The Woman Next Door by Helena Maeve #ff #review @PridePublishing


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What’s a girl to do when her arch nemesis moves in next door?

After months of endless renovations, Ziva can’t take the racket anymore. Her commissions aren’t going to fulfill themselves and she’s nowhere near ready for her next exhibition. She is, however, more than able to give her new neighbors a piece of her mind—until she discovers that the people moving in next door aren’t new faces at all.

Yvonne Barros couldn’t be less of a stranger. Eight years ago, Ziva might even have said they were friends. That was before Yvonne destroyed her business and nearly drove her to bankruptcy. Almost a decade later and Ziva desperately wants to hate the woman who stole everything from her. Yet with every run-in, Yvonne proves to be a changed person, her sharper edges chiseled smooth, her losses now worn on her sleeve.

Unexpectedly thrust into close quarters by their living arrangements, it’s not long before Ziva and Yvonne rekindle their old connection—and with it the spark of mutual attraction. But Yvonne misled Ziva once before. What’s to say she won’t do it again—especially when she is spotted embracing another woman?

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released as part of the Ladies Only Anthology with Pride Publishing.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I didn’t really enjoy this book as much as I thought that I would.  Throughout the whole thing I was wondering what the deal with Ziva was.  She had been screwed over by Yvonne, yet she kept wanting her.  If someone had taken everything from me, I wouldn’t be worried about if I wanted in her pants.

I do have to give Maeve credit though, the rekindling was done in a way that it made sense for the story.  Just not for the characters for me personally.

Overall – it was an enjoyable read, but not a favorite of mine.

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