Review – Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward 

Man oh man! Where on earth do I start? If you could see my now then you’d honestly see a crazy loon of a bookworm sitting with the biggest smile on her face, with a heart that is POUNDING, skin COVERED in goosebumps, tingling from SO MANY EMOTIONS and I’m HOT, like burning up from the pure epicness that is Neighbor Dearest. 

Captivating. Neighbor Dearest is captivating. From the prologue I was dragged into this story, and held hostage by words that held so much emotion I couldn’t escape, I didn’t want to escape. 

I feel I have to admit now, before I go any further that my nerves were shot going into this, I mean Elec WAS my top Penelope guy and I was nervous as to what may happen, but at 33% when those butterflies began flapping deep in my stomach I was no longer nervous. I was hyper, floating on an extreme buzz that built and built and built with each page read. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times my whole body EXPLODED with different feels while reading. Neighbor Dearest gave me an emotional high that I’ll never forget. 

Led from Chelsea’s POV, Neighbor Dearest is a read that I’m ADDICTED too. In four hours I have fallen head over heels in love with EVERYTHING about this book. From the pure intensity of the connection between Chelsea and Damien to the soul searing love that BURNED every fibre of me.

Not only did the story burn me, but so did Damien. This man is EVERYTHING. There is SO MUCH to him, from his deep, moody intensity, to his delicious dirty words to the swoony, romantic man that destroys the heart in the BEST POSSIBLE WAY, is just perfection. So much so that I sit here now asking “Elec who?!?” Yep that’s right you heard me. Prepare to wave goodbye to Elec because Damien Hennessey is going to BLOW YOUR MIND while ROCKING YOUR WORLD leaving you in a sticky gooey mess of pure sated bliss. 

If there is one thing I have to say about Neighbor Dearest it’s that it’s a sublime story. From start to finish there isn’t any time where I wanted to put this book down, where I wanted to stop and the further I got in the more overpowering the feeling got. I can’t honestly say I devoured this book because this book devoured ME! 

Penelope Ward is an artist, how she builds up her words is astounding. The words flow into breathtaking sentences that make up chapter after chapter of beautiful perfection. I feel as though I want to hang up EVERY SINGLE page from this book and marvel at them forever. Penelope OWNED it with this book. OWNED me with this book. 

From the very first sparks  to the rip roaring flame and burning heat that emits from this book and it’s characters, Neighbor Dearest is Penelope’s best book yet. It’s a firestarter that takes over everything. And in no way would I ever change a thing about this story.

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book. 

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters. 

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec. Damien was a hotter version of my ex. The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking. He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities. We got to talking. He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more. Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie. I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good. 

Author’s note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 





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