“Bad Thoughts. Retreat!”
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 350 Pages
POV: Third Person
American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love with an Australian—and get hitched—in two months. Especially if he’s as hot and funny as her next-door neighbor…
Jace Walters has never wanted much—except a bathroom he didn’t have to share. The last cookie all to himself. And solitude. But when you grow up in a family of seven, you can kiss those things goodbye. He’s finally living alone and working on his syndicated comic strip in privacy. Sure, his American neighbor is distractingly sexy and annoyingly nosy, but she’ll be gone in a few months…
Except now she’s determined to find her perfect match by checking out every eligible male in the town, and her choices are even more distracting. So why does it suddenly feel like he—and his obnoxious tight-knit family, and even these two wayward dogs—could be exactly what she needs?
*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*
Jace is a different kind of leading man than I’m used to. He speaks his mind with lack of a filter, he doesn’t handle change well, and likes to be alone. Then Angie moves into his small rental house (behind his own) and his mother basically guilt trips into having house guests. Poor Jace just doesn’t know how to handle all the change.
Angie’s visa is set to expire and she’d do anything to not have to go back to America. Even when someone puts the crazy idea of marriage into her head she goes for it, but on her own terms. She can’t just marry anyone…she needs love. And she’s hoping to find it quickly, or at least get the man she wants, aka her landlord Jace, to notice her. However, until then he decides to help her with her shenanigans.
He’s been it for her since the moment she met him. Although he has a past that has made him reluctant to ever get involved with anyone else again. I mean who wants a man with that many routines…beside Angie that is.
The Aussie Next Door brings two wounded hearts together. Sometimes just because someone else doesn’t like everything about you, doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
I enjoyed the development of the characters and the storyline. It wrapped me up in the world of Jace and Angie and those crazy dogs. I look forward to what will happen next in Patterson’s Bluff.
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