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It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to fi
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Expected publication: September 23rd 2019 by Independently published
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    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    I need this book in my life sigh 🤩🤩🤩

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    Hulya Kara Yuksel
    Aug 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
    YAY! I'm super excited for this book... :)

    Release date: September 23, 2019



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    It started out like any normal day.
    Then the fender bender happened.
    The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.
    Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to
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    Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    How do Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland create magic every time they write together? ViPen’s (Vi and Penelope) co-authored books are my favorite type of Kindle Crack. Park Avenue Player managed to channel the same vibes as Cocky Bastard, one of my all-time favorite books by the duo. Park Avenue Player was not only funny, sexy, and sweet but it also had a heartbreaking emotional plot twist that I didn’t see coming. Park Avenue Player is sure to become another ViPen unputdownable fan favorite. Best of ...more
    Marina Skinner
    Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    5 plus Stars

    Speechless.....
    Absolutely speechless and as I finished reading I thought this was the best book this year! It was incredibly well written and I have no doubt anything these authors write will be just that if not better and I can’t wait to see what they write next!
    A definite must read and one story that will leave you speechless just as it did me.
    It took me a while to write this and Im glad as I had to come to terms with things! Relish the time spent reading this masterpiece!!
    This boo
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    Virginia
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    It’s very rare that a book blows me away and has me speechless. That has me messaging the authors saying holy shit, my jaw is on the floor. That will stay with me forever.

    I have started my review of Park Avenue Player and deleted it two times. There are no words that I can write that can do this book justice. It was beyond amazing. It was phenomenal.

    By far, this is the best book Penelope and Vi have written. I don’t know how they keep getting better and better but they do.

    This book has everyt
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    KC Caron
    Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ward and Keeland have moved beyond writing simple romance, and written a deeply sexy, soulstirring ode to living in the moment. At times funny, pulse-poundingly dirty and sweet, balanced by the uniquely human experience of grief and longing, the story succeeds because ultimately, love, passion and simmering chemistry can't be denied.

    Park Avenue Player must be swallowed whole in one gulp. It’s can’t be read politely, cup by cup. Because Pen and Vi are back with a one of a kind hot hot HOLY HELL
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    Keri Loves Books
    Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Worth The Risk
    My heart is wrung out! This is a story you will be thinking about long after you turn the last page. A romance that will break your heart but make you believe in true love and second chances.

    He was her boss. She was his niece’s nanny. He doesn’t want a relationship. She’s afraid to trust. Sexual tension and chemistry will break down their walls!

    Hollis had lived through so many hurts. Risking his heart for Elodie was going to test his limits.

    A great first meet up and some of the be
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    Tricia Bartley
    Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    You ever read a book that blows you away?

    You ever read a book that gives you those goosebumps?

    You ever read a book that gives you those butterflies and you can't even believe what just happened while reading?

    Park Avenue Player by my favorite writing duo-Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland is that book, Y'ALL THIS BOOK WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!!! Don't let the sexy guy on the cover and the title of this book fool you. Park Avenue Player is effing AMAZEBALLS!!!! I finished reading yesterday and I have thought
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    Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
    5 STARS!

    Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was magical! Another phenomenal story by this dynamic duo!

    Hollis LaCroix is a brooding, uptight jerk. And he had to be drop dead sexy, right? Indeed! However, life has thrown him lots of punches. Now, he's the guardian of his 11 year-old niece, Hailey (love her).

    Elodie Atlier is smart, sassy, funny, and blunt. She balances Hollis' and his many different moods. She's also the nanny to Hailey. The pair develop a special bond and friendship
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    MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
    What a beautiful story! Elodie Atlier never expected her morning to turn out the way it did. A fender bender with a “Mr.Mercedes” jerk trying to get the same parking spot on her way to a new job interview. Too bad for her, said jerk is also her potential new boss apparently. Oops!! Hollis LaCroix needs to find a nanny for his 11yr old niece, Hailey. He can’t believe his eyes when miss fender bender is also his next interview. Can this really work? Hire the sexy yet infuriating Miss Atlier? Maybe ...more
    ✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    ARC received for an honest review

    I am always excited when a new Vi/Penelope book hits my Kindle.

    I adore their collaborations, and Park Avenue Player is no different.

    The guy falling for the nanny is not a new situation in bookworld, however this pair made it feel fresh.

    Our lovelies Elodie and Hollis get off to a rough start, and you could feel the tension and sparks between them from the get go. As much as they "hate" each other, they like each other, and they play off that sexual energy around t
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    Kim
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Elodie and Hollis end up crashing into each other's lives and nothing will ever be the same. Hollis seems like a grumpy, alpha, controlling jerk with a pretty face. Elodie is intelligent, intuitive, and determined. These two push and challenge and annoy each other from the moment they meet. But as time goes on they find common ground and both begin building more of a relationship with his troubled niece, Hailey. And eventually they have the whole forbidden boss and nanny thing going. They have w ...more
    Jennifer
    * A review copy was provided by the authors *

    ~ 5 Mr. Mercedes Stars ~

    Oh it felt so good being back in the Cocky Bastard world with Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. I have loved EVERY single one of the books in this series and Park Avenue Player was no exception!!

    Park Avenue Player is the 6th book in this Cocky Alpha Hero world. Each book is a COMPLETE standalone, but I do love when we get little cameos from past characters/animals ;) It’s always fun to see where they might pop up. The books are wri
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    Diane plourde
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing





    What happens when 2 amazing authors get together to write a story? A 10 star masterpiece. I binged read it in a single day, I was downright speechless.

    Reading for me is some sort of therapy, I get to escape, even for a few hours, in stories and with amazing characters that make me feel so much. Park Avenue Player gave me that and so much more.

    It started out as a dispute over a fender bender for a parking space. They are both late to a meeting. Little did they know their paths will cross again.
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    Stacey (Total Book Addicts)
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

    “I love you so fucking much. And I’m sorry if that freaks you out a little, but it’s the truth, and I thought you should know.”

    Seriously Penelope & Vi... your books are just the absolute BEST!!!!

    How do they do it. Because the books they keep bringing out I read them and fall in love with the Hero more and more.

    Hollis & Elodie ♡ their first encounter is when they have a little car accident. She's like it was all his fault and Hollis is like it's all her fault haha. Oh I did laugh because
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    Monique
    Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I hadn’t heard too much about this book, and I went in blind because I trust whatever these two authors collaborate on, I’m going to enjoy. Elodie and Hollis’s tale is not your typical love story with some bumps along the way but it is a good book to sink into.

    Both of these characters had hardships growing up as well as a bad ending to a relationship so they were very guarded and skeptical on finding their sole mate. That was the furthest thing from their minds when they first met and crashed i
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    Ninfa Zito-Maisano
    What will the end game be when two broken hearts are on the line?

    Authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland give you many reasons to believe modern day prince charming’s do indeed exist. Together these two authors are combustible as they create real, raw, gut wrenching, heart pounding, pulse pumping storylines! Their sinfully sexy book boyfriends, badass heroines and unique storylines give the trifecta effect, all together, they'll grab you by the heart, mind, and soul and make you hold on long after
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    Ann  Goubert (Driven by Books)
    I just don't know how these two authors do their co-write so perfectly. It's not my first read from them but this one's seriously became my favorite book! Don't really know how to put my words in a review 'cuz it just blew me away. The story went one way in the beginning but there was something you'll never see coming that will have you break down and make you wonder about everything. Some things you can really relate to that just makes you feel all the raw emotions. A definite must read!

    Elodie
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    Marybeth
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Well, what can I say? The dynamic writing duo of Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland strikes again! Kapow! Baam! There is so much heart and soul that clearly went into this story and came out as a truly wonderful and heartwarming book. This story has all the elements I love in a romance; it's sweet, sexy, sassy, funny and emotional. It also has the best hero/heroine in Hollis and Elodie. I adore them both very much! These are two people whose lives literally crashed together but it seems they may have ...more
    Stephanie Crews
    Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Holy Book Hangover Batman!! Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, have done it once again, don’t miss out on this jewel. These ladies are fabulous with their single titles, but together they are Spectacular!!! There aren’t enough stars for Park Avenue Player, it’s fun, sweet, sexy for sure and also heartbreaking, one part in particular, but don’t worry as always there is an HEA.
    Hollis is so cocky, Vi and Penelope have a knack for writing some lovable but nerve racking alpha men, and Elodie, love that n
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    Yolanda
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have delivered another spectacular book. My mind is still reeling and Park Avenue Player will certainly resonate with me for a while. Park Avenue Player is beautifully written with an incredible and emotional storyline that grabbed a hold of my heart and soul and wouldn’t let go. It also had a excellent balance of romance, powerful sexual energy, heartbreaking moments and humor as Hollis and Elodie were both hysterical pieces of work. I loved the fact that the plot w ...more
    Lori Schrader-hagedorn
    Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book is awesome. I love all of Vi and Penelope's books anyway but this one went a step beyond. Hollis and Elodie's story had so many twists and turns and the I don't want to spoil anything but there is a twist that I somehow missed and it was a big one. It had all the feels!! As always the writing is on point and the tension and chemistry between the two of them was obvious from their first meeting. Hollis is closed off by a previous heartbreak but underneath he really wants someone to love ...more
    Michella
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am blown away by this amazing read. I went in blind because.. it’s Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I love their individual books and when they co-write it’s twice the goodness. This storyline is EVERYTHING! Hollis is so arrogant it’s down right sexy and yet there’s a sweetness to him that you can’t help but fall for him. Elodie is sassy and so confident you can’t wait to see what she does or says next. Their banter will have you turning the pages, while their chemistry has you using those pages ...more
    R.f. Greenwood
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc, 2019
    Ugh. I. Cant. Even.
    Like seriously?!
    How do these authors do this?
    They literally steal a part of my heart everytime they write a book.
    This book was beyonf amazing, i have no words. Well no words to do it justice. Amazing doesn't even cut it.
    Elodie and Hollis was out of this world, i loved everything about them. Them meeting, their banter, the chemistry, just everything.
    Elodie was witty and amazing, she had put up with alot in a short space of time and then she comes crashing into Hollis' life.
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    Simone Haeseler
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Elodie was just great, she had such great comebacks, I laught a lot because of her. And don't get me start on Hailey, what a kid, eleven going of forty. Most everything coming out of her mouth was funny. Hollis was such a nice guy with a lot of baggage and a chip on his shoulder when it come to women. Don't get me started on Bree, I cried so hard, my husband told me I am crazy, crying over a book.
    All in all it is about two people trusting again, loving again, believing in each other and living
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    Erika
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland have once again given us a story filled with magic!

    Hollis, a businessman in NYC has no time for drama, but needs help caring for his 11 year old niece. Elodie is a young woman looking to veer towards a more positive avenue in life and is led to Hollis for a job.

    As Hollis and Elodie begin to know each other and bond with young Hailey, a strong, lust laden, emotional, funny and real relationship begins to take root...but roots can trip you up sometimes.

    This incredible
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    Diana Mena
    Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I don't think my vocabulary can accurately describe how freaking amazing this book is! All I know is that it was beautiful, heartwarming and breaking (yes, both!), amazing and every positive word you can think of!!
    Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are powerful writers on their own but when they write together, all bets are off and pure magic is created! Park Avenue Player is no exception! Elodie and Hollis are everything!!!

    I received an ARC of this incredible book and am willingly giving my honest r
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    Kim Whitehead
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    There are certain books you tend to put on a top shelf! Well this is definitely one of them!! Park Avenue Player is definitely top shelf! I laughed so hard and cried for the loss! The games were the most entertaining of all! So many emotions were experienced! This one will have a special place in my heart! It will leave you smiling for days on end but will also make you see that life is to short to waste! So many wonderful lessons learned!! Phenomenal story that will fill your heart to the fulle ...more
    Alicia Meza
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Dynamic Duo does it again! Any story written by these two talented writers is going to pull you in from the beginning so be prepared to stay up late. I absolutely love Elodie, she is a fiery woman with the biggest capacity for love. Hollis is a reluctant prince charming but you love him too for all the things he does but can't or won't talk about. This story is all consuming and you will need tissue. This story is also good for the soul, it gives you hope and makes you believe. This is a must re ...more
    Jamie Guellar
    Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Another amazing story from my favorite writing duo! Loved it!!
    Park Avenue Player was sweet, funny and hot, with just enough heartache to keep you on your toes. Not to mention a twist you will never see coming!
    Elodie and Hollis’ story will have you glued right from the start. The banter is off the charts and the connection between the two is red hot!!!
    Literally couldn’t put this book down from the moment I picked it up, even snuck some pages in while at work.
    Absolutely loved Park Avenue Player
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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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