Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Gentleman Nine

By Penelope Ward

  • Release Date: 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 90 Ratings
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. 
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.


  • Wasn’t bad

    By EK8010
    I enjoyed the first half of the book but then it kind of got too dramatic, with Everything that happened all at once. I would have liked to read an intimate scene from Ambers POV rather than Channing’s all the time, but overall it was a good read
  • Definitely on my top 5 list

    By J-rod0901
    I absolutely loved the story line. All the characters are relatable. Loved the emotions that played out from the beginning.
  • Another hit

    By AllaboutMeg
    Can’t say enough good things about this story! Has me hooked from the first chapter. These characters were so well written, it made you feel like you personally knew them. Just an all around great story.
  • Touching triangle

    By lmpanthermom
    Wow! What a wonderful story! I loved Channing and Amber. Their story was so touching and heartfelt. And, not gonna lie, Kitty kinda stole my heart. The dilemma Amber faced was real. Even though I was totally #TeamChanning, Rory deserved his spot. I felt the heartbreak of all three characters. Beautifully written.
  • This book was absolutely EVERYTHING!!

    By dcjayhawk
    I adore Penelope Ward’s work but this was “next-level” incredible! I literally FELT so many different emotions throughout Gentleman Nine that it was truly as if I were living it! My heart soared and skipped beats and broke; oh how my heart broke! I laughed out loud and sobbed tears from my very soul... No review could ever do this book the justice it deserves and the best advice I can give you is; Read. This. Book!!!
  • Gentleman Nine

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    A good story line. Parts were more graphic then they needed to be. Through most of the book I was pretty sure of how it would end.
  • Blah

    By AA723
    It’s was ok. Definitely not my favorite Penelope Ward’s book. Just doesn’t seem like her usual writing style. Slow and dull especially in the beginning and Amber annoyed me for some reason. Channing hotness is the only reason why I gave it 3 stars.
  • Couldn’t put the book down

    By Kingbjs1
    This book had me on an emotional roller coaster! Penelope Ward has done it again one of my favorite authors !
  • Great

    By Notworthit654321
    Must read storyline tugs your heart strings
  • Swoon

    By romance4ever9466
    I so enjoyed the book. I totally thought the G9 was going in another direction. Loved how the friendship turned lover played out. Getting the true story about Rory was real fitting and happy with Amber’s choice.