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    One of the best reads of the year

    Where to start and what to say that hasn’t already been said about this wonderful read, you know a book is special when you are drawn in from the first page and you sit up all night reading and even after sleep the story and the characters still occupy your mind, well The Anti-Boyfriend is one of those special reads. I was excited when I read the blurb and Deacon and Carys romance was everything I expected and so much more and I’m really not sure I have the words to do this book justice, so I guess I just tell you how this book made me feel. Deacon and Carys have chemistry but more importantly they have a strong bond and are best friends, what happens when you cross that line, will the friendship survive and will Carys adorable little girl be caught in the crossfire, can you really go from friends to lovers without hurting people along the way. This book has it all, characters with chemistry, an adorable little girl called Sunny who’s interaction with Deacon will have your heart fluttering, it’s sweet, it’s heartbreaking and most importantly this story felt real, you can relate to the characters and the plot and it’s certainly been told from the heart so please make sure you one click this gem of a read.
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    Outstanding

    5 Star review of The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward   Where do I start? I have a new book book boyfriend, I fell hard for Deacon, what a swoon worthy man he is. I love single parents stories and The Anti Boyfriend was a great example of the genre. I was totally invested in Deacon and Carys’s story and don’t get me started on little Sunny, oh my stars I loved this book. I loved the friendship that formed between Deacon and Carys and the scenes with Deacon and Sunny, just about melted my heart, so swoon worthy. There was so much humour and my husband thought I was crazy when I laughed out loud on numerous occasions. From the first to the last page, I was hooked and had a hard time putting this one down when real life interrupted me. There were moments of soul searching and it was interesting as both Deacon and Carys looked deep into themselves and faced the truth of what they found. The journey that they take was not always easy but it was worth it in the end. This is a little gem, one I cannot wait to listen to on audio. One click, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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    Sweet, Special, Heartwarming

    I loved this book so much that I absolutely devoured it. What a wonderfully sweet and heartwarming story that is quite a special read! In true Penelope Ward fashion, I was hooked right from the start with her words and these amazing characters she developed so beautifully. I was completely invested in Deacon and Carys' journey as they start with an easy friendship, since they are neighbors, that over time morphs into so much more because neither can fight that strong chemistry for long. They are so amazing together but because they both have pasts, it is not all unicorns and rainbows. Much of it is still magical though and they have a very special relationship. I love their interactions and their banter is a lot of fun; it is sweet, funny and sexy! And their text messages whenever Deacon would try and help Carys out were hysterical. They are both so very easy to love as was Carys's baby girl Sunny. And oh the swoon when Deacon interacts with Sunny. I loved every time they were together and the way his protective side comes out with her. I was grasping to hold onto my heart but I lost that fight.
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    Friends to Lovers Romance.

    3.5 Stars. Friends to Lovers is one of my favourite tropes so when I read the synopsis, I was excited to get started. I think I connected more with Deacon, who I didn't feel he was a manwhore, more that he was a single guy in his 20's having fun. I liked his personality and how he wanted to help Carys and make her life easier being a single mother and he was witty. Like the rest of us, he had some issues that made him run from time to time, but I really liked him. This book is a sweet story that unites two neighbours to friends and then hoping for something more. Carys, like Paris, is a stay at home mother wanting to open herself up to more than just the four walls of her apartment. She loves her daughter fiercely and wants to give her more opportunities so she looks for a job, part time. Their story is simple and very straightforward with little complications and stumbling blocks that can't be rectified. What I did feel though was that Carys held grudges again her ex partners longer than I thought was necessary, even after the facts were revealed. I felt she didn't have the same empathy that those men did for her circumstances towards their issues and what they were dealing with. I do love an epilogue and this one gave me a fulfilling conclusion on how their story ended.
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    A delicious neighbors to lovers story!

    4.5 stars. Every once in a while I get in the mood for a really good, friends to lovers story, and Penelope delivered in spades!! I really loved the dynamic between Deacon and Carys. He truly was the ultimate book boyfriend! He knew exactly how to bring Carys out of her shell, engage her in conversation, and anticipate what she needed to make her feel comfortable around a man. My most favorite parts between these two were the text conversations. They had me giggling up a storm. Carys is such a good mother to the adorable Sunny!! She's been through some things in her life and so she's a little on the guarded side, which I can totally empathize with. Even though she's only 24, she had to grow up fast and she's got a really solid head on her shoulders. The chemistry between Deacon and Carys is off the charts. He's just perfect for her, like I said. He's been through some things in his past as well that really made him and Carys kindred spirits. He was up in his head quite a bit which causes some angst and made me want to shake him, but he pulls it together at just the right time, so I couldn't be too hard on him. AND his relationship with Sunny was just so adorable! She was a very perceptive little girl! This story wasn't as angst-filled as some of Penelope's other books, and thank God for that!! It was the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, a touch of angst and a whole lot of feel good. The perfect read right now! And their cranky neighbor, Mrs. Winsbanger was a hoot!! I hope she shows up in future stories. The Anti-Boyfriend is an absolute must read!
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