A STANDALONE NOVEL that does *not* need to be read in conjunction with any other book.
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.
Review by Lorena
I never get tired of reading any books by this author. Each and every one of her books have had a meaning behind the story and each one of her books have been imprinted in my heart and soul. I have loved, loved each and every one of her books, and I'm sure she will continue making me feel this way.
Chelsea and Damien are neighbors, they live in the same complex and have gotten a liking to each other. They start hanging out and become like "best friends" but they both are hiding their feelings for each other. Chelsea is afraid because she still hasn't gotten over her breakup with Elec and Damien is hiding a huge secret that he doesn't want anyone to know about. But as they become closer it seems like it's getting harder and harder for them to hide their feelings for each other.
Damien pushes Chelsea away and tells her that he can't have a serious relationship and she deserves so much better than him. But Chelsea has fallen in love with Damien that she feels her love for him is much stronger than it was for Elec, so she knows right then and there that Damien is her soulmate. But after she finds out Damien's big secret, can she continue with him knowing what he's hiding from her?
A beautiful, romantic story that will leave you with your heart soaring. I don't know why but Ms. Ward's books always make my heart race, she manages to break my heart constantly, but I always manage to put it back together because she knows how to put a happy smile on my face in the end.
The stories this author creates always weave beautifully together and I love how she always puts a little twist to them.
I will never tire of reading her work, she is by far one of the best authors I've ever come across and I will continue reading every single book of hers as I absolutely love them!!
5 amazingly heart stopping stars!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.