How To Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

After an up-and-coming interior designer moves into her grandmother’s home, she begins clashing with her new neighbor, a wealthy businessman who hopes to acquire her property himself. As they feud, a new kind of bond springs forth in author Sophie Sullivan’s “How to Love Your Neighbor”.


The Synopsis

Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he’s found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door–the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it.

With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.

The Review

This was such a unique and engaging romantic comedy. The chemistry between Noah and Grace is so fun to watch develop and grow over time. The way they butt heads and get under each other’s skin plays so well into that rom-com style narrative, while the way they help each other grow and evolve over time brings the heart and romance that readers are so eagerly looking for. 

The fantastic spin on the rom-com style narrative by featuring an HGTV style story was inspired to say the least. The infusion of humor and wit into the story and the interior designer knowledge that the characters brought to life made the narrative feel unique and special, allowing it to stand out from the crowd of rom-coms that are sure to hit bookstores this year. Yet it was the exploration of each of them dealing with toxic relationships with a parental figure that allowed the protagonists to bond and gave their relationship a depth that readers will instantly connect with.

The Verdict

A memorable, heartfelt, and entertaining read, author Sophie Sullivan’s “How to Love Your Neighbor” is a must-read novel to kick off 2022! The emotional impact of these characters’ stories and their connection to one another is equally matched by the funny commentary each gives to their meetings early on in the narrative, making this such a fun read. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

SOPHIE SULLIVAN is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. Ten Rules For Faking It is her romcom debut novel, but she’s had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as her alter ego, Jody Holford.


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