Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Romance Thursday": Life Next Door (Love Not Included series Book2) by J.D. Hollyfield

Genre: Contemporary and Romantic Comedy. 317 pages.
Price: $ 2.99 ebook, $10.85 paperback (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. November 3, 2015.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating:  📔📔📔📔 📖
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:📔📔📔 📖

My Thoughts: Bit of A Rough Start But Decent RomCom In The End

      Normally the RomComs I read are set in similar situations, i.e. bunch of girlfriends finding their way in life, girl likes boy but all just doesn't connect for bit in a haha way, BFFs try to help get someone married, engaged, matched, etc. However, the difference with all those books in comparison to this one was two things: 1. The main characters age, and 2. The sex. Other than those 2 points, this book was a RomCom, but it definitely started out emotionally low for me. It wasn't until mid book that finally I connected with main character and I really got into the story.
       Pastry Chef Pricilla Westcott has but one passion in life baking and with that passion she only has one love Wine, and coffee a close second to wine. Baking is what brings her joy in life which is full of anger and bitter feelings after being cheated on by her Ex-husband who left her after he fell in love with the next door neighbor, aka the she-devil. Pricilla has her life now set in bake, drink, bake, drink, wallow and then throw eggs at she-devil's empty house. It's not until one day during her normal routine that she finds next door rented out to a too hot for himself, Trent Walker. The man is too hot for Pricilla to take and their chemistry far to explosive for them both. But Pricilla doesn't want the affair it's too reminiscent of her exes past. So will Pricilla give into powerful Trent and their chemistry or will she hide away and stay made at the cards life dealt her, baking and drinking her life away?
        Overall, I grew to enjoy the book. At first I was not into the beginning having Pricilla being so bitter and rather a downer, sure she was funny, but a downer and a heavy drinker. Then Trent and Pricilla get together super fast and I'm like "Well umm . . okay? Bit fast." Like I said it took me till the middle of the book to really like it. Probably because I finally understood a bit more of Pricilla and got past all the sex, so it was more about the relationship of the characters instead of their lustful attraction. In the end I was rooting for a happily ever after for Pricilla, because she deserved a good ending. Of course she also needed to work on a few things, but I wanted her to have good come in her life. In the end the book was an R rated RomCom, kinda like Bridesmaid, but just Kristen Wiig's character. Oh and on a side note I will always wonder how Pricilla never got fat, I know it says she works out, but geesh even her customers probably got fat from the pastries she sells out. Guess that's why it's fiction. Either way, so if you want a story with laughs (and don't mind some sex scenes) about how a 31 yr old divorcee who finds joy in baking, drinking wine, and egging the neighbors house for revenge finds love with a sexy man who literally just charges right into her life and sweeps her off her feet, this book would be a good choice to try.

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