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ARC Review – The Bad Boy Next Door by Jody Holford

ARC Review – The Bad Boy Next Door by Jody HolfordThe Bad Boy Next Door by Jody Holford
Published by Entangled Publishing on March 20th 2017
Pages: 250
Source: Publisher

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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.

Shay has just moved in looking for a fresh start independent of her family. Being the baby of the family she wants a chance to stand on her own. She meets the new people in her building but is taken with moody Wyatt. Wyatt is a detective coming off of an undercover assignment. He’s jaded with life with the things he had to see and do on his assignment. His walls are high but Shay is taking them down much to his surprise.

In an Oyster Shell – A romance that will make you giddy and excited to keep going through the book.

The Pearls – This was a great fairly light-hearted romance. The romance was quick but not totally instantaneous. The friction between the characters was palpable off of the pages. It was exciting. They both were pretty stubborn but fell into romance easily when they stopped fighting their fears.

This book is part of a series but reads great as a standalone. I am interested in keeping up with this series because the characters were so easy to love. It’s a great concept to have romances budding in the same apartment complex. I can’t wait to see what the next one is. I have my guesses.

The characters were easy to follow easy to want to root for. Shay was fiercely independent. Being the baby of the family she felt like she needed to be more independent. Wyatt was moody but had a great moral backbone. The supporting characters played a significant role in the story which is the reason I want to continue on with this series.

This story had a great sub-plot of a mystery. There is some suspicious activities happening around the building. Wyatt being the detective wouldn’t stop until the mystery was solved. It was a small part of the story but it gave great depth to the story.

The romance insinuated intimate scenes but it was behind closed doors mostly so I really appreciated that it was a fairly clean novel.

The Sand – There were some scene changes that didn’t flow as nicely as they could have.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Jody Holford

a wife* a mom* a reader and a writer* a friend* a daughter* a teacher* a sister* a blogger and follower* a worrier and word twister* a gemini*

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