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Penelope Ward is an American New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Raised in Boston with five older brothers, Penelope spent a good part of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching careers.

Her books, which have been translated into over a dozen languages, have sold over 2 million copies across the globe, making her a 21-time New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels.

Penelope lives with her husband, son, and gorgeous daughter with autism in Rhode Island.

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States


Non Series

  • My Skylar (2014)
  • Stepbrother Dearest (2014)
  • Cocky Bastard (2015)
  • Sins of Sevin (2015)
  • RoomHate (2016)
  • Stuck-Up Suit (2016)
  • Neighbor Dearest (2016)
  • Playboy Pilot (2016)
  • Mack Daddy (2017)
  • Mister Moneybags (2017)
  • Drunk Dial (2017)
  • British Bedmate / Dear Bridget, I Want You (2017)
  • Gentleman Nine (2018)
  • Love Online (2018)
  • Hate Notes (2018)
  • When August Ends (2019)

Gemini Books

  1. Gemini (2013)

Jake Series

  1. Jake Undone (2013)
  2. Jake Understood (2015)


  1. Jaded and Tyed (2017)

The Rush Series

  1. Rebel Heir (2018)
  2. Rebel Heart (2018)
Gemini Books

Detailed book overview

Non Series

My Skylar

I’ve always had secret feelings for my best friend Skylar. A number of things however prevented us from being together, and the fear of losing her forever has been constant over the last decade.

When she left town because of me, I never thought that I would ever see her again.

But I was wrong. She is back…and living with him.

She has gone through a lot because of me, and I simply don’t deserve her.

But I just can’t live without her.

She’s on the verge of making the worst mistake of her life, and I have to stop her.

She doesn’t love him. She still loves me. I can see it in her eyes.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1499764529
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Stepbrother Dearest

I was in my senior year when my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us.

He never wanted to be here, and took it out on me.

He was a jerk who brought girls from our high school back to his room.

I hated everything about him, none more so than the way my body felt towards him.

And one night, things got too heated between us.

Elec however left for California just as quickly as he had crashed into my life.

The two of us haven’t seen each other for years, until we are reunited by a family tragedy.

The teenager who drove me crazy is now a sexy man who’s going to make me lose my mind completely.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1502446930
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Cocky Bastard

I met a cocky and sinfully sexy Australian guy named Chance while on my cross-country drive.

We ended up making a deal after my car broke down, something that saw us travel together, take unexpected detours and spend sexually charged nights in hotels.

With that, what should have been a normal road trip for me turned into an unforgettable adventure.

I was however dying for his touch, and I convinced that Chance wanted me too. The only problem was that he never made a move.

But when our adventure was over, it delivered an ending that I never saw coming.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1951045227
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing Corp.
Sins of Sevin

Elle and I were destined to get married. I finally decided to settle down with a nice girl following years of being a rebel.

Deciding to take our long-distance relationship to the next level, I moved into her family's guesthouse in order to spend more time together during the months leading up to our big day.

Elle was an innocent one of a kind woman, and I had to respect her choice of not having sex until we got married.

It was all going well for us, until I met her…the one.

Controlling my desires became a problem.

"The one", as it were, wasn't Elle.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1517249724
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

When my grandmother passed on, I inherited the house on Aquidneck Island.

The only problem was that half of it was left for Justin—the boy she helped raise, and the teenager whose heart I shattered years ago.

We hadn’t seen each other in years. And since no one was willing to give up the house, we had to live together.

However, the most annoying part is that he didn’t come alone.

And now that I can’t have him, I want him more than ever.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1523662449
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Stuck-Up Suit

It was an ordinary morning on the train.

A sexy guy in a stuck-up suit sitting across the aisle was yelling at someone on the phone.

He however dropped his phone on his way out.

I may have picked it up and went through all of his photos, even calling some numbers.

I may have held on the phone for a few days before finding the courage to return it.

His company was across town. I went to return it but he didn’t want to see me, so I left the phone on the empty desk outside his office.

I may have also left a seductive picture on it.

I never expected him to text back.

And so it began…

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1951045210
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing Corp.
Neighbor Dearest

As if getting dumped by Elec wasn’t already bad enough, I moved next door to someone who remined me a lot about my ex-boyfriend.

Although Damien was sexier than my ex, he made it apparent that he wanted nothing to do with me, until I heard him laughing through a hole in my bedroom wall one night.

Damien knew all my darkest secrets and anxieties, having eavesdropped on all my phone sessions with my therapist.

We however began talking and he helped me get over my breakup.

But Damien didn’t want anything more than my friendship.

As much as my heart had been broken by Elec, it was beating even harder for Damien.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1535036573
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Playboy Pilot

Given the choice, would you pick money or love?

There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already answered that question in your head.

Well, I had a hard time choosing, which is why I needed to get away and think about it.

Did I mention there was a lot of money involved?

Anyway, I left for a hasty trip and met a sexy guy named Carter in the airport lounge.

We had a spirited conversation and I thought I’d never see him again—until I discovered that he was the pilot of my flight.

This marked the beginning of a series of addicted adventures with one ending that I never saw coming.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1682304310
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Mack Daddy

His name was Mack Daddy—Mack being short for Mackenzie.

And just like his nickname, Mack was a walking specimen.

I taught at a private school where Mack Morrison was the only man in an ocean of women.

He was the single father of an adorable little boy, and everyone wanted a piece of Mack.

What they however didn’t know is that Mack and I had a history. And he knew exactly what he was doing when he brought his son to my school.

My attraction to him broke me down to the point that I was willing to break all the rules.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1542365994
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Mister Moneybags

Bianca and I crossed paths after with both got stuck in an elevator.

She was on her way to an interview with Dex Truitt—a rich and accomplished businessman she dubbed “Mister Moneybags”.

She told me of how she hated Dex and would never date a spoilt and over educated man like him.

What she however didn’t know is that I was Dex Truitt.

She probably assumed I was a delivery guy from the way I was dressed.

When the elevator started working again, I made her believe that I was a bike messenger named Jay.

And so I called off the interview and began dating her as “Jay”.

What I however didn’t expect was for her to fall in love with two men: Jay and Dex.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1682309797
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Drunk Dial

I’ve never forgotten about Landon Roderick, the boy from childhood who probably doesn’t even know that I exist.

One night, after having one too many glasses of wine, I decided to look him up.

It was to be nothing more than an insignificant prank call.

Instead, I unloaded more than a decade-long of compounded emotions.

He however ended up calling back and the weeks next that followed were full of sexually charged phone calls.

Turns out he never forgot about me either.

Did one phone call just change my fate? Or was it one terrible drunk dial?

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1973739180
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
British Bedmate / Dear Bridget, I Want You

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because I don’t think I'll ever find the courage to say this to your face.

The two of us are a complete mismatch. You’re a shrewd single mum while I’m just a carefree British doctor living in your garage.

Truth be told, I want you, and I’ve noticed the way you look at me.

So I’m writing this note to tell you that we’re adults, and sex is as natural as it is healthy.

But most importantly, I’m writing to let you know that I’m leaving the door past the kitchen open, if you ever want to crossover in the middle of the night.

Anyway, I don’t think I’ll ever slide this letter under your door.


Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1635766257
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Gentleman Nine

The three of us were always friends.

He was the nerd, I was the playboy and she was the beauty.

Rory knew that I liked her, but the two of us made a pact to stay off Amber.

However when I left for college, he got the girl. And Amber never knew how I felt.

But they broke up after years of dating.

When I went to Boston for a three-month job assignment, Amber hosted me.

Still fresh from her breakup, she had vowed to keep off men.

One night, I discovered that she had timidly contacted a male escort company looking for a no strings affair: Gentleman Number Nine was her man.

When the two however meet for a date at a hotel, I’m the one who’ll be standing there.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1942215752
Publisher: Penelope Ward
Love Online

Her virtual name was “Montana” while mine was “ScreenGod”.

Her real name was Eden, as I came to find out.

We had a great online chemistry and she became my addiction.

Sharp and witty, Eden was everything that I've ever wanted in a woman.

I always knew that I could never have her, until I found a clue that led me straight to her.

And that marked the beginning of our love story.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1942215899
Publisher: Penelope Ward
Hate Notes

I had gone to the vintage clothing store to sell my own unworn bridal gown when I came across the strange blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

The message on it read: “Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.”

The author was Reed Eastwood, undoubtedly the most delightful and romantic man ever.

I should have stopped there with my romantic fantasies, but I didn’t.

Now I’ve found out that he is a cocky, difficult and distrustful man who for some crazy reason is now my new boss.

Something however blossoms between us, and the ending will catch me by total surprise.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1503904484
Publisher: Montlake Romance
When August Ends

I started making a fool of myself after the handsome and mysterious Noah Cavallari moved into the tiny boathouse on our property.

With my mother ill, it was my responsibility to ensure that all guests well taken care of.

I should have been winding up college, but here I was…a maid.

Noah was older than me and wouldn’t be here beyond the summer.

That however didn’t stop me from getting attracted to him.

When our friendship started growing, it looked like it was going to become something that I would never recover from.

And I had no idea what was going to happen once summer ends.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1792889110
Publisher: Independently published

Gemini Books


Diner waitress Allison Abraham is fascinated by the incredibly good-looking customer that she just served.

And when he leaves, she finds herself continuously thinking about him.

Unbeknownst to her is the fact that their meeting was no coincident. Cedric Callahan, the man in question, was actually on a mission to find her.

What he too didn’t expect was for his heart to be stolen after laying his eyes on his target.

After convincing her that their encounter was purely by chance, the two begin an intense romantic affair.

But what happens when Cedric’s dark lies are finally uncovered?

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1494291693
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Jake Series

Jake Undone

Nina is afraid of almost everything. Her entire life has been rife with irrational anxiety.

Her whole world however turns upside down when she meets her handsome roommate after moving to Brooklyn for nursing school.

Despite having a rough exterior, full on ink and piercings, Jake Green has a kind heart.

He not only offers to help change Nina’s distorted view on life, but also agrees to tutor her, with the two making a bet.

Although Nina is soon swept off her feet, what she doesn’t know is that Jake also has his own private hell.

Will their love survive once she learns his secret?

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1494282011
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Jake Understood

I didn’t think much about it when I learnt that I was getting a new roommate, until she walked in.

She was an innocent and scared nursing student while I was a tattooed and pierced badboy engineer.

When I made the bet to tutor her and help her overcome her irrational fears, I never thought that I would get drawn to her so badly.

I lived a double life on weekends, and she would never see me the same way if she found out.

I was desperate not to fall in love with her.

This is Jake and Nina’s story, told from Jake's point of view.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1508954644
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Jaded and Tyed

I made a complete fool of myself when I first met Jade Jameson. Apart from being at a loss for words, I also accidentally dropped a beer bottle which ended up getting smashed.

Other than being the sister of my brother’s wife, Jade was a Broadway star and quite rightly the most stunning woman I had ever seen in my entire life.

I was dazzled and it was terrible considering that my girlfriend was standing right there when it all happened.

When Jade returned to New York, we never crossed paths again for a year—until one night when I received a Facebook notification; one that triggered an unforgettable series of events.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1544862613
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The Rush Series

Rebel Heir

It was meant to be an amazing summer in the Hamptons, until I fell for the one guy that I shouldn’t have.

A tattooed and seductive rebel, Rush owned the place where I worked, as well as half of the town.

He was always harsh to me, until he offered to drive me home, which was a lot safer than walking in the dark.

The two of us shouldn’t have drawn close, but we did.

Gradually, his tough exterior began to crumble.

My summer had suddenly become interesting.

All good things however have to come to an end. I just never saw this end coming!

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1942215769
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing Corp.
Rebel Heart

Interested in knowing how to screw up an amazing summer in the Hamptons?

First way to do it is by sleeping with your boss. The other is spending all your money on a rental way beyond your means.

Want to also know how to walk away from a man you fell hard for at the end of a summer?

I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

This is a continuation of Rush and Gia’s enthralling story.

Author: Penelope Ward
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1942215776
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing Corp.