Books to Read if You Like Penelope Ward

05 Jul 2016

It’s safe to say that Penelope Ward knows her way around a romance novel. Among all of the romance books that have been released this year, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding her newest book, RoomHate, which made it to the number one spot on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. She also released a book that she wrote with Vi Keeland called Stuck-Up Suit, which has over a thousand reviews on Amazon. As a whole, Ward’s books are steamy and so engaging that you won’t be able to put them down. If you’re already a massive fan of her work and are looking for similar books to read, check out our recommendations for books to read if you like Penelope Ward.

Books to Read if You Like Penelope Ward


Bound Beneath His Pain

Stacey Kennedy

Release Date: July 5, 2016

Even though his life has dark side, Micah Holt is able to keep his secrets away from the media. He’s a powerful real estate mogul, and he only tells his secrets to the few people he trusts the most. But when Allie Bennett walks into his life, she shakes up everything. Allie has always been innocent, but Micah’s charm makes her want him more than anything. She knows about his secrets; will she be able to overcome his pain with true love?

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Hard Core

Tess Oliver

Release Date: June 17, 2016

Jacy may be young, but she has already made her fair share of mistakes in life. She’s faced a whole lot of despair and heartbreak, so that’s really all she knows. Everything changes when Ledger, a handsome man with a an obvious bad- boy edge, shows up on her doorstep. He was recently released from prison and is now Jacy’s neighbor. As he starts to work to make a better life for himself, Jacy may be able to help get him off his “bad-boy” path.

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Captive of the Hitman

Alexis Abbott

Release Date: June 24, 2016

Mikhail was sent to kill someone, and he was told to have absolutely no witnesses. He’s an expert hitman for the Russian mob, so he’s meant to take lives and not save them. When he sees Alicia, a beautiful blonde bombshell, he goes back on everything he works for and kills every guy in the room to save her. Even though he swore off women, Alicia is absolutely irresistible.

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For 100 Days

Lara Adrian

Release Date: May 24, 2016

As a struggling artist, Avery Ross has to do whatever it takes to make ends meet. She’s bartending at a restaurant in NYC, but she’s close to losing her apartment and needs another job fast. She takes up an opportunity to housesit, which transports her to a completely different side of Manhattan. There she meets Dominic Blaine, who is an insanely handsome billionaire. Even though they come from different worlds, they have an undeniable attraction for each other that they can’t afford to ignore.

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Say You’ll Stay

Corinne Michaels

Release Date: June 19, 2016

Presley and Zach grew up in Bell Buckle, TN, and they were childhood sweethearts. Although Presley believes that they can stay together when they go to college, life doesn’t always work out as you planned. When the real world finally hits, their relationship is torn apart and they’re both left heartbroken. 17 years go by, and Presley has married and moved on. When her husband leaves her broken and alone, will she reconnect with Zach and finally find a lasting love?

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Man Candy

Melanie Harlow

Release Date: June 18, 2016

Jamie had a massive crush on Quinn long ago, but many years have gone by and she’s now a successful business woman. She owns a multi-apartment building with her brother and has great friends who are always there for her. All of a sudden, Quinn shows up to rent the apartment next to Jamie’s. Even though Quinn rejected her all those years ago, they start a casual fling that might lead to something more…

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