About Eloise and the Grump Next Door

I’m not sure which is worse–the lawyer handling my grandmother’s estate or the attack pelican living on the screened-in porch. Just kidding–I’ll take the pelican any day.

After graduation, I thought I’d be off to grad school, doing research on my favorite poet. Instead, I’m renovating my late grandmother’s home and posting about the process on Instagram. Talk about a detour …

But here I am. Turning Gran’s beach house into a bed and breakfast–a process that would be a lot easier if I didn’t have to deal with the grumpy lawyer living next door. It doesn’t help that the night Jake and I met, I got a little tipsy, and he had to carry me back to my hotel.

But the longer I stay on Oakley Island, the more I feel a connection to my childhood and to my grandmother. This isn’t the life I dreamed of, but dreams can change. Especially when new dreams include a future with Jake. On the outside, he might be pricklier than a puffer fish, but I catch glimpses of a delicious, cinnamon roll center.

Did I mention the tattoos he hides underneath those crisp button-down shirts? Yowza.

When I’m suddenly presented with the academic opportunity of my dreams (former dreams?), my picturesque life on Oakley starts to unravel.

A part of me wants to stay. If only a certain tattooed grump didn’t seem so determined to send me away …

Eloise and The Grump Next Door is a grumpy sunshine, closed door romantic comedy. The Oakley Island Romcom series follows three very different sisters as they renovate the house they inherited and find love on the island along the way. Each book will have sizzling chemistry but no spice.

My review

I LOVE a good surprise release! And it’s even better when it’s written by two of my favorite authors. I LOVED this book. You definitely need to read it.

Eloise is one of my favorite things about the book. I love how she’s just turned 21 and she’s trying to figure things out for herself. Her plan was to head to Arizona after college, but she ends up on Oakley Island trying to renovate her grandma’s house instead. I love how she uses her Instagram feed to make decisions on that, even though her sisters hate that she does. Eloise is just a ray of sunshine and she made me smile!

Then there’s Jake. He is definitely the grump next door. And also the lawyer for her grandmother’s estate and the one who is supposed to help guide the renovations. Poor Eloise. It doesn’t help that she brings out his caustic side. These two were so great together. I laughed so hard at them.

There are so many great side characters. I can’t wait to see what happens to Eloise’s two sisters. And Jake’s sister. Don’t miss Steve either! So many great parts when he shows up.

Hopefully the next books in this series hurry! I just can’t wait!

I was sent a copy of Eloise and the Grump Next Door as a gift from the authors. All opinions are my own.

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