#Review “Park Avenue Player” by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

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Park Avenue Player

Release date: 9/23/2019

A Contemporary Romance Novel 

New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Aundi’s Musings…

This book completely wrecked me. I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster this story took me on. My heart will never be the same after this beautifully touching read that will take you through all your emotions and so much more. This story is seriously unputdownable with a twist ending that you will not see coming. 

But it felt good to feel a little spark from my blackened heart. Like maybe it isn’t dead after all.

Ah Hollis I freaking loved everything about him. He’s closed off and broody but deep down he’s so romantic and sweet. He’s also possessive in the most delicious ways. He tries so hard to keep himself closed off behind all the many walls he’s built. But slowly the more time he spends with Elodie she chips away at his walls. Their slow burn romance is complete fire. The games they play with each other are like a sensual never-ending game of foreplay that builds and builds until it reaches peak levels of melt your kindle heat. I could not get enough of it. 

I was madder at myself than Elodie. I’d caused this. Why? Because I was impulsive, horny, selfish—and a goddam panty snatcher, apparently. 

Elodie was amazing. She’s smart and funny with a huge heart. She knows that she’s drop dead gorgeous but she doesn’t want to be noticed for that reason. She too has walls that she has built due to her cheating douche of an ex. But when she meets Hollis she feels this undeniable connection. Even though he gives her whip lash with his back and forth. She is playful with him and he most definitely needs that in his life. They help each other come to terms with what has caused each of them to build walls and keep others out. They are exactly what the other needs. 

I giggled. “Frankie was fifteen.” He snuggled into my neck. “Don’t care. What’s mine is mine, and I don’t like to think of it belonging to anyone else, before or after me.”

This story was so much more than I expected it to be. Penelope and Vi will take a hold of your heart and keep it until the very last page. This book gutted me I laughed, I cried, I got pissed off. If taboo reads are your thing with twist endings that will grab ahold of you and not let go, then this book is for you. You will not be disappointed. Read this but fair warning be close to tissues you will need them. 

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah’s Musings…

4 Did He just Say That CROWNS

I really enjoyed this story. Park Avenue Player has everything I love about their co-written books. The hero was likable and swoonworthy, the heroine was lovable, and the storyline was fun and sexy.

Hollis is the serious business playboy with one exception, this being the thing that brings our H/h together. This character not only brought hilarity to the story but made Hollis endearing. It showed a different side to his tough exterior. I did like how Hollis treated Elodie, and there wasn’t really anything to dislike about him overall.

Elodie was such a good mix of funny and sweet. She had a good heart, and I loved her interactions with all of the secondary characters as well as the hero. She certainly was willing and able to stand her ground.

As with most of their stories in the cocky world, there is a surprise twist in the plot, and while I’m normally surprised by them, this one seemed a little evident from early on with the similarities in their past.

That being said, this story was still super fun, well written, entertaining. It is another fantastic addition to the Cocky World.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review


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.


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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Vi Keeland

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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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 Timesbestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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