Review: Right Next Door by Delilah Peters - .Red Wine & Books

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Review: Right Next Door by Delilah Peters


Print Length: 88 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (June 10, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: Everything she was waiting for moved in right next door… 

A single mom by day and ER nurse by night, Emma kissed her wild past goodbye to focus on raising her two young daughters. Nobody with kids has the time to be chasing orgasms. Juggling work and laundry is tricky, but she’s keeping it together—mostly. 

Single dad Will Taylor hauled his collection of concert T-shirts and carpentry tools to New Bedford expecting to build a new life with his young son. A fresh start with great schools, good friends…and the hottest mom he’s ever seen, living a scant ten yards from his front door. 

From the very first time they touch, Emma and Will’s connection is electric. Soon stolen kisses and dirty texting aren’t enough—they need adults-only alone time. And lots of it. 

This book is approximately 22,000 words. 


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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This book comes with its own disclaimer "The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled micro romances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after."


Because of that disclaimer, I went into this story expecting a quick read (which I got), that still managed to have complex characters and an interesting story-line. And while I will one hundred percent say that these characters were likable, I don't feel that they were particularly interesting. We get the run down on what happened to Emma's marriage and can form our own opinons on why it ended, but we don't get the same story as to why Will's marriage ended. All we know is that he's friendly enough with his ex (to the point he kissed her on the mouth in front of Emma before they were involved). I mean if you're going to give us that, I would like to know why. 

But regardless, just looking at the relationship between Will and Emma. I wasn't buying it. I understand that as a novella the time line is on hyper drive. I even like that. I like knowing that a week has passed since the last time they spoke. I liked that the author showed that progression of time so we knew just how long these two had known each other. However, even with that this seemed not only rushed, but to come out of the blue. We see Emma as this dedicated single mother (and I am in NO WAY saying single mom's can't be sexy and enjoy sex), however he brings pizza over, hangs out with your kids and you want to.... blow him in your yard? Ummm okay? With your kids inside? 

I also didn't care for the way she gives her body to him, and yet the first time things become difficult she  runs and avoids him. Not the kind of behavior I would expect from an adult, but whatever. 

Overall, I do really like the concept of these stories - Quick romances the end in a happily-ever-after, and I do believe others will as well. I would read more from this author.

DISCLAIMERI received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                                 Right Next Door  is available from Amazon.com


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