Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Published by Amazon Digital Services on 16 June 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Moving back to her hometown after 13 years away was something Scarlet wasn't sure she'd ever do. However, back in town to visit her mother, not only was she offered a job as a teacher at the local school, her dream house was for sale, too.
Only, once she's ready to move in, she discovers that her next door neighbor is none other than Shane Beckett. The boy she was in love with most of high school, and who she dated during the summer before senior year. Then he broke her heart.
Scarlet has pretty strong feelings for Shane still, and most of them are negative at first. However, Shane is not ready to let her go again this time, and so he's playing for keeps.
Second chance at love is one of my favorite romance tropes, and The Player Next Door depicted a beautiful story between two people who had been apart for 13 years, and who still had obstacles in their path.
The Player Next Door was a fun, cute, hot and flirty story, and I loved Scarlet and Shane from the beginning. I also loved Scarlet’s friends, Justine and Becca, they brought both comic relief and friendship to the table, and they were definitely there for Scarlet.
At first, Scarlet was angry at seeing Shane again, and she was sure there was no way she could ever trust him again. However, he was very good at flirting, and being a good guy, now that he was older. The Player Next Door wasn’t much of a player anymore, and so he was seriously doing everything he could to bring Scarlet’s defenses down.
The Player Next Door is lighter than some of Tucker’s recent books, and it is also humorous and definitely hot. The fact that Shane had a son he loved more than anything in the world made me love him even more, too. The father son relationship was also partly why Scarlet was able to open her heart in tiny increments, too.
If you’re looking for a hot romance with characters that are swoon-worthy, some humor and strong friendships, The Player Next Door should make its way to your shelves!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 COYER all year long
- 2020 New Release Challenge