R E V I E W ➠ Love Next Door by Helena Hunting

(Lakeside #1)


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.

RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2021

Not my first time reading the author. I have had this book in my TBR since it came out last year and finally I just wanted to dive into it and boy was it a surprise. A good one. I totally got sucked into the story from page one and I fell in love with both H&H!

Both H&H share a history from when they were young teens. There at the same time but never really talked, or reached out, it was more of a from afar. You find out exactly why and what and it will melt your heart! The heroine comes back to her home town after her brother gets a DUI and she is there to help the family business. The hero comes back to the same hometown but for other reasons, he has a great life in the city (Chicago) but his beloved grandmother who passed recently, left him her land and cottage. Their official meet doesn’t go as planned and the heroine ends up walking in on the hero…who happens to be naked fresh out of the shower. Their enemy-to style is captivating and their banter turns into chemistry. The hero loves to rile the heroine up and she just really can’t stand him. Until she finds herself around her ex and the hero comes in to rescue. They may not have a conventional relationship but it blooms into something more, something with a heart, passion and deep down love. There is just something about the hero his actions, his words and he is beyond SWOONY! The heroine stands her own but she is the sweetest and has the most kindest heart! I just simply loved everything about this story and all the characters! This is a slow-burn but worth the wait because the sizzle that comes with this turns up the heat! Lovable characters, interesting and captivating story and an adventure!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Lakeside #1)
Recommended: ☑
HIGHLY Recommended ☑

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