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Life Next Door
     

Life Next Door

4.3 6
by J.D. Hollyfield
 

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There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that's honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.

Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one

Overview

There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that's honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.

Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself--and her life--back into shape.

However, when a new--and utterly delicious--neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Pricilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated souffle.

Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He's certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

Editorial Reviews

Jenny Brightman
In this book we meet Priscilla Westcott or CeCe as she likes to be called. At first I was not sure if she was moving into a new home or what was happening the opening is a little confusing what we find out as we get just a little farther into the story is that CeCe is a recently divorced woman who fell in love and married

Cece is getting on with life after her husband cheated on her not that shes bothered. A new HOT guy moves next door and things soon hot up. The interaction between Cec
V bLeret
Oh, this was a great, fun read. It had me laughing out loud, numerous times, within the first ten pages. I loved Cece. She's one of those heroines that you wanna go drinking with.

Pricilla (Cece) Westcott is pist off...and she has every right to be! So she deals with it in the only way possible; by being a wine guzzling, egg throwing, sweet-treat baking, woman scorned!!! And she is quite happy doing so...until her new neighbor moves in next door.

Steamy and fun. A great light-h
book_ loverr74
Where to begin?

CeCe is a smart, independent, recently single pastry chef that may or may not be bitter about her husband leaving her for she-devil next door.
Trent is the new tenant in "the house". He is hot and hunky and knows what he wants.

This book worked for me. It read like good ROMCOM. The secondary characters especially Katie and Fran, made me giggle. The witty banter between CeCe and Trent was fantastic. The sex scenes are HAWT!

J.D. Hollyfield has a writ
Tami czenkus
I laughed and i cried while reading Life next door!! Once again this story is fresh and new and it is so amazing that i could get swept away when reading it. The banter between Trent and CeCe is hilarious and heartfelt. CeCe is somewhat bitterly divorced after catching her husband cheating with the neighbor!!! May not sound like a funny tale but it is and i couldn't get enough of these two!!! I hope there is more to come from Mrs. Hollyfield Because it is nice to read a real romance that doesn't

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150355521
Publisher:
Jessica Hollyfield
Publication date:
11/03/2014
Series:
Love Not Included , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
415,338
File size:
180 KB

Meet the Author

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero...

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions to the Love not Included series, along with her charm, humor and HEA's.

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Life Next Door 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author seems to like writing these women who are walking disasters. Where are all the capable, strong, witty, beautiful, fun-loving heroines? No thanks. Immature bumbling women just wont cut it.
nikkiinferno More than 1 year ago
Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield was marvelous! Definitely a five star book. I was laughing from the beginning and it just kept on throughout the book. Of course there were serious parts and they drew me in just as much as the humor. This story was so real and I could definitely connect with CeCe and how she dealt with her situations. Everyone is childish sometimes, some more than other but I thought she was wonderful! Also, the lovely, handsome Trent. I loved him, honestly I loved all the characters J.D. Hollyfield created in this novel.
Georgethegirl More than 1 year ago
was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. What a fun ride! Priscilla has had a tragically amusing life. Her parents were Elvis fans who never grew up, and never really raised their daughter. Falling in love with her high school sweetheart and helping him to follow his dreams, poor Cece never had the chance to follow her own. Thankfully, she's happy working at a local bakery, earning local fame for her sweet concoctions. Her marriage is rather lifeless, and her dreams stifled, but she goes about the day to day. Then, it all falls apart. Her husband has an affair with the bimbo next door, and the next thing Cece knows, she's all alone and maxing out her ex's credit card to start over fresh. Good thing he didn't cancel the wine club membership before he moved out. Cece is hilarious. She's clumsy, awkward, and absolutely vibrantly funny. I felt a kinship to her character in a shared attachment to wine, and a love of throwing tantrums. It's no wonder that when a new, very sexy, neighbor moves in to the bimbo's house, she's more than a little frazzled. Time for a battle of wits, clumsiness, and more wine! Don't let poor Cece's fumbles get you down though, because beneath the awkwardness you find a strong, capable, hard working woman that makes a thoroughly lovable character. She's clever, demands what she deserves, and does what is needed. I love a strong woman, especially when they have weaknesses that bring them down to a human level. This was almost a one sitting book for me. Would have been, if there hadn't been a need to feed and take care of those pesky kids of mine hehe. As it was, I stayed up well after my bedtime (wine glass in hand) so that I could finish this heartwarming and hilarious ride. I can't wait to read more by this author!
WereJumpin More than 1 year ago
Oh geeze.. Have you ever had a book grab you by your heart, made your eyes leak to the point where you could no longer see the words on the page/tablet? This book took me away from my reality, and into a world I could totally picture myself in. Hollyfield has painted a beautiful picture from her words, the drama was all things that could happen in real life, Life Next Door is a MUST read. She never fails to make my day a little brighter. Trent, even though he moves in the house next door he doesn’t realize what connections it has with Priscilla (CeCe). I loved Trent’s character, he is such a man in a lot of ways. He saves CeCe from herself. He is a macho man, who knows what he wants, and how to get it. I loved seeing his character built into something so protective. I think nothing can turn a woman on more than knowing a man will do everything in his power to protect her. Cece -sigh- I know what it is like to be clumsy. When you are short, you have a lot of short girl problems, including walking. I could totally relate to everything she was saying. Her character was about how angry at the world she was in, from an ex-husband running off with the neighbor, to trying to drink her life/emotions away with wine. I still don’t understand the addiction to wine, maybe I need to invest in some good stuff instead of the cheap. -ha!- Anyway, CeCe has a talent with sweets, and well.. her journey beings all the day Trent moves next door. Disclosure: I was gifted this book from the author. I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion. Thank you J.D. Hollyfield!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Wicked funny, sexy, and totally entertaining Favorite Quotes: “If I ever lost my eyesight, at least my drinking habits would survive.  My body is trained to sniff out wine.”   “We tried to be civil with one another, but having your soon-to-be-ex living next door with your trashy neighbor just didn’t allow for friendly banter.” “I am going to spend the rest of our lives loving you like you deserve to be loved.  And till our dying breath, I will still never be able to show you just how deeply that love runs for me.” “Then I’ll show you just how lucky of a girl you are by making you scream my name in languages you didn’t even know you could speak.” My Review: My first time reading Ms. Hollyfield’s work, and I want to stalk her, read every sentence she has ever scribbled, and tell her I loved this book from page one.  She is wicked funny and not afraid to make fun of anybody or anything.  Excellently crafted, entertaining, and keenly insightful about human nature and personal pain.  I chuckled aloud while reading and truly just adored it.  Our main character has a rough go of it for quite some time, and after divorcing her cheater ass of a husband, has become a bit of a shrew.  A funny, wine soaked, talented, bitter, angry, childish, snarky, shrew.  Understandable really, I would be her best friend and help her plot his demise while guzzling vino with her any day of the week.  When she gets a new neighbor and her world is up-ended, the fun really begins.  I will never look at an egg carton the same way.  I have since noticed that this book is part of a series, yet each are self-contained stories – and I LOVE that!  I have added this author to my watch list and have just put every one of her books on my TBR!
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~Received For An Honest Review~ You will enjoy the humor in this book. Humor and romance..just the right mixture to give you a book to not miss out on! You heart will break but yet be lifted back up. No spoilers, you will have to pick up a copy to read for yourself!