ARC Review: How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

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ARC Review: How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan
How to Love Your Neighbor
Book Info

Released: January 18 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352

“, How To Love Your Neighbor is a very riveting, immersive, and entertaining novel.”

~ Under the Covers

How To Love Your Neighbor is the perfect read for fans of romcoms who love the enemies-to-lovers trope and the cheerful-positive-girl vs grumpy-entitled-boy characterization.

Grace Travis and Noah Jansen couldn’t be more different. Noah comes from a wealthy New York family and he’s just moved to the West Coast to prove to his father and to the world that he can make it on his own without using the family name. Noah is used to get always what he wants and right now he wants the neighbor’s house to build a pool. On the other hand, Grace was raised in a trailer by her now estranged mother. She works two jobs and she is about to get her degree in interior design and, possibly, her dream job. She’s also inherited a house from the grandparents she’s never met, a house that she can call her own and fix up as she wishes. Everything would be perfect except for the arrogant neighbor who doesn’t seem to understand that she has no intention to sell it. However, when a journalist wants to do an article about the renovations in Noah’s house and wants Grace as the designer, the two of them have no choice but to work and spend time together and their chemistry becomes undeniable.

How To Love Your Neighbor has everything that I love in romcom novels: witty dialogues; strong chemistry between two unwilling love interests; likable and authentic characters. And the author created some incredible characters. I loved Noah and Grace and their easy and sparkling relationship. Thanks to the dual point of view, we get to know these two characters very well. Yes, they are different and the only thing they have in common is probably a complicated relationship with their parents. Despite her difficult upbringing, Grace is sunny and positive, while Noah is a bit moody and surly. And yet, right from the beginning, they are good together and their chemistry and their witty exchanges kept me glued to the pages. I also enjoyed the cast of characters that surround them and create some of the funniest scenes in the novel: Morty, Grace’s grumpy former roommate and friend; Rosie, her cheerful best friend; Josh, Noah’s funny and smart assistant.

Only after I finished reading it, I discovered that How To Love Your Neighbor is the sequel to the author’s debut novel, Ten Rules For Faking It, as it features some of the same characters, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone (as I did), although I am now very curious to read it.

All in all, the plot is nothing new in the romcom genre and you know how it’s going to end, but thanks to the author’s addictive and easy writing and a cast of engaging and humorous characters, How To Love Your Neighbor is a very riveting, immersive, and entertaining novel.

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  1. Great review… Have to confess, the cartoon cover would have caused me to pass this by because it’s a new to me author….thank you!

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