Friday, January 2, 2015

Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield

Life Next Door
Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Straight out … I loved it. It’s the second closest I’ve come to recreating that feeling I get when I finish a KA book – Nicola Claire being the first. To sum it up, Priscilla Westcott is Murphy’s bitch, Murphy’s Law that is – if it can go wrong, it will … spectacularly. I spent a good part of the book outright laughing at the situations Priscilla found herself in because I could so easily relate; case in point, the fence jumping scene is eerily similar to something I’ve experienced myself. Sadly though, I cannot claim to have gotten cozy with the sexy neighbor next door.

I adored Priscilla. Every time life tried to knock her down, she’d get right back up and keep moving forward. That’s not to say that she handled the stumbles gracefully or in the most mature manners, and that’s actually what made her so much fun. Priscilla did what so many of us would love to do, but don’t and her obsession with egging is a perfect example of that. So of course I was tickled pink for her when Trent stepped up his Alpha male ways and pursued her relentlessly. Trent was so freaking sexy that Priscilla wasn’t the only one engaging in some thigh clenching. Again, a man who is skilled at wall sex always gets extra points in my book. Not that Trent needed any extra points because the man wasn’t just alpha hot, he could be unbelievably sweet when Priscilla needed it. Even though I saw the flashing “Danger” sign before either of them, I was still devastated for Priscilla when she and Trent broke up.

Life Next Door is a great example of why I love reading romances. Knowing that the couple is going to get their happy ending is a good thing, but it is the journey they must take to get there that truly makes the read for me. And Ms. Hollyfield had done a wonderful job with the journey she has created for Priscilla and Trent. I loved Priscilla. I loved Trent. What I loved most was Priscilla and Trent as a couple. Life Next Door was an easy read and I am so glad that it was a stand-alone book because I didn’t have time to read book one first, but I will be going back to read Life in a Rut, Love Not Included because I definitely enjoyed the author’s writing and look forward to reading more of her work.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!

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