Neighbors with Benefits by Marissa Clarke
Series: Anderson Brothers #2
Also in this series: Chance of a Lifetime
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck on June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Love thy sexy jerk of a neighbor…
CEO Michael Anderson might be something of a “control freak.” Still, he’s not quite sure why his therapist thinks dogsitting will fix anything—especially since he and the canine share a kind of mutual loathing. And to make matters worse, a house sitter moves in next door disrupting his peace—and his dates—with the worst possible music at the worst possible time... every time.
Free-spirited artist Mia Argaropolis has settled into the perfect gig—housesitting in NYC’s Upper West Side while working as an art therapist. Too bad she’s stuck living next door to a bossy control freak with a penchant for calling building security when she blasts music to drown out the noises coming through his bedroom wall.
Post-apocalyptic dinner rolls that nearly take her kitchen with them, a douchebag ex, and a Shih Tzu with the personality of Godzilla attack Mia in one day, and her unlikely neighbor comes to the rescue. Like it was her fault.
And now, somehow, they find themselves engaged? Both agree, this neighborly feud just got taken to a whole new level.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This was a quick and lovely “opposites attract” kind of story.
On the one hand we have Michael the uptight, control freak, super hot, CEO playboy who seems slightly OCD about his schedule and the image he portrays to society (with the growth of his company as the apparent motive). His psychologist, in an attempt to thaw his rigidity and general uptightness, saddles him with a puppy as “dog therapy”… you can imagine how well that goes.
On the other hand we have Mia the flighty, scatterbrained (her words), unorganized artist that jumps from home to home as she is a house sitter.
Luck would have it that their paths cross and they annoy the crap out of each other while feeling uncommonly attracted to the other.
Circumstances kind of force them together for a longer period of time so they get to actually know each other. Then comes fun, fun, fun, fuck up, huge fuck up, great groveling and some more fun.
I really enjoyed Neighbors with Benefits, their banter was funny, you get to see how they get to help each other mature/change for the better and they have some pretty steamy scenes.
I’m going to go check for more by Ms. Clarke for when I’m in the mood for some light, romantic fun.
Sparkles’ rating: 3.5+ stars
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