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Tempting Her Neighbor

(Small Town Temptations #1)

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Tired of big city life, software developer Cole Sampson moves to a small Canadian town to get some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, his keep-the-hell-away-from-me vibes don’t work on his gorgeous new neighbor.

Waitress Rachel Malone is intrigued by the hot curmudgeon living next door and his very sexy scowl. Sure, he keeps shutting down her every advance, but before long,
ebook, 174 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC
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.Under the pages
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review, 2-stars
Review available at Under the Pages.

Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Pretty good and a bit kinky too!
I have some mixed feelings about this book I was able to review. Short and sweet, the author gets right down to business and brings us a story light on chatter that focuses on the life of the characters.

I am a bit wishy-washy on how I feel about Rachel. She is pretty aggressive towards a cranky homebody guy that doesn't really want to know anyone. But then the author starts warming these two up, and we get some big city heat from this small town cou


I don't usually read novellas ... the reason is only that I like a longer book. Weird, I know ... it's just that if it ends up being something that I really like, then I want as many pages as the author is willing to crank out, you know? Anyway, I went against my usual "rules" and decided to give this one a go. Not too shabby.

I really enjoyed our hero of the story - Cole. He was all grumpy and prickly. He reminded me of my husband. For some reason, I think that stand-offish personality is sexy
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jardine-l

Gotta love that old double standard. A man sleeps around and he's complimented. A woman exhibits the same behavior and she's called a slut. Nice book, showed the downside of living in a small town.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cheating, disliked
What I liked: Sexually inexperienced hero with an experienced heroine. He had 2 previous lovers and both were unsatisfying, leading him to believe he wasn't any good at it; she had been with many guys. I love when the playing field is switched like that. These details are the reasons for the 2 stars.

What I disliked: Rachel's promiscuity was mentioned in every chapter, more than once. The whole town looked down on her and bad mouthed her because of it, including all the men she'd slept with exce
Mar 27, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Beyond the Pages
Apr 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Quick Summary: DNF
Rating: 1/5
Recommend: No
Audience: Adult
Status: Contemporary
Other: Trashy. This story was...there are no words.
Source: NetGalley
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC copy of this book from NetGallery for an honest review. I whole heartedly recommend this book. I give this book 5 stars. The storyline was believable and surprisingly entertaining. This book is great read. I can't wait for the next book by this Author.
Milli (MiracleMilliReads)
This book was crazy and full of surprises. I like the writing style and how true this story really is. Being a girl and sleeping around with men, then you are considered a slut, but if you were male, you would get a trophy.

In a small town, Rachel is the slut who sleeps with every guy she lays her eye on which was her way of dealing with her own problems and just to forget. Her not so happy, but sexy new equally named neighbor, does not know anyone, but that was about to change. Every time Cole
Elizabeth Neal
May 03, 2017 rated it liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Cole, though he craves the solitude and is often snarly, is currently wishing he didn't have it. Well, at least until he's done moving. When a gorgeous blonde offers assistance, he again starts wishing, but this time it's that he was better at peopleing.

Rachel thought she was pretty clear with her attraction to her sexy new neighbor, but he didn't seem to pick up on the clues. She can't help but wonder what his story is, while questioning why he intrigues her so. She knows part of i
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally reviewed for Red Hot Books

Tempting Her Neighbor is book one in Laura Jardine’s Small Town Temptations series. In it, Cole Sampson, a curmudgeonly, misanthropic software designer, moves to a small town to get away from all the people in the big city. Cole had an abusive father and it’s caused him to be mistrustful and generally grumpy. He’s hoping small town life will allow him to live simply and in peace.

Have I mentioned Cole hates people?

Cole hates people like I hate bathing suit sh
Michelle Simpson
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it

Cole was moody, grumpy and definitely not a people person, living in the City was not for him, far too many people and far to noisy, a quiet little is what he wanted where he could keep himself to himself and enjoy the peace and quiet. He wasn't interested in making friends or having a relationship. His first day in the quiet town of Georgeville should of been the warning sign that he wasn't going to get the peaceful life he moved here !!

Rachel had grown up in Georgeville and didn't have the bes
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Oh, what can I say about this story? It’s sizzling hot for sure, but also had me snort/giggling and wanting to knock heads together.

Cole Sampson is a cranky old man in a smoking hot bod! Anti-social to the nth degree, Cole moves to a sleepy little town in the hopes of finding the solitude he desires. Only meeting his sexy new neighbour stirs desires within him of a completely different sort *winks*

I felt an affinity with Cole and his ‘keep away’ vibes. I think I have been known to emit the same
1-Click Addict Support Group
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small town heat….

“Rachel Malone had a reputation…”

Yes, she did. If owning one’s sexuality, and enjoying sex, meant raising the eyebrows of her small-minded, small town neighbors then that is what Rachel was going to do. No apologies. No stammering. She was a good person who just happened to enjoy pleasure and wasn’t afraid to go after it…

“She was leaving Georgeville, and nothing would stop her.”

And that was too bad because while Rachel was plotting the quickest way out, Cole and only jus
Jennifer Pierson
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cole Sampson is not a people person at all, in fact, he is rude to keep them away. He's tired of big city life, so he moves to a small Canadian town, hoping for some peace and solitude. What he didn't count on was his sexy new neighbor, or how much he wants her. Rachel Malone was a small town girl who wants out, but never quite got the courage up. She's a waitress, who enjoys sex, and has a bit of a reputation since she's not inclined to have a relationship. So she's super excited when her new n ...more
C. Erani Kole
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from IndieSage PR*

I liked this. It was refreshing, fast-paced and fun with that little bit of heartache. I really liked Cole because he's so antisocial, and gives off the jerk vibes I love from alpha males; unlike them, however, he's not so experienced with the opposite sex, which is why this was so surprisingly new for me when his eye would widen at every new sexy thing Rachel did for him. It made me smile. I also liked Rachel and how she ow
Amy~My Book Obsession~
girls what's my weakness? MAN!
Okay, so this book isn't filled l with hot sexy guys running around but one hot guy who aims to please. He is grumpy as grumpy can get. Cole moves to a small town to have peace and quiet and to not be bothered by neighbors. Ha! Small towns are known for friendly nosey neighbors. But what he wasn't prepared for was the sexy as sin neighbor who wants to bang his brains out! But Cole doesn't do relationships and he's sure that's what it takes to get into bed with her
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I had mix feeling while reading Tempting Her Neighbors because the substance is lacking in the feelings department. Cole is an antisocial guy who moves to a small town in the hopes of being as seclude as he can possible get while still being a member of society. Rachel is the town girl who has no qualms in her sexuality. When Rachel sets her sights on her sexy antisocial neighbor, she will stop at nothing to get a taste. Cole resist as long as he can but little by little Rachel chips away at his ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Pin the Tail on the Romance time! My TBR list is at 475 of 1534 books, so I spun the magic random number generator app to get book #741: Tempting Her Neighbor by Laura Jardine

Why Was This In My TBR: I think I got it on sale. I know I bought it because someone told me about a short, antisocial hero. Sold!

Is It Part of A Series: Small Town Temptations (1)

Review: I really wanted to like this more than I actually did. As soon as my friend told me about a short, antisocial, sexually inexperienced her
Book Slore
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. It checked so many of my boxes- a Canadian setting, a grumpy yet kind of nerdy hero, neighbours. Unfortunately, this book was just off the mark for me. I didn't particularly like either main character. We were reminded constantly that Rachel had a bad reputation but wasn't a "slut" she just loved sex. It didn't come across that way to me- it seemed like she was trying to convince herself that she wasn't a "slut". Ugh, I hate that word. I'm so not into slut sham ...more
Susan Cliff
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this. Super grumpy, anti-social hero meets sweet heroine with a bad reputation. She helps him move furniture into his new apt. She's interested in a physical-only thing and propositions him multiple times before he says yes. He's attracted to her, but he prefers to avoid people and isn't experienced as a boyfriend or a lover. They get together and find that they have amazing chemistry and similar adventurous spirits. He discovers that he has a heart, after all. She's sexually open ...more
May 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was just not my bag. I'm not anti-erotica by any means but I've read better ones. For me, all the characters were like cardboard cut-outs with the exception of the main characters. But even then the self-deprecating nature that Rachel had was not endearing at all. And Cole adjusted awfully quick to being around people for someone who professed to prefer being solo.

This is more like a 1.5 but I rounded up to two because while I wasn't a huge fan the sex scenes were steamy, they were plentif
Nicole Smith
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scorched
3.5 Stars
This was a good book, but it just wasn't for me. I just wasn't invested in the characters like I usually am when reading. I liked how Cole and Rachel were just the right person for one another. I liked how she brought out a different side to Cole that he didn't even know he had. Cole rather deal with numbers and codes instead of people, but Rachel is just too tempting. Cole is a lone wolf that comes off has kind of of a jerk. Rachel can see through the facade. Cole and Rachel are scorc
Danielle from Short and Sassy
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If Sheldon Cooper was a charter in a romance novel... he would be Cole Sampson! The hole time I read this book I could not stop thinking about how much he reminded me of Sheldon!
Waitress Rachel Malone (this version of Penny) likes one night stands. That is her thing. So, she knows Cole would be a challenge she was willing to take on. There is something about him that intrigues her. Maybe the fact she knows he would not want a relationship with her.

But what happens when both seem to want more fr
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Tempting Her Neighbor is a short read about a guy who doesn't want to associate with people in general and his neighbor who wants him. Cole is a hard fellow to get a read on and I wasn't sure if I liked him at first. Even though this book is short, the author covers a lot of both characters lives and I enjoyed it. I do wish it had been longer. I wasn't ready for it to end. This is my first book by Laura Jardine but will not be my last.
Jennifer Alexander
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Tempting Her Neighbor was a sweet, sexy read about a complete introvert and a social butterfly that live in the same small town. Cole wants to remain hidden but Rachel wants to move out of the small town and fly to spread her wings. Both are so stuck in their own heads that neither seem to realize there is more than what they know.
I loved watching Cole come to live with Rachel and I enjoyed how Cole managed to calm Rachel. It was enjoyable to read.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun & sexy read

The number of great books I find through random tweets is really quite impressive yet unexpected. Really enjoyed the sex-positive message in this one, plus the contrast if an experienced heroine with a less experienced hero.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was cute

It was a pretty easy read. The love scenes were not but something about the writing threw me off. When they talked about their emotions, I think. It didn't seem realistic.
Seanna Yeager
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hella sexy romance, that starts out with with a no-strings attached relationship, which leads to a passionate romance.
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's fantastic
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Laura studied engineering, worked in mineral exploration, and now writes contemporary romance. She lives in Toronto with her husband.

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