Book Reviews

Book Review: Just Neighbors by Charity Ferrell

Description

Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning.
Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.

Kyle Lane is the town’s hottest cop.
He’s also the man I’ve despised since high school.
Each morning, he stands on his porch with an annoying smirk on his perfect face.
He’s made it his life’s mission to get under my skin.

Until one day, he’s no longer on his porch but on mine.
He claims he wants to redeem himself for ruining my reputation.
My instincts tell me to stay away, but with each morning he shows up, it becomes harder and harder to resist his charm.

I was never supposed to fall in love with my neighbor and once he finds out my secret, we’ll forever be enemies.

My Thoughts

It’s always interesting to see a story of a love-hate relationship. However, what I liked about this book was there were some deep seeded issues under the playful banter. A man who is trying to make up for the wrongs he’s done. A woman with a past that she can’t run from. The dynamics of the relationship between these two starts off playful. When Kyle makes amends for his transgressions, helps Chloe with her family troubles, and breaks down her walls, he’s putting his heart on the line. As the relationship grows, you see the struggle of what is going on in Chloe’s world and the adverse affect it has on Kyle. The hate is pungent when he uncovers a secret she holds.

There was some heaviness in this novel that I wasn’t expecting. So much that it brought me to tears. There was so much life, struggle, and realness. In the end, it’s who you are and what you are willing to put on the line for someone you love.

Thanks to Carly for the recommendation.

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