Title: How to Love Your Neighbor
Author: Sophie Sullivan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: January 18th, 2022
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.
Companion novel to Ten Rules for Faking it, How to Love Your Neighbor is an enemies to lovers romance where Noah wants to buy the house next to his so he can expand his yard and get a feature in a magazine. The problem? The owner doesn’t want to sell. Grace just wants to live in and fix up her grandparent’s (who she never met) house but is financially challenged.Sparks fly as Noah tries to convince Grace, but turns into a feud when his attempts land wrong.
I enjoyed this even more than Ten Rules for Faking It. Grace is the sunshine, self sufficient, hard working woman and Noah is the spoiled, rich guy who is learning how to do things for himself. It is an opposites attract romance but they both teach other other something so it’s not just the woman teaching the man which is such a positive. There are some difficult topics addressed because both Noah and Grace have parent issues. I also loved seeing Chris and Everly again and I do hope Wes gets his book next.
I’ve been on a romance kick and this one definitely was what I was looking for. It was just missing a little something to take it to a 5 star rating, but definitely recommend.
Thank you to St. Martin’s and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review/
Happy reading, folks!