REVIEW TOUR ~ PARK AVENUE PLAYER by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Today we are so excited to be on tour with New York Times bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland’s all-new contemporary romance,
PARK AVENUE PLAYER


It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.

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Narrated by Sebastian York & Andi Arndt

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

What a marvellous surprise! Ward and Keeland have gone to town with Park Avenue Player and given their readers an unforgettable romance with touches of humour, tearful passages and a good dose of angst thrown into the story to boot. I’d even go so far as saying this is the best stand-alone they’ve written together. The spotless writing flowed smoothly throughout, and the original plot kept me stuck to the pages from beginning to end.

“I‘ve been telling you to quit that job for a year.”
“Yeah, I guess I just needed some time.”

Love, love, loved the heroine! Her ‘smashing’ start had me chuckling to myself and although I could see what was coming, I couldn’t help rubbing my hands with glee when it actually occurred. Elodie Atelier’s job is an unusual one that’s burnt her out and a much-needed change could just be the answer. Have to mention her boss Soren, ‘cause his witty comebacks were something else. But he’s all for backing her new venture up. Hmm…you know when something goes dreadfully wrong, it’s no fault of your own but you want to put it right? Well, Elodie did just that. Also, she kinda made an impression on the man who would have her future plans in his hands, no pun intended!

“I like honesty. And beauty is the biggest lie of them all. People look at you, see the outside, and assume the inside is a match. But a mirror doesn’t show who you are.”

Gorgeous, emotionally untouchable and testy, Hollis LaCroix virtually tries to ignore Elodie. As long as she takes care of his niece which I might add, she does beyond his expectations, he thinks the less he sees of her, the better. They have their reasons for shying away from commitments in regards to relationships and Elodie doesn’t want to overstep the mark for fear of losing her new job. Young Hallie is at that age where she needs guidance and she gets it in abundance from her new nanny.

“See? Sometimes it’s nice to do different.”
“Believe me, my life has been different from the moment Hailey landed at my door.”

Ward and Keeland certainly have a thing for animals! Remember Chance and his fainting goat in Cocky Bastard? Well, I can’t tell you how pleased I was to see their cameo appearance.

“…Pixy here…well, he fainted. He does that from time to time when he’s startled.”

This time around the authors have given us an irritating feathered variety which won’t shut up much to Hollis’ dismay. It’s all neatly tied to Hollis’ past, a past that’ll come back to bite him where it hurts the most. I’d rather not go into more details but just when I thought the protagonists’ present was looking rosy, the authors dropped a bombshell leaving me speechless.

“Does that drive your uncle nuts?”
“Pretty much.”

The story is well-thought-out, very character-driven and to be honest, I simply couldn’t find fault with it. And Bree, Elodie’s bestie…I have no words to describe how her generosity affected me. I was in the midst of a dreadful book hangover and Ward and Keeland’s offering quickly solved my problem. Mixed with flirty banter, plenty of ‘you shouldn’t have but you did’ naughty scenes and sensible dialogue, makes this book an unputdownable one! My recommendation…read it! Bravo to you both!

‘It wasn’t like there was proper etiquette for stealing back your lingerie from a panty thief.’

EXCERPT

© 2019 Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
All rights reserved.

 
“Would you like something to drink, Hollis?”
“No, thank you.”
He looked completely uncomfortable standing in my kitchen, so of course, I needed to make it worse. I tilted my head. “Did you touch any?”
“What?”
“My panties. Did you touch any while you were in the bathroom?”
He tugged at the collar of his polo and looked down the hall. “Where did she go? We need to get back on the road.”
Oh my God!
I’d been kidding around. But…holy shit…he had! I covered my mouth and cracked up. “You did, didn’t you! You perv!”
Hollis walked down the hall. “Hailey…let’s get going.”
I couldn’t get the smile off my face. Something about the thought of Hollis touching my underwear amused the hell out of me. I wished Hailey wasn’t around so I could ask him if he’d smelled them, too. That thought actually made me snort.
Hollis came back to the kitchen. His face was stern. “We’ll see you on Monday.”
I walked them to the door. Hailey surprised me with a hug. “Your art stuff is awesome.”
“Thank you, sweetheart.”
I grinned at Hollis, who was impatiently holding the door open for his niece. “Your uncle thinks my stuff is awesome, too.”
 

 


Meet Penelope

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 twenty-one 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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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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THE RUSH SERIES (2 BOOK SERIES)

Rebel Heir

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Rebel Heart

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

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Cocky Bastard

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Playboy Pilot

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Mister Moneybags

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The Day He Came Back

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When August Ends

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Love Online

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Gentleman Nine

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Drunk Dial

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Mack Daddy

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Room Hate

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Neighbor Dearest

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Sins of Sevin

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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Gemini

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My Sylar

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OTHER BOOKS BY VI:

All Grown Up

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We shouldn’t!

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The Naked Truth

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Sex, Not Love

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Beautiful Mistake

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EGOmaniac

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Bossman

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The Baller

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

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Throb

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel) by Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott

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KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

 

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