The Girl Next Door by Emma Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Light romantic comedy!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍
Character development: 🤭😮
The heroine: Ivy Stuart – after discovering she is pregnant from a one-night stand with her neighbor in the apartment across the hall, she worries about how to tell her parents and grandmother. She gets so nervous she tells them that her and Kai are in a relationship and are engaged.
The Hero: Kai Conner – a college graduate who now works as a builder, he has had a huge crush on his neighbor Ivy for a while when he finds out she is pregnant with his baby. He plans to stand by Ivy for the duration.
The Story: Kai and Ivy weren’t your standard one-night stand since they live in apartments across the hall from each other and are friends. They navigate their way through their new situation with a lot of humor and snark about their fake engagement and future fake marriage.
I noticed before starting this audiobook that there was a 41 page prequel which was about the one-night stand between Ivy and Kai and was very disappointed that that was also a separate audiobook and not included in this one. It was $24.95 and only 1 hour, so not really worth the price, but I probably should have bought the kindle edition and read it first. This one was a shorter audiobook at less than 5 hours so I think that should have been included, but it wasn’t so fair warning for those who like the entire story.
This one was told in dual points of view and narrated by Kale Williams and Avery Reid and they did a great job. Though Avery Reids voice is not one of my favorites, she certainly can do sarcastic humor well which worked for this character. I was in the mood for a light romance like this so I did enjoy it.
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