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New apartments should come with a trial period…
I’ve just signed a two-year lease on an apartment I can barely afford.
My job hit a brick wall so I need the place to be perfect to help me get my life back on track. But the first night in, and I already know my neighbor isn’t going to make it easy on me.
Tall, sexy, irresistible (and did I mention the British accent?), Shane Logan likes his nightly activities…a lot. I can hear everything through the paper-thin walls. I’m about to tell him that in not-so-friendly terms when I realize he isn’t just sexy, he’s also friendly and eager to be of help.
Maybe having a neighbor like him isn’t such a bad idea.
I’m a writer in desperate need of inspiration. Shane so happens to turn into mine. With a deadline approaching fast, his offer to do me a favor turns into two and three. Before I know it, he’s forced his way into my life with the tenacity of a whirlwind.
I can deal with the fact that he’s far too loud and far too sexy. But when my dog likes him more than me, I start to get a little suspicious. Soon it becomes clear Shane Logan has secrets.
Plunged into the suspicions surrounding my neighbor, suddenly the only thing I can be sure of is that Shane is fiercely determined to hide the truth about himself.
Remember when I said the lease should have come with a warning?
Well, mine should also have come with a big, red, flashing signal.
Author’s note – Neighbors and Favors is a full-length romantic comedy with no cliffhanger.
“Well, hello, neighbor.”
I stare at the six-foot-three British guy, taking in his lopsided grin and the cleaning gloves and garbage bags in his hands. He’s wearing a white, snug T-shirt and jeans that hang low on his hips—nothing remarkable, really, but for some reason, he looks like he’s stepped straight out of a fragrance advertisement—you know, the expensive kind.
And for some reason, the realization annoys the heck out of me. No one looks so good in the middle of the night. I know I certainly don’t.
“What do you want?” I squeeze through gritted teeth. My good manners have apparently deserted me.
“Ah, now that’s neighborly friendliness if I ever saw some.” His lips stretch into a stunning smile with perfect, white teeth and two little dimples.
I suck in my breath as another wave of annoyance hits me.
Does he have to have a perfect pair of those?
I mean, why toss him a good thing or two from the genes pool when he can win the whole darn lottery?
I bet his personality sucks.
Apparently, Sammy doesn’t think so because she’s instantly stopped her barking and is now making those tiny wailing sounds that signal elation and are usually reserved for her best friends.
“Like I said, what do you want?” I really want to slam the door in the guy’s face but that goes against everything I stand for. So, I take a deep breath and begin my inner chant.
Patience. Forbearance. I treat my neighbor as I want to be treated.
“Anyone ever told you not to open the door to strangers when they come knocking in the middle of the night?” The guy’s grin widens.
Kate Davis is a real-life coffee lover with her very own Pomeranian who was her biggest inspiration for this book. Yes, Sammy is real and her favorite command is “cheese.” In fact, it might just be the only command she obeys. Kate loves to play matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where her bold heroines have endearing flaws, the men are fierce and protective, the world isn’t always a safe place, and chivalry is alive and thriving! You can visit both Kate and Sammy online at katedavisauthor.blogspot.com or connect with her on Facebook.
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GIVEAWAY (open internationally)
The cover of Neighbors and Favors is very cute. Showing a couple holding hands, in front of a cityscape, with the proverbial leg pop us readers absolutely love (or hate. I 💓 it). Lots of colors and very pleasing to the eye. This cover is very inviting.
This was a very well written story that kept the reader intrigued with a great mix of mystery, family and life drama, and romance. There were parts that made me laugh out loud. My kids would look at me like I was losing my mind, but I couldn’t help it. I breezed through this generally light story, written from the main character, Sam’s point of view. It was a relaxed, slower paced book that I enjoyed. I had a bit of an issue with the heavy christian aspect of the story, but I did not find it too overwhelming.
Our characters were fun, funny and enjoyable. I really liked Sam’s parents and found them just generally humorous characters. I loved the banter and back and forth between Sam and Shane, wondering if they are ever going to really connect. But Sammy was definitely my favorite character. She was such a cute, quirky Pomeranian and every protagonist needs a feisty sidekick. All of the characters had depth and quality and were interesting, while the cast did not feel too overloaded.
Was It Worth Reading?:
Yes, Neighbors and Favors was a great read that was very entertaining. It was well edited, with a satisfying ending that wrapped up in a neat package. I give this book 3 out of 5 crossbows (due to the many references to christianity, which I myself did not enjoy, but someone else will, I am sure) and recommend Neighbors and Favors to readers of christian comedy and romance.