Just One Year
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel. The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start. On the first day of orientation, I had an altercation with an infuriating British dude in a campus bathroom. (The ladies’ room was out of order. So, I used the men’s room. Don’t judge.)I got home later that night and realized that the foreign student we were expecting to rent a room in my parents’ house was allergic to our cat.So, the spare room went to someone else: Caleb—the British guy from the men’s room. And so it began…my love-hate story with Caleb Yates. Or was it hate-love in that order?The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons. Sometimes I’d email him to express my aggravation and disdain.He’d actually rewrite my own words and send them back to me. That was the type of infuriating person Caleb was.So frustrating.And…Sometimes incredibly funny and endearingly sweet.And hot. He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year. Too bad he was headed back to England soon, so nothing could happen between us—for so many reasons. I definitely couldn't fall in love with him, especially since all we had was just one year.

Just One Year Details

TitleJust One Year
Author
ReleaseFeb 24th, 2020
PublisherPenelope Ward Books, Inc.
Rating
GenreRomance, New Adult, Academic, College, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Just One Year Review

  • Anovelqueen
    January 1, 1970
    ****4 STARS****Hero: Caleb Yates, 22, British college studentHeroine: Teagan Carroll, 19, College StudentTheme: College romance. Friends to lovers.I am not usually a fan of high school or college romances. I like grown people with grown people problems...lol. But as Penelope Ward is one of my favorite authors and I read her religiously I trudged on and am I glad I did. I loved Caleb and Teagan’s love story. They started as friends which is always beautiful and fun to read. I loved reading their ****4 STARS****Hero: Caleb Yates, 22, British college studentHeroine: Teagan Carroll, 19, College StudentTheme: College romance. Friends to lovers.I am not usually a fan of high school or college romances. I like grown people with grown people problems...lol. But as Penelope Ward is one of my favorite authors and I read her religiously I trudged on and am I glad I did. I loved Caleb and Teagan’s love story. They started as friends which is always beautiful and fun to read. I loved reading their texts and emails to one another....Definitely laugh out loud and swoon worthy. They both have troubled pasts but work together as they build their HEA. Penelope Ward is a skilled storyteller and it just felt that things fell when and where they were needed flawlessly. Paragraphs were light and short with plenty of dialogue. The couple definitely spent a lot time together. Pacing was fast and I read in one sitting. Steam level was moderate.I think you will enjoy this delightful romance and I highly recommend.
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  • Vi Keeland
    January 1, 1970
    Some of my favorite stories from Penelope Ward are when the characters are on the younger side (This one is set in college) because she has a unique gift to write a youthful character that has an old soul. I can't wait for you to meet Caleb!Preorders available at:Apple Books https://apple.co/367pXESPaperback https://fave.co/2sqPZnGAudio https://fave.co/2RN8615Goodreads https://fave.co/2MAOaLX Some of my favorite stories from Penelope Ward are when the characters are on the younger side (This one is set in college) because she has a unique gift to write a youthful character that has an old soul. I can't wait for you to meet Caleb!Preorders available at:Apple Books ➜ https://apple.co/367pXESPaperback ➜ https://fave.co/2sqPZnGAudio ➜ https://fave.co/2RN8615Goodreads➜ https://fave.co/2MAOaLX
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    Live https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852QP4LT/... 5 STARSPenelope did it again , I’m in love , it was just amazing!What a journey, Teagan and Caleb stole my heart , their romance gave me goosebumps and it was full of emotions. Both characters are complex and their story is refreshing. This is a slow burn romance with the great amount of drama and angst.It isn't a lot but I think it was perfect for the story.I loved how the story starts, it wasn't greatfor them in the beginning but I liked how Live https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852QP4LT/... 5 STARSPenelope did it again , I’m in love , it was just amazing!What a journey, Teagan and Caleb stole my heart , their romance gave me goosebumps and it was full of emotions. Both characters are complex and their story is refreshing. This is a slow burn romance with the great amount of drama and angst.It isn't a lot but I think it was perfect for the story.I loved how the story starts, it wasn't greatfor them in the beginning but I liked how things developed for them!I like'd Teagan and Caleb's relationship, you can feel the connection and they have a fantastic banter.I loved it so much, it touched me in so many ways.Every book Penelope write's has a special place in my heart, this one goes on top!     
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  • Penelope Ward
    January 1, 1970
    SALE ENDING The one-time only sale for JUST ONE YEAR is about to end! You can still grab it at the moment for $3.99 (U.S.). The price is going up to $4.99 VERY soon and will stay at that price. It will not be on sale again and also will NOT be going into KU. Get this emotional, friends-to lovers STANDALONE with a sexy British hero while it's the cheapest it will EVER be. Amazon: https://fave.co/2HP3emwAmazon UK: https://fave.co/2wGCO3WApple Books: https://fave.co/2S0THyqNook: ★ ★SALE ENDING ★ ★The one-time only sale for JUST ONE YEAR is about to end! You can still grab it at the moment for $3.99 (U.S.). The price is going up to $4.99 VERY soon and will stay at that price. It will not be on sale again and also will NOT be going into KU. Get this emotional, friends-to lovers STANDALONE with a sexy British hero while it's the cheapest it will EVER be. Amazon: https://fave.co/2HP3emwAmazon UK: https://fave.co/2wGCO3WApple Books: https://fave.co/2S0THyqNook: https://fave.co/2GZ1NkVKobo: https://fave.co/3bbK33sGoogle Play: https://fave.co/2ONqJjNAudio: https://fave.co/2UYah3VPaperback: https://fave.co/2QgEaIN
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  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    *****4.5 STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}My heart was already in so deep it was breaking. It didn’t matter if Caleb was physically inside of me. He was already inside my heart and soul.There’s not much that I didn’t love about ”JUST ONE YEAR” by Penelope Ward. The Hero is a gorgeous, charismatic exchange student from England. The Heroine is a beautiful introvert that has never had her heart wrapped up in a guy until she meets Caleb Yates—the foreign exchange student who has moved *****4.5 STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}My heart was already in so deep it was breaking. It didn’t matter if Caleb was physically inside of me. He was already inside my heart and soul.There’s not much that I didn’t love about ”JUST ONE YEAR” by Penelope Ward. The Hero is a gorgeous, charismatic exchange student from England. The Heroine is a beautiful introvert that has never had her heart wrapped up in a guy until she meets Caleb Yates—the foreign exchange student who has moved into her family's home. Caleb and Teagan’s first encounter is extremely embarrassing but was still a ”meet cute”. Their awkward beginning quickly turns into a close friendship that eventually sparks into a powerful attraction that Caleb is fiercely opposed to pursuing because he’d never willingly break Teagan’s heart. His life is in London and hers is in Boston. A long-distance relationship would never work, but Teagan has never felt so strongly about anyone until Caleb came into her life. She’s willing to risk certain heartbreak for the chance to be with the only man she’s ever fallen in love with.Their story is heart-achingly angsty and it was pure torture waiting for Caleb and Teagan to finally let the pent up attraction take over. This is yet another book to add to my long list of favorites by this incredible author!Here are my overall ratings:Hero: 5Heroine: 4Plot: 4.5Angst: 4.5Steam: 5Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5”JUST ONE YEAR” releases on February 24th!Apple Books https://fave.co/2S0THyqNook  https://fave.co/2GZ1NkVKobo  https://fave.co/3bbK33sGoogle Play  https://fave.co/2ONqJjNPaperback  https://fave.co/2QgEaINAUDIO  https://www.audible.com/pd/B0848WMLJP...
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    'JUST ONE YEAR': Is a full length stand-alone romance novel by Penelope Ward. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'Wow I inhaled this, devoured it. enjoyed it. swooned during it, and giggled like there was no tomorrow..The very first day of orientation at Northern University did not go so well for Teagan. I was in stitches! Do not read in a public place! Because I guarantee you'll be trying to smoother those giggles from escaping!!This British hot boy sure taught nineteen year old Teagan a few 'JUST ONE YEAR': Is a full length stand-alone romance novel by Penelope Ward. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'Wow I inhaled this, devoured it. enjoyed it. swooned during it, and giggled like there was no tomorrow..The very first day of orientation at Northern University did not go so well for Teagan. I was in stitches! Do not read in a public place! Because I guarantee you'll be trying to smoother those giggles from escaping!!This British hot boy sure taught nineteen year old Teagan a few home truths, life lessons that she either took on board or raged via email, which yet again wrung some giggles out of me.I FLOVED the beginning, I've never enjoyed a book so much at the start as I did this one, the middle kind of fell a wee bit flat but towards the end the author managed to close it up all nicely. Both have baggage which we see bonds these two towards each other, which I didn't think was possible, because let's just say these two didn't have the most heartwarming first greet that we've ever come across. Nineteen year old Teagan is a happy stay at home introvert, but she's also kind of a genius too, she's working towards her degree in marine biology. When it comes to family she has a few wee hangups. Always feeling as though she doesn't fit in, and never really engages with them. But when Caleb divulges something that he went through when he was younger it cemented these two more than they understood.Twenty-two year old Caleb is a freshman at Northern and is an exchange student from London and will be going back to his home land after his one year is up. He strives to not get attached to anyone within that time. But nothing prepared him for Teagan.* Teaser used is off the authors facebook page *
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Teagan is 19. She's going to college in Boston to become a marine biologist. She still lives at home with her dad, step-mom and half-sister.And Caleb.He's the british student who's living with them for the year.At first it was a bit of insta-hate. But Teagan and Caleb are slowly starting to like each other.Let the fun times begin! What will happen to Teagan & Caleb?Will there be a HEA?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ADORABLE!!This was such a cute college romance.Or rather roommate romance. We're Teagan is 19. She's going to college in Boston to become a marine biologist. She still lives at home with her dad, step-mom and half-sister.And Caleb.He's the british student who's living with them for the year.At first it was a bit of insta-hate. But Teagan and Caleb are slowly starting to like each other.Let the fun times begin! What will happen to Teagan & Caleb?Will there be a HEA?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺ ══════════════════ADORABLE!!This was such a cute college romance.Or rather roommate romance. We're basically just at home with Teagan and Caleb. Talking. Telling secrets. Arguing. And there's lots of sparkage, but of course we don't want to start something because he's leaving soon. Plus he's kinda dating someone.But of course we can't resist the hot brit with his sexy accent forever.But we're scared of what will happen once he has to go back home?! We're still all so very young. Will he come back? Are we going to London? What's with school? Will there be a jump in time even?I really loved reading this. It was adorable and pretty slow with A LOT of way too much talking and not enough doing.☺Caleb was amazing. Such a great guy. But he should've shown some tiny little bit more bad boy-ness. He was too good. Way too good to be true really. I hate unnecessary drama in books, but no drama at all was almost a bit boring.But the love story was cute and funny and very moving. Both our darlings have some family stuff to deal with.A very sweet New Adult romance with an amazing british hero!JUST ONE YEAR was a sweet & funny & emotional slow-burn New Adult love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Caleb - this one is MINE!!!! ☺ P.S. I LOVE that cover - but that goes without saying with all the Vi & Penelope books!!! LOVE THEM!P.P.S. JUST ONE YEAR? Weird title. Yes, Caleb stays for a year, but they don't even kiss until only weeks before he has to leave again :/ 💜 💜
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Teagan Carroll is a 19 yr. old marine biology major starting her sophomore year at Northern University in Boston. On her first day of orientation things don’t go as planned when she has an altercation with a hot British guy. Her day goes from bad to worse when she arrives home and learns the exchange student her parents were renting a room to didn’t work out. Now they were welcoming a different international student that was British. Turns out the infuriating 5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Teagan Carroll is a 19 yr. old marine biology major starting her sophomore year at Northern University in Boston. On her first day of orientation things don’t go as planned when she has an altercation with a hot British guy. Her day goes from bad to worse when she arrives home and learns the exchange student her parents were renting a room to didn’t work out. Now they were welcoming a different international student that was British. Turns out the infuriating guy she met earlier in the day would be staying with them.Caleb Yates is a 22 yr. old exchange student from England who arrives in Boston for a year of college. Boston quickly feels like home, and his time there is going by way too fast. He feels very welcomed by the family he’s staying with, except for the oldest daughter. Teagan is an introvert genius who hides out in the basement. She seems guarded, a little strange, but gorgeous. He enjoyed annoying her and pushing her buttons. He finds their banter and love/hate relationship extremely entertaining. He’s intrigued by her quirky personality and wants to get to know her better. He realizes he wants her, but can’t act on it since he’s leaving at the end of the year. Teagan had always felt like an outsider in her own family. Caleb becomes like a part of the family, and helps her come out of her shell. He appreciated all the things in her life she took for granted. He grows on her, and she comes to value his friendship. She couldn’t help her attraction and the way he flustered her. He was painfully handsome, and her feelings became complicated. As their control is slipping away, and lines get crossed, they can’t let themselves get attached. With him leaving at the end of the year, she can’t allow herself to fall for him. -“Whenever you’re near me, my body reacts. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode if you don’t touch me.”-“Im losing my mind a little when it comes to you, Caleb.”-I just feel so much.-“Every second I can’t kiss you feels like torture.” Just One Year by Penelope Ward is a standalone enemies to lovers college romance packed with angst, comedy, chemistry, and beautiful connections. It’s a slow burn emotional love story with all the feels that will steal your heart. I really loved this book and these characters! This was an easy five stars for me, and I couldn’t put it down! ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/3a2sNfB
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  • My Pink Fairytales
    January 1, 1970
    Cosmic “Not bad for a love story that started in the loo.” I think we all have in our hearts that kind of authors who can simply do no wrong. Anything they write, we love. Penelope Ward is like that for me. There’s no way I can’t enjoy her stories, even YA, which isn’t usually my top choice for a trope. Just One Year is the limited time a British guy has in Boston, living with an American family (thanks to Bo Cheng and his Caitlin Jenner allergy ). Of course there’s a girl in that family, Cosmic ⭐️ “Not bad for a love story that started in the loo.” I think we all have in our hearts that kind of authors who can simply do no wrong. Anything they write, we love. Penelope Ward is like that for me. There’s no way I can’t enjoy her stories, even YA, which isn’t usually my top choice for a trope. Just One Year is the limited time a British guy has in Boston, living with an American family (thanks to Bo Cheng and his Caitlin Jenner allergy 😂). Of course there’s a girl in that family, a girl who is Mensa genius smart, witty and a little closed off. “Sounds like you seriously have a serious problem with me and a serious overusage of the word serious.” They start off on the wrong foot, but the whole thing is hysterical, plus he has a no BS policy and calls her out on everything. He’s super observant, so he helps her a lot repair the broken parts. The chemistry is off the charts, the flirting starts as innocent, but it gets you slow burning until you’re ready to combust.I adored this story! Again with a roller coaster of emotions, I laughed a lot, I cried, but the whole experience was amazing. It felt like everything happened for a reason and I love putting all those pieces together and admiring the whole picture in the end. It’s a book you don’t want to miss!It would be an absolute honor to have you as my guest on my blog too. Stop by anytime you want :)
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  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡
    January 1, 1970
    Reading my first Book by Penelope Ward – which was "Stepbrother Dearest" is not something that is easily forgotten. Even if it has been years since I read it some of the moments still stay with me. And ever since I finished reading it I was hoping to read something of a similar plotline and intensity from her again.Well now I have … and you can guess it … it was "Just one Year" - while the End of "Stepbrother Dearest" will forever be burned in my Heart – Just one Year just took a close second Reading my first Book by Penelope Ward – which was "Stepbrother Dearest" is not something that is easily forgotten. Even if it has been years since I read it some of the moments still stay with me. And ever since I finished reading it I was hoping to read something of a similar plotline and intensity from her again.Well now I have … and you can guess it … it was "Just one Year" - while the End of "Stepbrother Dearest" will forever be burned in my Heart – Just one Year just took a close second because I love her books with leads that are in the YA area.(of her single written books – because her books with writing partner Vi Keeland are a whole different subject)It was only the End that I somehow could not bring as close to my heart as I would have wished. Because while I might have understood that is was written because Ms. Ward listened to what the characters needed for their story – I as a reader didn't need that specific string to love the book.Still, this book is a straight 5 Star that pulled at my heartstrings and had me shedding some small tears (it seems the full-blown ugly cry number one will forever be cocky bastard #shruggs and I can live with that)This book gives the devoted romance reader (like ME) everything you could wish for. I loved the banter from the first page. The characters Ms. Ward writes might be not perfect but they are beautifully imperfect for each other and that is where the real magic is hidden.And with every one of these plotlines – no matter if they are the co or alone written books this author always hides this little tidbit that will remain with the reader and whenever you notice in your everyday life it will remind you of these books.This book is no different and I love that so while you should go and order this book – I will go and try to find that damn s'more "thingy" ….═══ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE / LIKE / FOLLOW US ════Blog : https://www.jerisbookattic.comFB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAtticTwitter : https://twitter.com/JeriTRyanGoodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...Bloglovin : https://www.bloglovin.com/@jerisbooka...Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jeris_book_...
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  • warhawke
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: NA Contemporary RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Teagan Carroll’s year did not start on the right foot. After an embarrassing encounter with a hot British student, things got worse because Caleb Yates ended up being much closer for comfort. Teagan was studious and closed off and I liked how Caleb brought her out to her full potential without pushing her. He had his own issues but was still considerate and caring. He’d taught me to appreciate my family more. His Genre: NA Contemporary RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Teagan Carroll’s year did not start on the right foot. After an embarrassing encounter with a hot British student, things got worse because Caleb Yates ended up being much closer for comfort. Teagan was studious and closed off and I liked how Caleb brought her out to her full potential without pushing her. He had his own issues but was still considerate and caring. He’d taught me to appreciate my family more. His stay here would leave an imprint on my life. This was a light and easy read. I like that there was some angst, but I prefer more intensity between the two main characters and some parts were slow for me. Just One Year is a story of taking chances. It would appeal to readers who enjoy a light NA Romance. ♦ 📚 ♦ . . . (F)BR With Loyda . . . ♦ 📚 ♦For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Sarah/DragonflyReads
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars!Penelope does it again with Just One Year. This story was angsty and emotional, heartfelt and hot as hell! I don't typically reach for college-age stories as much as I used to but I really feel like this one had it all. I felt classic Ward (think Stepbrother Dearest or Jake Undone) in this one which I LOVED! "I'd always felt close to Teagan, but now she'd infiltrated my soul in a way tht felt irreversible." Teagan is a loner. She keeps to herself in her family, dresses as to not 4.5 stars!Penelope does it again with Just One Year. This story was angsty and emotional, heartfelt and hot as hell! I don't typically reach for college-age stories as much as I used to but I really feel like this one had it all. I felt classic Ward (think Stepbrother Dearest or Jake Undone) in this one which I LOVED! "I'd always felt close to Teagan, but now she'd infiltrated my soul in a way tht felt irreversible." Teagan is a loner. She keeps to herself in her family, dresses as to not stand out, and keeps up with her studies. She looks for relationships that won't be complicated, lacking love and attraction. Caleb enters her life at a time when she least expects it.Their relationship starts off rocky to say the least. Not really friendly, just coexisting. After things progress, they realize their mutual feelings can't be ignored. Their romance is a whirlwind as Caleb's time in the US is limited. Their relationship is basically doomed from the start as they didn't want to get involved since they're on a time limit. Decisions are made, hearts are broken, but in the end we're left with a super sweet HEA for the ages!
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  • Kris (frantic4romantic)
    January 1, 1970
    3.7 stars This was a cute, slow burn, friends to lovers story. I read the blurb and it hooked me. A hot British exchange student? Sign me up.I really enjoyed the sappy quality to this book. From the get-go it was clear their feelings for each other were developing pretty quickly. I liked how the story was progressing and appreciated the longing factor between Teagan and Caleb. They brought each other out of their shells and made each other better versions of themselves.After Caleb’s year in the 3.7 stars ⭐️ This was a cute, slow burn, friends to lovers story. I read the blurb and it hooked me. A hot British exchange student? Sign me up.I really enjoyed the sappy quality to this book. From the get-go it was clear their feelings for each other were developing pretty quickly. I liked how the story was progressing and appreciated the longing factor between Teagan and Caleb. They brought each other out of their shells and made each other better versions of themselves.After Caleb’s year in the US is up, is when things get a little weird for me as the reader. After Caleb contacts Teagan for the first time in a long while, things progressed at warp speed and I felt like the author kind of packed too much info in not enough chapters. I know it was to find resolve for the characters and to tie up loose plot ends, but it all ended up feeling a bit overwhelming after how slow things seemed to progress at the beginning. I liked what I was reading, but I just felt like it needed more time to blossom into it’s full potential as many of these things were pretty pivotal moments for the main characters.With that being said, I did enjoy the story as a whole. I thought it was unique. I also really liked the fact that Teagan chose exactly what she wanted — and no, it didn’t make her weak. It made her strong. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay to follow your heart and put other things on the back burner.
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for an honest reviewFirstly - I love the cover. I don't usually even bother with the covers, however I love Pen's covers - sooo much. They are very lickable.Now, I am an old fart, and I don't go much for the NA genre these days, however I know that Penelope Ward will not do me wrong. Ever. And I was right. Teagan and Caleb's story is kind of a lot of sitting around the house and talking, but oh so much as well. Lots of D & M's, with flirtage and sparkage thrown in. I laughed ARC received for an honest reviewFirstly - I love the cover. I don't usually even bother with the covers, however I love Pen's covers - sooo much. They are very lickable.Now, I am an old fart, and I don't go much for the NA genre these days, however I know that Penelope Ward will not do me wrong. Ever. And I was right. Teagan and Caleb's story is kind of a lot of sitting around the house and talking, but oh so much as well. Lots of D & M's, with flirtage and sparkage thrown in. I laughed out loud at the meet-cute, then my heart ached for both our lovelies as their stories were revealed, and was left with a big ol' smile on my dial. There isn't any OTT angst (which I can find quite tiresome), just a lovely, heartfelt story.One of my favourite Penelope Ward reads to date.
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  • Dali
    January 1, 1970
    With Just One Year, Penelope Ward presents a new touching page-turner for readers to escape in. The first time Keaton met Caleb Yates it was under less than ideal circumstances in the men’s room at her college campus. The second time they saw each other was when she met the new foreign student who’d be renting a room at her parents’ place. Yes it was none other than the infuriatingly cute Englishman Caleb Yates! He knew how to frustrate her just as easily as he could make her smile and blush. With Just One Year, Penelope Ward presents a new touching page-turner for readers to escape in. The first time Keaton met Caleb Yates it was under less than ideal circumstances in the men’s room at her college campus. The second time they saw each other was when she met the new foreign student who’d be renting a room at her parents’ place. Yes it was none other than the infuriatingly cute Englishman Caleb Yates! He knew how to frustrate her just as easily as he could make her smile and blush. And in between helping him study and teaching him how to make smores they became best friends, but nothing more could become of their friendship because he’d be going back to England after Just One Year. Too bad their hearts didn’t get the memo.Ward has penned a heartwarmingly sweet and swoon worthy romance that while placing her characters at odds when they meet is never far from delightfully playful. At first glance Keaton could be considered a bit closed off and standoffish, but she’s really a sincere and caring person, perfect for the complex, perceptive and charismatic Caleb. The spark between Keaton and Caleb is apparent from the moment they meet, but a true bond develops between them before that spark turns into a full on fire. I very much enjoyed getting to know both characters. They both have issues, but even though Caleb presents a fun and witty front, he has more broken bits that need some TLC. I loved how Caleb helped Keaton come out of her shell and learn to appreciate the loving family that supported her. And while they had to go through some angsty moments they both made me smile, laugh and swoon.Just One Year is a standalone new adult romance by author Penelope Ward. It’s told from both points of view with happy ending. Amazon paperback -> https://amzn.to/2HDJRwC* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. *Stalk me on FaceBook * Instagram * More reviews
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  • Rejane
    January 1, 1970
    Same old same old... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Same old same old... 🙄🙄🙄https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
  • Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Teagan is a bit unhappy to say the least that the obnoxious British boy is her new housemate, thanks to the exchange student who was supposed to be rooming at her house being allergic to cats. But she's even more unhappy to find that he's happy to put her in her place and let her know what a terrible sister she's been to her younger sister. So she bares all her anger at him via passive aggressive emails. And she's witty and funny as hell. Caleb certainly sees through her, though. And maybe, Teagan is a bit unhappy to say the least that the obnoxious British boy is her new housemate, thanks to the exchange student who was supposed to be rooming at her house being allergic to cats. But she's even more unhappy to find that he's happy to put her in her place and let her know what a terrible sister she's been to her younger sister. So she bares all her anger at him via passive aggressive emails. And she's witty and funny as hell. Caleb certainly sees through her, though. And maybe, just maybe, Teagan's anger toward the hot Brit invader is just masking something very different than anger. I LOOOOOVED Caleb and Teagan together! So much snappy, witty banter, some seriously laugh out loud moments, and even more significantly, some quietly emotional times that left the most impact on me as a reader. Although these two are young throughout the story, they feel more mature than their ages, and their love story packs a major punch. The character and story development is top notch, as usual with Penelope's writing, and I am still feeling this story in my heart though it's been days since I've finished reading. PURCHASE LINKSAmazon: https://fave.co/2HP3emwApple Books: https://fave.co/2S0THyqNook: https://fave.co/2GZ1NkVKobo: https://fave.co/3bbK33sGoogle Play: https://fave.co/2ONqJjNAudio: https://fave.co/2UYah3VPaperback: https://fave.co/2QgEaIN ARC via author for an honest review. Also purchased an e-copy via Amazon.Review: Live Through Books Blog. Release Blitz: Live Through Books. Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    * A review copy was provided by the author *~ 5 My Dolphina Stars ~Whether Penelope Ward is giving us YA, New Adult or true Adult characters, she always gives us a wonderful story!!!Just One Year is no different. I loved every word of this book. I also loved that it was set in College but not your typical college angst and drama we normally see in a New Adult novel. Caleb and Teagan were complex characters both trying to find their way and figure out who they are.Penelope Ward is and will always * A review copy was provided by the author *~ 5 My Dolphina Stars ~Whether Penelope Ward is giving us YA, New Adult or true Adult characters, she always gives us a wonderful story!!!Just One Year is no different. I loved every word of this book. I also loved that it was set in College but not your typical college angst and drama we normally see in a New Adult novel. Caleb and Teagan were complex characters both trying to find their way and figure out who they are.Penelope Ward is and will always be an auto buy author for me. I have loved her books from the very beginning and I love every new release she has.Just One Year is her latest standalone novel and it is probably one of my favorite books by her. This story is told in Dual POV. I thought the flow and pace worked well for this cast of characters. This is a slow burn with some angst and little drama. The sexual tension between Caleb and Teagan is over the charts, but when they finally do come together the chemistry is explosive!!! I loved that she had Caleb and Teagan build a strong friendship before moving into something more. That just made their growth so much stronger.In this story we follow the journey of Caleb and Teagan. Caleb is an exchange student from the UK. He is only in the states for One Year. He is placed in Teagan’s home when their original student had to move out due to allergies. What Teagan didn’t know was that Caleb had gotten the room and after an awkward meeting in a men’s bathroom, Teagan his horrified to find out Caleb will be living with her family for the next year. Caleb and Teagan eventually forge on and form an amazing friendship, but can this be more if he is leaving in a year?? Find out when you read this book.As I said earlier, I loved Caleb and Teagan, but I also loved all the secondary characters that come into play in this story. Each person we meet has an important part to play in Caleb and Teagan’s journey.As always, I would 100% recommend this book to all romance fans. If you are a fan of Penelope’s books, then you will WANT to read this book. This is just another favorite of mine that will also make my Best of 2020 list :)Follow Us at :: Book Bitches Blog | Facebook | Twitter
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  • ✨Lucy❣️
    January 1, 1970
    Accidents happen for a good reason. Especially, when nature calls and you have no where to run but the men’s restroom. Stuff like that is preventable, what isn’t avoidable is the hot looking guy who pissed you off in the men’s restroom now happens to be your new house mate. Now that’s what you call fate. When your new roomie happens to be the new exchange student from Britain with royalty good looks and an accent that melts panties, it’s hard not notice. It’s even much harder not to bend and Accidents happen for a good reason. Especially, when nature calls and you have no where to run but the men’s restroom. Stuff like that is preventable, what isn’t avoidable is the hot looking guy who pissed you off in the men’s restroom now happens to be your new house mate. Now that’s what you call fate. When your new roomie happens to be the new exchange student from Britain with royalty good looks and an accent that melts panties, it’s hard not notice. It’s even much harder not to bend and ignore the interfering magnetic of a man, especially when you can’t escape his quick humor. As much as Teagan tries to outsmart him with her clever ways, he always finds a way to intrude in her life. With his witty responses it makes it harder to ignore the new feelings that are brewing, and the butterflies that seem to be swarming every time he is near. With no where to hide, it’s only a matter of time before her recently developed friendship has her falling for irresistible charismatic Brit. For Caleb, he was finding out pretty fast that his new pseudo family was brilliant, and so was their smart beautiful daughter. This was an impulsive buy, and it only solidifies how window shopping sometimes pays off. Otherwise, I would’ve never found out the fabulous love story that came along with it. I loved seeing the blooming friendship between both Teagan and Caleb grow. Even though it took Caleb longer to see Teagan in a different light. When realization hit him, and he wanted what she knew since the beginning. I was ecstatic to see both drop the flirtatious banter and let time decide, because if it’s meant to be, time will tell. Particularly, when history has a habit of repeating itself, this is your time to finally make it right with a HEA. It cut like a knife not to give this a 5 star rating. Some books just require for them to serve you a good amount of hearty sex, this one definitely didn’t deliver for my liking. I needed less of the wallowing and more of the bang.
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  • Cynema
    January 1, 1970
    THE SAME OLD THING AND LESS INTERESTING EACH TIMEI don’t know what it is about this author that’s been giving me such ambivalent feelings about her books of late. Like nagging heartburn. She’s got some of the best book covers out there. I love her titles. Her heroes always rev my jets and draw me closer to understand them, root for them, want to be with them. But, for me, her heroines are always either simpering, limp, hollow, unlikable, bland, stupid, immature, the real problem in the THE SAME OLD THING AND LESS INTERESTING EACH TIMEI don’t know what it is about this author that’s been giving me such ambivalent feelings about her books of late. Like nagging heartburn. She’s got some of the best book covers out there. I love her titles. Her heroes always rev my jets and draw me closer to understand them, root for them, want to be with them. But, for me, her heroines are always either simpering, limp, hollow, unlikable, bland, stupid, immature, the real problem in the relationship … or all of the above. The opening dragged and I really didn’t find Teagan’s first encounter with Caleb in the men’s room and that dumb bathroom humor as any kind of meet-cute or attention-grabbing. I liked even less the dragged-out reminders of it long after they’d met. What’s appealing about playing out smelly bathroom humor? The whole setup was a bore. The only life to the story came from Caleb the exchange student, and even he couldn’t liven up this snoozefest. Granted, the way he turns around stick-in-the-mud Teagan’s emails back at her was clever and chuckle-worthy, but didn’t I already mention that he was the hot glue of this story, not her? I just think that too many of these books are on autopilot, replaying or reworking the same stale relationship concept and evolution, while only putting a fresh coat of paint on the circumstances. I used to love the tandem pairing of Ward and Keeland too, but their recent books have only been partial likes for me, or not at all. Their romance formula and story blueprint – alone or together – is just getting old. They need to infuse their stories with something new and fresh, and especially a heroine that makes me perk up and take notice, as equally impressive as the hero. This book was predictable from beginning to end, and I think I need a timeout from this author.
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  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    January 1, 1970
    Not my fave from Penelope Ward, but a good read none the less. After a less than favourable meet-cute and a kind of hate to love relationship in the first instance, Caleb, our English hero, soon melted the walls of ice that Teagan had built up around her heart. Caleb was an exchange student who spent the year in Boston at Teagan's house. Both were attracted to the other and both had their issues. To be honest, I didn't feel their connection during the book, and only started to believe in them Not my fave from Penelope Ward, but a good read none the less. After a less than favourable meet-cute and a kind of hate to love relationship in the first instance, Caleb, our English hero, soon melted the walls of ice that Teagan had built up around her heart. Caleb was an exchange student who spent the year in Boston at Teagan's house. Both were attracted to the other and both had their issues. To be honest, I didn't feel their connection during the book, and only started to believe in them towards the end. I felt some of the scenes set in Boston could have been trimmed because the time spent in the UK was really choppy and didn't really flow like the first part, it was also over way too quick. I also think that if you are writing an English hero, you need to ensure the dialogue matches the character, and just throwing in a few English words/phrases does not an English man make. Also, we Brits do not have biscuits for breakfast. I'm probably being a bit picky, but being from the UK, I found it irritating, as I am sure Americans would if the boot was on the other foot.
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  • The Smutbrarians
    January 1, 1970
    Feels 1Steam 4Storyline 4.25Overall Rating 4.25Kindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by RobinCute slow burn story. I found both characters quite adorable and likable. Caleb was loyal, playful, caring and just an all around good guy. Teagan was a bit more complicated. Smart and reserved she felt undeserving of love. I definitely felt a heart tug towards her. These two just give you all of those "awwwwww" feelings and you just know they belong together. Lots of feel good moments where you feel Feels 1Steam 4Storyline 4.25Overall Rating 4.25Kindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by RobinCute slow burn story. I found both characters quite adorable and likable. Caleb was loyal, playful, caring and just an all around good guy. Teagan was a bit more complicated. Smart and reserved she felt undeserving of love. I definitely felt a heart tug towards her. These two just give you all of those "awwwwww" feelings and you just know they belong together. Lots of feel good moments where you feel like fate and destiny just guided these two and their families on a journey that was necessary to be complete. Really liked it.Feels 4Storyline 4Steam 4Overall Rating 4Kindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by LindseyWowza! I really enjoyed this book. I loved how a friendship turned into something beautiful and strong. I enjoyed their struggle on how to make it work although it did frustrate me. The characters had intense chemistry and witty banter that had me in laughing fits. This was definitely a feel good read! Would definitely recommend!!
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5-3.75 Stars 3.5-3.75 Stars ⭐️
  • Luna Sol
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved going in this journey with Caleb and Teagan. I felt so much for both of them. Penelope Ward never ceases to amaze me creating the perfect combination in her stories from warming your heart, to warming your everything to laughing hysterically. I just never wanted this book to end. I felt such a strong connection with both characters. I just love when I read a book that makes me feel everything and that keeps my heart racing until the very last page.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsThis is a story about two college-aged people that unexpectedly become an important part of each other's lives. After a not-so-meet-cute, the fact that Caleb is now going to be a replacement exchange student in Teagan's home might just be a bit awkward.Teagan is highly intelligent, reserved, and likes to hide herself...literally. She does not bring attention to herself and even loves her isolated basement bedroom. She is not happy that a new person will be invading their 4.5 starsThis is a story about two college-aged people that unexpectedly become an important part of each other's lives. After a not-so-meet-cute, the fact that Caleb is now going to be a replacement exchange student in Teagan's home might just be a bit awkward.Teagan is highly intelligent, reserved, and likes to hide herself...literally. She does not bring attention to herself and even loves her isolated basement bedroom. She is not happy that a new person will be invading their home...especially one that is cute, charismatic, and exasperating.Caleb Yates is happy to be in the U.S. for a year as an exchange student as it gets him away from his family life in England. He is smart, outspoken, distractible, and a bit judgmental. He tells Teagan things just like he sees them. And that sparks her to think about the things she takes for granted in her own life.They enjoy challenging each other and eventually grow closer. They are catalysts for change as they open up and share their innermost secrets and fears, and start to live life more fully. But it is hard to keep things platonic due to fear of ruining a friendship and they know they are on borrowed time...just one year. But they have a natural attraction, chemistry, and bond that becomes harder and harder to deny.Caleb is that broken hero I could not help but love. Despite the difficult things he had been through, for the most part, he is fun, witty, caring, and energetic. And I loved seeing Teagan coming out of her shell and becoming more aware of what she had been missing. They have fun banter and obvious chemistry, but their emotional attachment is the heart of this story.This is a slow-burn, emotional, college romance of an unlikely pair that develops a connection they never expected. But their lives have built-in complications, and they both have insecurities, past issues to face, futures to plan, and growing to do.Are they destined to just be a forgotten sweet romance or is there a chance for them to bridge the gap in their two worlds?My heart hurt for these two as there was just no easy fix for them and life seemed to get in their way. The side characters and their backstories added a bit of mystery, tragedy, and depth to the story. I was engaged from the beginning and totally devoured this book. Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Literati Literature Lovers
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars ~ LOVED! A hot cover doesn't always equate to a good book... I'm pretty sure we can all attest to that. Well, let me tell you... this one soooooo does! JUST ONE YEAR is the book that you didn't know you needed in your life but once you're done, you don't know how to live without it. Yes, it's that GOOD!I absolutely adored Caleb... he was not only a super sexy, British exchange student... he was funny, sweet, sarcastic, and just plain lovable. Oh and HOT of course! Teagan, was the 4.5 Stars ~ LOVED! A hot cover doesn't always equate to a good book... I'm pretty sure we can all attest to that. Well, let me tell you... this one soooooo does! JUST ONE YEAR is the book that you didn't know you needed in your life but once you're done, you don't know how to live without it. Yes, it's that GOOD! I absolutely adored Caleb... he was not only a super sexy, British exchange student... he was funny, sweet, sarcastic, and just plain lovable. Oh and HOT of course! Teagan, was the introvert that blossomed and came out of her shell. She was sweet, quirky, and had so much to offer. Together they make for one of the best friends-to-lovers couples that I have read in a long time. Everything about this book just called to me. Once I got going, I just couldn't put it down and it definitely had me reading late into the night. I highly recommend clearing your schedule for this one! A new adult romance that will leave your heart happy. Read it, you will not be disappointed. 
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  • Jelena Gavrilovic
    January 1, 1970
    Well idk everyone seems to love it but I found it absolutely boring I didn't capture me at all if I'd have to compare it to something it would be " like warm" water.... There was no chemistry there at all it felt like when he said something to her it was like idk talking about the weather....
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  • bittersweetreads
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it! Can’t wait to re read my fave parts. So many laughter and so many tears. So much feels! It’s gonna be so hard to get over Caleb and Teagan!
  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    Did Penelope Ward just make me cry? I loved this story! Review to follow.
  • Julie Richman
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait for this one!
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