When August Ends

When August Ends

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BN ID: 2940161345092
Publisher: Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/25/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,278
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

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 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-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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When August Ends 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
wendm_ccbh 27 days ago
When August Ends is a sweet and sexy, slow burn clash of fate. Heather is 20. She's a caretaker for her ill mother and helps with renting out the boathouse. She's vivacious and full of life. A spunky, mature, and independent young woman who puts other's needs before her own. Noah is mysterious, broody, sexy, confident with a sense humor and killer smile. He's also older. Noah rents the boathouse for the summer to escape. He never expects to be knocked over by Heather. Though the attraction between them is imminent, Noah is intrigued by Heather but he keeps his distance. Even when he continues to reject her, he can't seem to stay away. Yet, they form a friendship that soon turns into more. You'll fall in love with these two strangers as their connection is undeniable. Add in some cute guinea pigs and a big dog and you are bound to be entertained! Once again, Penelope Ward has written another hit. I'm in love with this woman's writing and am looking forward to more of her books!
Anonymous 20 days ago
This story just felt immature. I’m a huge fan of Ward, but this just didn’t hit the mark. And the age difference isn’t it. I don’t mind that at all. The character felt immature and the writing was very superficial.
Anonymous 26 days ago
The book was cute, but the writing wasn’t the greatest. Kind of felt like this; “and then, and then” it just wasn’t good. However, I still enjoyed it. Not too happy I paid for it though, oh well. 2.5 stars
froggy29532DC 27 days ago
When August Ends is a sexy, sad, funny, slow burn love story that will give you all the feels with a few surprises thrown in. I found myself laughing out loud and shedding a few tears while reading this one. Heather is young and has had to give up things that she wanted to do, because she puts her family and their needs first. You would think that she would be bitter, but she is not. She is optimistic, makes the best of a bad situation, and not afraid to speak her mind. Wise beyond her years, she is drawn to Noah from their very first embarrassing meeting. Noah is confident, sexy, and mysterious. He has rented the boathouse from Heather's family for the entire summer and even though he is drawn to Heather from the start, he puts his feelings on the back burner, trying to do what is best for her. I loved this book from the very first page. It is one of those books that you want to know what happens and at the same time you do not want it to end. I highly recommend this one, I bet you even fall in love with Teddy, Bonnie and Clyde. Five glowing stars for this one!!
abu-1 27 days ago
Unlike other Penelope Ward books, this one took a little bit for me to get into it. I think the writing seemed a bit off...or just a bit different from her other works. The structure seemed to be trying to be a bit younger feeling to me...if that makes sense. But after a while, I was in total Penelope overload and not willing to put the book down. This was an entertaining story. It's been described as a friends to lovers troupe but I don't really agree with this description. Yes, Noah and Heather do become great friends, but that is not how their relationship started off. In fact, Heather is immediately drawn to Noah in a sexual nature during their first meeting. And she goes as far as to tell Noah. She does not beat around the bush but is very blatant at her attraction. I think it was this blatant behavior that I really liked in Heather's. character. Noah on the other hand tells Heather that he is not here to have a relationship with her. That his time is limited until the end of the summer. He even goes on to promise Heather's mother that he is not interested in a relationship with Heather...and she is skeptical. These are some interesting characters with a unique and interesting connection. But of course, you have to read 90% of the story before their connection is revealed...and I'm not about to spoil it here. In typical Penelope Ward fashion, readers are intrigued by her characters and their story and When August Ends doesn't fail to intrigue. A worthy read for any romance fan.
Anonymous 7 days ago
I really enjoyed this. The storyline wasn't just the typical formula. Great romantic love story
Anonymous 16 days ago
It hooked me from the first page!! Amazing story
Anonymous 17 days ago
This book was very enjoyable! I highly recommend it!
Anonymous 21 days ago
I+loved+this+story.+++The+sexual+tension+was+starting+to+get+to+me+but+I+understood+it%27s+necessity%2C+with+the+age+difference+between+the+main+characters.+++I+loved+that+true+love+prevailed.++I%27ve+read+every+book+from+this+author+and+can+honestly+say+that+I+have+never+been+disappointed.+++Yes+several+were+co-written+but+the+same+stands.++I%27ve+enjoyed+every+single+one+%21+++Do+yourself+a+favor+and+read+this+book.++And+if+you+haven%27t+had+the+pleasure+of+reading+her+works%2C+I+suggest+you+do+so.++You+will+not+be+disappointed.
BBBGirlsBlog 22 days ago
“Life is made up of little moments that don’t seem that important at the time, but in retrospect they’re what get you to where you are.” Heather was a complete surprise. I’ll be completely honest here....the age difference between the H/h was on my mind constantly while reading. I kept thinking....How is Penelope going to do this? How is she going to make this work for me? I kid you not....I am absolutely 100% satisfied with the outcome most this book. Penelope wrote a young heroine that knew herself and her value. Heather is hard working, loving, smart, always willing to sacrifice for her family and she has awesome (to me) taste in music. She knew her feelings for Noah were on the epic scale and didn’t hold back. She went there. Multiple times. And Noah shot her down. Multiple times. Until he didn’t. Yes, Noah was absolutely freaked out over their age difference but eventually after a long long long summer of getting to know and becoming great friends with Heather he realized that he might have just met the love of his life in the least likely place. When August Ends was a beautiful slow burn romance that packed a serious dose of self discovery for all its characters. This book teaches you that life is made up of choices. Some are good and some....not so much. But in the end they are what teaches us our lessons and help shape who we are. Reviewed by: Heather S. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Solid 4 I’m going to be honest, I had a bit a rough go of trying to connect with Heather. So, I’m going to focus on Noah right now. I enjoyed Noah’s character; he seemed to want to do make things right from the past but didn’t realize what doing that would do for him. He knew what he wanted to do and was focused on that and tried really hard to not let others (or someone) stop him on his quest. Overall, the story was good, as for Heather, I had to picture her as different in order to make the story believable for me. Reviewed by: Dana D.
RandysGal69 23 days ago
Noah & Heather's story was magical! I loved it all! Author Penelope Ward gives us another book couple to fall in love with. Noah & Heather's sexual tension was beautifully written in a built up that once released, had me deliciously sated. Sexy, funny & Author Penelope Ward's signature swoon factor touch of falling in love no matter the age difference, this book just gave it all and then some. I liked a lot that even with the 20 year age difference between Heather and Noah, this story was more about two people in love with one another & that is what matters in the heart. Age is just a number & this book is not just a book, it is a book YOU have to grab & read!
Anonymous 24 days ago
As a serial romance reader. Close to a book a day. I have to say this was one of my favorites in a quite awhile,
Anonymous 24 days ago
Great+book.
I LOVE STORY TIME Book Blog 25 days ago
There's nothing like a story that makes you feel. Noah and Heather had me laughing out loud, gasping, sighing, and even shedding a few tears. There were times when I had butterflies in my stomach, and other times, it was tied in knots! From the very start, I was all in. Penelope Ward does such an amazing job humanizing her characters. You can't help but fall in love with them! The silly things they say and the quirky things they do, combined with all the passion and emotion, make it all so real. Full of humor, heat, and heart, When August Ends is everything I love in a romance read. I have read every single one of this authors stories, and I can't wait to read what she releases next! I highly recommend When August Ends as your next read! ♥ Review by Lys
JWright57 26 days ago
Penelope Ward is one of my unicorn/ go to authors and just when I think I have seen her best she gives me yet another brilliant read and When August Ends is certainly that, it is a must read. This book has all the feels you want and expect in a great read, a slow burn with characters you will fall in love with, it will captivate you and keep you interested to the very last page. Noah and Heather stole a piece of my heart and I think if I’m totally honest I’m not going to get it back because their journey will be a story I will read over and over again. I loved Heather’s honestly, I loved how she had no control over blurting out exactly what’s on her mind and the friendship she shared with the man she had fallen for hook line and sinker. What can I say about Noah that hasn’t already been said before he is dark, mysterious and extremely handsome and boy oh boy did I swoon. Noah may have tried to warn Heather he was too old and wasn’t into relationships but sometimes friendships turn into so much more and love happens when we least expect it. This book has it all, secrets, lies, second chances as well as rejection but there is also plenty of moments that will leave you smiling so do yourself a favour and one click When August Ends.
VeraMachado 26 days ago
Penelope Ward takes us in a rollercoaster ride of emotions with Noah and Heather's story. When August Ends is filled with laughter, drama and sexiness. I loved the twists and surprises, the crazy banter between Noah and Heather, how their relationship developed, the angst, the amazing characters, and the captivating plot. Penelope Ward did a phenomenal job with When August Ends! I love her writing style and she's the ability to suck the reader into the story and fall in love with the amazing characters she creates. I can't wait to read more from her!
lskywlker 26 days ago
Penelope Ward has done it again! Noah and Heather have a rough start to their relationship - the way they first met, the botched events that started with the best intentions, and Heather throwing herself at Noah didn't help things become easier. But when they find a happy middle ground for their friendship, it flourishes. Watching as they try to find their way to each other is sometimes funny, sometimes sweet, and sometimes scary. Definitely a must read, and an amazing journey into their lives.
WendyLeGrand 26 days ago
An emotional and heartfelt story that takes the reader on a journey! I am super happy that Penelope wrote a story that involves an age gap between the Hero and heroine. I loved the slow burn between Noah and Heather. Penelope always takes us on a journey in her stories and this one focuses a lot on not letting life pass you by. Heather was very refreshing, young in age but mature in soul. She's put her own dreams on hold to take care of her mother. When she sees the man who has rented their boathouse for the summer, she feels something for him she's never felt towards anyone before. But Noah quickly makes it clear, nothing is going to happen between them, no matter how many advances Heather makes. I really enjoyed the journey Heather and Noah take together. Spending the summer together, fixing up the property so that Heather can put it on the market to sell. These two grew together as friends, learning many lessons from each other along the way. Initially, I was a little put off with how rude Noah came across to Heather with his abruptness and gruffness, but he grew on me over time and by the end of the story I was pretty enamored with him. There are plenty of emotions in this book, and like the slow burn between Heather and Noah, the emotions built to a crescendo for me up until the very end. With everything that Heather and Noah are dealing with, separately and together, my heart was stretched tight for them, and then Penelope lovingly molded it back into shape and left me with a happy, goofy smile on my face. Fans of Penelope's stories are going to fall hard for Noah and want to be besties with Heather.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 27 days ago
WHEN AUGUST ENDS by Penelope Ward is a contemporary, adult stand alone, erotic romance story line focusing on twenty year old, waitress/college student Heather Chadwick. and thirty-four year old photographer Noah Cavallari. Told from dual first person perspectives (Noah and Heather) WHEN AUGUST ENDS follows the building relationship between twenty year old, waitress/college student Heather Chadwick. and thirty-four year old photographer Noah Cavallari. Noah Cavallari is taking some time off from his busy photography business, and rented a boathouse up in New Hampshire, on Lake Winipessaukee. Coming face to face with Heather Chadwick, the owner’s twenty year old daughter, stirred something in Noah he had no business pursuing. Heather Chadwick’s attraction to, and seduction of Noah is met with refusal and rejection, but a last minute date for Heather forces Noah to look deep to understand from where his jealousy and need had come. What ensues is the slow building relationship and romance between Heather and Noah, and the potential fall-out as Noah keeps secret his real reason for coming to New Hampshire as his time in the lake house comes to a close. Heather Chadwick has always wanted to be a nurse but her mother’s disabilities force Heather to become care-taker to a woman who struggles with mental illness. Still grieving the loss of someone close, Heather struggles with what was, and what will never be. Noah Cavallari battles his attraction to Heather knowing his secrets could destroy the precarious foundation upon which their growing relationship is starting to build, a relationship he will pursue as time passes them by. The relationship between Noah and Heather is one of immediate attraction but Noah struggles with their fourteen year age difference, as well as the secrets he has yet to reveal. Heather knows that her attraction to Noah is currently one-sided, an attraction that comes with heartbreak and jealousy on both sides of the equation. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Heather’s mother Alice, and her estranged father Rick Chadwick, as well as friends Chrissy , and ex-boyfriend Eric; Noah’s ex Olivia, and his father Neil Cavallari. WHEN AUGUST ENDS is a story of older man / younger woman, secrets, lies, guilt and second chances. The premise is engaging and intriguing ;the romance is a slow burn rejection and attraction; the characters are colorful and energetic. WHEN AUGUST ENDS is a sexy, character driven story of love .
TheRomanceBibliophile 27 days ago
NO SPOILERS! Penelope Ward blew it out of the water with When August Ends! This book, THIS BOOK, was EVERYTHING! Just when I thought Penelope couldn’t top her previous books, she went and wrote When August Ends. The storyline and characters were absolutely PHENOMENAL, and I fell head over heels in love with them. When August Ends has been Penelope Ward’s BEST novel to date, and my FAVORITE book from her so far! The storyline was fantastic, and that word doesn’t even do it enough justice. I honestly don’t know how she did it, but Penelope Ward wove a tale so beautiful, so refreshing, so inspiring, that I was truly left in awe. I’ve always been blown away by her talent, but she truly exceeded all of my expectations with When August Ends. The plot was incredibly unique, as all of Ward’s novels are, and I was smitten from beginning to end. Noah and Heather’s story was sweet, sexy, funny, emotional, utterly swoon-worthy, and truly unforgettable and unputdownable. It was everything you could possibly want in a romance and so much more! The characters were EXTRAORDINARY, and I completely fell head over heels in love with them. Noah and Heather have been two of my favorite characters that Penelope Ward has written so far, and they completely stole my heart. I felt an immediate connection with them, and was engrossed in their story from page one. I loved Noah and Heather’s personalities, sizzling chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from Noah and Heather’s point of view, and all of their banter and interactions with each other. Despite the age difference between them (which was totally not an issue), Noah and Heather had a strong, deep, and meaningful bond that was envy-worthy. Noah and Heather’s journey was truly unforgettable and unputdownable, and although they had trials and tribulations, I was absolutely ecstatic with the conclusion and couldn’t have been happier for them. When August Ends was a sweet, sexy, swoon-worthy, and emotional standalone contemporary romance that will make you think and feel so much, and has hands down been Penelope Ward’s BEST novel to date! Ms. Ward blew me away with Noah and Heather’s absolute MUST READ love story, and I would HIGHLY recommend it!
6703024 27 days ago
Get ready for Noah to steal your heart! Penelope Ward has just written my new favorite! Heather is truly a heroine who you will fall in love with too! This book has all the feels—it will break your heart and it will piece it back together! I wish I could give it the million stars that it deserves! With a dog nicknamed Fathead and two gerbils named Bonnie and Clyde, you know your heart will be stolen. Run, don’t walk, to get this book! 5 amazeball stars
Rina_S 27 days ago
I was riveted from the beginning of this beautiful book and it had my attention throughout the whole storyline! The characters, namely Noah and Heather hold a place in my heart! Heather definitely has a lot on her plate but when Noah rents the boathouse her family runs, needless to say you will have a tumultuous ride in store as you read! I loved Heather's personality, her ability to just blurt out whats on her mind and the connection that builds between them is so endearing! Noah came to rent the place and we find out some truths later on! Decisions, how the heart feels and beautiful friendships all make this the most enjoyable book that will stay in my heart forever! I especially loved how it ended and the sadness is there but doesn’t distract from a heartwarming romance! Such a delight to read!
BJMurray 27 days ago
You know what I love about starting one of Penelope Ward’s books? I don't have to try to get into the story I just am! They always grab me and hold on from the start to the very end. I love Heather she is a strong heroine with a backbone. For such a young age of twenty she sure has a huge amount of responsibility. She takes care of her family’s lake house, waitresses at a local pub, along with taking care of her Mom that has mental issues. They have a boathouse that they rent out for extra money, and she just happened to rent it to the very attractive Noah Cavallari. Noah is renting their boathouse for the summer to get away from things. Heather and Noah come face to face in a very embarrassing way, she came to clean the boathouse and he steps out of the bathroom in only a towel…WOW The second meeting Heather is doing an aerobic exercise in the lake waving her arms in the air and Noah thinks she needs help and is drowning so he runs in to save her. LOL He is very attractive and she is drawn to him and doesn’t hide this fact from Noah but he resists all of her small advances. But they begin to visit more and more and a friendship begins. I loved the banter that they both seemed to enjoy. She had a great sense of humor and somewhat quirky at times. We are given both of their points of views. I absolutely loved both Noah and Heather and they had some extreme chemistry this was truly a slow burn romance. It did put me thru the different emotions I even laughed out loud a few times. And in closing this was once again an incredible story from this author and you should one-click it when it goes live!!