Monday, March 27, 2023

The Neighbor Renovation by Grace Worthington: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

My perfect summer just got ruined by a brunette in a tool belt.

This was my summer to get away from it all. Live like a hermit. Fix up my family’s vacation home.

Until Ella arrived.

My infuriating neighbor has returned for beach season.

Ever since our families bought summer homes next to each other, that was the beginning of our neighbor war.

Now I have to see her every. single. day.

When I let it slip that I’m making a few home improvements, she jumps at the chance to help. She’s an interior designer who needs work. I’m a man who loathes shopping. Any mention of the words color palette makes me want to break out in hives.

We’re the dynamic duo for this fixer upper.

There’s only one problem: the more time we spend together, the more attracted I am to her. Now our on-the-job flirting is veering into dangerous territory.

Because if there’s one thing I know, Ella and I are not meant to be together.

I’m emotionally unavailable. She’s sworn off relationships. And our families hate each other.

I know my future is at stake. But I can’t seem to tear myself away from this project…or her.

So I tell myself:

I most definitely will not fall for my neighbor.

But you know what they say about promises you can’t keep? Don’t make them.

Like most home projects, I’m learning that nothing ever goes according to plan.

Especially when it comes to love.

Grace Worthington eats, breathes, and geeks out over sweet romcoms. So it’s no surprise that she believes that laughter and love are a cure-all for pretty much everything in life. After a short stint working in musical theatre (where she was often cast in comedic roles), she instills her books with witty banter, lovable characters, and a story that moves your heart and soul. Her inspiration includes quaint towns by the beach, romantic comedy movies from the '80s & '90s, and the crazy shenanigans of her family. Snag a free sweet romcom at

What is it about a home renovation that makes such a fantastic backdrop for romance!? Whatever it is, The Neighbor Renovation is such a fantastic example to show that it works... and it works well. In this sweet RomCom we get not just a home renovation, but a long-standing family feud, opposites attracting, grumpy sunshine, a second-chance romance... you know all the good stuff! All blended wonderfully in this story that I absolutely adored. 

From the start, I found myself invested in these characters. They were well-written and imperfect, but I enjoyed watching them grow in their ways throughout the story. They balanced each other out nicely and I enjoyed seeing them learn from one another. There were definitely some twists and turns that I did not see coming, making the story all that much more enjoyable.

Overall, I thought this was a fantastic story and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series! 


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