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My Skylar

My Skylar

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by Penelope Ward

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A USA TODAY Bestseller.

This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

From the author of the #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption...with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend,


A USA TODAY Bestseller.

This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

From the author of the #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption...with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I've spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I'd never see her again.

But now she's back...and living with him.

I don't deserve her after everything I've put her through, but I can't live without her. This is my last chance because she's about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn't love him. She still loves me...which is why I have to stop her before it's too late.

My Skylar is a STANDALONE story of 99,000 words and a companion to the novel, Jake Undone. It does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

Editorial Reviews

Erin Dunbar
"To give this breathtaking story five stars feels like such a vast understatement. It's times like these I think there should be a bonus option for ratings, because Ward's latest work really is one of those books that is so much more than just a great read. With My Skylar, she gives her readers an absolutely exquisite and heart-wrenchingly beautiful romance."
Lisa Kane
"One of the BEST books I have read this year. 5 HUGE Stars!"
Lindsey Bousfield
"5-STARS Penelope created a story that was the perfect blend of real life human emotion tied perfectly together by some of the most amazing comedic moments to keep your tears at bay. This will be a book, I will not soon forget, and will most definitely go on my top reads of 2014 list."
Hetty Rasmussen
"The glorious journey Penelope Ward weaved in My Skylar is nothing short of novel genius. Just when you think this book couldn't possibly get any better, another layer opens up and pulls you deeper into the story."
Ellen Reviewer
"6+++ stars!!! Absolute perfection!!! I almost have no words to describe this emotional, funny, steamy, magnificent, roller coaster-ride of a story! Penelope Ward is a genius."

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Meet the Author

Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author and an Amazon #1 Bestselling author in Romance. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 9-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 7-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is also the author of Jake Undone, Gemini and the upcoming Jake Understood due out in the winter of 2014.

Contact Penelope at: on Twitter @PenelopeAuthor or on Facebook on the Penelope Ward Author page. Guarantee you never miss book news by subscribing to Penelope’s blog at the bottom of the page here: www.penelopewardauthor.com

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My Skylar 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Could not put this book down was so worth the read I love her books.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved it!! It kept me wanted to read on and on. I loved how there were troubles along the way but! true love still followed that path
SoutherenGirl More than 1 year ago
Emotional book WOW Skylar and Mitch meets Skylar when there just kids they were best of friends till H.S when feelings turn into more than friendship. Then heartbreaking news changes there whole life. Can you ever put the past behind and let go to be happy again. Great READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, however,  I wanted more.  I felt like the middle was too quick/ too soon.  I still want more.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**5 Stars** I really enjoyed "Jake Undone" & didn't know if I would like "My Skylar" (just knew it would be so sad..& it is a tear jerker) I'm so glad I borrowed it/read it in 2 days! These characters are amazing...Skylar is so much like my best friend LoL says whats on her mine & just a all around wonderful character. Mitch is WoW what a man! I also liked how some of the chapters ended w/ a peak at what was going to happen next..."I didn't know then that the worst was yet to come" **Explicit Language & Love Scenes** **288 pages w/ a good Epilogue**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book its a must read
thesecretworldofbooklover 16 days ago
I got this book as a freebie on the Romance Read of the month Club and loved it! thesecretworldofbooklovers.blogspot I couldn't put it down, it's a heartbreaking story about two people that met when they didn't even know what love was, but have been in love with each other ever since. Mitch and Sky were best friends and then life got in the way and they had to part. But lucky for them the universe still had some plans for the two and they kept meeting through life, but the timing was always off. I found myself feeling sorry for them, life can't seem to give them a break and even though some might think of this story as a tragedy, it's really a Love story. Real life love, where there's pain, illness and overall things are not fair. The world tried to break them down but their love was always there, even through the unthinkable, when they thought there was nothing left, love found a way back. I connected with the characters in such a deep level, that I was unhappy when they were and I couldn't wait to keep reading to see if they were going to find their way back to each other. Even when they were doing the wrong thing, I still understood. Their love couldn't abide by the rules, it was timeless and couldn't be limited. They fought to do the right thing but they both realised in the end how miserable that made them. They couldn't breathe without the other, it was like leaving half a life. I'm in love with their story!
CrystalSchroth1 28 days ago
Loved this book! It was an emotional story. Mitch and Skylar meet when they're kids about 10 and 11, They become friends but after a few months Mitch has to move away. She sees him again when they are around 15 or 16 at a party. She does not like the person he has become but still stays his friends. Skylar becomes sick with cancer he sticks by her side. Eventually she is okay and they move on with their lives. This story has so many twists and turns. They finally try to be together but he finds out he got a girl pregnant and Skylar takes off. When they finally meet again Mitch is a dad with an Autism boy and Skylar is an engaged Interior Decorator. In the end they finally get together and have the life they always dreamed about.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I don't typically have such strong emotions to books that make me ugly cry. But, with this book, the story drew me in, kept me there, and then ripped every emotion out of me that I went through am entire box of tissues. I took my time with this book, savored each chapter, re-read when I had to stop, and was completely and totally wrapped into the story. Amazing read by an amazing author.
LaDoo 5 months ago
Unbelievable! This story was so touching and heart wrenching. I wanted to scream, cry and laugh all at the same time. I can't even articulate how wonderful the storytelling was in Skylar and Mitch's story. No lie, I wanted to throw my ereader more than a few times. Such a great story.
deannpolzin 5 months ago
What a great second chance book. I loved the friendship/relationship between Skylar & Mitch & was pulling for them from the beginning. What a wonderful read!
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book had me crying more times than I care to admit.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with these characters or the writing. The majority of the plot was told through internal dialogue that tended to slow the pacing.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I read it in one day so what does that tell you. P-dubs (I hope it's okay to call you that...lol)I was amazed by Skylar & Mitch's story from start to finish. The writing that went into intricately telling this heart-wrenching tale about finding the Love you'd never thought you'd have not once, but twice in a lifetime was amazing & felt so real as I was reading. You have definitely been added to my top newly discovered authors & I can't wait to read more by you! Happy Reading!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved this book!
PoconoMom3 6 months ago
So much angst that I had to take a break! I really felt for these characters, it was a beautiful story that started when our characters were 10 years old and followed them well into adulthood. So many twists and turns, yet almost completely believable. Loved seeing characters from other stories and I look forward to many, many more stories from Penelope Ward. I read this as a Romance Club Read of the Month for January.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Skylar and Mitch are destined to be together... It just takes 10 years to get there. There is a LOT of heartbreak (maybe a little too much, in my opinion.) Also, part of the storyline was annoying. I love angst and real life issues written into stories but this one was a turn off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is interesting to see Ms. Ward be able to include so mucg heartache in a love story. I like that she is not afraid to put her characters through things. Some might expect to have a typical one big issue that separates the characters but not in this book. Ms. Ward was able to pact on the hearache for Skylar and Mitch - but such is life ins't ir?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved My Skylar, can't believe I waited so long to read it. I cried sad and happy tears. #1CLICK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girl you have done again in this book. I cant say enough about this author. I cried I laughed and was swept away in this book. I love all her books. Great ending to a wonderful book. Buy this book worth every penny.
Christine_Marie2 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing read from Mrs. Ward for sure. This is the story of Mitch and Skylar, and they never stop loving each other, or fighting for each other. Her books are always full of love and deep amazing characters and that you want to hug them and love them over and over and over again. I loved the meaning behind this story most of all: how second chances are wonderful, and never give up fighting for what you love: miracles can happen at any time and any place. Such a truly beautiful and touching story, and I loved seeing some old faces as well (Jake and Nina eeeepp!!) Penelope's writing style is amazing. Her characters are deep and beautiful. You'll never be disappointed with any of her stories. All of them are must reads for sure. If you haven't checked any of her books out, your truly missing out ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book . Best I have read in a while. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book I read by Penelope is just incredible. Mitch is so wonderful. I loved this book. I can't to see what Penelope writes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago