The Assignment

· Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
33 reviews

About this ebook

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

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.

Number one: He’s obnoxious.

Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.

Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.

I could go on and on, really.

When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.

Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.

The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.

Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.

What’s happening to me?

Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)

That’s all this is—a fantasy.

Well, until that one night at the bar.

The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.

Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.

There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.

Ratings and reviews

33 reviews
Erin Lewis
February 28, 2022
5 Star review of The Assignment by Penelope Ward From the first to the last chapter Penelope Ward held me captive with The Assignment. Troy Serrano and Aspyn Dumont’s story was an entertaining read that I had trouble putting down when work got in my way. This enemies to lovers story ticked all the boxes for me. It was witty, passionate and well written. The characters were engaging and you cannot help but become involved with the story ms.Ward wove. The connection between Aspyn and Troy was intense. One of the things I enjoy about this authors writing is that her characters are never perfect, both Troy and Aspyn are flawed, human if you will and that makes the story that much easier to relate to. These two were really well suited to one another. There is equal parts of romance and heat in this steamy story and is one of my favourite books from Penelope Ward. This book is a little gem that you need to experience for yourself, one click I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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Ann Goubert
February 28, 2022
A new book comes out by this author and always looking forward to read it. It was a great story and I definitely liked the chemistry between Troy and Aspyn. Through the background of both characters you were getting in the story throughout you could definitely feel more connected to them. A good read overall. Aspyn & Troy have known each other since high school and ran into each other again but it isn't really going very friendly although both realise that times have changed. With them seeing each other almost every day, they start to get to know each other more and learn that both haven't really had an easy life. Their relatioonship starts to change and feelings are starting to show; things that both didn't think would be possible. Will they find their way?..
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Marina Skinner
February 28, 2022
The Assignment is a very easy to read, entertaining sort of enemies to lovers romance that will make you laugh, feel heated and genuinely like the characters. I really enjoyed this book. A real feel good book as a great escape from reality and I really didn’t want it to end! I genuinely loved Aspyn, for her strength and courage and her ability to be such a caring person. When she sees Troy, needless to say the high school memories come flooding back. Oh my goodness, the flipping sizzling tension between these two, you could almost cut it with a knife! Aspyn is the activities coordinator at the aged care home where Troys grandfather resides. Needless to say the friction in this story will have you on tender hooks! There is also something about both of them that tug at my heartstrings! What happens when the undeniable chemistry can no longer be ignored? Omg….so flipping good and so many feels! You definitely need to have this book on your tbr list!
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About the author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

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 two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over thirty books. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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