by Sophie Sullivan
Publication Date January 18, 2022
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
"Sophie Sullivan’s writing feels like a warm hug.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk
Enemies-to-lovers meets HGTV in this frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It.
Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.
Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.
Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.
Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he's found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door--the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it.
With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.
How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan is a romantic comedy that gave me some LOL moments and I enjoyed it from cover to cover. This pleasant, engaging story is just the kind of book to escape your troubles and make you smile. There is plenty of sexual tension, but they keep the bedroom door closed.
Grace Travis is just about to graduate from design school and is working odd jobs until she can graduate and finally get her dream job designing spaces. She has just inherited a small beachfront home from a grandfather she never knew and can’t wait to fix it up and finally have a home of her own.
Noah Jansen is usually busy making deals and making money. He’s never met a deal he can’t win. He finally found a house on the beach to call his own, all he needs is to make a deal with the neighbor so he can expand his property to have room for the pool of his dreams. The problem is the neighbor, Grace, will not sell her home no matter what. She finally has a connection with family and refuses to let it go. Noah is not used to being told no, and can’t figure out why he can’t make her move, even when the deal is way above market value.
How to Love Your Neighbor is just a cute romantic comedy. If you’re a fan of HGTV and DIY shows, you’ll love this book. Both Grace and Noah are working to improve their homes and they eventually end up working together on both homes. There is a cute nod to the old show Trading Spaces as they and their friends both fix up a room in each home.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romantic comedy. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.