New apartments should come with a trial period…
I’ve just signed a two-year lease on an apartment I can barely afford.
My job hit a brick wall so I need the place to be perfect to help me get my life back on track. But the first night in, and I already know my neighbor isn’t going to make it easy on me.
Tall, sexy, irresistible (and did I mention the British accent?), Shane Logan likes his nightly activities…a lot. I can hear everything through the paper-thin walls. I’m about to tell him that in not-so-friendly terms when I realize he isn’t just sexy, he’s also friendly and eager to be of help.
Maybe having a neighbor like him isn’t such a bad idea.
I’m a writer in desperate need of inspiration. Shane so happens to turn into mine. With a deadline approaching fast, his offer to do me a favor turns into two and three. Before I know it, he’s forced his way into my life with the tenacity of a whirlwind.
I can deal with the fact that he’s far too loud and far too sexy. But when my dog likes him more than me, I start to get a little suspicious. Soon it becomes clear Shane Logan has secrets.
Plunged into the suspicions surrounding my neighbor, suddenly the only thing I can be sure of is that Shane is fiercely determined to hide the truth about himself.
Remember when I said the lease should have come with a warning?
Well, mine should also have come with a big, red, flashing signal.
Author’s note – Neighbors and Favors is a full-length romantic comedy with no cliffhanger.
“Relax, sweetheart. I don’t want your dog.” In spite of his reassurance, he inches a step forward, bringing me closer to those impossibly good looks of his, and reaches to pat Sammy on her head.Everyone with a little bit of brain capacity knows you should never pat a stranger’s dog on the head. Sammy doesn’t like that. In fact, she’s known to yap and bite a finger or two. Well, maybe sometimes.“Don’t,” I yell and move to snatch her out of his reach when my fluff ball decides she’s going to make an exception for a change and begins to lick his hand.I mean, really lick, like you would lap at a cone of ice cream in the summer heat.For a moment, I can only stare in disbelief. Sammy has never done that before, at least not to a complete stranger.My half-naked neighbor begins to laugh and leans forward, bringing his face close to Sammy’s head. I glare, half flabbergasted, half annoyed, as she begins to wriggle in my arms, excited to jump right into his.What the—“Sammy, no!” I snap, sounding a little bitter. I want to say, “I’m your mommy, and you’re not supposed to like the half-naked, rainstorm-eyed guy who makes mommy very angry.”But I don’t want to come across as one of those crazy people who think their pet comes with a lifelong affection exclusivity clause—even though I’m pretty sure they should, actually. I mean, you feed them, you give them a roof over their head…it goes without saying that…you get the drift.
Kate Davis is a real-life coffee lover with her very own Pomeranian who was her biggest inspiration for this book. Yes, Sammy is real and her favorite command is “cheese.” In fact, it might just be the only command she obeys. Kate loves to play matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where her bold heroines have endearing flaws, the men are fierce and protective, the world isn’t always a safe place, and chivalry is alive and thriving! You can visit both Kate and Sammy online at katedavisauthor.blogspot.com or connect with her on Facebook.
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