THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR
Liquid Silver Books
Rating: 4 Cups
Tess McCoy is on administrative leave from the police department after her childhood friend and partner is killed in the line of duty. She is shocked to learn he has left her enough money to fix up a run down house, which leads to questioning looks from her peers. Naked and locked out of her house is not how she wants to meet the new neighbor, but it has worked out for her so far.
Jack Blake is a PI taking a holiday when he sees his pretty new neighbor naked outside her house. Being helpful, he brings her a cover. As they get to know each other, they start to enjoy each other’s company more and more.
After a weird attack on Tess occurs in her garage, Jack is suspicious. When Tess is almost kidnapped and her late partner’s widow is killed, Jack knows he is going to stay closer to protect her, even though Tess tries to dissuade him. Hopefully, they will stop the killers before one of them is hurt.
The Stranger Next Door is really good, with more suspense than romance. While Tess and Jack have a connection, the “who-done-it” is the more compelling part of the book. Money, betrayal, the mafia, there are plenty of bad-guys to choose from. This will keep readers turning the pages for the next clue. The action scenes are exciting, and some are downright frightening. I enjoy how the dialogue changes as their relationship grow. There is a great deal of sexual tension throughout the book, which makes for excellent reading. The ending is good and brings the whole story together.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More