From New York Times bestselling author
Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.
was great-looking and friendly.
walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me
awake while he “entertained” them.
As a single
mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.
it was my turn.
daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my
at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she
eventually fell asleep in his arms.
rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr.
Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.
night, we became friends.
He’d go for
coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.
time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.
night we crossed the line.
friendship turned into a complicated mess.
and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.
Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into
any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.
wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”
did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?