Release date: 8/15/2016
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward
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.
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I absolutely LOVED Neighbor Dearest! Now, Stepbrother Dearest was my first Penelope Ward read. I will admit it has a special place in my heart. Elec has a special place in my heart. But, Damien just wedged himself right in there!
I was pleasantly surprised by Chelsea and Damien’s story. It had it all. Love, laughter, heartbreak, torment, moving on and growth. Chelsea was heartbroken after Elec left her. She was so in love, a kind of love she never thought she would find again. She essentially closed herself off. But when she met Damien, there was an instant pull. These two have an undeniable connection, complete chemistry that you could feel through the pages.
While Chelsea is trying to move on from her past, it takes a little pushing from a seemingly pushy Damien to make it happen. It’s not hard since he is her neighbor and always around. Damien is a smart, sexy, brilliant man who also happens to be a brilliant artist who literally lives in each day. Little does Chelsea know that Damien is also trying to overcome hurdles himself. He wants to only be friends, she starts falling, but so does he. But will he give? Is it Chelsea who won’t let her wall down or is it Damien?
This story sucked me in. I started reading and read straight though. The banter, chemistry, backstory with these two characters was perfect. EVERYTHING about this book was amazing! Now I know I shouldn’t be greedy, but Tyler (Damien’s brother) or Jade (Chelsea’s sister) stories next would be awesome *hint hint*. 5 Neighborly Stars for Neighbor Dearest!
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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.
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