Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward


September 25, 2016


reviewed for


Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Neighbor Dearest

Author :           Penelope Ward

Series :            n/a

Release date :   August 15th 2016

Rating :           5 Stars



Blurb : 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 : Penelope Ward will never cease to amaze me it seems. Worshipping might be a to strong word but definitely I am hooked to reading novels by this really brilliant author.


Just like Colleen Hoover she has yet to write a book that does not fully capture me with all of my heart and soul.


No matter if she writes alone or with Vi Keeland she does magic with pen and paper and as far as I am concerned she could release a book every month and I would read it and most probably love it.


Actually I am forcing Karma to contradict me here because I would really like a book a month from her.


I admit that I had my suspicions about Damien almost from the beginning on, maybe I am already tuned into the Penelope vibes.


Not sure what I should tell about the plot … I am really afraid that once I start to write I will tell more than I want to and spoiler stuff. So let me stick to just saying if you read books from Penelope before and liked them – you will like this one too.


And If (by any mysterious coincidence) you happen to take a look at this book before you read any of her books … AHM … STOP right here and read her older books first. Its not so much that her books are depending on a specific order- its more that she has a way of leaving kind of “inside jokes” or “hints” in the story that you will not notice when you did not read the previous books.


BUT you will not miss out usually as you will not even notice those inside jokes…


Only – how am I going to explain that … no let me phrase it in another way – You do not know me but please trust me when I tell you the following. In THIS specific case, even though it is not necessary, do yourself a favor and to fully get the RIGHT impression of “something” … please read “Stepbrother Dearest” before you read this book.


Trust me when I tell you I am “between a rock and a hard place” – because any hint I might give you will spoiler something that I do not want to give a way. You will not notice anything while you read THIS book if your read it first BUT you will not “look” at Stepbrother Dearest in the same way – and that is not ok.


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