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Just One Year

Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Shane East
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.7 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward comes a new stand-alone novel.

The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start.

On the first day of orientation, I had an altercation with an infuriating British dude in a campus bathroom.

(The ladies’ room was out of order. So, I used the men’s room. Don’t judge.)

I got home later that night and realized that the foreign student we were expecting to rent a room in my parents’ house was allergic to our cat.

So, the spare room went to someone else: Caleb - the British guy from the men’s room.

And so it began...my love-hate story with Caleb Yates. Or was it hate-love in that order?

The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons.

Sometimes I’d email him to express my aggravation and disdain.

He’d actually rewrite my own words and send them back to me.

That was the type of infuriating person Caleb was.

So frustrating.

And...

Sometimes incredibly funny and endearingly sweet.

And hot.

He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year.

Too bad he was headed back to England soon, so nothing could happen between us - for so many reasons.

I definitely couldn't fall in love with him, especially since all we had was just one year.

©2019 Penelope Ward (P)2020 Penelope Ward Books, Inc.

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A great read!!

This was a lovely read. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. narrators were great also. big thumbs up!!

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So Beautiful 💕💕

Omg this story was amazing beautiful heart 💓 wrenching. Sad intense. Just brilliant. I love the characters and loved their support unit . It was a awesome ride . So glad I tagged along. Perfect 💕❤️💋❤️💕

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  • Wendy L.
  • 26-02-2020

Beautifully Fantastic

Penelope Ward has done it again, a fabulous read with all the feelings one could ask for. I have a strange new addiction to s'mores :)

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  • Silvia Barragan
  • 28-02-2020

Predictable.....

Penelope Ward is an amazing writer, but this one just did not hit it out of the park for me. Definitely a little disappointing. Story is cute.

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  • Mayzone
  • 27-02-2020

Sexy and British...yes please!!!

This is definitely a serious slow burning friends to lovers romance, heart-achingly beautiful when they get there. Towards the end I just had to finish so stayed up late on this one, needed to get to that HEA!! Shane East-why I wish there were more books for you to narrate...just love him!!

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  • Natalie Livers
  • 27-02-2020

Sweetness overload!

I loved this beautifully broken couple and their story. I couldn’t turn it off once it started. I know I will listen to this one over and over.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-02-2020

Beautiful Story & A Must Listen!

Every once in awhile there is a story that comes along and gives you "All the Feels" and Penelope Ward hit it out of the park with this novel about young love. Two characters who have their own baggage and heartache as children that find each other as adults in a fate-driven circumstance. While the story text alone is great, the narration team of Andi Arndt & Shane East completely gave a homerun performance making the words come to life. Andi is always great at turning a detached character like Teagen a space to belong and turning on all your emotions for her happiness to survive. Shane is impeccable in his delivery of not just the comedic, smart alec lines that Caleb spouts from emails & texts, but in the loss, heartbreak & falling in love moments quietly spoken. All the feels is the best statement for this novel! Definitely going into the "repeat listen" category!

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  • nicole
  • 21-05-2020

Meh

It’s ok. Kinda drug on at the end. That’s all I waned to say about it but it required more word in the review.

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  • Denise Owens
  • 02-05-2020

Such a Romantic Story!

Just One Year is a wonderful romantic story with great characters and a happy ending!

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  • Gikat6
  • 21-08-2020

Phenomenal!

This was an amazing and realistic love story! Made me laugh and made me cry. I wish someone would make this into a movie.

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  • CrazyBookNerd
  • 29-07-2020

Enemies to friends to lovers...

Just One Year by Penelope Ward Narrated by: Andi Ardnt & Shane East 3.5 Stars - Overall it was a sweet sort of enemies to friends to lovers story (they really did come along way there). The banter was great, you could really see Caleb and Teagan starting to grow their friendship together and connect. The dual narration was well done. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~

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  • Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
  • 27-07-2020

Looking for a low angst sweet collage romance?

💜 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕒 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖 𝔸𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕠 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕨 💜 Just One Year by Penelope Ward is a standalone contemporary, new adult, slow-burn romance with all the feels! From insta-enemies to friends, to lovers, this feel-good romance was exactly the kind of feel-good book I was looking for. Although there is a little angst, it doesn't overwhelm the story. Plus the banter between Caleb and Teagan had me literally laughing out loud up! Even though they didn't even kiss until just a few weeks before he was leaving there were still some steamy moments thrown in there. All in all, I really enjoyed the story and could definitely see myself doing a re-read/re-listen at some point. ❝𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢'𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑛, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑒𝑑 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟.❞ As for the audio, the book is a dual narration which is my favorite. Andi Arndt and Shane East did an excellent job, their voices were exactly what I was picturing in my head. Plus Shane's sexy British accent... super HOT, I could listen to that man read the dang dictionary!

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  • joyly55
  • 30-05-2020

What a beautiful love story

These two people have both undergone turmoil and disappointment in their young lives. An unusual first meeting triggers animosity from Teagan but Caleb sets her straight through an email conversation (which I really enjoyed) and results in a growing relationship. Lots of interesting characters and a lovely conclusion to the story. The two narrators did an amazing job of bringing the storyline to life. Deserves more than a 5 star rating. Well done Penelope.

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  • Zoe Nobbs
  • 11-09-2020

Brilliant

This book and the narrators were absolutely fantastic. I loved the British-ness that came through, the sayings, the slang. Being a Brit myself made it even more funny for me so I loved the LOL moments!

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  • stephanie dudek
  • 21-04-2020

BAD Narration!

Quite good story however the British narrator does a Very annoying female voice! Kinda ruined the book for me

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  • Christine
  • 06-03-2020

Great

Such a wonderful story so much emotion and so many funny bits will definitely have to try s’mores lol great voices too x

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  • debbie (Dr21982)
  • 26-02-2020

A lovely read

I love Penelope’s books and whilst this book was good for me the romance in it was too slow of a burner, I fact so slow that I found that once I started to enjoy them finally getting together that the book was ended lol. The story line was good and I liked the way the author developed a strong friendship and bond between them so that no matter what happened they would always find a way back to one another.

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  • Kelly Farrand
  • 26-02-2020

not the best

I love this author alot but the British accents in this book are very annoying. no one from London whom lived the life the main character did would talk like that. As the book went along it became more and more irritating.