Love Online

· Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
4.7
55 reviews
Ebook
310
Pages

About this ebook

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod” and she was “Montana,” but of course, those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind.

 

Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape—my sanctuary.

 

Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out.

 

From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed.

 

She was an addiction.

 

At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise.

 

Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

 

But I couldn’t really have her.

 

I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her.

 

So I took a chance.

 

And that was when our love story really began.

 

 

 

4.7
55 reviews
Wendy LeGrand
August 27, 2018
Love Online is without a doubt, one of my favorite Penelope books!! I loved everything about this book. The premise of the story, the characters, the relationships formed, the dynamic between Ryder and Eden. Something about this book just gelled with me, and I couldn't put it down. I picked this book up and read it at every free moment. Ryder is the perfect book boyfriend. Born into a life of privilege, being the son of a prominent Hollywood producer, you'd think he would act entitled or spoiled or be one of those arrogant jerks who takes life and women for granted, but he's not at all. I loved how he treated those closest to him, always wanting to make sure they were happy and content. He's had some things happen in his life that left him floundering for a while, but he's back on his feet now and working harder than ever. Eden is a really strong, independent woman who is dealing with the things that life has handed to her. She's doing the best she can, making her way on her own. It's not great and glamorous, but she's proud of what she's accomplished. I loved how she kept a level head and didn't jump to conclusions or make rash decisions, even when things were happening that were out of her control. The secondary characters in this book are all amazing. They complimented the storyline perfectly, and I loved how much they contributed to the story. Ryder and Eden together are combustible. The passion between them is off the charts. They just exude sexuality and when they come together for the first time, holy wowza! Hot, hot, hot!! I urge everyone to go into this book blind. It makes the storyline have a much bigger punch if you don't go in with any spoilers or hints as to what the book is about. Trust me, there's so many things I could be saying about what I loved about Ryder and Eden, but you'll appreciate them and the story more if you just start at page one and get lost in the book. Because that's exactly what I did. I got lost in this story, and was sad when I got to the end because I wanted so much more!! I could read about these two for a long time! As I said, this book is now one of my favorite books by Penelope. Ryder and Eden are definitely giving Mitch and Skylar a run for the money!
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Monique Cashmere
August 27, 2018
This is another book I started thinking, I’m not sure where this book is taking me...... but I soon discovered it was a journey that I was going to love. Obviously this story is about a couple that find love online, but it is so much more than that. It’s also about loves lost, family commitment and personal growth. It’s about maintaining a long distance relationship and being the best person you can be. Both Ryder and Eden strive to be with each other against the odds. I adored Ryder for his vulnerability and sensitivity but also for his strength. He was definitely swoon worthy. I admired Eden for stepping up and trying her best for her family. She had a lot of courage and was put to the test of her patience a few times. And that goes for Ryder too! I started this novel late one night, got some sleep, woke and then didn’t leave my bed until I finished. I kept repeating to myself - one more chapter, one more chapter and before I knew it, I was at the end. It had humor to make me smile, enough angst so I gasped and plenty of romance to keep me stock still and not wanting to do anything else but read. I wouldn’t call this a slow burn book, but it had a very authentic time frame to how this couple evolved. I was also happy with the epilogue and the finale, it ended perfectly for them and made my heart sing!
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warhawke
August 27, 2018
Ryder McNamara had a charmed life. But behind his glitzy lifestyle, he was a jaded man. One lonely night, he stumbled upon a woman who managed to make him feel alive again. Eden had been living a double life behind her onscreen persona. Contented with the path she took, she never thought she could find something real. But as her heart started to latch on to the man behind the screen she had to decide if they’re worth something more. This book started with an interesting premise especially with the dynamic between the two characters. Both of them were interesting, likable and relatable even though they came from two different worlds. I love how understanding Ryder was with her situation and how independent but caring she was. The story had a little bit of everything - sexiness, light and funny moments and also some heart. The good supporting characters also added dimension to the storyline. However, I do wish there was a bigger conflict in their relationship because I prefer more intensity. Love Online is a story of finding love in an unexpected way. It would appeal to fans of light, sexy romance with heart.
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About the author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 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. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

 

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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