AnnAlysis: Naughty Neighbor

Naughty Neighbor

It took me two weeks to read Draculaย  and it’s taken me a day and a half to read this. When I finished it, my fiance looked at me and said, “Already? You just started.” What can I say, it was a cute, easy read and I love me some Janet Evanovich. That’s probably obvious since half the books I’ve reviewed have been by her.

Naughty Neighborย is before the Stephanie Plum era, but I see a lot of similarities. The lead female is always witty, the lead male(s) is always dreamy and the family is always a riot, especially the grandma. Definitely rang true in this book as well. I almost forgot to mention the great use of animals. Yes, there is a pig on the cover of this book for a reason ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also like that I can relate to many of Evanovich’s stories. In this one, a former journalist (Pete) is trying to break a crazy story about a politician. Right down my alley.

It starts with Pete and his neighbor Louisa. They know everything about each other before meeting because the walls are thin. They hate each other in the beginning, but in the end … yeah right. You know I don’t like spoilers.

I will leave you with a couple of parts of the book that I loved though.

“The table was set for two with a white linen tablecloth, wineglasses and lavender candles. There was a daisy on her plate. It only had one petal left. Without thinking, she automatically played the game and plucked the remaining petal, silently chanting ‘He loves me.'”

How sweet is that?? Fellas, if your still reading my mushy post, definitely steal this idea ๐Ÿ™‚

And in true Evanovich fashion, the love for donuts:

“Maybe she wouldn’t starve to death, she decided. Maybe she’d eat herself into obesity and explode. Death by doughnut.”

That’s what I’m talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me tell you though, this is a steamy book. It doesn’t take it too far and isn’t vulgar, but it’s hot!

I didn’t intentionally go to the store to get this book. I had 7 letters to fill for myย  A to Z Challenge and stumbled upon this for N. I am really glad I found it because it was a good book. And I like to see Evanovich’s early stuff.

There is one MAJOR drawback for this book though. One three different pages, I found errors. One page said “stick for dinner” instead of steak. One pageย  had a set of squiggly lines between words. This may be something I don’t know about, but since there’s not one on my keyboard, I’m doubting it. And finally, there was a missing apostrophe. And it completely changed the sentence. It was supposed to be he’ll leave grease spots but was “hell leave grease spots.”

As much as I liked this cute love story, I absolutely can’t stand typos. If anyone else has read this book and thinks I’m reading wrong, please let me know.

If you can overlook the typos, pretend there are four bookmarks. If you’re anal like me, stick with the three.



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2 responses to “AnnAlysis: Naughty Neighbor

  1. Sounds like a cute, light read! I’ve been meaning to pick up something by Evanovich for years but didn’t want to commit to reading all of the Stephanie Plum novels. Maybe this is a good alternative?

    And I’m definitely OCD about punctuation and typos — I’m an editor! ๐Ÿ™‚ So if I grab this one, I’ll have to mentally prepare myself for that! LOL

    • If you don’t want to read the whole Plum series, this would be a good one to start with. After reading Plum and this, I think a lot of her novels have similarities.

      I HIGHLY suggest the Plum series though. I’ve read all of them but Fearless 15. I would rather read a paperback than a hardback because they’re easier to carry in my purse so I always try to wait on paperbacks ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s been a couple that I have only given 2 bookmarks to, but many of them got 4’s and a few have even gotten 5. They will definitely make you laugh!

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