love next door by helena hunting
When Dillion Stitch left her hometown, she had no intention of going back. But when her brother gets into trouble, Dillion reluctantly agrees to return home to take her place at the family business.
Being back in Pearl Lake after all these years feels familiar, but also brings a few surprises. She’s quick to notice that someone new has shown up at the cottage next door. Dillion gets more than an eyeful when she goes to check out the newcomer and meets Donovan “Van” Firestone—her beloved neighbor’s grandson—in all his unclothed glory.
Having gotten off to a rocky start, it’s not long before they begin bickering with each other all over town. All that back and forth inevitably sparks an undeniable attraction. But Dillion’s family has issues, Van’s family resents him, and neither Dillion nor Van feels truly at ease in the small town. For these Pearl Lake exiles, home isn’t just where the heart is—it’s where things get complicated.
Montlake is owning my heart with these super fun read and listen with KU books from my favorite authors! I grabbed this mainly for that reason and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s light, engaging, and sweet. The romance and wooing isn’t over the top, but it worked for these two characters.
What I particularly enjoyed…
It’s heavy at times, but not in an overbearing cry your eyes out type of way.
Dillon and Van mixed about as well as oil and water when they first meet again. She gave him the business and I loved every moment of it.
Van’s sister is Hilarious. I really want her to get a book soon. I laughed so hard at some of her antics.
The town sounds lovely and felt like a character in the book. It’s a place I wouldn’t mind visiting. Small town romance is slowly inching its way up my most loved subgenre and this one hit the spot.
If you’re a fan small town, slowburn romance, you’ll enjoy this book.