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Just One Year

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  7,030 ratings  ·  848 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone 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
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Published February 24th 2020 by Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
****4 STARS****

Hero: Caleb Yates, 22, British college student
Heroine: Teagan Carroll, 19, College Student
Theme: College romance. Friends to lovers.

I am not usually a fan of high school or college romances. I like grown people with grown people But as Penelope Ward is one of my favorite authors and I read her religiously I trudged on and am I glad I did. I loved Caleb and Teagan’s love story. They started as friends which is always beautiful and fun to read. I loved reading their
Vi Keeland
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some of my favorite stories from Penelope Ward are when the characters are on the younger side (This one is set in college) because she has a unique gift to write a youthful character that has an old soul. I can't wait for you to meet Caleb!

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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'JUST ONE YEAR': Is a full length stand-alone romance novel by Penelope Ward. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

Wow I inhaled this, devoured it. enjoyed it. swooned during it, and giggled like there was no tomorrow..

The very first day of orientation at Northern University did not go so well for Teagan. I was in stitches! Do not read in a public place! Because I guarantee you'll be trying to smoother those giggles from escaping!!

This British hot boy sure taught nineteen year old Teagan a few
Penelope Ward
Feb 23, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The one-time only sale for JUST ONE YEAR is about to end! You can still grab it at the moment for $3.99 (U.S.). The price is going up to $4.99 VERY soon and will stay at that price. It will not be on sale again and also will NOT be going into KU. Get this emotional, friends-to lovers STANDALONE with a sexy British hero while it's the cheapest it will EVER be.
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So, you're out with friends, getting dinner, having fun and while looking at the menu you’re thinking hmm... What should I get, what am I in the mood for... hmmm... ooooh I know! Spaghetti! Yes! It's been ages since you ate spaghetti so you give the waiter your order, extra cheese included and then spend the next half hour (or so) looking forward to a serving of some really good spaghetti. You sip your drink, talk to your friends while keeping an eye on the kitchen, eagerly awaiting your order, ...more
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Penelope did it again , I’m in love , it was just amazing!What a journey, Teagan and Caleb stole my heart , their romance gave me goosebumps and it was full of emotions. Both characters are complex and their story is refreshing.


This is a slow burn romance with the great amount of drama and angst.It isn't a lot but I think it was perfect for the story.I loved how the story starts, it wasn't greatfor them in the beginning but I liked how thing
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My heart was already in so deep it was breaking. It didn’t matter if Caleb was physically inside of me. He was already inside my heart and soul.

There’s not much that I didn’t love about ”JUST ONE YEAR” by Penelope Ward. The Hero is a gorgeous, charismatic exchange student from England. The Heroine is a beautiful introvert that has never had her heart wrapped up in a guy until she meets Caleb Yates—the foreign exchange student who has moved in
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Teagan Carroll is a 19 yr. old marine biology major starting her sophomore year at Northern University in Boston. On her first day of orientation things don’t go as planned when she has an altercation with a hot British guy. Her day goes from bad to worse when she arrives home and learns the exchange student her parents were renting a room to didn’t work out. Now they were welcoming a different international student that was British. Turns out the infuriating
Feb 23, 2020 marked it as nope-not-celibate-aftr-seeing-h
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



Teagan is 19. She's going to college in Boston to become a marine biologist. She still lives at home with her dad, step-mom and half-sister.

And Caleb.

He's the british student who's living with them for the year.

At first it was a bit of insta-hate. But Teagan and Caleb are slowly starting to like each other.

Let the fun times begin!

What will happen to Teagan & Caleb?
Will there be a HEA?




This was such a cute college romance.

Or rather roommate
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Teagan Carroll’s year did not start on the right foot. After an embarrassing encounter with a hot British student, things got worse because Caleb Yates ended up being much closer for comfort.

Teagan was studious and closed off and I liked how Caleb brought her out to her full potential without pushing her. He had his own issues but was still considerate and caring.

He’d taught me to appreciate my family more. His
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5-3.75 Stars ⭐️
Lo Bookfrantic
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Type:  Standalone
POV:  First Person - Dual

"If life was nothing but empty promises, where would any of us be?"


Teagan was so smart and didn't have time for dating but when she meets Caleb a super hot student it left her questioning her choices.  With a full career to focus and her insecurities of abandonment she had also seemed to abandoned her own family. 

"Sometimes you have to force yo
Anne OK
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm certainly in the minority on the latest from Penelope Ward, but this one just fell flat for me. It didn't seem to have the spark and dazzle of so many of Ward's previous books. The dialogue was stiff in the flow -- not the norm sizzling vibes I usually find with most of her other books. No, I didn't hate it, but I was far from in love with it.

Teagan and Caleb were a bit lackluster in my opinion. I didn't feel the zing or magic that is so engaging with most of Ward's characters. The ending sl
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Reading my first Book by Penelope Ward – which was "Stepbrother Dearest" is not something that is easily forgotten. Even if it has been years since I read it some of the moments still stay with me. And ever since I finished reading it I was hoping to read something of a similar plotline and intensity from her again.

Well now I have … and you can guess it … it was "Just one Year" - while the End of "Stepbrother Dearest" will forever be burned in my Heart – Just one Year just took a close second b
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

Caleb and Teagan meet when she has to use the men's bathroom so naturally he would become her family's new boarder.

Teagan is pretty guarded and Caleb does his best to get her to come out of her shell...and maybe he does too good of a job because come out of her shell she does and he is blown away.

Their relationship is a bit of a slow burn so it takes a while for them to actually commit to be together. A lot of that has to do with Caleb's limited time in the USA and not wanting to hurt Te
My Pink Fairytales
Cosmic ⭐️

“Not bad for a love story that started in the loo.”

I think we all have in our hearts that kind of authors who can simply do no wrong. Anything they write, we love. Penelope Ward is like that for me. There’s no way I can’t enjoy her stories, even YA, which isn’t usually my top choice for a trope.

Just One Year is the limited time a British guy has in Boston, living with an American family (thanks to Bo Cheng and his Caitlin Jenner allergy 😂). Of course there’s a girl in th

I don’t know what it is about this author that’s been giving me such ambivalent feelings about her books of late. Like nagging heartburn. She’s got some of the best book covers out there. I love her titles. Her heroes always rev my jets and draw me closer to understand them, root for them, want to be with them. But, for me, her heroines are always either simpering, limp, hollow, unlikable, bland, stupid, immature, the real problem in the relations
With Just One Year, Penelope Ward presents a new touching page-turner for readers to escape in.

The first time Keaton met Caleb Yates it was under less than ideal circumstances in the men’s room at her college campus. The second time they saw each other was when she met the new foreign student who’d be renting a room at her parents’ place. Yes it was none other than the infuriatingly cute Englishman Caleb Yates!

He knew how to frustrate her just as easily as he could make her smile and blush. An
Kris (frantic4romantic)
3.7 stars ⭐️

This was a cute, slow burn, friends to lovers story. I read the blurb and it hooked me. A hot British exchange student? Sign me up.

I really enjoyed the sappy quality to this book. From the get-go it was clear their feelings for each other were developing pretty quickly. I liked how the story was progressing and appreciated the longing factor between Teagan and Caleb. They brought each other out of their shells and made each other better versions of themselves.

After Caleb’s year in t
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars!

Penelope does it again with Just One Year. This story was angsty and emotional, heartfelt and hot as hell! I don't typically reach for college-age stories as much as I used to but I really feel like this one had it all. I felt classic Ward (think Stepbrother Dearest or Jake Undone) in this one which I LOVED!

"I'd always felt close to Teagan, but now she'd infiltrated my soul in a way tht felt irreversible."

Teagan is a loner. She keeps to herself in her family, dresses as to not
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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I was hooked on this book from the hilariously quirky meet-cute to the adorably charming last line that had me grinning from ear-to-ear. There's no question that reading a Penelope Ward book is an effortless endeavor. It feels a little decadent, a little soapy, and it is always satisfying.

Just One Year was a long, angsty slow burn. I loved the chemistry between Teagan and Caleb. I loved the banter that started with a sort of antagonistic edge and then steadily picked up sizzle as the book progre
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
4.5 STARS!


Just One Year by Penelope Ward was such a sweet, heartwarming, and angsty new adult romance. I couldn't get enough of the undeniable slow burn between these two main characters!

Teagan Carroll has closed herself off from her family and life in general. She lives with the fear that she will turn out to be just like her mother. She's a loner and hard working, especially when it comes to her studies. Caleb coming into her life was such a classic meet cute moment that will make you laug
Pick a Book
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars

Just finished reading this book and OMG!!! So good!!! I loved Caleb since his first appearance. And I loved Caleb and Teagan together. Penelope Ward just brought us a cute and emotional book that made my heart melt. I don't know what more to say other than it was an amazing read. Thank you for bringing this beautiful characters to us, Penelope.
Guys I really recommend this one.
4,5 estrelas

Terminei de ler esse livro OMG!!! Tão bom!!! Amei o Caleb since desde o minuto que ele aparec
Dilek VT
Jun 08, 2020 marked it as lost-interest
He has a girlfriend 44% of the book.
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After riding a book slump from hell, I’m so happy to come back with the book that ended it!

“Just One Year” came as a recommendation from a friend and I’m so glad I bit the bullet despite my hesitancy at the mention of New Adult book.

Sure, I’ve enjoyed some NA but it’s definitely not the genre I’m turning to on a daily basis. The reason? Usually the downfall is immature characters displaying juvenile behavior.

Well, not this time! I was pleasantly surprised with how the author focused on character
4 1/2 stars
A little angsty but I enjoyed it...
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart is filled with so much love. 😭❤️
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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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