NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward Release Day Blitz + Sarah's Review!



Neighbor Dearest is LIVE and on limited-time release sale for $3.99 (Changing to $4.99 after release. This will be the ONLY sale.) A sexy STANDALONE friends-to-lovers story that does NOT have to be read in conjunction with any other book.

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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.

Neighbor Dearest is the latest standalone from Penelope Ward. The heroine is a side character from Stepbrother Dearest but you do not need to read it first to enjoy the beauty that is Damien and Chelsea's story. Personally, I always recommend reading Stepbrother Dearest just because it's my favorite book.

Here's what we've got going on:
Angst: I measure angst in mild to Penelope Ward. This is measuring about a 7. Just enough to not make you stabby.
Friends to lovers: Chelsea and Damien are recent friends! There's no long back story.
Heat: Yes. Lots of steam happens from this Angry Artist
Swoon factor: Good lord, the swoon!
POV: We've got all female POV aside from the epilogue.

Chelsea is about six months out of her relationship with Elec. He left her pretty suddenly and she thought he was the one. She seeks weekly therapy sessions until she realizes her neighbor has been listening in for a while now.

"Matters of the heart weren’t always logical or easy to explain."

Damien is the angry artist that shares a wall with Chelsea. He's guarded with his love life and treats his two dogs (the Double D's) like they're his children. He knows he's got feelings for Chelsea but doesn't want to act on them for personal reasons.

"You’re what I need—what I need today.”

There's something I really love about Penelope Ward's writing. It's always fresh and new but also poignant and real. She writes about real-life situations in a way that make you feel like you're living the story. Chelsea and Damien's story is no different. I felt such heartache for Chelsea and how she was dealing with the loss of her previous relationship. I felt for Damien and how he tried to protect Chelsea from falling in love with him. Laughter is on high like always. You just feel all the feelings when you read a Penelope Ward book. Did I mention the epilogue? #ThatEpilogueTho It's Damien's only POV and there's a sweet surprise for us Elec lovers.

“Anything can happen in a year, sometimes horrible stuff, sometimes amazing things. I’m glad this year was the latter for me.”

Thank you Penelope for hitting it out of the park again. Neighbor Dearest is a sweet and funny story that's here to stay.

PENELOPE WARD.jpgPenelope 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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