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The Nosy Neighbor

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  2,643 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
Lucy Baker walks away from her high-flying legal career when she successfully defends yet another heinous criminal. Almost a year after her life-changing decision, Lucy has never been happier. Leaving New York City for the suburbs, tending her garden and her dog, Lucy is making future plans with her fiancé, Jonathan St. Clair --- and getting acquainted with her neighbors, ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published May 24th 2005)
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Shahenda Khaled
May 01, 2015 Shahenda Khaled marked it as dnf
Cringe-worthy dialogue.
Unrealistic progress.
Why would I continue this torture??
P.Q. Glisson
Feb 16, 2011 P.Q. Glisson rated it did not like it
Hummm, what can I say about this book? I got to page 65 and put it down. I'm sorry, but I couldn't get into it. The characters were shallow and the story was mired down in excessive dialogue. The male romantic interest ran his mouth so much that it got to where you couldn't tell the difference between him and the female character. It was my first attempt at reading a Fern Michaels book. If there is a better one by her, please, let me know. I hate giving unfavorable reviews, being an author ...more
Becky Peterson
Jul 14, 2014 Becky Peterson rated it really liked it
Great summer easy read - fun story and enough intrigue to keep me interested. Light and easy compared to all the spy, medical thriller, FBI, serial killer books I read!
Jennifer Weber
Oct 17, 2011 Jennifer Weber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put this book down, it had alot of suspense to it.
Aug 31, 2016 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Writing is stilted and the elements of ESP seemed ridiculous and out of place for the story.
Mar 19, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one. Couldn't put it down.
Apr 17, 2012 Maria rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
I got to about page 120 before I categorically gave up on this book. It took me 5 days to get to page 89, and that's not normal, even if I am reading a couple of other books at the same time. Normally I would finish books like this first and then keep going through the heavier ones.

But… there's no sentence diversity, not really. And it's a patchy, blotchy style. What's-her-name's talent is interesting, but it's not nearly as interesting as it should be, and Wylie is annoying partially because th
Oct 01, 2012 Patty rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I couldn't finish this book. It was inconsistent and (the one word that always comes to mind) dumb. A high-powered, sharp, motivated lawyer who quits her job and does nothing? Who signs a bunch of papers without reading them first? Who wants to marry a guy when she doesn't even know what his job is? Who can be the most successful attorney in the city but can't even get a sense of a person's character? Then there's the 'nosy' neighbor, who really isn't nosy, and is first obnoxious, then enduring? ...more
Apr 27, 2016 Jane rated it liked it
Not my favorite Fern Michaels book and I've read a lot. The character Lucy was 38 and a smart lawyer but she acted whiny but considering the situation she was in I understand. She used a lot of old fashioned words which would have never been said by a woman of this age in my opinion.
Sep 29, 2011 Roma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give it a five. A good story This story makes me think of the saying" You never know what's around the corner" In this case next door.
Lavada Dee
I read my first Fern Michaels book a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I think she's going to a must read for me
Sep 13, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing

Very cute! Needed a not too serious story!
Feb 04, 2011 Sarah added it
This was a great romantic novel and also an easy read.
Jul 25, 2009 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Great keep you on your toes and romance all in one.
I truly enjoyed this book.
Jan 19, 2013 Nfrank34711 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. Couldn't put it down.
Jan 24, 2009 Melba rated it it was amazing
Adult love story. Something about it makes me think of closet reading moms.
Jun 05, 2012 Net/nita rated it really liked it
this book is fun to read!
May 23, 2009 Deedee added it
Good beach book...a different kind of mystery / romance. Dogs for the animal lover.
May 06, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
What another fantastic Fern Michaels book, her books always leave me with a feel good feeling :)
pleasant quick read...nice beach book!
Mar 11, 2011 Hope4flowers rated it liked it
Recommended to Hope4flowers by: Mom
Cute. Quick read.
Adeline Kam
Oct 20, 2016 Adeline Kam rated it liked it
The storyline is flat...I wanted to give up after the first few chapters but continue on since I bought this book already (hehe). Maybe I am just not in the right mood when I was reading this book (reader's block!). There are some chapters that are very exciting but I find the ending is quite plain. Just like that, the story ended.

Anyway, I love Fern Michaels' books. This one not as interesting as others but I still love this author!
Oct 12, 2016 Maryann rated it it was ok
I started this book just to have something to listen to during a long drive. I do occasionally enjoy the light romantic read. In this case, I found the plot holes quite distracting, things like someone conveniently not noticing the wedding invites that were right in front of them until the story found it necessary that they be seen. Or the whole sudden temporary psychic abilities...what?
 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
1.5 stars...Yikes! What can I say about this other than it was a hot mess of implausibilities. I'm reluctant to give it one star because it's not one of the worst things I've read, but....

Wylie is definitely a beta - not an alpha - his dialogue was so much like a female it was unsettling (was his character supposed to have testicles?). I can get over the fact that he's a beta, but all that blabbering (ick). Jake was more alpha than him. Wylie was at least able to call in all the alpha support he
Julieann Giannone
May 25, 2014 Julieann Giannone rated it did not like it
I believe this author would be categorized under, "Beach read, or "brain candy." This is fine, I like many genres. I borrowed this book from the library as a CD set to listen to while on a long drive. That being said, one plus is that I wanted to find out the resolution of the story. As it progressed, I began, however, focusing on my perceived flaws of the story,,,,
Let me explain: the protagonist, Lucy Baker is a high powered NYC defense attorney. She burns out, and decides to take a leave. Sure
Sep 20, 2016 Lyda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very nice easy reading book.

Loved the charters
Nov 02, 2016 Nancy added it
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 Gigi Ann
Aug 05, 2011 Gigi Ann rated it liked it

As Fern Michaels books go, this one was a fun okay read. The book reminded me of the movie with Mel Gibson, "What Women Want" wherein he could read women's minds after an accident where he received an electrical shock. This kind of had that same feeling going in it. How so? The leading character, Lucy, after a fall on ice and bumping her head while a live electric wire touched the sole of her rubber boot and kind of gave her a shock and thereafter, she could sometimes read peoples minds also, n
Jan Mcleod
Jun 22, 2015 Jan Mcleod rated it really liked it
Lucy is a criminal lawyer who decides to hang it up after successfully defending another guilty client. She is supposed to marry a man named Jonathan, however, the FBI pays her a visit and informs her what kind of a man "Jonathan" really is and what he does for a living--all illegal. The FBI has been tracking "Jonathan" for a couple of years, but they keep losing him. They have come to ask Lucy's help in catching him.
Lucy's neighbor, Wylie, as well as his friend Jake, and three dogs, come to her
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Fern Michaels isn’t a person. I’m not sure she’s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence. Fern Michaels® is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I ...more
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