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My Favorite Souvenir

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  10,687 ratings  ·  1,213 reviews
From New York Times New Bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.
But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, a
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 27th 2020 by C. Scott Publishing Corp.
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Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
Hazel's life took a turn after she got dumped by her fiancé, so she decides to go on their honeymoon in Colorado, alone. ❄
When she's about to return home – a storm disrupts her plans, and she finds herself in the hotel posing as a stranger to get a room – and meets Matteo, who has the same problem, so they both impersonating as brother and sister – Maddie and Milo Hooker. 💕

Matteo is a music teacher with a painful past who is intrigued by this beautiful stranger's story and decides she needs
Dilek VT
Apr 20, 2020 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bad-reviews
I have read many reviews and have learnt 3 things that helped me to make my mind up about this book. Let me share them with you.


After their road trip together, there is a separation between the hero and the heroine during which she continues to see her ex, giving him another chance. Actually this ex boyfriend dumped her before she met the hero. This is something I hate in a romance book. If someone dumped you, you don't give him a second chance - p
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

I could feel the rapid beat of his heart through my chest…or maybe it was my heartbeat raging out of control against his. I couldn’t be sure because in this moment, there was no him and no me—there was only us.

Fans of this amazing writing duo are in for another fun and steamy good time with ”MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR”. In an overly saturated genre, I sometimes feel like I am reading the same story, just with different characters, but that was no
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
<3 5 STARS <3

My Favorite Souvenir was exactly what I needed!This period I'm a little bit moody and I can't find easily 5 stars read!I devour it, it was steamy,funny and emotional!The thing I loved the most in this story is the chemistry between the characters!


I just couldn't get enough of them!I loved Matteo and Hazel so much, I liked how they met!Their story is refreshing and heartwarming.I connected immediately with both characters and I felt like I'm a part of their story!

This is another fan
Penelope Ward
Apr 27, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
“What if you met the right person at the wrong time?”

This was another great audiobook by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. My Favorite Souvenir was fun, sweet, angsty, and steamy. I loved Mateos and Hazel. I love a good roadtrip story and the friends to lovers aspect was great. The ending had me smiling big!

October Audible Escape listen #5
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Romance
Narrators: Andi Arndt & Sebastian York
Length: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Hulya Kara Yuksel
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was quite fun and sweet but "Cocky Bastard" is still my No.1. ❤

Expected publication: April 27th 2020

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My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.
But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.
It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping o
NAT.orious reads ☾
This book is for you if… you’re sick of the usual bad mouthed billionaire who’s got nothing better to do than be an asshole and gets the girl still.

Nothing is more appreciated in a bookworm's life than for the right book to appear at the right time. My Favourite Souvenir is a weightless yet meaningful story that managed to make me smile a lot more than I would have thought possible. I also gushed about the male love interest an above-normal amount. Hehe.

If it weren't for books lik
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Hazel and Matteo.

Or rather Maddie and Milo.
Those are the fake names they give the hotel in Vail, Colorado in order to get the last rooms on that snow-stormy night.

Two strangers and two days of non-stop fun and talking in a snowy paradise.

But today they have to part ways. Right?

Nope. Both Hazel and Matteo are not yet ready to get back to their old lives.



Let the fun times begin!

What will happen to Hazel & Matteo?
Will there be a HEA?



MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Hazel Appleton is a photographer living in Connecticut whose life has just been turned upside down. She used to be a passionate person who experienced everything life had to offer. Lately she hardly recognized herself, and needed to figure out what direction to take her life in next. She could use some time alone to do some soul searching, so she decides to take a previously planned trip for two by herself. She figures a few days out of town at a luxury reso
✧ jules ✧
I'm so disappointed. The premise and the beginning of this book were amazing. I am a fan of this duo, I adore most of their books but this one wasn't at all one of them. My main issue started from 50% to a little bit before the last chapter. i save the first part and the ending because they were really cute but the way the mc knew she was attracted to Matteo but kept seeing her ex while he clearly flirted and called her his girlfriend without her saying anything against felt so unneccesary and s ...more
DNF at 33%.
Went into this has been a while since I have picked up a book from these two and I was really hoping for a pleasant and entertaining story...... nothing special...just a good solid read that I would enjoy... but at 33% in... I am throwing in the towel.
It is not a terrible read...but it just feels bland, formularic with M.C.'s that feel "plasticky" and oh yes...there is the obligatory dead ex!!!

Zoe was a decent skier, but she didn’t ski double-black-diamond trails like I d
Nova B
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Sounds something like their best book to date “cocky” why do I keep trying this duo.

Ok let me say this is nothing like cocky because CHANCE is unique. These authors can write but their stuff have become formulaic for me. I already know what’s coming cause it’s the same stuff.
Matteo first love died and he was still hung up on her all the way thru the end. Hazel had a ex fiancé that she was not over.
What I’m saying it never is a fun and cute read since “cocky” it’s litter with too much of the s
shirley ♡
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was ok

2.5 stars.

This is the first time that I don’t enjoy a book by these authors. The book started well, I was enjoyed it but after 30% I got bored. I liked the main characters but I couldn’t connect with their story.
Stacey is Sassy
I want to be a Hooker...

I absolutely LOVED the audio of My Favourite Souvenir and I want to go on a road trip like Milo and Maddy Hookers. The story was engaging and kept my attention from the start to the very end. The characters were lovable, a little jaded, but working to find their happy place again. The narrators are THE BEST! I'm really loving the audios that Andi Arndt and Sebastian York work on together. This story came to life for me and I had no problems picturing the characters, their
Andrea Fleury
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Milo and Maddie met when she went on her honeymoon alone. Her boyfriend broke up with her just before the wedding. Since the honeymoon was paid for she went alone. Deciding she wants to cut her honeymoon short she checks out of the hotel. But a snow storm has hit the town. This is the story how she meets a stranger .who's not a stranger and Maddie is not her name. Confused... This book will keep you on your toes. It's wonderful. ...more
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person

Hazel Appleton’s day was getting from bad to worse. What supposed to be a relaxing vacation quickly turned into a nightmare when she was stranded in a blizzard with no hotel room. A (not quite) chance encounter with a handsome stranger Matteo, led to a roadtrip neither of them could ever forget. But a carefree life on the road couldn’t necessarily translate to real life. Now, they must decide if what they had was real or turn it
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, adult, romance
I hate having to say this again, but... RTC.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver another unputdownable romance with their latest, MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR.

Even though her wedding never took place, Hazel decided to go on her honeymoon and enjoy a winter wonderland vacation, but a blizzard left her and a few hundred other people stranded and without a hotel room.

Just when she was about to give up, she noticed a very attractive man tricking the front desk into getting him a room. Instead of outing him, she feigned being his sister and got a roo
May 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Jacob Proffitt
You really have to give this one its premise for it to work, and that extends through the entire first part of the story. Hazel and Mateo meet under constrained circumstances by a little impromptu scheming for a soon-to-be cancelled reservation during a blizzard. So they assume the names of a no-show and decide to have a bit of letting-your-hair-down crazy time together for a while afterwards. And they maintain the assumed names so neither knows the other.

And I loved how they connected and worke
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok

When you keep reading stories that have been redone over and over again you just know what to expect. It becomes predictable, boring and NO FUN.
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Firstly - I love the cover. I don't usually even bother with the covers, however I love this duos covers.

This was like the tale of two books. The fun and flirty road trip with Milo and Maddie, and I really, really liked this half of the book.

Then we got to part 2, when our lovelies were back at home. And this I didn't like so much. I knew Milo and Maddie would get together in the end, what I wasn't expecting and didn't go for was the love-triangle aspect. This c
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy, shelly
My Favorite Souvenir is everything I love about romance books wrapped up in a charming, witty, smart, sexy, feel-good story of finding love just when least expected. Just when you thought life had dealt the worst of hands, you pick an ace and suddenly you’ve won the whole pot.

I devoured the tale of “Maddie and Milo Hooker” in mere hours. I couldn’t put down My Favorite Souvenir until I read the last word. I had to find out where the fun and fantasy of anonymity ended and real life began. Had to
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5 'The Hookers Adventure' Stars!

As always, I am super excited to read anything by this amazing duo of authors. My Favorite Souvenir is the newest standalone from Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland and I quite enjoyed reading it! It was fresh, more on the angsty and sweet side, so to me it felt a bit different from what I normally read in any of the books I've read before from Vi and Penelope. Did I enjoy this novel? Yes, of course! The story was engaging and I just love the way these two women write
Lo Bookfrantic
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-br, arc-review-ng


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person

“Life is too short to waste it with people you’re not passionate about or doing something your’re not passionate about.”

Hazel Appleton is trying to move on after a breakup that left her wondering about who she was and what she wants to do.  When Hazel decides to use that time to travel and use the best of her time she finds herself meet
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I feel like hit the book lottery. I knew this book was going to be really good, but My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was nothing short of incredible. When my Kindle reached around the 30% mark, I was already in love with Milo and Maddie Hooker. At 60%, I decided that this book rivaled my love for their first co-authored New York Times and USA Today bestselling hit, Cocky Bastard. If you read Cocky Bastard, you know how insanely good it is. It's like a cult classic for these t ...more
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Favorite Souvenir has stolen a piece of my heart and was such a wonderful, feel good adventure. This book was the exact escape that I needed in my life right now. I loved every second of this wonderfully quirky romance. From the moment I met these two characters, I instantly fell in love with them. Matteo and Hazel’s slow burn adventure romance swept me off my feet the first moment I started reading.

I absolutely loved everything about Matteo and Hazel’s unique, sweet, sexy, and swoon worthy l
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: may-2020
solid 4 stars and then i lost interest as soon as the twist appeared. I completely stopped caring about our main female character because she couldn't decide on what she wanted ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ therefore, stopped caring about the romance and the characters. Sorry, can't stand emotional cheaters. ...more
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I feel as if every story I read from this duo becomes my next favorite book, and My Favorite Souvenir absolutely accomplished that feat. It’s adorable and sexy, with humor and heart thrown in. I loved them as Milo and Maddie, I loved them as Matteo and Hazel, and I loved their journey, no matter who they were.

The story starts in a such an amusing and unique way. Yes, these were two people pretending to be someone they weren’t, but those were just their names. Their meet cute was over the top ado
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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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