New Release – The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward
Sandy’s 4.75 BLUSH Review
Leo Covington is hot, rich, and just wants to have fun. He plans to spend the summer in the states, before getting serious about the family business, back in the UK. His cousin, Sig, who I did not like at first, was along for the ride.
Felicity Dunleavy has had more than her fair share of bumps in the road. At a good place in her life, she loves Narragansett, Rhode Island, and her foster mother, Eloise.
Felicity gets caught ogling a very naked Leo through her binoculars, as he showers. Though she is mortified, they hit it off and the chemistry is pretty much instant. What was supposed to be a fling has become so much more, but all good things must come to an end. Leo was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Felicity doesn’t see herself in that world. These two young people have clear paths chosen for their future that did not account for a life-changing love.
Five years later they come back into each other’s lives. If you think you know where this is going, think again, you don’t.
Penelope Ward is a gifted storyteller. I did not see how she would bring all this together. I guess that’s why I’m a reader and not a writer. She can bring the angst, the sexy, and the twists, like nobody’s business. She does that and still gives you heart and romance and all the feels. The Aristocrat is no exception.
Louisa’s 4 Blush Review
Penelope Ward has some of the best characters! Leo and Felicity just worm their way into your heart so easily. A second chance romance, slow burn, angsty read is what you get with The Aristocrat.
The relationship between Leo and Felicity is a little different than you might expect. A girl returning home after college, meeting a handsome, rich, aristocrat would be a summer of fun, but Felicity isn’t jumping into this just yet. This is where the angst begins!
The second half of the book goes in a way I never saw coming and is the exact reason I love Penelope Ward’s book. I find them each a little different – no chance guessing what will happen. Fantastic beach read!
Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
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.
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.