Thursday, December 2, 2021

Book Review for Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

 Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward 

Paperback, 269 pages

Published August 4th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit


From Goodreads:
  From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters. After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec. Damien was a hotter version of my ex. The neighbor I'd dubbed "Angry Artist" also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking. He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities. We got to talking. He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn't be anything more. Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same...because his heartbeat didn't lie. I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. I just hoped he wouldn't shatter it for good. Author's note - Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel.

My Thoughts:  Sexy, steamy, hot, and fun.  I laughed, I cringed, and I enjoyed every word. From the very beginning the sparks flew between Damien and Chelsea. The Double D’s were funny and I loved that they got to play a part in the story.  

Neighbor Dearest is a sexy, steamy story but it also is a story of friendship, fear, and family. Damien’s reason for not wanting a relationship is real, he has a reason to be careful and fearful, but I love that Chelsea did not sit back and just take his reasoning for what it was.   She pushed a little, never gave up, and did what she had to just to keep their friendship going.

This is a quick and fun book. I read it in one day. 

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Meet Penelope Ward
:  (Taken from her website)  Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 2-million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

In 2014, Penelope’s fourth novel, Stepbrother Dearest, became the #1 bestselling independently published Kindle ebook of the year on and was credited with igniting an entirely new subgenre of romance.

Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

Penelope can often be found chatting live with her readers in her private Facebook group, Penelope’s Peeps. Click on the second Facebook icon above to join!

Penelope is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.




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