Book – Life Next Door (Love Not Included #2)
Author – J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date – November 3, 2014
Genre – Romance, Humor
Type – Stand-Alone Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided Author in exchange for an honest review.
There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.
Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape.
However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Pricilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflé.
Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.
My Thoughts - Story
OMG…what a fun read! I already knew, I wouldn’t be disappointed when it comes to Ms. Hollyfield and her style of writing. She is a breath of fresh air when it comes to humor and love stories. They aren’t about rich billionaires or angst that chokes a chicken. Her stories are full of real life drama, kooky characters and love that can happen to anyone (or you wish it would happen).
I automatically connected with CeCe and her quirky ways. She was a barrel of laughs from her thoughts on wine to her obsession with eggs. Bwahahahaa….just re-thinking about the story has me laughing again.
Trent? I had a bit of a problem connecting with him. If you like the strong, alpha male, grunting caveman type..then you will LOVE Trent. It wasn’t until he started opening up and explaining himself that I found myself swooning.
CeCe is a pissed off woman – pissed off at her ex-husband, pissed off at her old neighbor and definitely pissed off at the house her neighbor used to live in. See…CeCe is divorced from her cheating ex-husband. Yeah – cheated and took off with the neighbor. CeCe finds different ways to take out her anger on the couple and the house that stands next door to hers.
Then a wrench is thrown into CeCe’s vengeance plans when a hot guy moves into the property. It doesn’t take long for the neighbor to set his sights on CeCe and starts to break down her defenses to start a romance.
Throw in a problem with the bakery CeCe works at – a problem with her ex – hot steamy sex – humor that will have you blowing drinks out of your nose…and you have Life Next Door.
Reason for Reading – Hosting Blog Tour
Story – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Heroine/Personality – CeCe – comical and easy to connect with
Hero/Personality – Trent – caveman/alpha male persona
HEA (Spoiler) - [spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]
Would Read More from Author? DEFINITELY
Recommend To – anyone who loves a fun filled romance