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Monday, 15 August 2016

Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward BOOK TOUR & BLOG REVIEW




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Neighbor Dearest is LIVE and on limited-time release sale for $3.99 (Changing to $4.99 after release. This will be the ONLY sale.) A sexy STANDALONE friends-to-lovers story that does NOT have to be read in conjunction with any other book.

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Blurb
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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Excerpt
Copyright © 2016 by
Penelope Ward
Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Confused…”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.


About the Author:
Penelope Ward
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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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Additional Books by Penelope Ward

RoomHate:

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)


Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Sins of Sevin:

Stepbrother Dearest:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):


My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

Gemini:


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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

Just wow. It's almost 12 hours after I finished this book and everything about it is still circling in my head. From the characters, to the plot, to the actual writing it was faultless.

As the title might suggest, Damien and Chelsea are neighbors in an apartment block that Chelsea has moved to following a heartbreaking split from MY other boyfriend, Elec (Stepbrother Dearest). There's clearly a mutual attraction between the two but while Damien acknowledges it, he refuses to step past friendship with Chelsea.

To begin with, Damien is just such an a-hole, but a hilarious one. He is smart of mouth and supersonic of hearing and absolutely had me entertained even when I was questioning his choices. Chelsea is still hurting from her last breakup and has her trust issues. Damien helps her deal with those in his own unique way. The relationship between Chelsea and Damien starts off rocky and then develops into something quite enviable and the love between them is tangible.

I actually went through an emotional rollercoaster with Damien and Chelsea. It was like an enemies to best friends to lovers story and I was so amused and entertained for the first part of this book that I was actually laughing out loud. But then shit got real, and I was at the other end of the spectrum and fighting back tears. Just perfect. I didn't think I could favor another Ward book as much as Stepbrother Dearest, but this is damn close to it!

You absolutely don't need to read Stepbrother Dearest in order to fully enjoy Neighbor Dearest as both are complete standalones but I do think it'll enhance your reading if you do so. I'm really hoping Ward considers writing a story for Ty because I just loved him too!

*arc received in exchange for honest review.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.


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