Shay Matthews moved to Boston for a fresh start… new apartment, new job, new routine. After too many years being coddled by her overbearing older brothers, Shay’s ready for some freedom and maybe a nice, easygoing guy. She wasn’t expecting to literally run into the scowling, brooding, (and unfairly smoking hot) guy next door.
Fresh off a haunting undercover assignment, detective Wyatt Daniels is jaded about life, relationships, and especially happily-ever-after. But there’s something about the independent and beautiful Shay that makes him want to dig deeper. Or stay away, which is definitely the smarter option of the two.
But the more Shay tries to convince herself that her sweet building manager, Brady, is the guy for her, the more Mr. Completely Wrong-For-Her Wyatt invades her mind and her heart.
About the Author
Jody Holford is a multi-published author who has a soft spot for happily ever after. So much so, she tattoed the words on her arm. She’s a mom and a wife, a friend, sister, daughter, teacher, and book-lover. Her stories have a little bit of heat and a lot of heart. And maybe, some swoon-worthy moments that will make you smile.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: The Bad Boy Next Door
Series: Kendrick Place #2
Author: Jody Holford
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Source: IndieSage PR
I really enjoyed this one! Definitely one of the favored reads I’ve come across this year. It’s a simple contemporary romance filled with subtle suspense that makes you hold your breath for their relationship’s future and the darker things going on in the building. I loved that Holford somehow put romance and a thriller together without one overshadowing the other. Like, damn. If I wasn’t smiling over Wyatt’s flusters with his new neighbor, I was constantly worrying my lip over every scene that had Shay alone and with less than welcomed locations. Like the creepy storage room. -_-
The writing style was great, nice and flowing with the different POVs of the main characters. And speaking of characters! I am in love with Gabby’s friendliness. She was so adorable, like I can’t even. It’s a wonder Wyatt wasn’t smiling more, she was so infectious. But back to Shay and Wyatt lol. They were just cute. I loved how understanding she was and how, despite her stubbornness to do everything herself, she somehow managed to have him in her life. I did like that she was so independent and stuck with it, was at least consistent with that. There was maybe one small thing that made me turn my head to the side in a confused manner, but otherwise, everything else was well satisfying. If you like your romances with thrillers and hot detectives and cuter event planners, totally check it out.
Not a dry page on this end!
(I didn’t mean for it to sound as creepy as it does)