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Book Tour+Review: Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward



Blurb:

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. 

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. 

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking. 

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. 

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more. 

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. 

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good. 

Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


This book was AMAZING!!! Penelope Ward has done it again!! All her books just keep getting better and better. When I was selected to review an arc it was like hitting the lotto!!!

The story focused on Chelsea, who we met in Stepbrother Dearest.  I'm happy Ward wrote about her because I did wonder what ever happened with her. A lot of times we read books about the gf or bf getting dumped and we never see how they make out. Chelsea is trying to move on after being dumped by Elec.  At her new place she has an annoying neighbor Damien. At first they don't get along but eventually they hit it off. Damien tells her they can only be friends. Throughout these moments you could feel the sexual tension and connection with these two! I loved,loved, loved the character build up and connection. This is very important in a book for me and if it's not done right I have a hard time with the book. 

We had several laugh out loud moments in this book. I was only on Chapter 3 and couldn't stop laughing.  We had some sexy moments and my personal favorite angst filled moments. This book made me cry (happy tears) and had me all in my feels. I really don't want to give anything away but when you read you will understand the tears. 

Penelope Ward writes the types of books that just suck you in and never let you go. She has definitely become one of my favorite authors and I always look forward to reading her books. If you are looking for a well written book that will leave you reeling and give you all the feels, Neighbor Dearest is the book for you. 

5 Book Corner Stars

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Excerpt:
Copyright © 2016 by
Penelope Ward
Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Confused…”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.


About the Author:
Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 

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Additional Books by Penelope Ward

RoomHate:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT 
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Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL
kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW 

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ   
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57  
B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV  
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit 


Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo:  http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO



Sins of Sevin:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3 
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Nook: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE  
kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D



Stepbrother Dearest:
Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg  
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kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs 

Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M 


My Skylar
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F 
Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi 
iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB 

Jake Understood (Jake #2):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk 

Gemini:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu 


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