I Could Never by Penelope Ward
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a new forbidden, enemies-to-lovers story…
It all started with an unexpected phone call.
Two years after my fiancé passed away in an accident, his father died suddenly, leaving Brad’s adult, special-needs brother with no one to care for him.
The next thing I knew, I was on a cross-country drive to New Hampshire where I’d be moving in to look after Scottie until I could get him into a group home.
The last thing I ever expected?
I wouldn’t be taking care of him alone.
Josh Mathers, my fiancé’s best friend—who also happened to be my sworn enemy—insisted he was the better person for the job. He told me to go back to California, and I told him where he could stick that demand.
Our disdain for each other wasn’t anything new. It dated back to a text I’d accidentally read years ago.
We hated each other. But we both loved Scottie, so neither of us budged.
Now we were living together in a tiny house—with one available bedroom. Thank goodness it was only temporary.
Over time, I realized the broody jerk I thought I knew was different than I’d imagined.
I found myself slowly growing attached to someone I once considered the enemy…and growing attracted to him.
Sure, both of us were guilt-ridden over Brad. We were also two grown people with pent-up frustration toward one another—stuck in a cabin in the woods.
But this was Josh.
I could never.
First, I would like to take a moment and thank Mrs. Ward for this gorgeous cover. My goodness… he is beautiful. 🔥
Carly decided to put her life on hold to go take care of her dead fiancé who passed away several years ago autistic brother-Scottie. There was a recent death in the family leaving him all alone. This was only to be temporary for Carly until she could get him into a group home.
That was until Josh Mathers showed up. He was not her favorite person. Josh was the best friend to her late fiancé. He had not been nice to her in the past, and she wasn’t about to let him take over. Josh felt it was his duty to come help with Scottie. Well, Carly wasn’t going to let that happen, and Josh wasn’t going to let Carly take care of Scottie either. They were both adamant about it, too!!!
Y’all, the banter was so dang good in this book. I laughed, and I cried even at times. My heart just about couldn’t take it!!! This book is one roller coaster ride of emotions, but I was here for it!!! It’s definitely a top read this year for me!!!
I Could Never stole my heart!!! Penelope, you knocked this book out of the park for one hellova home run!!!
5 Ahhhhmazzzing Stars from me!!! ❤️❤️❤️