Title: How to Love Your Neighbor
Author: Sophie Sullivan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: January 18, 2022
Page Count: 345
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
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 standalone contemporary romance novel. This one is the old enemies to lovers trope and does change the point of view between the characters to show both points of views in the story.
Grace Travis is about to get her degree in interior design and what better start to her new life after school than a new home to design of her own? You see Grace inherited her grandparents home and it’s in need of a little TLC but Grace knows she can make it her own and hang onto her memories.
The day Grace is moving into her new home she meets her gorgeous neighbor, Noah Jansen. Noah doesn’t exactly make a good first impression on Grace though when he insists that he needs to buy her home whether she’s looking to sell or not. However, Noah also needs a designer for his own home and fate will have it Grace is the one that will tackle the task.
The first thing I should admit in my review for How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan is that I do have a soft spot for HGTV and all those loving and listing, flipping or flopping shows so I was drawn to this one immediately. In my opinion the author did a wonderful job with the characters making them both likable despite them not liking one another to start the story. It was nice how they were slowly pulled together over some home design of their own making me wonder if HGTV needs a dating show!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
SOPHIE SULLIVAN is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT is her romcom debut novel, but she’s had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as her alter ego, Jody Holford.
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