Title: Toe the Line
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2023
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a friends-to-lovers story spanning more than a decade…
At first, I thought I’d hate spending the summer with Archie Remington—the conceited son of my parents’ friends.
What I knew about Archie: he was gorgeous, pre-law, and had always treated me like I didn’t exist when we were younger.
When our families bought a house together on an island in Maine, he and I were forced to share a bathroom.
The boy I remembered was now a full-grown man—but with the same attitude.
After a rough start, Archie and I unexpectedly started getting along one day and eventually became friends. We shared secrets and bonded during our morning jogs. I discovered that Archie had a wild spirit and that he struggled to conform to his father’s expectations.
Things were cool until I had to go and ruin it, getting drunk one night, and blurting out my fantasy—involving him.
I took it back, but it was too late. Archie had heard me loud and clear. After that, we never quite knew how to toe the line.
When that summer came to an abrupt and shocking end, I headed back to college, unsure if anything would ever be the same again.
Across the miles over the years, he and I stayed in touch as friends, but fate and timing always kept us from becoming more.
You know the saying: If two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way back to each other?
Let’s just say Archie came back into my life in a way I would’ve never expected.
And this time, my heart would really be put to the test.
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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Where to start... Well I have always been a big fan of writing since I was small. I have pages and pages of poems I've written since elementary. So I have always been a fan of writing. A couple of years ago, I started my romance read journey with Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I can not stay away. I read anything Romance! Some of you may heard of the authors such as Julie Kenner, Lauren Blakely, Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, E.L. James.. Laurelin Paige..and I can go on and on. Reading is a stress reliever for me.. Oh and add that with a glass of wine :) I am a mom to two wonderful boys still in elementary. I have been married to my husband for seven years. I am blessed to finally have the time to start a reading blog and share my reviews of my favorite reads! I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have. xoxo Crystal
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