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WendyR26 - A sweet single parents romance
The Dream Guy Next Door was a sweet single parents romance. Liam and January are next door neighbors. They try to fight their attraction as they are looking for different things. However being just friends and next door neighbors did not satisfy them. I enjoyed reading about their friendship. They got along so well. The banter and interactions were entertaining. So it was just a matter of time before the friendship would lead to more. I liked the progression of their relationship. It was heartwarming to see the care and love they had for each other grow. I also loved how Liam and January were great parents to their kids, Ethan (Liam) and Wednesday (January). Those kids were just the best. Overall this was a nice story with the typical Lauren Blakley flair.
Sulygo09 - Loved it
Loved it and the message that we can all change.
SucessQueen - Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend
I enjoyed this book a lot. The story and characters were well written. They were warm and delightful. Sometimes best make the best lovers.....April H Jacksonvile
Aedriftboy - Fitting!
Lauren never disappoints! Next door neighbors, both with kids and both wanting different things in their lives but fighting the hot sizzling attraction. Sexy Woman handy with a hammer and a man with a sexy accent, both swoon worthy perfect combination of a great read! Can go wrong with a HEA and the great writing style of this author!!
i luv reading - The Dream Guy Next Door
Warm-hearted multi generational love story. Honest desire with real life issues resolved in an adult unexpected manner.
jk(9 - The Dream Guy Next Door
Just read first few chapters. Just not very interesting.
Fine pumpkin 511 - Not bad
It wasn’t that I didn’t like the story. I just didn’t love it. It started slow and at times I found myself drifting during the story. I love Lauren’s books but this one wasn’t one of my favorites. Your not going to love every single book that you read and that’s ok because you can still love the author and love their next book. Until next time y’all happy reading.
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Sandy Sch - heart warming
THE DREAM GUY NEXT DOOR is the first instalment in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult THE GUYS WHO GOT AWAY erotic, romance series. This is thirty –nine year old, veterinarian and single father Dr. Liam Harris, and thirty-seven year old, carpenter/single mother January’s story line.
NOTE: THE DREAM GUY NEXT DOOR was first released in audible format.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Liam and January) THE DREAM GUY NEXT DOOR follows the building romance and relationship between thirty –nine year old, veterinarian and single father Dr. Liam Harris, and thirty-seven year old, carpenter/single mother January. Liam Harris is new to the small town of Duck Falls, California having moved to take over his father’s practice but meeting his next door neighbour stirs something deep within our story line hero, something he hasn’t felt for a very long time. As a single father, British born Liam Harris is hoping to find his own happily ever after but single mother January, isn’t looking to settle down anytime in the future. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Liam and January, and the potential fall-out as the heart wants what it cannot have.
Liam Harris is a single father who’s hoping to find the one woman that calls to his heart but Liam’s quest for love continues to miserably fail as he keeps thinking back to the woman next door. January is a single mother who’s first failed marriage has forced our heroine to focus on her daughter and her career. Never intending to remarry or have any more children, January struggles between head and heart when she finds herself falling for a man who wants everything and more.
The relationship between Liam and January is one of immediate attraction but January is an independent business woman who has no plans for marriage or settling down in the future. Liam Harris is looking for love but more specifically looking for a woman who is going to love his son, and take on the role of mother and guardian. As the new man in town, Liam finds himself the center of attention but there is only one woman that calls to his heart The back and forth between Liam and January is frenetic and fun. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text
We are introduced to Liam’s ten year old son ; Ethan’s parent ; Liam’s cousin Oliver; as well as January’s daughter Wednesday, and January’s best friend Alva Change.
THE DREAM GUY NEXT DOOR is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love. A story of love, loss, revelations and acceptance. The premise is engaging, entertaining and heart warming-there is no over the top drama or conflict; the romance is seductive, tender and captivating; the characters are animated, fun and flirtatious.
Menotah (CGBB) - The Dream Guy Next Door
Liam has just found out he is a father, is moving to California to take over his father’s veterinarian clinic and has decided it is time to look for someone to settle down with. His new neighbor, January is beautiful except she does not want a relationship and neighbors are off-limits. The only problem is, he can not get her out of his head.
The Dream Guy Next Door was a sweet and fun romance. Liam and January built a great friendship before moving forward and both their children were great. I enjoyed the low angst of the story.
Audio: Shane and Vanessa did a great job bringing the characters and story to life although I was not sold on Vanessa’s British accent.
Jaxwright57 - All the feels
This book was always going to be on my radar and after reading the blurb I was excited to meet Liam the single dad who also works with animals and I wasn’t disappointed, this book was everything I expected and so much more. The Dream Guy Next Door is set in a small town and both the hero and the heroine are single parents so it’s going to appeal to a wide range of audiences.
This is small town romance at its best and once you add in the seriously hot single dad who also happens to be British and the wonderful sassy single mum you get the perfect read.
Liam and January are neighbors and the attraction is instant, from the moment they meet sparks fly, the banter is witty and the story is entertaining. I loved everything about this book, it ticked all my boxes and I recommend it to all romance lovers. Just when I think the very talented Ms Blakely has given me her best, she delivers another hero and heroine I can’t forget and another romance that will stay with me long after I have read the final words. Next on the agenda is to pick up the audio for this wonderful, entertaining tale. Great job Ms Blakely
Jaimee Laura - Sweetest Story
If you believe (or would like to be convinced) that happiness can be found at any point in your life’s journey then this is the book for you.
Erin Lewis aka Maimeo's - Great story
When I read the blurb for this I just knew that this was going to be a good read. I love single parent romances and in The Dream Guy Next Door both the heroine and the hero are both single parents; add in that this single dad is a hot Brit and set in a small town and I was all in. From start to finish I was completely riveted to January and Liam’s story.
Every time I finish a book by Ms.Blakely, I am left with smile on my face, this book was no exception. The chemistry and attraction between January and Liam is combustible, yet these two neighbour s shouldn’t cross the line. After all complications will arise if they become involved.
I loved the friendship and honesty that developed in their relationship; their banter is witty and there were numerous laugh out loud moments. The neighbour’s were all in one another’s business and that added an additional layer to my enjoyment.
Liam is totally swoon worthy and I fell hard and fast for him. I love how feisty and sassy January is and that she gives as good as she gets. These two are meant to, they are well suited and I loved them both separately and together. Can these two neighbour's cross the fence and in doing so forge a future together?
This is a little gem and one I loved.; well down Ms. Blakely
Cameron682 - Cute and Flirty.
What a sweet romantic read we get here from LB. Liam is an English gentleman who was living in New York and heads out to Cali for family and work. He is a single dad of a near 10 year old and is ready for the next stage in his life. He moves in next door to January who is also a single parent and is loving her single life. What are the chances of finding your other half at the right stage in your life and you’re both on the same page? This is the question that January and Liam need to conquer and answer before it’s too late. This book from LB was a little different. It was a bit deeper than her usual RomComs but it had the same LB flair and humor, just in a smaller dose. I actually enjoyed the change of seeing the main characters not only flirty and have amazing intimacy but also witnessing their intellect with profound conversations. Each had awesome kids who were well rounded. Add in the pets and we are on a winner. Great first book in this series.
Sezzle1 - Fabulous Read
I was hooked from the first page. Love the different perspectives and getting to know each character. Great storyline. Captivating - couldn’t put it down!
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