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The Perfect Neighbor (The MacGregors #9)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  4,967 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Brooding loner Preston McQuinn's new apartment, like his life, was just the way he wanted it - dark and empty. But when sunny Cybil Campbell came barging into his well-ordered gloom, he couldn't deny a grudging fascination with his bright, bubbly neighbor. And then she tried to hire her date! Preston thought he'd closed the door on love for good, so why was he sud ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Silhouette Books (first published 1999)
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I discovered Nora Roberts' books my freshman year in college. Rather, my college roommate forced them on me and I devoured almost her entire catalog and still continue to do so. To this day, we have really great conversations that go something like this:

F: Oh! She is a MacGregor. Her mom was the woman with the broken-down car that married...
M: The recluse cartoonist in Maine! Right! But what about that piano one?
F: The piano player with the red-headed Stanislaski daughter?
M: Oh right, that's Wa
May 12, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The MacGregor Serisinden bir hikaye daha. Daniel MacGregor sen inanılmaz bir adamsın. Her şeyi ayarlayıp gerisini doğa kanuna bırakıyorsun.

Gizemli Komşu Genieve ve Grant Campbell'in kızları Cybil'in hikayesi idi...Yine iki sanatçının aşkı..YineDaniel McGregor ve her şeyi planlayıp birbirlerine uygun gördüğü iki kişi Preston McQuinn ve Cybil Campbell'i bir araya getirmesi hiç de zor olmadı..

Şimdiye kadar da bu koca İskoç yanılmadı ve maya tuttu..Preston tam da Grant Campbell'e benzeyen bir adamd
Nov 12, 2009 Dina rated it really liked it
The last installment in one of my favorite series. I'm really sorry to see it end, but c'est la vie.
May 29, 2016 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.75 stars. Here's what happens and my reactions in a nutshell: She gets hurt by his omission of the truth and it just pulls at my heartstrings the way I love so much. Then he pretends he doesn't mind and that it's for the best. As if! Things get back to normal between them but then he messes up again and my heart goes noooo. And finally, FINALLY, he realizes he can't live without her... BUT he screws it up AGAIN!!! My poor, poor heart stopped beating for several pages then, until he professed h ...more
Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 1999
Length: 295 pages (Large Print).
Setting: Contemporary. New York.
Sex: Infrequent. Reasonably explicit.
Hero: Playwright.
Heroine: Author/illustrator of a popular cartoon strip.

Fun and easy. Bubbly, happy, independent heroine. Stoic, withdrawn, creative hero. Lots of lust. Some romance. A bubblegum beach read.

The MacGregors:
Book 0.5 Rebellion (1988) Serena MacGregor and Brigham Langston (set in 1745)
Book 0.6 (novella) In From The Cold (1986) - Alanna Flynn an
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I’ve read a lot of Nora Roberts’s books. I’ve mentioned before that when I first started reading romance novels, I went to her books first. The Perfect Neighbor was the very first Nora Roberts’ book I ever read, so right there, this book has a special place in my heart. But even if you take out the nostalgia I have for this book, The Perfect Neighbor is still a pretty great contemporary romance novel.

The Perfect Neighbor is the ninth book in the MacGregor series and focuses on Cybil Campbell, gr
İnci Puyan
Aug 13, 2013 İnci Puyan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Bir Nora klasiği daha bitti. Bu kadının kalemini sevmeyen var mı acaba merak ediyorum. Cidden güçlü bir kalemi var ve okuru kendinden geçirtiyor.

Her neyse bu kitabı aldığımda okuyacağım Nora karakterlerinin MacGregor ailesiyle bağlantılı olacağını hiç tahmin etmezdim. Meğersem seriye dahil olan bir kitapmış. Aslında kısmen bağlantılı çünkü bir MacGregor'un hikayesi değil... Dıdısının dıdısının dıdısı cinsinden bir tanışıklık var ama olsun yine de MacGregor
Nov 26, 2013 Laydee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main character was just too much. Very self centered and always the victim. I didn't like that. I hated that Preston always ended up groveling when he wasn't the bad guy. Cybill over stayed, created situations, then didn't like the outcome. I love the McGregor Series... This one, probably the least.
Aug 19, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Nora Roberts and this had this story plus another one in it.

I will get around to readin all the Mcgregor stories.

Nora Roberts always takes me in and i feel apart of the story.
Mar 13, 2009 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aaaagh! Romantic cheese-fest! Love it.
Feb 09, 2009 Ginny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-2005, donated
I enjoyed the MacGregor stories, no surprises here, but good quick romantic read.
Apr 30, 2016 Ofelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book with a happy ending
ı liked :) Love you Cybil & Preston
Catherine Iriarte
I started reading this story and every time I thought I had come to a stopping spot, something would happen and I would think "As soon as I find out what happens I'll stop and read more later." That didn't happen until the end of the book. The end was great on this one too. I hope this isn't the end of the series. I would love to find out how The MacGregor can set up the rest of this grandchildren with happily ever afters.
Annette McIntyre
Cartoonist Cybil Campbell loves people. And she has a new neighbour who she decided to welcome to her building with a plate of new baked cookies.

However, her neighbour Preston McQuinn doesn't want to be disturbed but to be left alone to write his play so reacts badly when she goes knocking on his door.
Lagano štivo, na nedjeljno kišno popodne. Iako nisam dala visoku ocjenu, ova knjiga mi se najvise dopala iz serije o McGregor-ovima, zbog vrckavosti i humora glavne junakinje.
February Four
Oct 16, 2016 February Four rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Cybil's parents and I do love Cybil and Preston.
Jan 03, 2017 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just a great, quick read. Had all the elements of a Nora Roberts romance that I love, I laughed, I cried, great friendships and a woman who could stand for herself with her parents and her boyfriend.

Elements of the story also spoke to me about my own relationship and for that I'm grateful.
María José
Dec 21, 2016 María José rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Los personajes de esta historia no me han llegado al corazón como los anteriores de esta serie...
Oct 04, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Perfect Neighbor by Nora Roberts
#11 in MacGregor Series - (Preston McQuinn & Cybil Campbell)

Cybil Campbell (daughter of Genevieve & Grant) works from home on her popular daily comic strip, "Friends and Neighbors". She's the darling of the building and is used to her neighbors popping into her apartment to hang out as a group while she's working. She likes the background noise and she cares for her neighbors, young and old, even though they continually try to set her up with boring da
May 03, 2014 Audel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il s'agit du dernier tome d'une des plus célèbre saga de Nora Roberts : Le clan des Mcgregor.

Nous avons ici une romance entre deux artistes : Cybill dessinatrice/auteur de comics et Preston musicien à ses heures, célèbre dramaturge le reste du temps.

Cybill est une jeune femme extravertie avec une imagination débordante, alors que Preston de son côté aime la solitude, est réservé. Ainsi, nous avons deux personnages aux caractères et modes de vie presque opposés. Mais leur métier respectif va cons
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Tinggal di New York adalah keinginan Cybil, dan berkarir sebagai penulis komik dalam koran seperti yang dilakukan oleh ayahnya adalah kesenangan, bukan pekerjaan. Cybil memanng wanita unik dengan banyak kesukaan, dia pernah belajar balet, menekuni dunia binatang, pintar masak, bisa melukis. Tetapi setelah dipikir-pikir dia tidak akan menyukai pekerjaannya. Dengan sepiring cookies, dia mencoba untuk mengenal Preston Mcquinn. Hmm..cookiesnya memang sangan nikmat, apalagi untuk pria penyendiri sepe ...more
Jun 19, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
Daniel MacGregor is at it again. This time he's setting up Grant and Gennie's daughter Cybil. As part of his family, the MacGregor has decided that Preston McQuinn is prefect for Cybil. While construction is going on in Preston's Connecticut home, Daniel offers him an apartment in New York, conveniently right next door to Cybil.

Preston is a loner that's been hurt very badly in the past. Spending most of his time alone, writing plays, he sparks Cybil's interest with the mystery of who he is and w
Feb 28, 2012 Marleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
For Nora Roberts this must be one of her in-between books because it wasn’t her high standard I’ve enjoyed in the past. I know she’s a very prolific writer, having around 2 to 4 books published a year.
You see, I don’t know about that, because in the end it’s about quality and not quantity. This author writes so many books that – in the end - there are more than a few of her books out there that aren’t outstanding or original. I think the quality of her delivered work is starting to suffer. This
Maja Devic
Feb 19, 2013 Maja Devic rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Nora Roberts really delivered it this time, just like every other time. I'm a big fan of hers.
Its a story about Preston, Mr. Mysterious as Cybil call him till she finally gets him to tell her his name, and Cybil, bubbly girl next door. Preston moved in a apartment complex in New York temp. till his house gets finished. Cybil stops by with cookies to welcome him into the building, but he ends up being really rude to her and he basically slams the door in her face....She thinks
Sep 10, 2016 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, new-york
AUTHOR: Roberts, Nora
TITLE: The Perfect Neighbor
Date Read: 01/11/14
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Romance/1999/Silhouette/244 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #11 in MacGregor series

CHARACTERS: Cybil Campbell/artist -- writes/draws a newspaper comic strip; Preston McQuinn

FIRST LINES: "So…have you talked to him yet?"

COMMENTS: Even tho' this considered the last (#11) in the MacGregor series it reads very well as a stand-alone. A nice romance between a very outgoing woman
Tam B.
Apr 13, 2013 Tam B. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is part of the MacGregor series. Cybil Campbell is only related by marriage to the family but that doesn't seem to matter. This story follows the idea of the MacGregor Brides / Grooms in which Daniel finds the perfect person and puts them in his grandchild's radius and lets things happen.

This was a fun story and romance. I liked Preston and his issues were real and justified based on an horrific personal experience in his past. When you get the whole story you understand his actions.
Shayla Crespo echavarria
Me ha gustado? lo he adorado
He llorado? totalmente.
Debo confesar que he conocido loa.libros de Nora o Eleanor como quieras llamarla por pura casualidad, en uno de esos dias en los que te pones a buscar libros teniendo una lista de libros por leer enorme y he de decir que no me ha decepcionado ni un poco en ninguno de sus libros; por el contrario se ha ganado un puesto entre mis autoras favoritas.
Asi que deben chequear sus libros y sobre todo a la familia MacGregor por que me la pase increiblemen
Oct 21, 2014 Anali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro lo he adorado. Simplemente maravilloso. Es una historia tierna, sencilla, dulce y divertida. Como todas las novelas de NR el protagonista es P.E.R.F.E.C.T.O *-* Como siempre ha creado una hermosa historia de amor entre Preston y Cybil.
Ella es hermosa como un hada, dulce, alegre y sensible, un poco entrometida pero gentil. Mientras Preston es reservado, misterioso y un poco peligroso aunque en el fondo es inteligente, serio, preocupado y guapo. Ambos son increibles y sus conversacione
Oct 16, 2014 Esra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-a-copy, harlequin
Yine süper bir MacGregor hikayesiydi :D
Cybil'e bayıldım.. Hele McQuinn ile tanışmadan önce onun hakkında yazdığı senaryolara bittim :) McQuinn'i de çok sevdim okur okumaz bana Grant'i hatırlatmıştı cidden aynı onun gibiymiş bunu da kanıtladı zaten ilerleyen sayfalarda :D Grant süper bi baba olmuş ama onu böyle okumak güzeldi gerçekten :)
Veee tabi ki Daniel!! Ahhh sen yok musun sen beni yine mest ettin :D Bu sefer de burnunu sokmadan duramadı çok da iyi yaptı ve her zamanki gibi yine başarılı ol
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