Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Love Triangle, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Romance
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My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . .
Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.
Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.
Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.
One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love...a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?
Ah neighbors who fall in love, the benefit of proximity really does help speed things along, or at the very least ratchet up the sexual tension. Although this book has a side of ex-boyfriend coming at ya, which always makes things interesting.
So when the book starts Addison is so not having a good day. After her ex left her five years ago (shortly after proposing) and then never talked to her again, he reappears in her life, she’s excited and sleeps with him, only to find out that he has a wife. This so does not go over well with Addison, as you can imagine. The only good thing that happens to her after finding out that she slept with her married ex, Matt, is that her new neighbor is like the hottest man alive. Seriously the way the author talks about Damien’s abs makes me want to move in next door so I can stare over my morning coffee (and I don’t drink coffee).
In a lot of ways Addison is inexperienced, she has really only had one boyfriend, and even though he left her five years prior, she really hasn’t made any kind of effort to get back out there in the dating game. I liked that she is a really smart woman, she’s a divorce attorney. But she is also a really kind person, and she has a good sense of humor, I assume she got it from her dad along with his really inappropriate collection of coffee mugs.
Damien I really liked, and not just because he has some awesome abs. Damien hasn’t had the easiest life, and his chosen career path didn’t work out for him thanks to a drunk driver. But the great thing about him is that he is has been able to pick himself up and make his life into something. I loved that he is a such a good guy, and that he is there for Emily (read the book to figure out who Emily is). He’s also not a playboy, at all, his dad is well, a player and a jerk, and he wants to be nothing like him; so as an end result he is just a really respectful guy and I really liked that about him. I mean he could have easily just jumped into something with Addison that she really wasn’t ready for, but instead he gave her time and held off.
I loved the build up of sexual tension in this book, and then when the two of them get together it’s seriously hot and steamy. I also liked the kind of back and forth between the two of them while they figured out their respective lives. All in all I would easily recommend this book.