Book cover - When August Ends - Author Penelope Ward

When August Ends

Author Penelope Ward

  • Release Date: 2019-02-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Our score: 4.5
4.5
From 606 Ratings

When August Ends Summary


When August Ends - From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental?

Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.

But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why.

When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid.

Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden. 

I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.

I knew he was probably too old for me.

Yet, I was drawn to him.

Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.

I wanted him and made no secret of it.

His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from. 

Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer.

And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.

When August Ends Review


  • LOVED!

    5
    By Mommy2Mia
    Couldn't put it down. One of my favorites from her books!
  • SO GOOD

    5
    By ashaub53
    I never write reviews unless the book is amazing.......soooo go buy it.
  • Meh

    3
    By M0najack
    Like the pizza I had last night..mehhh
  • Still Captivated

    5
    By Guslf005
    This book was nothing short of Amazing. I never wanted it to end. I could not put it down. Brilliant story line that truly captures your emotions without being cheesy.
  • Bravo!

    5
    By Syr-girl
    Penelope Ward does it again! Great story and very well written. I have read all of her books and have yet to be disappointed. Can’t wait for your next offering.
  • When August ends

    5
    By pudge48
    I loved this book. Made me laugh, cry and hold my breath. Wish there was a sequel. Keep writing. Pudge48
  • Unconventional romance

    5
    By Grandma PNR
    An unique unconventional romance story. Love Noah and Heather and their connection. So romantic. Enjoyed reading. Voluntarily reviewed.
  • I didn’t want it to end

    5
    By Lacie Romano
    I don’t know what to say about this book except WOW! I can’t put my finger on why it had all the feels but it just did. There was so much depth and soul. Life lessons and heartache, love and strength. I didn’t want it to end and I sure loved it. It rigged on my heart in the best way.
  • Loved

    4
    By Cdougherty11
    Such a good story! Loved the characters....shocking twists and turns... was never a dull moment!
  • Fresh story line

    5
    By Grinandstampit
    Loved this fresh story line from Penelope Ward. This was a unique love story and had it all. The push pull of an unwanted romance, regret and healing. Loved it.

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