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My Skylar [Kindle Edition]

Penelope Ward
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (586 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

From the author of the #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption…with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him.

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me...which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late.

My Skylar is a STANDALONE story of 99,000 words and a companion to the novel, Jake Undone. It does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.


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"5+++ FREAKIN' PHENOMENAL STARS!!! Books like this one are why I read. To say I loved it would be an understatement. I ADORED it."
---Stacy Hgg, BOOKS UNHINGED BLOG
 
"This book made me feel, it made me care, it put me through every emotion."
---AESTAS BOOK BLOG

"5+ STARS...How do you explain to your friends that you just read one of the most beautifully written books you've ever read and convey the feeling it had on your soul? This is that book for me."
---Lisa, THE SUBCLUB BOOKS

"5 STARS...From the start, Penelope Ward ruined any hope I had of sleeping. She turns up the heat in this installment too. It's smokin' HOT."
---Joanne, ANA's ATTIC BLOG

"6+++ STARS!!! Absolute perfection!!! I almost have no words to describe this emotional, funny, steamy, magnificent, roller coaster-ride of a story! Penelope Ward is a genius."
---Ellen, THE BOOK BELLAS

"5-STARS...This is my favorite book from this author to date!"
---Christine, SHH MOM'S READING

"5 HUGE Stars! One of the BEST books I have read this year.
---Lisa, THREE CHICKS AND THEIR BOOKS
 
"5-STARS...The glorious journey Penelope Ward weaved in My Skylar is nothing short of novel genius. Just when you think this book couldn't possibly get any better, another layer opens up and pulls you deeper into the story."
---Hetty, BESTSELLERS AND BESTSTELLARS

About the Author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and 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, before switching to a more family friendly career. Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life. Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is also the author of Jake Undone, Jake Understood, Gemini, Stepbrother Dearest and the upcoming Sins of Sevin due in 2015.

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  • File Size: 781 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KWP0PCG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!!! Penelope's BEST NOVEL TO DATE!!! June 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
My Skylar by Penelope Ward
Series: Gemini #3 (Standalone)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: June 11th 2014
Length: Full-Length Novel
Format: Kindle eARC
Source: from Author for honest review
Review Date: June 10th 2014
Steam Rating: Hot
Overall Rating: 5+++ STARS

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Wow... Books like this one are why I read. Books like this don't come around too often. To say I loved it would be an understatement. I ADORED it. From page one until the very last page it kept me captivated, an emotional mess in the best possible way. I couldn't put it down and read it straight through--it was worth a sleepless night.

I have been becoming bored of Coming of Age (NA) books lately and I find myself eyerolling more than I care to admit. My Skylar was a breath of fresh air when the genre IMO was becoming stagnant. I need to put that out there because if you are feeling the same you may not want to dig into this one and that would be a huge mistake.

This was an emotional one. I went through so many tissues, and have red, puffy swollen eyes--but it was worth it. So worth it. I laughed, and I cried, and I laughed some more. GAH!!!! Just a sec--totally fangirling over Penelope right now... o.O

Okay so what was it about?

As the blurb states it's the friends-to-lovers story of Mitch and Skylar. If you read Jake Undone (which I also LOVED) we met Skylar as Nina's friend. I didn't actually remember her until the part came up when she met Nina. You see this novel is a complete standalone, like the other two, so you can read them in any order without fear of spoilers.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Breathtaking Contemporary Romance -- A Must Read! June 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Trying to capture in words the essence of this story is as futile as trying to find the magic formula for love. Simply put, this book holds a magical tale that will catch you by surprise, take your breath away, and make you fall in love over and over again.

Skylar and Mitch first met as kids. Mitch's parents were going through a rough patch, and in an effort to shield their son from the worst of it, sent him to his grandmother's house for the summer. But despite their efforts, he knew things were bad, and began tuning out the rest of the world to cope. That is, until he met Skylar. Having experienced a similar disruption in her young life, Skylar was understanding. But more importantly, she was able to bring Mitch out of his shell with her sense of humor and enthusiasm for life. By the end of summer, they were best friends.

Throughout the years, Skylar and Mitch's paths continued to cross. And although the story begins at a pivotal point in adulthood, we discover the full scope of their lives and interactions, as told by both Skylar and Mitch, including their perspectives on the obstacles in their way. Ultimately, these characters never quite let go, and through the storytelling, we learn why. It will pull at your heartstrings, and will make you laugh and cry, because love is messy, complicated, unpredictable... but it is also true bliss. And it will come along when you least expect it.

Along with our main characters, we reconnect with old friends from previous books, and meet up with new characters--some are equally charming, while others are much less so. But all are fully developed, perfectly entwined with the plot, and add meaningful elements to the story.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars High school romance not for me. July 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Gosh, I'm sorry to disagree with all these reviews, but I really did not enjoy this book. In order to explain why, I have to provide some spoilers, so don't continue if you want to read the book.
First, I REALLY do not want to read about the sex lives of teenagers. This story begins with the couple meeting when they are children and then finding each other again in high school, and we have the whole high school romance thing, which is a little twisted because Mitch has to get over his fear that the relationship will go bad if they go beyond being friends and then when he finally does, Skylar gets cancer.
Two things here, I'm a grown woman, I am not interested in teenage love and sex. This goes on for 15 chapters! Second, there is nothing so depressing as cancer and really puts a damper on love and sex. Mitch's sudden turnaround is never explained. What happened to change his mind so drastically? And then the same thing for Skylar. Why does she drop him just because he going to college in Boston? I mean, seriously? She's going to graduate from high school a year later from him. Boston has more colleges than any other city in the country. Why wasn't there just ONE time when she considered going to college in Boston? Why did she keep saying that they would be separated for four long years? Boston and New York...really not far apart either.
When Skylar dumps him after all Mitch has done for her when she was sick, I was pretty much done. I kept reading, I kept hating Skylar. I kept wanting to get to the grown-up part, but even with Part Two when they were adults, I still felt like these people acted immature and weak. In the end, Skylar and Mitch get back together. That's after Skylar totally screws Kevin over. Yay, happy ending! Seriously? I finished the book. Can't say it was a pleasant experience though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful love
Mitch meets Skylar right when he just asked God for a sign that life would be ok. He was only 11. Life providing a twist of a journey, offers an crazy ride! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Angie G
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story....a must read!
I chose 5 stars because I couldn't put it down. I read it all in one night. I know it's a good book when I invest my own emotions into it! Read more
Published 6 days ago by GiGi
4.0 out of 5 stars A very sweet story. Skylar and Mitch met when they were ...
A very sweet story. Skylar and Mitch met when they were 10 and 11 years old. They connected as only children who have survived the divorce of their parents can. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Luisa Rivas Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Skylar and Mitch will be in my heart forever...
My Skylar...such a beautiful emotional book...perhaps my favourite in the Gemini series.I love all of Penelope Ward's novels but this one touched my heart and soul a bit deeper. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my 2nd book I've read by her and I absofuckinlutley love it!
OMG!!! Penelope has done it again!! This is my 2nd book I've read by her and I absofuckinlutley love it!!! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Leah G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 19 days ago by judith raimondi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series! You can read her books as stand ...
Great series! You can read her books as stand alone but her writing is so good it's best to do it in order of the series.
Published 22 days ago by Angela Y. Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth It
I had such high expectations for this book, but I was sorely disappointed! I thought after the first chapter that I was going to like the story, but after we had to read through... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Runnergirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!
I really loved this book and the story about Mitch, and Skylar. They were kids when they first meet and become friends and basically fall in love. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Chas
5.0 out of 5 stars -:¦:-•:*'"*:•.-:¦:-•*FABULOUS*-:¦:-*I LOVE THIS...
-:¦:-•:*'"*:•.-:¦:-•*FABULOUS*-:¦:-*I LOVE THIS BOOK!*-:¦:-•:*'"*:•.-:¦:-
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and 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, before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of Stepbrother Dearest, which spent four consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Other works include, Jake Undone, My Skylar, Jake Understood, Gemini and the upcoming Sins of Sevin due out in the fall of 2015.

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