Just Neighbors by Charity Ferrell

 

Title: Just Neighbors

Series: Blue Beech #4

Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

 Release Date: March 26, 2019

Blurb

 

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 review:

Wow.

Despite what it seems from the blurb and cover, this is not a light, fun read full of flirty banter and enemies-to-lovers goodness. Don’t get me wrong, because there is definitely plenty of that, especially in the beginning, but it has SO MUCH MORE. Chloe and Kyle both grew up in their small town; Kyle is the son of the mayor and Chloe is the daughter of a neglectful drug-addicted mother who grew up in a trailer park on the outskirts of town. We know early on that something happened between them in high school that has led to Chloe hating Kyle with everything she has, and hating the attraction she feels toward him.

But like I said, there is so much more. Chloe’s childhood was heartbreaking. Her mother and sister were terrible people, and her sister is still the cause of most of Chloe’s stress. She followed in their mother’s footsteps and is addicted to drugs and alcohol and horrible relationships, and neglecting her two children, teenage Trey and 4 year old Gloria. Their family has secrets, and when they come to light the whole town feels the repercussions. Then when tragedy strikes, the people affected by the secrets are able to help each other heal.

I fully expected this to be a humorous rom-com, but this book made me cry. Really cry, not just tear up a little. The humor is there, but the pure heartbreak just killed me. Thank goodness we did get our happily ever after to make it a little better but this book will be in my head for a very long time.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Charity Ferrell resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew
up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her
hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people
finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.
Author Links

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s