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Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield / @indiesagepromo @jdhollyfield

Title: Life Next Door
Series: Love Not Included, Book 2
Author: J.D. Hollyfield
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Humor, Romance
ARC Received From: IndieSage Promo

There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.

Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape.

However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Priscilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflĂ©.

Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

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This story was a laugh a minute. Between CeCe's smart brain and mouth and her obsession with eggs, there was no shortage of laughs.

Angry and (maybe) a little bitter after her husband took off with their neighbor, CeCe loses herself in baking and wine and shopping with her ex's credit card. There is no new man in her life and she doesn't plan on changing that anytime soon. She doesn't trust easily after what her ex did and who can blame her? Not her new neighbor, right?

Trent was what-you-see-is-what-you-get only because this story is told from CeCe's POV. By all accounts, the man was awesome. It wasn't until CeCe's ex came over that I suspected Trent was hiding something.

I was right.

There are secrets and there are secrets. Secrets are harmless and are less likely to cause a great deal of heartache, headache, or emotional pain. Secrets cause all those things plus some. And... Wow. Trent's secret was a doozy.

A fun and emotional romp complete with wine (lots of it), sex (hot like it's meant to be), eggs (not for eating though), and a woman whose quirkiness would drive any other man except the one next door completely insane.

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer and first-time author. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or playing around with her husband, son and three doxies, she’s relaxing with her nose in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her first novel.

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