{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Right Next Door by @SarahBallance @entangledpub

May 15, 2020 Adult, Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 6 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Right Next Door by @SarahBallance @entangledpub

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Right Next Door by @SarahBallance @entangledpubFinding Mr. Right Next Door by Sarah Ballance
Pages: 150
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck on May 11, 2020
Series: Firefighters of Station 1 #1
Genres: adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: ecopy from Publisher

For Lexi Dean, burning down her kitchen was disaster enough. Agreeing to move in next door with her totally off-limits best friend, Matt Freeman, until her house is livable again?

Utter madness.

They’ve always been close, but this is ridiculous. If she’s not bumping into him at the refrigerator, he’s at the front door giving her date the third degree. And slipping between his borrowed sheets? That’s about as distracting as listening to his shower run, because suddenly all she can think about is rivulets of water cascading down is spectacular body—the one he seems to be going out of his way to make sure she notices.

Not that it matters. He can flaunt his firefighter abs around her all he wants. They already share everything—their jobs, their friends, their backyard, even their dog—and that means only one thing: Lexi is not going to risk losing any of it by dipping a single toe in the temptation that is Matt Freeman.

Lexi may not know how to handle a fire extinguisher, but this is one fire that just might burn them both if they’re not careful...



My Thoughts

Finding Mr. Right Next Door is an adult contemporary romance by Sarah Ballance. This book was the perfect feel good read. It is a standalone that is part of entangled’s Lovestruck imprint line. I love that Entangled has so many different romance imprints, because there is sure to be something for every reader and every mood. The lovestruck imprint is one of their romantic comedy lines, which is right up my alley. According to the engtangled website, their Lovestruck books typically have a “memorable, oftentimes hilarious “meet-cutes” between strangers, a strong romantic connection, sizzling sexual tension, and satisfying endings that leave readers smitten.” This is so spot on for Finding Mr. right Next Door, but there was also a really heartfelt connection between our two main characters in this case, which I really loved.

In Finding Mr. Right Next Door we meet Lexi and Matt, who are lifelong best friends. Lexi’s parents were neighbors with Matt’s Grandmother, who raised Matt. Because of this, they all grew up really close. I loved how close Lexi was with Matt’s grandma. It warmed my heart, plus she is a hilarious young at heart grandma. Lexi is a notoriously bad cook, so when she sets fire to her kitchen, she moves in with her firefighter next door neighbor/best friend Matt. What happens next is straight out of a romantic comedy movie. I can see this as a netflix original right now actually. If you are a fan of suppressed feelings, and moments of adorable jealousy, then this is the book for you. It is a super quick read, coming in at about 150 pages, so you can read this book in just a couple short hours. Great for an afternoon by the pool, or a rainy night.

In the summer, I always find myself reaching for shorter standalone romances and romantic comedies to read as a quick breather to the longer more involved fantasy series that I also love. And this is the perfect book for a quick and fun romantic romp between two friends that you will be rooting for. The town setup that Sarah Ballance created screams for more books. With the firefighters and the police as fun rivals, there are plenty of romance leads that I would love to see a story on. I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed for more.

Note/Update: I did find out that my wish has been granted. This is the first book in the Firefighters of Station 1 series. Yay! I can’t wait for more!blue4


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About Sarah Ballance

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Ballance and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). When not buried under piles of laundry, she may be found adrift in the Atlantic (preferably on a boat) or seeking that ever-elusive perfect writing spot where not even the kids can find her.

She loves creating unforgettable stories while putting her characters through an unkind amount of torture—a hobby that has nothing to do with living with six children. (Really.) Though she adores sexy contemporary romance, Sarah writes in many genres including historical and ghostly supernatural romance and romantic suspense. Her ever-growing roster of releases may be found on Amazon , Barnes & NobleKoboiBooksGoogle Books, and ENTANGLED PUBLISHING.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 New Release Challenge
  • Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020

6 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Right Next Door by @SarahBallance @entangledpub”

  1. Barrie

    Sounds like a great book. The cover looks fun and sexy! It’s very eye catching.

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