About the Book
Book: The Neighbor Renovation
Author: Grace Worthington
Genre: Sweet Romantic Comedy
Release date: March 30, 2023
My perfect summer just got ruined by a brunette in a tool belt.
This was my summer to get away from it all. Live like a hermit. Fix up my family’s vacation home.
Until Ella arrived.
My infuriating neighbor has returned for beach season.
Ever since our families bought summer homes next to each other, that was the beginning of our neighbor war.
Now I have to see her every. single. day.
When I let it slip that I’m making a few home improvements, she jumps at the chance to help. She’s an interior designer who needs work. I’m a man who loathes shopping. Any mention of the words color palette makes me want to break out in hives.
We’re the dynamic duo for this fixer upper.
There’s only one problem: the more time we spend together, the more attracted I am to her. Now our on-the-job flirting is veering into dangerous territory.
Because if there’s one thing I know, Ella and I are not meant to be together.
I’m emotionally unavailable. She’s sworn off relationships. And our families hate each other.
I know my future is at stake. But I can’t seem to tear myself away from this project…or her.
So I tell myself:
I most definitely will not fall for my neighbor.
But you know what they say about promises you can’t keep? Don’t make them.
Like most home projects, I’m learning that nothing ever goes according to plan.
Especially when it comes to love.
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About the Author
Grace Worthington is the author of sweet romance and sweet romcom novels. She loves quaint small towns and the beach is her happy place, which is why you’ll find both in her books. She’s obsessed with chocolate, romcom movies from the 80’s & 90’s, and goldendoodles. Get a free book sweet romcom at graceworthington.com
More from Grace
I love home renovation shows, because they make it look so easy to magically turn your home into something amazing in only a half-hour. (If only that worked in real life.)
But what if two people who were enemies worked on renovating a home together? Would they survive the renovation? Could it even bring them together?
I love all the tropes, but enemies to lovers is one of the most satisfying for me, especially in romantic comedy. The huge payoff is seeing two very opposite people come together quite magically. In the end, I’m always rooting for the couple who overcomes the odds.
It’s also been my experience that no matter how much you prepare for a home project, it never goes according to plan. This sets the stage for lots of hilarious scenarios as things go wrong and the couple learns to navigate these unexpected detours together.
But in The Neighbor Renovation, it’s not just about the physical home. There is a deeper metaphor of what happens in their lives as they learn to overcome past wounds and take a chance on love. Just like the home renovation shows, the renovation that happens in their hearts is almost miraculous.
So if you like HGTV, sweet romantic comedies, grumpy sunshine couples, and second chance love stories, then you’re going to enjoy The Neighbor Renovation: A sweet romantic comedy.
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First, I did enjoy this book. It has a very modern feel to it. I also love home remodeling television shows so this was right up my alley. I am also a fan of the second chance at love trope, so a plus there.
However, I am confused as to why this was part of the Celebrate Lit tour--there wasn't any faith to be found and the characters could really have used some. No matter how wonderful the romantic love--we can't find our foundation there. People pass away or disappoint you. We ourselves make mistakes and we need that eternal Father to forgive us. I truly believe the heroine especially needed to find her self-worth in God rather than her skills--again, what if she doesn't win?
Other than that, this was a fun read and the romance is endearing. There are some comedic elements, but don't be fooled--there is some real life hurt and fear, too.
I received this book as part of the Celebrate Lit review tour; however, my opinions are my own.