The Girl Next Door (The Girl Next Door, #1)
One accidental pregnancy. One fake husband. What can go wrong?There’s nothing like starting your Monday morning with a positive pregnancy test.Trust me, I know. Because I’m looking at one right now.All I can think is: Oh, hell. My grandmother is going to kill me.This might just send her to an early grave, so there’s only one option—pretending the father is my new husband.If only he’d agree to fake it.Kai Connors was supposed to be nothing more than a one-night stand. A long, dirty, one-night stand fueled by one too many tequila shots, where the only promise was to never speak of it again.But if my unfairly sexy next-door neighbor gets his way, this fake marriage could turn out to be very, very real…

The Girl Next Door (The Girl Next Door, #1) Details

TitleThe Girl Next Door (The Girl Next Door, #1)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 28th, 2020
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult, New Adult, Humor

The Girl Next Door (The Girl Next Door, #1) Review

  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    “He likes to think he’s a big, fancy alpha male, but he’s like a s’more–hard on the outside, gooey on the inside.”“If his kiss was kryptonite, those words were his.”The Girl Next Door is the super cute follow up to The One-Night Stand Next Door. But, never fear, if you haven’t read the short and sexy prequel, Emma Hart has you covered with a quick catch up of how Kai and Ivy got to where they are.When we first meet up with Ivy, her world has been turned upside down. She finds out that she’s preg “He likes to think he’s a big, fancy alpha male, but he’s like a s’more–hard on the outside, gooey on the inside.”“If his kiss was kryptonite, those words were his.”The Girl Next Door is the super cute follow up to The One-Night Stand Next Door. But, never fear, if you haven’t read the short and sexy prequel, Emma Hart has you covered with a quick catch up of how Kai and Ivy got to where they are.When we first meet up with Ivy, her world has been turned upside down. She finds out that she’s pregnant with her one night stands baby. She naturally freaks out, but nothing is more scary than telling her family and Kai. Join Kai and Ivy as they go on an adventure of a lifetime. Who knew that one night could turn into something utterly spectacular???The Girl Next Door was a super cute and entertaining read. Emma Hart has once again given readers a hilarious, yet sweet read. The characters are a lot of fun and will keep you on your toes. There’s smart wit and entertaining banter. Ivy’s grandmother was a riot. I couldn’t wait to find out what would come out of her mouth next. I adored Kai and Ivy together. Kai is just the sweetest. He’s had the biggest crush on Ivy for like EVER! He wasn’t afraid to step up and do whatever was necessary to not only keep Ivy happy, but win over her heart.The Girl Next Door is exactly the book I was looking to spend my morning getting lost in. There’s never a dull moment and Emma Hart will have you laughing in stitches. The characters are relateable and add so much to the story. And the best part, there was no drama. This was just a story that made you feel good and left you with a smile on your face.*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Blythe The Word Junkie
    January 1, 1970
    3 out of 5 stars!This was a quick read with a fast-paced and lite story. The characters were very endearing but the overall story felt too quick and felt lacking to convince me to give it more than 3 stars (Though I have a feeling this was how Emma Hart decided to craft the story). Still, this was an enjoyable and easy read. :)
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  • Kate R
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was adorable! The Girl Next Door is Emma Hart’s latest romcom. I would definitely recommend reading the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, first though. While you can piece together what happened, the prequel actually shows their beginning. Ivy and Kai are neighbors, who both secretly have crushes on each other, and at an apartment party, they end up hooking up. She ends up pregnant from this encounter. The story starts out with her getting the positive pregnancy test and having Well, that was adorable! The Girl Next Door is Emma Hart’s latest romcom. I would definitely recommend reading the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, first though. While you can piece together what happened, the prequel actually shows their beginning. Ivy and Kai are neighbors, who both secretly have crushes on each other, and at an apartment party, they end up hooking up. She ends up pregnant from this encounter. The story starts out with her getting the positive pregnancy test and having to tell Kai and her family as well about it. Kai and Ivy concoct this crazy story for her parents and conservative grandmother that they are actually married and having a baby. As you can imagine by faking it, things start to feel real after this. I loved both characters. Ivy was a pretty stereotypical pregnant girl. Kai was swoon worthy and sweet as could be. We also met some secondary characters that look like they will have their own books in a new series. I look forward to reading those. My only issue was I felt like the story ended so suddenly. There was the epilogue and I just selfishly wanted more. I really hope we will see more of them in the other series. It’s a quick, fun read with great characters and I would recommend it. *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • ❤️Melanie G.
    January 1, 1970
    Where do I start, I really enjoyed this book. It was hilarious, sexy and extremely sweet. I will say the editing errors and miss spelled words drove my crazy. The banter from all the characters was awesome. I also found that the timeline in the story was completely off. The book was about the first weeks of finding out about the pregnancy but you would think the pregnancy was further along by the way the character acts/reacts. The the time frame jumped about 7 months in the epilogue and then the Where do I start, I really enjoyed this book. It was hilarious, sexy and extremely sweet. I will say the editing errors and miss spelled words drove my crazy. The banter from all the characters was awesome. I also found that the timeline in the story was completely off. The book was about the first weeks of finding out about the pregnancy but you would think the pregnancy was further along by the way the character acts/reacts. The the time frame jumped about 7 months in the epilogue and then the story ends...disappointing. I did however loved this story just need more.
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  • Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
    January 1, 1970
    Emma has proved once again why she's the QUEEN of romcom's! Holy snickerdoodles, this book had me laughing and smiling from the very first chapter to that damn epilogue that left me begging for so much more Ivy and Kai! This book had it all....Surprise pregnancy✔Crazy friends✔Even crazier grandma✔Hot, sexy neighbor✔Fake marriage✔This is definitely one hilarious romcom you won't be able to put down because it's that damn good!
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author***3.5 StarsIvy and Kai were enjoyable and funny...although at times I think I wanted this book to be a little more serious as the subject matter kind of is. Not all the time, and not enough that I didn't enjoy it, not at all.Let me back up a bit. As the blurb tells you, this one starts with the heroine realizing she is pregnant and that the baby is her neighbor, whom she had a passionate one night stand with. Hilarity and awkwardness ensue, as one would expect of th ***ARC Provided by the Author***3.5 StarsIvy and Kai were enjoyable and funny...although at times I think I wanted this book to be a little more serious as the subject matter kind of is. Not all the time, and not enough that I didn't enjoy it, not at all.Let me back up a bit. As the blurb tells you, this one starts with the heroine realizing she is pregnant and that the baby is her neighbor, whom she had a passionate one night stand with. Hilarity and awkwardness ensue, as one would expect of the premise of this book and knowing it was written by Emma Hart.And, as they are finding their way to their happy ending, there are some bumps (literally and figurative...I didn't mean this pun as I was writing this, but I just have to leave it here now) for them to figure out how to get past.The title is fun, it's sexy, and you believe in the characters. At times, as I said above, I did want a little more from this one, but it wasn't enough of a want for me to not enjoy the story. I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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  • Escape into a Booksite
    January 1, 1970
    *5 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. I sped through this book! I really enjoyed Ivy and Kai's story, it was light and fluffy and lots of fun. They're both easily likeable characters and even though there's a whole fake relationship to try and put her crazy Grandma at ease, you just know its going to work out for these two.I really hope to read more about their friends too, as there is a great friendship circle in this book. A great one to read if you're looking for so *5 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. I sped through this book! I really enjoyed Ivy and Kai's story, it was light and fluffy and lots of fun. They're both easily likeable characters and even though there's a whole fake relationship to try and put her crazy Grandma at ease, you just know its going to work out for these two.I really hope to read more about their friends too, as there is a great friendship circle in this book. A great one to read if you're looking for something sweet, light and fun. Recommend this!Review also on my blog - The Girl Next Door by Emma Hart Follow me on:FacebookTwitterInstagram
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  • Bec
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars.I don't overly like Emma Hart's writing (her characters are all really similar, especially the girls with their introverted nature and insatiable love for wine and pizza and I don't like the way they talk about women considering they are women) but I can't stop reading her books?! The plots are quite entertaining trope wise.For most of this book I was enjoying it a bit more than I had other books by this author, but suddenly at what felt like 2/3 of the way through the plot we were sud 2.5 stars.I don't overly like Emma Hart's writing (her characters are all really similar, especially the girls with their introverted nature and insatiable love for wine and pizza and I don't like the way they talk about women considering they are women) but I can't stop reading her books?! The plots are quite entertaining trope wise.For most of this book I was enjoying it a bit more than I had other books by this author, but suddenly at what felt like 2/3 of the way through the plot we were suddenly at the epilogue set 6 months later. A time skip through the pregnancy is one thing, but for the time skip to suddenly be the epilogue with other plot threads left unresolved? There was literally "oh yeah that other thing here's how we're fixing it" conversation. I mean there are going to be sequels, so we'll see these character more over time, but Kai and Ivy won't be the main characters and I would have liked their story to be much more fleshed out.
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  • Lisa Mandina
    January 1, 1970
    As usual, I adored this book by one of my favorite authors, Emma Hart. Now while you don’t have to read the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, reading that is definitely something that is nice to have the background knowledge of how this whole pregnancy debacle began. I loved the snarkiness of Ivy with her pregnancy hormones, as well as Kai’s sarcastic personality and his interest in Ivy to begin with was just as sweet as could be. Also a usual thing we find in Hart’s stories is a wonderful As usual, I adored this book by one of my favorite authors, Emma Hart. Now while you don’t have to read the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, reading that is definitely something that is nice to have the background knowledge of how this whole pregnancy debacle began. I loved the snarkiness of Ivy with her pregnancy hormones, as well as Kai’s sarcastic personality and his interest in Ivy to begin with was just as sweet as could be. Also a usual thing we find in Hart’s stories is a wonderful group of friends and siblings that if we’re lucky, she’ll be giving us their stories in future installments of this series. There was even a bit of an Easter egg about characters from other books in this one too if you’ve read her other books. And you can’t have an Emma Hart story without a wacky grandma, although this time, she was a good Catholic woman and that is what led to the fake marriage with the pregnancy forcing Ivy’s hand.My only complaint is that we didn’t get to see this all the way through to the baby being born. I get that will probably be part of the other stories, but it seemed as if it made this one end kind of abruptly for me. Still, this is really a sweet, fun, quick read, which let’s face it, a lot of us need just that right now!Review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature.
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    For those that have read the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, this book takes place several weeks later, when Ivy discovers her one night stand with her neighbor, Kai, has resulted in an unexpected pregnancy. What results is a fun, entertaining story of Ivy and Kai dealing with the surprise, along with dealing with their families and friends.Sometimes I find some of the characters in books by this author to be a little immature, but I thought both Ivy and Kai handled everything well in th For those that have read the prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door, this book takes place several weeks later, when Ivy discovers her one night stand with her neighbor, Kai, has resulted in an unexpected pregnancy. What results is a fun, entertaining story of Ivy and Kai dealing with the surprise, along with dealing with their families and friends.Sometimes I find some of the characters in books by this author to be a little immature, but I thought both Ivy and Kai handled everything well in this book. Their friends were great, easily accepting each into their folds. Ivy's family was a bit over-the-top, but in a humorous way. Overall, I enjoyed all the characters. I also thought there was a good blend of humor and seriousness as the pair adjust to the new realities of their lives.If you're looking for a fun rom-com, The Girl Next Door is the book for you. While you don't have to read The One Night Stand Next Door first, I do recommend it since that's where things begin for Ivy and Kai. It's a quick read so it won't take you long to get through before moving onto this book. **I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC**
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  • Celeste
    January 1, 1970
    2 stars. I’m not really even sure why?It’s a contemporary romance, written in a fantasy world where getting pregnant from a supposed one night stand with your neighbour is the best possible thing that could’ve ever happened to you. Because there’s no conflict, and therefore no resolution, because there were no problems to be overcome in the first place. I’m failing to see how this is a story, with a rising action followed by a climax, denouement and then resolution. It’s just the daily life of I 2 stars. I’m not really even sure why?It’s a contemporary romance, written in a fantasy world where getting pregnant from a supposed one night stand with your neighbour is the best possible thing that could’ve ever happened to you. Because there’s no conflict, and therefore no resolution, because there were no problems to be overcome in the first place. I’m failing to see how this is a story, with a rising action followed by a climax, denouement and then resolution. It’s just the daily life of Ivy and Kai coming together which would’ve been the result even without the pregnancy in the first place, because this is a fantasy world they live in and they are perfect for each other. Relatable flaws? Nobody asked for that, so we didn’t get any. If you want a birth scene, so sorry, but you ain’t gonna get one. You’d think there would be one because the whole premise of this story is based on the pregnancy, but no, not here, not today, not ever.Also, because this doesn’t fit my definition of a story, it reads extremely short. Like there’s a whole portion missing that is just skipped over and then bam! epilogue.I don’t even know what I just read.Also, wtf does the cover have to do with literally anything? Roller skates? Why? What is the relevance? I’m so confused.
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  • Kahea
    January 1, 1970
    ***5 Stars*** Yaaaassss!I loved Ivy and Kai after meeting them in the short, The One Night Stand Next Door, but now I ADORE them. This was fun, quick fake relationship - opps I’m pregnant - read that I absolutely devour in no time flat and has me totally looking making grabby hands at the upcoming Bookworm series!Ivy and Kai were so easy to fall into adoration with. Ivy is all kinds of sassy, snarky and just plain fun. She may have moments of crazy, but she also has a way of looking at situat ***5 Stars*** Yaaaassss!I loved Ivy and Kai after meeting them in the short, The One Night Stand Next Door, but now I ADORE them. This was fun, quick fake relationship - opps I’m pregnant - read that I absolutely devour in no time flat and has me totally looking making grabby hands at the upcoming Bookworm series!Ivy and Kai were so easy to fall into adoration with. Ivy is all kinds of sassy, snarky and just plain fun. She may have moments of crazy, but she also has a way of looking at situations in a realistic (more or less) way. Kai is all kinds of goodness. Seriously. ALL. KINDS. OF. GOODNESS. He’s just a good man who steps up to the plate and does what needs to be done. Their journey to the HEA was all kinds of fun. I loved how they both dealt with the ‘Surprise! I’m pregnant’ issue and ended up actually being quite in sync with how they dealt with the aftermath of it ~ even if they did go to a bit of an extreme at times depending on who they were dealing with. I loved their bantering and the chemistry between them was hard to deny. The angst between them was on the very low end of the spectrum and loved how everything turned out for them.This really was a fun read and all the characters were awesome ~ Grandma Rosie is definitely one of a kind ~ and I am totally looking forward to getting to each of them a whole lot better in the Bookworm series!~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
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  • Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
    January 1, 1970
    If you’re looking for a book that will have you bent over in stitches laughing then you’ve found the right book and the right author. The Girl Next Door is a laugh out loud romcom that will have you instantly falling in love with the characters. I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read a book from this author in a while and I’m absolutely kicking myself because of it. Kai and Ivy are the most lovable characters ever. The banter between these two is so incredibly fun to read. Watching their relationsh If you’re looking for a book that will have you bent over in stitches laughing then you’ve found the right book and the right author. The Girl Next Door is a laugh out loud romcom that will have you instantly falling in love with the characters. I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read a book from this author in a while and I’m absolutely kicking myself because of it. Kai and Ivy are the most lovable characters ever. The banter between these two is so incredibly fun to read. Watching their relationship grow through this book has been a joy. He’s protective and loving and will do anything and everything for Ivy, she’s quirky, outgoing and so SO funny, they’re the perfect match together. Even the secondary characters are full of humour, especially Ivy’s grandmas, oh dear. Emma has once again shown how incredibly talented she is with her writing. It has you hooked from beginning to end and leaves you needing more. The Girl Next Door is quick, fun and full of humour. A surprise pregnancy romcom that’ll capture your attention from the get go.
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  • Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
    January 1, 1970
    I love Emma Hart’s romcoms and The Girl Next Door is no exception to that. Ivy and Kai are loveable characters from the start and you can’t help but continue to fall more in love with them as the story continues. A one night stand with your neighbor is probably not a good idea. Ending up pregnant from said one night stand not the best. This is the last thing that Ivy expected. I loved Ivy. She is quirky, sassy and all sorts of fun. Kai, well he is swoony. Seriously. This man is the perfect baby I love Emma Hart’s romcoms and The Girl Next Door is no exception to that. Ivy and Kai are loveable characters from the start and you can’t help but continue to fall more in love with them as the story continues. A one night stand with your neighbor is probably not a good idea. Ending up pregnant from said one night stand not the best. This is the last thing that Ivy expected. I loved Ivy. She is quirky, sassy and all sorts of fun. Kai, well he is swoony. Seriously. This man is the perfect baby daddy. He is caring, supportive and actually puts in some effort when it comes to Ivy and their baby. I loved Ivy and Kai’s relationship and the progression of it throughout the story. They have amazing chemistry and their banter is hilarious. Plus, the way Kai was with Ivy’s family, especially Grandma Rose. It was amazing and hilarious. If you love a surprise baby romcom The Girl Next Door is a MUST READ!
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  • Tatia
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars I was ready for more Kai and Ivy. I honestly couldn’t wait. Aaaand then I proceeded to read it entirely too quickly. I was actually kind of disappointed when I came upon the epilogue. It’s impossible not to love both Kai and Ivy. Even though it was supposed to be a one-night stand, two little pink lines make it complicated- quick. Or it could be the fact that Ivy doesn’t want to disappoint her grandmother. Kai balances Ivy out in a way she didn’t think he would. She’s comfortable aroun 4.5 stars I was ready for more Kai and Ivy. I honestly couldn’t wait. Aaaand then I proceeded to read it entirely too quickly. I was actually kind of disappointed when I came upon the epilogue. It’s impossible not to love both Kai and Ivy. Even though it was supposed to be a one-night stand, two little pink lines make it complicated- quick. Or it could be the fact that Ivy doesn’t want to disappoint her grandmother. Kai balances Ivy out in a way she didn’t think he would. She’s comfortable around him - maybe too comfortable. Maybe it’s what she needs. Emma Hart’s stories are always too short in my mind. I could read a 600 page story about her characters and it would still be too short. They’re always ones that I can never get enough of. She does romcom like no other. I hope to see more of these two in other stories in the future.
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  • Babel
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, funny, and romantic. An unexpected pregnancy is the perfect excuse to indulge in a hot neighbour's care, cuddles, and good looks. The author has spawned a sweet little romance that splashes food fests, hormones, and manly protectiveness over a next-door-neighbour-relationship.Snarky dialogues, nosy townspeople, combative elderlies, a fake marriage, and a mini golf gone bad later, Kai and Ivy get their feelings aligned and find their passion is in agreement with this bump in the road to dom Cute, funny, and romantic. An unexpected pregnancy is the perfect excuse to indulge in a hot neighbour's care, cuddles, and good looks. The author has spawned a sweet little romance that splashes food fests, hormones, and manly protectiveness over a next-door-neighbour-relationship.Snarky dialogues, nosy townspeople, combative elderlies, a fake marriage, and a mini golf gone bad later, Kai and Ivy get their feelings aligned and find their passion is in agreement with this bump in the road to domestic bliss.I enjoyed it a lot, it's fluid and funny and Kai is deliciously caring and thoughtful. Still, I'd have wanted more pregnancy times together as it all developed into a real baby and serious relationship. It needs more story, though the one there is is great.
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  • Jackie Wright
    January 1, 1970
    If you are looking for a fun, entertaining read look no further than The Girl Next Door, this may be a quick read but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a mighty punch, once again we meet characters that are truly unique and quirky and all with a tale to tell. Ms Hart certainly knows how to give us fun people we can relate too. Ivy discovers she is pregnant from one night with her neighbour Kai and she assumes the worst, that he will want nothing more to do with her or their baby, how wrong could If you are looking for a fun, entertaining read look no further than The Girl Next Door, this may be a quick read but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a mighty punch, once again we meet characters that are truly unique and quirky and all with a tale to tell. Ms Hart certainly knows how to give us fun people we can relate too. Ivy discovers she is pregnant from one night with her neighbour Kai and she assumes the worst, that he will want nothing more to do with her or their baby, how wrong could she be ......A enjoyable, funny, entertaining read that had me laughing out loud and left me smiling like a Cheshire Cat, I loved everything about this story, the characters are strong, sassy, they have chemistry and are down right adorable. This romantic comedy will appeal to all romance lovers and all that’s left for me to say is please pick up this gem of a read.
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  • Larissa Rye
    January 1, 1970
    The reason I love Emma’s books is she creates characters with such amazing personalities. Each one is unique, sassy, loveable & of course hilarious. The banter is always top notch. I spent the entire book with a grin on my face. It was such a fun, lighthearted, witty read! I loved these two so much, I loved the surprise baby, the secondary characters so basically the entire book. HahaThe only thing I wished was that there was more to the ending. I needed more of these two! If you love romcoms yo The reason I love Emma’s books is she creates characters with such amazing personalities. Each one is unique, sassy, loveable & of course hilarious. The banter is always top notch. I spent the entire book with a grin on my face. It was such a fun, lighthearted, witty read! I loved these two so much, I loved the surprise baby, the secondary characters so basically the entire book. HahaThe only thing I wished was that there was more to the ending. I needed more of these two! If you love romcoms you will love this book! I received an arc of this book in return for an honest review.
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    The Girl Next Door by Emma Hart continues Kai and Ivy’s story from the free prequel, The One Night Stand Next Door. Ivy is pregnant and does not want to send her grandmother to an early grave. So, what’s a girl to do? But would Kai play along? I just loved Kai. He was truly in this with Ivy all the way. He was caring and sweet and Ivy was fun and sassy. They were just great together and all the secondary characters were entertaining. I loved this fun and delightful read! Happy reading!
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  • Salma
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a big fan of emma hart books and I liked the prequel before this and I was excited about it, but it just seemed so rushed? everything was rushed and I didn’t feel anything while reading it. I loved both characters as individuals and at the beginning then 60% everything was rushed? no one knows they were faking the marriage? He didn’t explain why he got her the ring and no the explanation he told her doesn’t make sense to me! you don’t go and buy a ring to the mother of your child that ypu ha I’m a big fan of emma hart books and I liked the prequel before this and I was excited about it, but it just seemed so rushed? everything was rushed and I didn’t feel anything while reading it. I loved both characters as individuals and at the beginning then 60% everything was rushed? no one knows they were faking the marriage? He didn’t explain why he got her the ring and no the explanation he told her doesn’t make sense to me! you don’t go and buy a ring to the mother of your child that ypu have feelings for a ring just because.Also is colton’s name colton lane ? Or his name adam colton? Because at some scenes he’s colton and other scenes adam idk if it’s a typo.that being said I’m a little excited about kinsley and josh / also colton and tori HOPEFULLY.
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  • Marika
    January 1, 1970
    I love Ivy and Kai sooo much! I love their banter and I love how they are together! I was laughing so much and absolutely adored the hilarious grandmother. The syory is sweet, sassy and charming with a guy that would do anything for the girl!I always read Emma's books so fast..I just can't help it..it's such a pleasure to read her words!
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Kai really gets great entertainment out of his woman, “it’s fine. You’re my wife . You’re allowed to glare at other women if they eye me up. I don’t mind .” His eyes sparkled. “In fact, I’m rather enjoying it.” I liked this book, I loved Kai.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't read the prequel so it's like I walked in late at the movie theater. I did catch up but my head was embarrassed by being late. Not the best feeling.I wasn't impressed with grandma or the big lie. Rated down because it's not totally standalone without the prequel.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, but I’m annoyed by how quickly this author wraps up her stories. Also, what’s with relying on the same backgrounds for family and friend groups— this was super similar to The Roommate Agreement?
  • Dijana
    January 1, 1970
    Funny and light summer read.
  • Nas
    January 1, 1970
    this was seriously a very underwhelming book and the ending was kind of odd - completely rushed and abrupt???
  • Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
    January 1, 1970
    ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***I’m always happy to read an Emma Hart book, they are always full of banter and wit to keep you reading nonstop until the very end. The Girl Next Door was no different, it was funny and full of charm. It is best read right after The One Night Stand Next Door, a quick story of how the characters meet and where the next story will follow. It’s been eight months since Ivy Stuart moved to her apartment building and she is attending her third ap ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***I’m always happy to read an Emma Hart book, they are always full of banter and wit to keep you reading nonstop until the very end. The Girl Next Door was no different, it was funny and full of charm. It is best read right after The One Night Stand Next Door, a quick story of how the characters meet and where the next story will follow. It’s been eight months since Ivy Stuart moved to her apartment building and she is attending her third apartment building party, even though she is not a party person. But going to the party would mean seeing her neighbor and secret crush, Kai Connors. They have fun and drink a lot, which ultimately leads to them having a one night stand. They agree to never speak of it again, but she soon finds out that is pregnant and doesn’t know how Kai is going to react. To make things worse Ivy is afraid of how her family, including her very religious grandmother is going to react to the news of her being pregnant out of wedlock. To her surprise, Kai is there for her right away. He is shocked at first, but is willing to do anything for her and the baby. This leads to them spending more time together and people are starting to notice, so they come up with a plan to not send her grandmother to an early grave. They will pretend to be married for the time being, yet neither of them expected to be accepted and included in each other’s families right away. They both are aware of the chemistry and the sexual tension between them, so when they give in things quickly change. Ivy doesn’t want to force Kai into a relationship just because of the baby. While Kai is ready to make her see that they might just be perfect for each other.With their lives changing, both Ivy and Kai will have to go through ups and downs in order to get their happily ever after. I very much enjoyed reading this book, Hart did a good job portraying the characters while making them relatable as well. While Ivy was hilarious, Kai was sweet and credibly romantic. They are a true match and it was fun getting to follow them on their journey. Although I loved the story as a whole, there were some things that I felt were unresolved and it ended a bit fast for me. I would have loved to see the author extended the ending a little bit more, but the epilogue was sweet regardless. I would still recommend it as well any other works by the author, they will not disappoint. :)**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Just Love books
    January 1, 1970
    ~4.5⭐Rating~After dancing around each other for weeks neighbors Ivy and Kai share a steamy night together, fast forward a few weeks and Ivy realises that their steamy night together has left her with a very real gift, one that will arrive in 9 months. Freaking out that she has to now tell Kai that she is pregnant, and that he will hate her for messing up his easy going lifestyle. But telling Kai is not her biggest worry, Ivy has the undesirable task of telling her very religious grandmother that ~4.5⭐Rating~After dancing around each other for weeks neighbors Ivy and Kai share a steamy night together, fast forward a few weeks and Ivy realises that their steamy night together has left her with a very real gift, one that will arrive in 9 months. Freaking out that she has to now tell Kai that she is pregnant, and that he will hate her for messing up his easy going lifestyle. But telling Kai is not her biggest worry, Ivy has the undesirable task of telling her very religious grandmother that she is pregnant out of wedlock.••Kai has been pinning for Ivy from the time he meet his quirky neighbor, but for some reason she has never taken him seriously, so when she breaks the news that she is pregnant, Kai takes this as a chance to prove to Ivy that his feelings for her have been there long before their one steamy night together. However things take an interesting turn when while trying to keep the peace Ivy fibs that Kai and her are getting married. And so begins their hilarious fake dating journey, all while Kai continues to prove to Ivy that he wants more than a fake relationship with her and that he is in it for the long haul.“I’ve decided that you obviously have feelings for me, so now we’re dating, which means I have to entertain your eccentric grandma. Now, are you going to eat your ice cream, or are you going to leave it to melt? I don’t want you waking me up at three a.m. bleating about being hungry because you didn’t get a midnight snack.”••As with all Emma Hart books The Girl Nextdoor was jam packed with hilarious snarky dialogues, noisy elders and a super cute love story. Ivy and Kai made for one entertaining couple that had me hooked from The One Night Stand Nextdoor. I loved following these two find their HEA all while getting up to their silly antics.••“He likes to think he’s a big, fancy alpha male, but he’s like a s’more–hard on the outside, gooey on the inside.”Both main characters were brilliant; I loved the way Ivy milked her pregnancy for all the ice cream she could get and I loved how caring and dedicated Kai was to making everything go as smoothly as possible. Though I have to say Grandma Rosie takes the prize, this old gal was a hoot! I would so love to join her for bingo.••Overall this fake relationship/ unexpected pregnancy romance was packed a hilarious punch that had me laughing from start to end. I cant wait to see what Hart has planned with The Bookworms Guide to Dating.
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  • Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
    January 1, 1970
    The Girl Next Door is Emma Hart’s newest rom-com. I highly recommend reading the free prequel, The One-Night Stand Next Door. It’s a fun and hot novella and it’s the night the baby-making happens! It was supposed to be a one-night stand between neighbors who didn’t want anything more. And now, six weeks later those neighbors were going to be parents! Ivy was freaking out. She was not ready to be a mom. She wasn’t ready for Kai’s reaction. And she definitely wasn’t ready for her Grandma’s disappo The Girl Next Door is Emma Hart’s newest rom-com. I highly recommend reading the free prequel, The One-Night Stand Next Door. It’s a fun and hot novella and it’s the night the baby-making happens! It was supposed to be a one-night stand between neighbors who didn’t want anything more. And now, six weeks later those neighbors were going to be parents! Ivy was freaking out. She was not ready to be a mom. She wasn’t ready for Kai’s reaction. And she definitely wasn’t ready for her Grandma’s disappointment. She was going to have a stroke. That’s exactly why she tells Gram that she was secretly engaged then married Kai. Good thing Kai’s reaction to all the news was surprisingly calm. She needed calm after all of this. What she didn’t expect...Kai wanting to date her. For real. Yes. For real. What the f*ck? Ivy didn’t want him to only date her out of obligation. Yes, they have fun together. Yes, their one night together was hot AF. But, could they really do this? Aw! I know when I start an Emma book, I will be laughing so hard and once again I was right. Ivy is so much fun, sassy, and witty. Kai is a sweetheart with a side of alpha in him. He is truly adorable and swoon worthy. Together, their banter is flirty, hilarious, and overall fantastic. I am so excited about the next books! P.S. I really want some ice cream! Quotes: “Ivy, if you need to move, then move,” Kai muttered, not opening his eyes. “But stop staring at me like I’m a jar of pickles.”“I can’t sleep with anyone else. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m unfaithful.” “Really. Is that so?” “No. I’d just really rather have sex with you again.” He flashed me a grin. “Is that really that bad?” “I don’t know. You told me I’d feel your cock inside me for a week, and you lied.” “Technically, I did leave something inside you, so it wasn’t a total lie.”“A Fred Flintstone moment?” Kinsley questioned. Holley shook her head. “Please do—” “I made her bed rock,” Kai replied with a grin, like he did every single time I brought up the Flintstone thing.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a quick, yet funny read. I highly recommend reading The One Night Stand Next Door before reading this. At the time of this review it was still free on Amazon. The novella sets up what happens before the book, but it isn't 100% necessary to read it before reading Kai and Ivy's story. I loved the banter between Kai and Ivy. They are neighbors who like each other but never got around to telling each other about their feelings. I was provided an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a quick, yet funny read. I highly recommend reading The One Night Stand Next Door before reading this. At the time of this review it was still free on Amazon. The novella sets up what happens before the book, but it isn't 100% necessary to read it before reading Kai and Ivy's story. I loved the banter between Kai and Ivy. They are neighbors who like each other but never got around to telling each other about their feelings. A one night stand that leads to Ivy getting pregnant finally pushes them together and forces them to explore their feelings. Ivy has a really conservative grandmother that terrifies her, but the rest of her family and friends are pretty supportive. I really appreciated that other than the crazy grandma, just about everyone was supportive of the pregnancy. Because of her irrational fear of her grandma, Ivy concocts a fake relationship with Kai which leads to a few more fibs about how serious they are with each other. Fortunately, they actually like each other so it isn't much of a stretch. Because this is more novella length there isn't a ton of character development. The story focuses mainly on Kai and Ivy figuring out their relationship as a couple and navigating the early stages of her pregnancy. They already know each other casually and their friend group is already established. If you are looking for a light, funny, quick read grab this.
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