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I Could Never

By: Penelope Ward
Narrated by: Andi Arndt,Sebastian York
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From New York Times best-selling 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.

©2023 Penelope Ward (P)2023 Penelope Ward
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  • Categories: Romance

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Beautiful story so true to life and pulls at the heart strings could be anyone’s story right out of true life

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Sweet story

Sweet story, but a bit meh. Great performances by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York as always.

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Good story, great performances - just lacked something.

Love these two actors together. The story itself just lacked something.

With most of these books, I’d definitely come back and read them again - but not this one.

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Not my favourite

I normally love Penelope’s books but this one wasn’t my favourite.
The narrators where great as usual, but the story just seemed to drag and get nowhere fast.
It was a great concept but seemed a little slow for me.

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Wow

Five stars is not enough for this story. The love and sense of honour pulled at my heart strings. The love and care they gave to Scottie just made for an awesome, amazing and wonderful story. I loved it.
Narration was superb.

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beautiful story!!

this book totally surprised me with how much I fell in love with it at the end. I could not stop listening. A beautiful love story, with delicious spice and a happily ever after.
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  • 28-08-2023

Fantastic

Beautiful story, wouldn’t say my top 3 of Penelope Ward but a great book nonetheless.

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Gorgeous 🫶🏽✨

I love this story and these characters. I really enjoyed their relationship from beginning to the end. I especially loved listening to Sebastian and Andi who did a brilliant job bringing this story to life ✨🫶🏽✨🫶🏽✨

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