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New Release Review! THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Emma Hart

One accidental pregnancy. One fake husband. What can go wrong?

There’s nothing like starting your Monday morning with a positive pregnancy test.

Trust me, I know. Because I’m looking at one right now.

All I can think is: Oh, hell. My grandmother is going to kill me.

This might just send her to an early grave, so there’s only one option—pretending the father is my new husband.

If only he’d agree to fake it.

Kai Connors was supposed to be nothing more than a one-night stand. A long, dirty, one-night stand fueled by one too many tequila shots, where the only promise was to never speak of it again.

But if my unfairly sexy next-door neighbor gets his way, this fake marriage could turn out to be very, very real…

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Whether you’ve read the prequel novella ( The One Night Stand Next Door ) or not, chances are good you’ll enjoy this short, sweet, and sexy accidental pregnancy, friends-to-lovers, fake relationship story. (Though you do get a brief recap of the prequel events here and don’t *have* to have read it to enjoy this one, do yourself a favor and read it anyway. Emma Hart has a way with rom coms, and you won’t be sorry.)

Ivy and Kai are an adorable couple–he’s been crushing on her for a while, but though she thinks he’s hot, she doesn’t think she’s in a place for a relationship right now. But then their one night stand and its…implications happens, and she kind of has no choice. Though she still tries to fight it, tooth and nail. So Kai does what he has to in that situation, distracting her with free food and sexy times…

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it 😉

Ivy and Kai have a quirky set of friends and family (OMG, Ivy’s grandmother!) who will have you laughing along with their antics, and yay! it looks like (from the blurb at the end) that at least one of them will get their own book in the future. Fingers crossed that they all will…

(Except maybe not Ivy’s grandma? I’m not sure my heart could take it…)

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She first put fingers to keys at the age of eighteen after her husband told her she read too much and should write her own.

Four years later, she’s still figuring out what he meant when he said she ‘read too much.’

She prides herself on writing smart smut that’s filled with dry wit, snappy, sarcastic comebacks, but lots of heart… And sex. Sometimes, she kills people. (Disclaimer: In books. But if you bug her, she’ll use your name for the victims.)

You can find her online at,, or join her reader group at


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