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My Skylar [Kindle Edition]

Penelope Ward
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (542 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 USA Today Bestselling author and an Amazon #1 Bestselling author in Romance. 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, Gemini and the upcoming Jake Understood due out in the winter of 2015.

Product Details

  • 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: #4,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 42 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

Review:
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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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book That Will Remain With You Forever !!! June 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review took me awhile to come up with because there are no adequate words to explain this book or the feelings that I experienced while reading it. From the moment I opened the book Penelope held my heart in her hands. I couldn't even make it through the first page without crying. Skylar and Mitch will pull you into there story like no other book! From the moment they met all the way to the end you will smile, cry, your heart with break and your heart will heal. I've never read a book where I cried and then laughed all in the same page! Penelope takes you on quite the roller coaster of a journey. With twist and turns along the way that you will not see coming! You will never even guess what it was that Mitch did! I was so shocked by it! It was nice to get little bits of Jake in the book. The book truly is about love, loss, forgiveness and finding yourself! Penelope thank you for sharing your gift with us! You are absolutely brilliant and have a way to tell a story like no other! Definitely one of my favorite books ever!
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21 of 25 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 JAR84JAK04
I love love love Penelope Ward's writing. I have read all of her books and can't wait for more. In true Penelope fashion this book made me laugh, cry and stay in my sweats for two... Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Jennifer Kilner
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner for Ward
Last in a series, this book satisfies wanting more of the secondary character, Skylar, in Jake Undone. A great ending comes full circle . Read more
Published 2 days ago by diane tillman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loved it! Couldn't put it down.
Published 2 days ago by TiraTira
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, great read, had a hard time putting this one down, my...
At first I didn't think I was going to like how every chapter was from a different person. But I am half way through the book and having a hard time putting it down. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sheen moran
5.0 out of 5 stars truly amazing love story
It's been a while since I have just read a book that was just a love story . I'm so glad I changed up what I've been reading to read this . Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amy M Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but heartbreaking.
This book was so beautiful but so heartbreaking! Mitch and Skylar were best friends then lovers, separated and brought back together again. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Julie Deaton
5.0 out of 5 stars To good!
I won't post spoilers, but this was just too good! It had me hooked since page one. It's a really good read!
Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in love with Skylar & Mitch
This a MUST READ BOOK!!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. I fell in love with not far in, I just knew this book,was already on my favorites list. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars My Skylar
I enjoyed reading this book as I do all of Penelope Ward's books. It made me laugh, cry and it also includes a few surprises. Keep them coming.
Published 14 days ago by Cathy Crozier
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, I loved it!! Couldn't put it down!!
I loved this book, I was hooked in the beginning and couldn't put it down!! There is a lot of angst and anxiety throughout the book. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Lisa Amarosa
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More 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 the author of Stepbrother Dearest, My Skylar, Jake Undone, Gemini and the upcoming Jake Understood due out in early 2015.

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