Thursday, November 13, 2014

Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield Blog Tour

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 soufflĂ©.

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.

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Before we go any further, I would like to introduce a few things about me. There are some things in life that I hold dear and close to my heart. I’m talkin’ things that run deep in my soul. Those mantras I repeat on a daily basis. These are the things that make the world right, so don’t mess with them. First on that list is sugar. I am a professional pastry chef and sugar is my world. My domain. It is what I’ve always known and if you want the truth, I am damn good at what I do. If you stopped and took a good look around my kitchen, I’m pretty sure you’d figure it out. My kitchen gives Martha Stewart a woman-boner.

Somewhere on that list used to be honesty. Up until about three months ago, honesty was a huge factor. You couldn’t be trusted if you couldn’t be honest. And Elvis said it best when he said, “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” Therefore, that one is currently shattered and in the hot-mess pile. I’m in the process of scraping honesty off my list with a pitchfork, and gasoline. Possibly artillery.

Blah, moving on.

Number two on that list is wine, so whoever is at that door is going to die. It’s settled. I have had a decent life, but the remainder of it is going to be spent behind bars. I’ve been dealt some shitty cards lately, but to mess with my vino is crossing the line.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

At the start of this book, I wasn't really sure, as the writing style is chatty, and slightly chaotic. This clearly fitted the character, and the scenario, but I found it a little annoying. However, I have learned that it is always worth reading on, and seeing if either I get used to the style, or it settles down. I am never really sure which happens, but I am very glad that I kept to my rule, because this was a lovely story and thoroughly enjoyable.

There was a decent plot, some funny scenes and some sad ones. Jake was a big hit for me, and a great addition to the cast. The chemistry between Trent and CeCe is strong, to say the least – and her 'enthusiasm' is fun to read. The story rounded off nicely and overall was a good read.

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J.D Hollyfield currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, son and three doxies. As a Creative Designer by day, she enjoys spending her spare time with her nose in a good book. This obsession inspired her to test out her own creative ability. With her love for romance books and a head full of book boyfriends, this encouraged her to bring her own story to life and create her first novel.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Life Next Door (Love Not Included #2) by J.D. Hollyfield to read and review for this tour.

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