Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review ~ "The Guy Next Door" by Kate Palmer

The Guy Next DoorThe Guy Next Door by Kate Palmer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received electronic copy for review
Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Book description:  On the surface, Eva Black’s life seems practically perfect. The small-town kindergarten teacher is set to wed ambitious lawyer Sean Langley, and their plans for a dream wedding are well underway. Eva accepts that she will soon live life in the spotlight as a member of the prestigious Langley family, but can she overlook her fiancé’s tendency to dominate the details of her life and push the limits of her standards?

Mere weeks before the wedding, Eva is thrown into a traumatic, life-changing event that changes her view of family commitment and creates a sharp contrast between her ideals and Sean’s. With her engagement to Sean in jeopardy, Eva finds herself relying on the support and encouragement of Peter, her kind and attentive next-door neighbor. Faced with a choice between her penitent fiancé and the increasingly mysterious Peter, Eva is unprepared for the consequences—and peril—that come with her decision

My thoughts:  Eva has figured out her life. She is engaged to Sean. He is wealthy and has his path set to be successful. He is very domineering and a control freak. Somehow Eva looks past all that and looks forward to the security he can provide.

Her view of life changes drastically when tragedy strikes. She is left bewildered and with new responsibility. She begins to see life in a different light and her plans change.

The guy next door is supportive and she feels free to be herself. Peter offers her peace.  I really like her character when she is with him.  She is more confident in her abilities.

This book is more than a love triangle. There is an element of suspense that is pretty intense.

This book is written to an LDS audience. It should appeal to anyone who likes this genre.

I finished the book a day after the blog tour.  I finished it in the Emergency Room last night while my husband was taken back in from complications from his appendectomy.  He is fine, just and infection that we're treating with antibiotics. All is well, and hopefully back on track soon.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting! Especially with your husband in the ER. Glad that he is doing better.


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