My Beautiful Neighbor; The Greene Family #1
(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Contemporary Romance
Author: Piper Rayne
A small town romance that brings a big family all together when a new girl comes to town.
When Presley arrives in Alaska looking for answers after her birth mother’s death, she never expected to fall for a brewery owner in the process. The only problem with falling for Cade is he and his step-brother, Jed, want to buy the building that her mother left her. When Presley decides to stay and start a new life and run a business out of the shop her mother left her, she sets her feelings aside and hopes her new business neighbors will be cordial, but the Greene family, especially Jed, doesn’t like to take no for an answer and that unfortunately now makes Cade her nemesis.
This was a good start to a big family/small town romance. My Beautiful Neighbor introduces lots of characters within the Greene blended family. While I enjoyed the family dynamic and getting to know all of the Greene’s the chemistry between Presley and Cade just fell a little flat on this first installment. Their push and pull for dueling business partners felt forced on their romance, but everything else within the community was fun to set as a basis for getting to know the town and people.
Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery?
I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water.
Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building.
I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director.
And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us.