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About The Enemy Next Door and Other Misunderstandings
Jocelyn Kross always imagined her life differently—more loft in Upper Eastside Manhattan, less burned down house in small town Montana. Her temporary digs aren’t much better, a tiny apartment off the side of someone’s house. When the owner turns out to be her sworn enemy, Cade Warner, it’s just the rotten cherry on her terrible day.
Strange things are happening in Strawberry Lake Estates. Cade cannot afford to be distracted by his new neighbor, someone he’s known his whole life, and yet doesn’t really know at all. When Cade’s employee turns up dead, solving the sudden crime wave in their town turns a lot more personal.
As Jocelyn and Cade work together to solve the murder and help their town, they look pasts old grudges and see each other in a new light. When the investigation puts their lives in jeopardy, they find love sometimes comes in the most inconvenient ways.
This is one case where you should always read the first book in the series first! The Enemy Next Door and Other Misunderstandings is actually the second book in this series. The author told me that…but I forgot. Don’t make the same mistake. Make sure to read The Glamorous Life of a Mediocre House Wife first! Quite honestly, I understood what was happening, but things would have made more sense if I had read the other first.
Jocelyn is a great main character. She’s always trying to help someone else. And she has an adorable daughter, Katie. I loved the scenes with these two together. They’ve been on their own for a while and they bring out the best in each other. I loved them! Jocelyn is not a perfect character, she’s always ruining something she’s cooking. That made me like her even more! And then there’s the way she treats Cade. She’s not overly nice to him.
Cade isn’t nice to Jocelyn either. Both of them had some prejudices toward each other due to Jocelyn’s ex-husband Nate. It was interesting to me how Nate had prejudiced Cade towards her. And how she perceived some of the things that Nate had done as having been started by Cade. I loved seeing the plot through both characters eyes. That helped me to see that neither of them was as bad as the other thought they were.
This one has tons of mysterious things going on. There’s a murder, plus all the stuff that had happened to Jocelyn’s neighborhood in the first book. And those things appear to be somehow connected. I loved the way Cade and Jocelyn figure out how to work together and figure things out. There’s plenty of suspense and even a bit of romance to keep everyone interested!
Make sure to read this great series! I loved everything about it.
I was sent an e-copy of The Enemy Next Door and Other Misunderstandings. All opinions are my own.
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