Cooper Bennett is my best friend.
That’s all he is and all he ever will be.
Nothing will change that.
Accidentally seeing him naked? Please. So not a big deal.
Having less-than-tame thoughts? I mean, have you seen this guy? Who could blame me?
Kissing him? It was a one-time mistake, and it will not be repeated.
Falling into bed with him? Uh-oh…
It’s fine. We’re fine.
We’re Caroline and Cooper. Best friends until the end. Nothing has ever come our way that we couldn’t survive together.
Surely, we can handle this too…
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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Love Thy Neighbor is the new release in the Roommate Romp series by Teagan Hunter. Cooper and Caroline have been best friends since they were kids. Except for an ‘accident’ kiss when they were teens they have never crossed the friend line. But when Caroline sees him naked for the first time, and he sees the interest in her eyes everything between them starts to change. The new-found sexual attraction between them explodes but when one of them oversteps will they lose everything they’ve built including the friendship.
I can’t deny that Teagan Hunter knows how to write a rom com with likeable characters and off the charts sex scenes. However, I am not a fan of the friends to lovers trope anymore unless it starts with one of them secretly yearning for the other. Give me all the angst! This is not one of those stories. At the start of Love Thy Neighbor, Cooper and Caroline are literally best friends and nothing more, there’s no jealousy and angst. Things starting getting interesting for me when those things eventually came into play. Then we had the big “conflict” of the plot and I found it underwhelming but thankfully Cooper’s big apology / Grand gesture was worthy.
“You’ve ruined me, you know that? I’m ruined. Addicted. Completely f*cking crazy for you.”
To this point you might be thinking I didn’t love the book but I did enjoy it. Cooper and Caroline were both great characters, sweet and laid back together. Caroline is shy and innocent and Cooper, more out going, pushes her outside her boundaries. Plus in the bedroom Cooper is all about the dirty talk and dominance and damn that was hot. There is also a whole ton of chuckle worthy and awkward but funny moments that Teagan Hunter axcels at writing.
In the end Love Thy Neighbor is a fun and steamy best friends to lovers romantic comedy and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.