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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. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Panty Scorching 4.5
Overall Rating 5
Reviewed by Lindsey
Holy smokes! This was one kick ass read! I fell for characters immediately! Damien and Chelsea are sooo freakin adorable together. Penelope is seriously an amazing author. Her ability to suck you in from the start and not let you go until the very last word is bad ass. I flove her! To say I didn’t have expectations with this book would be a lie. I did have them. And every last one was met and then some.
I expected there to be some angst. Yes, that was definitely in there. I also expected there to be some sexy time. OH YEAH! That was there in true Penelope fashion. I didn’t expect to have the heart strings pulled and shed a few tears. But, that happened as well. And I LOVED IT! This book wasn’t just a typical wham bam thank you mam get in and out book. It had heart. It had all the feelings you could imagine. And it was absolutely brilliant.
Damien is a hottie. At first I thought he was a bit of an ass. Bacon makes everything better. And for him it really does. This man has some freakin bat ears! That is how he come across Chelsea and lets just say their meeting was hilarious. I literally LOL! That’s another thing I loved about the book…. The humor. It wasn’t overly done. It was just thrown in at random. It was great.
Chelsea is a sweetheart. Lord knows that girl just needs some good loving. Only she doesn’t get it when and how she wants it. Good things come to those who wait and all that nonsense. But damn I’m jealous of a fictional character yet again. Shes a strong woman. Although she loves deeply she doesn’t set back and allow herself to hurt on purpose. This is what I loved about her the most. Having the balls to stand up for what she wanted and not taking anything less than her hearts needs.
I am absolutely giddy after reading this book. It was phenomenal. I mean what Penelope book isn’t though?! Don’t miss out with yet another kick ass read, and definitely one of the best Ive read all year.
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Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.
About The Author
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and 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. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
Other books from Penelope Ward
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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