The Stranger Next Door

I have to say that given the amount of sexual tension in this book, the fact that there was very little actual sex in the book, felt like a big tease. The characters spend most of their alone time together necking like teenagers and the sex is neither explicit nor a major focus of the story, which I personally thought was a great pity.

I enjoyed the humorous first meeting of the main characters. I think the author realistically handled how losing her partner, made Tess question her future and her career. I did feel that a trained police officer should have been more capable of taking care of herself, and I understand that the author might find it difficult to balance Tess’s independence, with the need for Jack to be more than a love interest but also a protector.

The suspenseful elements were well handled and developed, and I certainly enjoyed this novel.

Book Blurb for The Stranger Next Door

The last thing Officer Tess McCoy expects is to meet her sexy new neighbor wearing nothing but her birthday suit, but since her partner’s death six weeks before, nothing seems to go the way she plans.

Despite his incredible good looks, Tess needs to keep her distance from the sexy stranger. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, and the man living across the street looks like he could be a very big, very sexy complication.

But her life takes a startling turn when Jack rescues her from would-be kidnappers in the dead of night. Now, she needs Jack’s help to stay safe and find out who wants her, and why.

Sparks fly high as things between them heat up, and Tess can only wonder if she’ll escape the ones attempting to kill her, only to fall victim to Jack’s killer charm.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 3.50