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RICH GROOM

(The Dirty Thirty Pledge #1)

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I have two weeks to get married.
When I was a teen, my friends and I created the Dirty Thirty pledge. It's simple-- if you're rich before you turn thirty, you promise to screw thirty different women in a single year.
Unless you're married first.
With billions in the bank, no ring on my finger, and my thirtieth birthday just two weeks away, the guys are eagerly compiling lists
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Published May 21st 2019
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Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

I liked it, but not entirely! I found Frankie kind of a jerk when he was younger.
Glenn is just a piece of work who you can't really call a real friend. I understand when you're a teenager that you are a bit loose and all, but that still isn't an excuse to behave so bad.
It was 8 years ago they saw each other and the book is 8 chapters long. So that was okay.

I know it's a second chance one, but I hate stories that are like so many years between and the
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DAC
May 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
I can’t wait to read this!!!!!!
Maggie Whitworth
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read .
Two people revisit their old town and rekindle their romance .
Karina
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. The idea behind "The Dirty Thirty Pledge" is definitely a good one. Frankie and Annabelle were such a great couple. Two soulmates who were torn apart by a misunderstanding when they were younger. They meet again after years of avoiding one another. Frankie has never stopped loving Anna and she has never stopped loving him. The pact he entered into with his friends when he was 17 tore them apart. Being young and foolish Frankie didn't know how to explain to Anna how th ...more
Angelia
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I give this book 5 stars. The storyline between Frankie and Anna was a good read and I recommend this book. Frankie wants a second chance but will Anna give it to him? He has two weeks to win her back. I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
lily waheed
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
Boring flat dry 😒
Babel
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very original and entertaining. I love the hot passion and the beautiful feelings evoked by the flawless writing style of the author. This novella packs a twisted plot. It starts with a great couple of chapters from the man's POV as he returns to his hometown in the middle of a music festival he's scouting for talent. He comes face to face with a woman from his past that he's still deeply in love with. However, one of his friends has a nasty surprise in store for him. A pledge they took as horny ...more
Lora Borzelleca
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who else wanted to punch Glenn!?!?!?! Where is Negan when you need him LOL
Emma Roberts
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice short read from Penny about two home town high school sweethearts with different situations in their life’s and coming back together again! Great read and highly recommended!
B. C. Booklover
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rich Groom..hmmm, don't let the name of this new release fool you into thinking it might be about a gold digger on the hunt or something! It not like that at all..no, it's just a successful man who has been avoiding going back to his hometown for a very long time as he tries to avoid seeing the girl that left him high and dry after a misunderstanding went way too far.

Some childish Dirty Thirty pledge, made by a few friends back when they thought thirty was a million years away...any of them ric
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Stephanie Ditmore
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! The Dirty Thirty Pledge, wow how much trouble do you think that’s going to cause? Well it costs Frankie the love of his life. A stupid pledge, young and dumb and no good answers when you are questioned by your girlfriend, or should I say not very good answers, which leaves you looking like a liar and a cheater in her eyes. What’s a girl to do? Well you can figure that out. Annabelle and Frankie have lived separate lives for eight long years due to a little miscommunication and frustration, ...more
Fee96
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great 2nd chance at a forever kind of love!

This is a quick read full of steam and what ifs. Just enough drama and suspense to be entertaining. Enough sizzle to start a fire. Classic Penny story that I have come to adore.

Frankie was dumped by the love of his life once due to a lame pledge made with his friends when they were young and utterly dumb. I can't say I blame Annabelle for her reaction the first time around. Now after years apart their paths cross again. Will they still have feelings? Wi
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Raquel
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dirty thirty pledge cut off is upon Frankie. It was all fun until it hurt his relationship with his high school sweetheart he can’t forget and now that he is turning thirty there is a chance he could lose everything because of it if he doesn’t go through with it or is married by the time he turns thirty but the problem is he can’t see himself with any one but Annabelle the one he lost. He ruined it once but he is set on making it right and getting his girl but he might just mess it up again ...more
Keri Loves Books
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A hot and sexy second chance romance between two sweethearts who fell in love in high school and lost their way. Now they are all grown up and it's their chance to have their Happily Ever After.

Frankie and Anna fell in love eight years ago. Then a stupid contract made between high school friends ruined everything and they parted ways.

Now Frankie is back in the town he has avoided the past eight years, so that he didn't have to see her...the one he let slip away. He isn't going to make the same m
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Lisa H
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Frankie is an idiot, two times over.

As a teenager with raging hormones Frankie agrees to a pledge, thirty women in a month, or else, when he turns thirty.
This pledge is what broke he and his then girlfriend Annabelle up eight years ago. Now, at 29, he's back in Green Hills for a music fest. He's successful and wealthy.

But he broke Annabelle's heart with his idiotic pledge and she (of course) hasn't moved on, is still in town, playing music gigs and managing the town bookstore. Anna is great, but
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Linda Barrett
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked the concept of this storyline and knew the dirty thirty pledge was going to be interesting and possibly a bit messy emotionally.
This second chance romance had me feeling a plethora of emotions as I really didn't like Frankie at times and could have happily slapped him when he was his younger self.
Luckily enough he redeemed himself and now I'd like to hug him.
Frankie and Annabelle loved hard and deep yet a night of drunken misunderstanding caused them to part ways and loose contact
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Amanda
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the idea behind this book. "The Dirty Thirty" pledge. If you aren't married when you turn 30, you screw 30 different women. Sounds like the kind of thing horny teenage boys would come up with, and they did. Frankie and his best friends, Glenn and Wallace, made the pledge when they were 17. It ended up costing Frankie the love of his life, Annabelle. 8 years after their breakup, Frankie is back in town. He's rich, more gorgeous than ever and wants a second chance with Anna. Besides ...more
Skip
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rich, successful Frankie returns to his hometown for the music festival, scouting new artists for his Nashville record label. Knowing that there is a chance to see his ex, Annabelle, doesn't stop his heart from leaping when he catches sight of the beauty. She's not only more gorgeous than ever, but she gives him a smile, even after these eight long years since she left him. Mulling over the pledge he made with his horny, immature high school pals, Glenn and Wallace (now business partners), he ho ...more
Magali
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good start, then more predictable
The story is well written with good characters, some hot scenes, and I loved the surprising beginning: when Frankie returns rich in his hometown, he finds Annabelle he had left 8 years earlier. He is the boss of a music label but also a chain of bars with 2 of his friends. However, one of them shows him a contract that he had signed minor: he has to be married before 30 years (and he has only 14 days left), or he will have to sleep with 30 women in one month
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Marcellina T Reno
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Annabelle and Frankie has a young love until Frankie let friends and his emotions ruin what he had. Fast forward 8 years and now he’s looking at a second chance, but the same thing that ruined their relationship 8 years ago is coming back to haunt them. I love how Annabelle was willing to stand up for herself, however, I do think she should have waited to have the conversation with Frankie when they were both calm and had no alcohol in them. She should have focused on the real person causing the ...more
Victoria
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second chance billionaire romance!

Frankie and Anna were young lovers who were torn apart by miscommunication and misunderstanding (and a meddling 'friend'). I loved how they came back to each other, having learned more but still holding onto their love... even if they didn't realize that's what they were doing.

Glenn was NOT my favorite, I thought he was a jerk, he is the "friend" I mentioned earlier. I wanted to understand where he was coming from but ultimately I decided I didn't l
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Magali
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good start, then more predictable
The story is well written with good characters, some hot scenes, and I loved the surprising beginning: when Frankie returns rich in his hometown, he finds Annabelle he had left 8 years earlier. He is the boss of a music label but also a chain of bars with 2 of his friends. However, one of them shows him a contract that he had signed minor: he has to be married before 30 years (and he has only 14 days left), or he will have to sleep with 30 women in one month
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Margaret Garrett
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who doesn't go absolutely wild over a really sexy, second chance romance? I don't think it's just ME! "Rich Groom," by Penny Wylder, is a romance that will grab you by the heart strings! A pledge made by kids, really - the "dirty thirty," pledge? Frankie was just a dumb kid, when he vowed to fulfill the oath he took with his high school friends. He never dreamed it would cost him, Anna. Now, after years apart, they may finally put that misunderstanding behind them, and have a second chance at ha ...more
ME
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's crazy what guys will do when they are young, dumb, and broke. Frankie and Annabelle were high school sweethearts and yet one stupid incident tore them apart. Here they are years later running into each other and the one thing that helped to end their relationship is back, staring Frankie in the face, since he is getting ready to turn 30 and that stupid pledge, well his friends are holding him to it.

I'm a sucker for second chance romance and this one had a new spin on it. I loved the fact th
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AnneKR
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second chance to get his girl back

When Frankie and his friends Glenn & Wallace make a juvenile, all you can have sex bet before age 30 called the Dirty Thirty, Frankie had no idea it would cost him the girl he loves when she finds out about it. Years later he’s back in town & runs into Annabelle at a music festival. As old feelings surface he knows he will do whatever it takes to get her back. But when Glenn enforces the Dirty Thirty bet, will Frankie risk losing Annabelle a second time?
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April Symes
Good 2nd chance romance that features Frankie and Annabelle, soulmates torn apart by mistakes, misunderstandings, and miscommunications which caused the young couple to break apart 8 years ago quite painfully. Fast forward to now and they end up meeting up again after avoiding each other for so long. They never stopped loving one another yet can Frankie win back the love of his life ? Or will the troubles that caused their demise rear their vicious head and strike again or can Frankie prove to A ...more
Callicott
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved this second chance romance - and that’s saying something as second chance isn’t usually a go to trope for me.
Frankie was once a young idiot who hurt the girl he loved and the reason that drove them apart is the very reason things get sticky when they try to reunite.
I really liked Annabelle’s character because she didn’t throw strops or make things unnecessarily difficult for Frankie- she was mature enough to listen to him and make her decisions from there, which I think takes all the angs
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BP34
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He had two weeks until his thirtieth birthday and there was a pledge to honor. Married or sc.... 30 women. What's a guy to do? How about find the love of your life and try to get a second chance with her. Frankie had created a successful record label company but never got over his first love. That first love broke them up. Reunited, it was clear that they were soulmates and their chemistry was over the top. Lots of drama and betrayal from friends to keep things in limbo. But true love wins out. ...more
Carol Ann
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Frankie and Anna broke up years ago because of callous behavior and a stupid pact that was made back in high school.

Now all these years later that same pact is coming back to haunt them once again. Can Frankie and Anna over come it this time around? It already destroyed their love the first time.


This was a great second chance read.

Although I wish Anna made him work for it a little more at first. After being apart for so long after how it all ended back than. Also Glenn wasn't my favo
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Ange
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been on a second-chance romance kick lately, and I'm glad this book came along. There was something whimsical about the meeting of Frankie and Annabelle. After not seeing each other in 8 years, I love how their relationship blossomed this time around. Whereas Frankie was once immature and unsure, he's now dead set on trying things with Annabelle again. I loved their chemistry, their sexy times were off-the-charts hot. Side characters were fun, and the book had a small-town feel. Glad to see ...more
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