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My Skylar

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  11,519 ratings  ·  1,136 reviews
From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption……with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but
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Published June 12th 2014 (first published June 2014)
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Stéphanie Yes, it's a standalone.. I read "My Skylar" before reading "Jake Undone".. But I highly recommend reading "Jake Undone" (it's a beautiful story too)..

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Once I finished 'Jake Undone', I had to start 'My Skylar' to get Skylar's story. This book can be read as a standalone, but reading 'Jake Undone' will provide a brief introduction to Skylar and a little insight into her background. Similarly, you'll have the backstory for Jake and Nina, Skylar's super-supportive friends, if you've read that book first. However, it is not necessary to read 'Jake Undone' first to understand and/or enjoy 'My Sk
2 Frustrating Stars


When a book and its characters make you want to throw your Kindle, that pretty much says it all. I spent a good portion of this book wanting to smack the hero and heroine. By the time they got their acts together, I was so frustrated and annoyed that I really didn't care anymore.

I enjoy this author's work, but this book took over-the-top unnecessary drama and characters that were their own worst enemies to a whole new level. In fact, by 50% I was so frustrated that I almost
Jun 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
EDITED TO ADD: Due to the ridiculous personal attacks posted on my review on and the ridiculous amount of 'unhelpful' votes, I have decided I will NEVER read another book by this author again because I am sick to death of FANGIRLS attacking negative reviews. I didn't like the book pure and simple. I did like the authors previous two books so it's not a PERSONAL attack which is how fangirls seem to see it if somebody doesn't love a book as much as them. They AND THE AUTHOR need to real ...more
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Warnings Warnings

High angst
OW and OM activity (view spoiler)


In addition I didn't like the great amount of filler. There's a lot of (view spoiler)
First of all, I want to say that I never had such a book hangover like this one. After reading a book that I particularly liked, I think about it a while, but after that I move on. It wasn't the same situation with this one. I can't seem to get over it and pick my next read, because even now my heart hurts and I constantly think about the plot and the characters. Second, why did I put My Skylar on hold for such a long time? I have absolutely no idea... With this one, I complete my list of Penelo ...more
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I had a serious LOVE-HATE relationship with this book... so this review is going to be a little different than my usual ones. But before anything, I'm going to show you the blurb of the book (which was all I knew about it going it) and you'll probably be able to understand why I immediately HAD to read this book... seriously, this blurb made my heart squeeze!!

… a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption…with a twist that will rip yo
Penelope Ward
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
MY SKYLAR is LIVE and on LIMITED-TIME release sale!!!!!!!

A hot, passionate friends-to-lovers story from the author of Jake Undone…with a twist that will rip your heart out.

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‘To be continued...because true love never ends.’

This is my first read of this author. I stumbled upon this book recently and I was completely drawn to it-for mainly three reasons:
A. The title (cute )
B. The cover (sigh*)
C. The blurb (OMG!!! HOW DID HE SCREW UP?)

It’s mostly because of the blurb I read this ASAP. There is no need for spoiler’s the blurb says it all! So I jumped in to find out what “How did he lose her FOREVER” ???
But nothing could have me prepared for what was ahead!! I’M EMOT
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First let me say that I have been struggling with myself about how to write this review. NOT because the book didn’t meeting my expatiations, BUT because I have no idea how I am going to write a review that will do this book justice. I am, however going to try.

I have been anxiously awaiting this book, so when I was given the opportunity to receive an ARC from the author, I jumped at the chance. (I also had a complete fan girl moment when the ARC appeared on my kindle.)

From the moment I began t
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MY RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆ MY SKYLAR (GEMINI #3) by Penelope Ward

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☆ Complimentary copy provided by the author "Penelope Ward" in exchange for an honest review ☆


Such a beautiful, unique, heart wrenching story that captivated me from the very first page and I couldn't put it down, I savored the words that swept me along on a heart felt journey of ever lasting love..


My past. My present. My future

I laughed, I screamed, I got angry, I loved and I cried!!

Alexis *Reality Bites*
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In my experience, love doesn’t last forever, and someone always gets hurt. That wasn’t going to be me , and it sure as hell wasn’t going to be Skylar.
So, when it came to her, I would keep my dick in my pants if it killed me.
Someone should start planning my funeral.

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Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was ok

2 ★s

I don't know where I should even begin with this review. I want to go on this huge rant but that wouldn't be very nice so I will just keep it simple.

That blurb! It's awesome, right? Well, that was the only thing. The beginning started off good but by the middle it went downhill. I almost put it down several times but decided to push through. My patience was put to the test when our hero kept crying during sex, but again, I pushed through. I didn't like the storyline, it reminded me of a cou
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
This book reminded me extremely much about Love Me with Lies series by Tarryn Fisher. I didn't like that series, nor was I much a fan of this book. It was too much dragged out, boring, and the past and present thingy - so not my thing. I didn't connect with the characters, specially not Skylar. Hell, I disliked her very much. She ran when things got to hard and she put a whole lot of guilt on Mitch that he didn't deserve. Mitch was adorable though, and I felt like Skylar didn't deserve him at al ...more
Three Chicks
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'll do a full review when the book is released, but I have to say from the first word until the last sentence this book captivated me-I would be laughing at something so funny and then just as quickly something sad and poignant would happen and my eyes would get wet, and the sexual chemistry...phew!!

Waiting for this book, and wanting to know what the hell Mitch did for her to break up with him was killing me... but even I and my vivid imagination could not have foreseen "that" .. Well played M
This was surprisingly really enjoyable. I started this book about a month ago and after reading a couple of chapters, I wasn't super into it, life happened and I left it. But i picked it up again this morning and I read it straight through. It had a good storyline, serious moments, laugh-out-loud moments, angsty moments, and sexy moments.

My previous encounters with Ms. Ward weren't the greatest (see, Stepbrother Dearest, which I thought was a mediocre book at best) but My Skylar was actually ver
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 Heartfelt First Love is Your Forever Love Stars!

Keeping it simple and close to the vest I will say this is an emotional rollercoaster! Mitch and Skylar meet as kids...immediately connect and develop an amazing relationship. They have a life-time of hits as misses that start out very young...each one more painful. High drama and high angst as you read about two people who truly love one another only to have LIFE get in the way...whether parental difficulties, health scares, or t
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
First I would like to say that this book is on the top of my list of best read this year.

I felt so many emotions when reading this book. I felt like crying, screaming, laughing and I felt a lot of love for the characters in this book.

My poor Mitch went through hell with Skylar. Childhood loves that turned into teenage love, and then turned into adult love.

They went through a lot to be together. They had to go through so many obstacles, and not all of them were nice.

Mitch knew he had fallen in l

★★★★ 4 Stars!

"Sometimes, if you're lucky, the biggest hardship can lead to your greatest blessing."

"My past, my present and my future. My Skylar."

Review to come.
Victoria Ashley
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

MY Skylar is absolutely, beautifully BREATHTAKING.

I fell in love with this book from the very first page. Penelope has a way with her writing that draws you right into the lives of her characters and leaves you hanging on for dear life.

The emotions that I went through during this book were insanely intense. It was as if I could feel their emotions as if they were my own. After putting the book down each night, I found myself lying down in bed thinking about Mitch and Skylar and all that they hav
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Overall rating: 5 stars
Cover: Gorgeous
Character development: great
Supporting characters: good enough to fall in love with
Sexual tension: Enough to skip on much needed sleep
Writing: intricate, with impeccable editing
Angst: Yes
Part of the series: Yes, companion to Jake Undone
Could be read as stand-alone: Yes
HEA: Yes
Must read: Absolutely Yes

I am a huge fan of Penelope Ward. Every time I start reading her new novel, I think, how is she going to write something as good as her previous book? And again
Sarah Toussaint
Jul 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Hey, future reader. First thing you should know before reading this book, is that I regretted reading it myself.


-Unnecessary angst.

-Stupid...I mean, STUPID heroine. Her name is Skylar.

-The only character you will like will be the "villain," Charisma. She is the only person in the whole book that was a redeeming factor. She went after what she wanted and she most importantly didn't LIE to herself.

-Indecisive heroine who went and lost her virginity to a stranger because she claimed tha
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I am seriously in love with this book. I've read Gemini and Jake Undone but My Skylar is hands-down my favorite book by Penelope Ward. The connection, chemistry and banter between Mitch and Skylar are off the charts. They may even be one of my top favorite couples. Their love for each other was so deep that I was rooting so hard for them the entire book. Warning: You will encounter some major angst but it was definitely worth it. There were also several LOL moments too. This wa
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why I didn't connect with this one as I had hoped. And seeing that it got rave reviews I gave it my best shot and saw it through to the end. I did enjoy it just didn't love it as I did Penelope's other books.
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Lucky enough to have received an ARC.....

After reading something like this I wish there was a 10+ star rating option!!! Simply put in one word this book was MAGNIFICENT!!!!
I first met Skylar and Mitch when I read Jake Undone (which I loved as well) and I fell in love with Skylar who has by far become one of my favorite heroines. She was feisty in Jake Undone and in this book her strength and courage made me laugh and made me cry. She was such a strong character and only had one weakness and tha
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I went back and re-read this
book, after having a discussion
with a friend.

This book was a journey between
Mitch and Skylar. For those who
have read Jake Undone, they are
introduced in that series.

Now, this book is not for everyone
because it takes place from childhood
on....and there is angst galore. At times
I had to step away because I was so
mad at Mitch.

I give this 5 stars because when we
finally get to the "now" Mitch is
an adult. He never got over Skylar
and when I say he fights for her,
he fights fo
A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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~~ 5 "Never Ending Love Story" Stars ~~

I am SPEECHLESS!!! This series continues to get better and better as the books come out.

My Skylar is the third book in Penelope Ward's Gemini Series. All of the books can be read as standalones, but there are reoccurring characters from the stories before. I have loved this series from the very beginning. Penelope has the ability to cre
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Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
Trying to capture in words the essence of this story is as futile as trying to find the magic formula for love. Simply put, this book holds a magical tale that will catch you by surprise, take your breath away, and make you fall in love over and over again.

Skylar and Mitch first met as kids. Mitch's parents were going through a rough patch, and in an effort to shield their son from the worst of it, sent him to his grandmother's house for the summer. But despite their efforts, he knew things wer
“Love can’t exist without fear. If the thought of losing someone doesn't scare the shit out of you, then it’s not love.”

This story was a roller coaster of feelings! You're up then you're down then flipped on your ass. I found myself literally clutching my chest.

"I don't want to die not knowing what it feels like to be inside the only woman I have ever loved."

I fell in love with Mitch just as I did with Jake. He was a beautiful character and I was kind of getting pissed for him in some place
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
3.5 stars!

I was looking for a good book to read and stumble on this one that's been sitting on my reader for quite sometime now. I don't know why, but despite its high ratings, it kinda feel off to me, that's why it took me this long to finally give in.

This is the only "friends to lovers" book that I've read where both characters (view spoiler)The story started out great when they were just kids but
Alpha Possessive Heroes
The blurb sounds intense.. What did my Mitch do to Skylar?


June 2014... so far away!



4.5ish stars!

I love it but not in love with it. Great story but just.. I don't know, it didn't blew my mind completely. :(

Still a great read and glad I read it as these two couple needed their own HEA story!

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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 before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beau
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