going through a breakup of her years long relationship and Channing is in town for ...
  • Penny
    Actual rating 3.5 stars.I am becoming addicted to this writer. I really enjoy her romances. She is very good at writing intimacy between the characters, which is much appreciated. Normally, emotional depth and intimacy is what I miss more in most romances, but so far, Penelope Ward has consistently provided both. Ill definitely keep reading her.I love to find angst in romances books, it seems like a really important element for me to get invested...
  • Dana Ilie
    Gentleman Nine was another book by this author who has the ability to completely enthrall me and touch at my heartstrings. Her stories always follow the same pattern: I feel as if the first part of the book is entirely foreplay leading up to the big event, it then rips out my heart, puts it back together again, and wraps it up in a nice little bow so that I’m not wondering what happens to these people where I have become invested in their outco...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    This was an angst filled story that I inhaled. One moment I was swooning and the next I was sad and at the end it felt bittersweet.Amber, Rory and Channing have been friends since they were in elementary school, they do everythng together. In their early teens one of the boys realises he is feeling something more for Amber, he tells his friend and they make a pact to never cross that line with Amber. She will remain firmly in the friend zone.Ther...
  • Lo Bookfrantic
    4★★★★Stars Genre:  Contemporary Romance  Type: Standalone  POV:  First Person – Dual   Amber Walton thought she found the love of her life but after nine years of dating he broke it all off to date other people and she felt completely lost.  An old friend came right after and it confused her even more but for other reasons.  "If we're meant to be, we'll find our way back to one another." Channing Lord at twenty-eight years ...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    4 ★'s “Are we playing strip poker and I didn’t realize it?”Channing and Amber have known each other a long time and it started when she became best friends with his sister, Lainey. Something dramatic happened and it brought Channing and Amber even closer but then Channing's best friend, Rory got in the way. Rory and Channing realized they both wanted Amber so they made a pact to keep hands off. Unfortunately, when Channing moved away for ...
  • Ramona
    Penelope Ward is one of my favorite authors. Period!!!!! She writes so beautifully and it’s impossible not to fell in love with her. This is exactly what happened to me and from the first book, I became a huge fan. Each story is unique, with different plots and characters, and this diversity is what made me admire her so much, because nothing is the same when Penelope writes a book.“Gentleman Nine” is her latest book and I consider it one o...
  • Kristen
    4 Stars I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I liked the characters, the love story and even the plot. The slight love triangle, which didn’t really feel like a love triangle to me, was handled realistically and not drawn out. Overall, Gentleman Nine, ended up being a fun, sexy, and moderately angsty afternoon read. I enjoyed it.
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    ****Review to follow shortly****
  • Rejane
    SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER 1star because of heroine and liar ex boyfriend/ also (asshole)friend of hero. They ruined the book. B O R I N G. Not angst-y at all. Just plain boring. And “unfair” LOL. I have to agree with my friend who told me to read and take my own conclusion. And forget every review I read about it. The first 10 chapters were a struggle to concentrate. The rest wasn’t better. Useless dialogues and info nobody ca...
  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    Far from being perfect I enjoyed this story a lot. Love Channing and his honest charming ways! And Amber was a strong character I got attached to quickly.I didn't expect the story to take an emotional side but it was a pleasant surprise.If you are looking for a fast read filled with funny moments, lots of cuteness and endearing characters, don't look any further ;)