McKenna Prescott is the queen of picking the wrong men. When her latest boyfriend dumps her, she decides to devote her time to “exploring herself” (read: drinking wine and ordering sex toys online) and starting her freelance makeup business. That is, until an embarrassing delivery mix-up puts her sexy, gruff neighbor in her path… Beckett Walsh is married to his job…which is a deal-breaker for the woman he’s supposed to be marrying. Even worse, his would-be father-in-law has pulled support from Beckett’s startup and now Beckett stands to lose everything. But the gorgeous, crazy makeup artist from down the hall has an equally crazy but mutually beneficial idea: if he convinces his sister to hire McKenna for her high-society wedding, McKenna will teach him about what women want so he can get his fiancée back. All he has to do is make sure he doesn’t fall for the wrong girl.
What a laugh. Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London was a fun read from start to finish.
McKenna is bright, sparkly, and a personality to match. (Considering the constant put downs from family and ex boyfriends). But she’s not happy. She’s stuck working in a dead end job until her blog is a success (she wants to teach make up on line), but after the last boyfriend, McKenna decides enough is enough. When a drunken evening’s internet ordering lands her order on her neighbor’s door, it gives McKenna an opportunity to redirect her focus.
Beckett is the total opposite, very serious, very work orientated, but there is a reason; he wants a safe and secure home (we find out why in the book). The app he has designed will ensure that, but the backing from his future father-in-law is in jeopardy (his fiancée says he’s married to his job), When an opportunity to win his future wife back, he grabs it with both hands. McKenna might just be his ticket to a secure future. When he spends time with McKenna, he has to decide what he wants.
There were a few moments that had me cringing and laughing. The characters were very likeable and well written. Trouble Next Door was a fun afternoon read.