Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Neighbors by L.S. Murphy

Title: Neighbors
Author: L.S. Murphy
Source: Entangled Flirt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rena Woods has a great life. She recently landed the contract to decorate the home of basketball wife, Cecilia Hood, her business is growing, and this contract could make her the elite decorator in St. Louis. Rena’s sacrificed her personal life for her company without a single regret. When Staff Sergeant C.J. Riker moves in across the hall, Rena can’t stand to be around him. He may be on the volcanic side of hot, but his attitude sucks. Riker does whatever he can to get under Rena’s skin.

After a massive blow to her business sends Rena on a self-destructive binge, Riker is there to save her from doing something she might regret. Could there be more to Riker than meets the eye? And will he open up enough to Rena to tell her how he lost his leg or shut out love forever?

Neighbors was a great story about two people that really needed each other.  Rena has lost herself in running her own business and Riker has just returned from the war with a severe injury that is healing.  His wounds aren't all physical and it takes a lot to bring the two of the together.

L.S. Murphy manages to pack quite a bit in the little novella, but I had a bit of a hard time relating to the characters.  I did enjoy the storyline and there were a couple scenes that really packed an emotional punch, it was fantastic.

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