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New Release Review! BAD NEIGHBOR by M. O’Keefe

Bad Neighbor
by Molly O’Keefe

Synopsis:

He’s sexy… He’s dangerous… He’s right next door.

I gave up everything to save my sister from a monster, and now I’m lying low in this rundown apartment so I can stay out of danger. Hiding from everyone.
Except for the guy in apartment 1A.
He’s rude. Silent. Muscled, mysterious, and hot as hell. I don’t know if he likes me or hates me, but the more time I spend with him, the less it matters.
I want him.
And for the first time in my life I’m going to go after what I want.

She doesn’t belong in my world.

From the second 1B moves in, I know she’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t belong here, much less with a street fighter like me.
But that doesn’t stop me from craving her. Her softness and sweetness. She’s a drug, and suddenly I’m addicted.
I know someone is going to try and hurt her and I can’t let that happen. But unless I push her away and get her out of my world, that someone could be me…

 

Review:

I really love Molly O’Keefe’s writing, and when she puts on her “M. O’Keefe” hat? She ramps up the intensity.

I. Like.

A lot.

Bad Neighbor does not disappoint. Charlotte, a graphic artist (she’s creating a Where’s Waldo-style Jane Austen book–is it wrong that I really, really, really want this book to exist?) has just moved into an apartment in a pretty dodgy neighborhood because she just gave all of her cash and disposable assets to her twin sister, who’s on the run from her potentially-dangerous ex. Charlotte’s pretty anti-people anyway (again, a heroine after my own heart) so lying low shouldn’t be a major hardship. She just needs to keep her head down, finish her book, and make enough money to move somewhere, well…safer.

Except there’s that neighbor…

Jesse’s got his own toxic past, plus the potential of an equally dangerous future. He needs to stay away from his new neighbor–for her own good, he’s convinced. But she makes it difficult to stay away, and their walls are awfully thin…

I really enjoyed the push and pull between Jesse and Charlotte. They had great chemistry together and the reasons for them not to be together are good, though solved a bit quickly and abruptly in the end (I’d just started to wonder if this was going to be more of a
Everything I Left Unsaid
-type ending when it suddenly came to an end). It did leave me all kinds of anxious for the next book, though (
The Bad Boy’s Secret Baby
) because yeah, I’ve got to see where she’s going to take those two.

Plus, seeing more Charlotte and Jesse could never be a bad thing. And bonus–there’s a teaser at the end for Tiffany and Blake’s (Everything I Left Unsaid series) book, which has been a loooong time coming. 2017 is looking promising!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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