The Girl Next Door, by Chelsea M. Cameron


4 the dark to her light stars!!!






Title: The Girl Next Door

Author: Chelsea M. Cameron

Length: approx. 60,000 words / 272 pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Imprint: Carina Press (Carina Adores)

On-Sale: May 26, 2020

Format: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99 U.S.

ISBN: 9781335146946

Book Description: New York Times bestselling author Chelsea M. Cameron is back with the opposites-attract, sweet-and-sexy small-town romance you’ve been waiting for.


Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door.

 No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house, never mind hauling lobster like a local. But the solitude is just what she needs—until Iris tempts her to open up.

 A no-strings summer fling seems like the perfect distraction for both women. Jude rides a motorcycle, kisses hard and gives Iris the perfect distraction from her tangled mess of a life. But come September, Iris is still determined to get out of this zero-stoplight town.

 That is, unless Jude can give her a reason to stay…

 One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

 Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.


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My Review…

Dogs bring people closer and this book is totally proof of that, if Dolly Parton wouldn’t have run over to Jude they wouldn’t have had their reunion.  Yes the dog’s name is Dolly Parton and I loved every minute with every scene of that dog.  The squeaky toys are exactly how my daily life is at home with squeaky toys.

Jude is just so broody and I loved it, the broody lead characters always get me.  I know why she locked her heart up and it was a valid point but her moody broody attitude was perfect.  I like that she didn’t have to talk much to make a point but let Iris do all the talking.  It seems most relationships are like that one is very talkative and one is quiet.  Her attitude starts to change throughout the book and I like to see her slowly come out of her shell and maybe start to change how she looks at life.

Iris on the other hand is completely the life of the party, I sometimes think it might be her way to hide her hurt. She is just trying to figure out where to go in life from here, nothing is working out the way she thinks it should.  I like how she just gives Jude her space to figure things out that was a really mature and supportive thing to do even though I’m sure it sucked on her end.  I adored her relationship with her parents, her dad and his addiction to reading all kinds of books was so cute.

I’m starting to really enjoy this authors type of writing where the romance is super slow burn but the characters really learn about each other throughout the book. I loved the dog and family dynamic of this book, not even the blood family but the work family in this book was super cute.  I wouldn’t mind having stories on some of the side characters in this book.



About the Author...



Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author from Maine who now lives and works in Boston. She’s a red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader, and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, tweeting, and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is. Visit her at


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