19 August 2019

Book Review | THE DAY HE CAME BACK by Penelope Ward (@penelopewardauthor)


A Standalone Contemporary Romance
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author 
Penelope Ward 

It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was. 
Until it all ended—badly. 

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again. 
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

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I have always adored the second-chance romance plot, and of course, Penelope Ward. The Day He Came Back is no exception, at all.

Gavin and Raven were young when they first met, and they hit it off instantly. Problem is that Gavin is very, very rich, and Raven works for their family. Not to mention, her mom works there as well, and Gavin's mother wasn't really a fan of them getting together.

Despite the circumstances, they had a wonderful summer romance. They fell in love, and were happy. Only that, it didn't have it's happy ending.

Ten years later, Raven was back in their hometown, this time as a nurse taking care of Gavin's dad. She didn't expect that life would lead her back home, but what she didn't expect more was to see Gavin, who was supposed to be in Europe. She wasn't prepared to see him. But he came back unexpectedly and there was no choice but to face reality.

The plot might be familiar, but I still loved this book. Penelope Ward gave us characters to hate, love and adore. Characters who are complex, and changed as time passes through. Characters whom you think you wouldn't like, but ended up rooting for them. I like Raven, and the choices she made. It might have broken her heart, but at that time, it was a very selfless act. She's truly amazing. Gavin, is great as well. He's an amazing man who knows what he wants, who is ready to fight back, and knows when to give up. He's smart and dedicated and loves unconditionally.

I enjoyed reading this book, the ups and downs of their romance, how they came together and gave their love story a second chance and finally the ending that I have been dying to know.

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.


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