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The Neighbours

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Meet Ginny, 34, and Cassie, 55. Neighbours, and (very) unlikely friends.

Some women have it all. Others are thirty-four, renting a tiny flat alone because they recently found their long-term boyfriend in bed with their boss. Unfortunately, the latter applies to Ginny Taylor. Single and jobless, Ginny is certain her life can’t get any worse. But then she encounters her
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 6th 2020 by Avon
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Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A proper jaunty feel good affair of a book

Meet Ginny, 34, in P.R., unlucky in love but self effacing and ‘lovely’

Meet Cassie 55, ex Bond actress now reality TV ‘star’ with a vicious tongue and acidic humour

Both women are the complete opposites of what you would imagine a friendship could be, but as neighbours in London apartments via a set of circumstances that is what they, tentatively, become

I LOVED them both, their polar opposite personalities really worked well and as their friendship
Louise Wilson
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up to 4

Ginny and Cassie were neighbours who quickly become friends. Ginny walked in on her boss and her boyfriend in a comprising position. She ends up loosing her job. Cassie is an aging star who suffers with depression. Ginny tries to help Cassie get her life back on track and becomes her PR.

I did not know what I was really expecting when I started reading this book. Its told from Ginnys point of view. I liked Ginny, she's made mistakes, but who hasn't? It touches on a lot of
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women-fiction
You can read all my review on Blog - Books Teacup and Reviews

The Neighbours was a women’s fiction that revolved around Ginny and her neighbor Cassie. It was about friendship, fighting depression, relationship, getting over fear, and working to achieve dream.

Writing was good. I liked the way author represented Ginny’s mediocre life and Cassie’ defamed life with realistic tone that had balance of seriousness and wit. Story was told from Ginny’s perspective.

Book started with 34-yr-old Ginny
In this era of “ageism” it is wonderful to see a book about two women with roughly two decades of difference in their ages come together in a celebration of friendship.

Ginny is a thirty-something woman who is struggling with her place in life. She feels unfilled in her job but has no idea how to get a different and better one. When she walks in on her live-in boyfriend shagging her boss – in Cassie’s own apartment – she is forced into looking at life from a different, jobless perspective. She is
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had a lot promise but frustrated me so much.
I was really excited to pick this one up and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to read the advanced copy.

Characters are everything. I was very annoyed with the main character throughout the story. I could not connect with her at all. There were times when she was interacting with other characters in the book and I began to like her but then the inner dialogue would start and I was back to frustrated.

I almost DNF’d this book a couple
Adi Rocks Socks (semi hiatus)
4 stars.

You look at the title and think it’s probably a thriller, because there seems to be a trend these days when it comes to thrillers — there’s either a girl somewhere, a wife somewhere, or a neighbour somewhere.

But nope, this is a book about two neighbours who live in the same building. It’s a story about the unlikely friendship they form, and how they help each other grow as individuals. Clinical depression is dealt with beautifully in Nicola Gill’s debut novel, as one of the characters
The Nerd Daily
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Laura Glassman

The Neighbours tells the story of two women, their unlikely friendship, and how each puts their life back together after they experience personal and professional upsets.

Ginny, the most central character, is 34 at the time that the story opens. At the start of the novel, she reflects that her life is not where she hoped or expected it to be at that time. She works an uninteresting job in public relations, but really dreams of
Shreeya Sharma
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A sweet feel good story about two women, their unlikely friendship and the way they help each other put their lives together after going through struggles and self doubts.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC
Karen Whittard
For me the subject matter of the book was a little hard to read about. But the characters were lovely. I found it a little bit sad and heartbreaking as I could relate to it on many levels. But it was a well written book.
Caroline Kerdouci
Neighbours Ginny and Cassie meet at just the right moment in their lives, in this charming romcom from Nicola Gill.
Ginny, in her mid thirties, suddenly finds herself out of her PR job having discovered her boyfriend Jack in a rather compromising situation with her boss Annabelle. Oops!!
Cassie, a once lauded actress of stage and screen is keen to make a come back after her initial disastrous attempt in the jungle reality Tv show. Who better than Ginny, who whilst in between jobs and determined
Ems. (afternoonbookery)
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love Contemporary books and i dont read them enough and every time i do i remember why i love them - so i was so excited to be on the blog tour for this.

We meet Ginny, and she is having a bit of a tough time, she started out living with her best friend, having a boyfriend and was ready to settle down but instead ends up single and with her best friend moving away as well as loosing her job after throwing a plant at her boss - life suddenly isnt great. Then we meet Cassie who also had it all,
Tea Leaves and Reads
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A thriller title but a contemporary cover? What is this trickery! There are certain titles these days that give books a feeling of Psychological Thriller and probably would make me gloss over it because there are so many of those around at the moment (too many books too little time!) But this is different - great catchy title, beautiful vibrant colour...this is a refreshing debut novel from Nicola Gill. It's not romance as such - it's not a beach read - it's something else. It's one of those ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ginny is about to turn 35 and finds herself jobless, roommateless, boyfriendless, and desperately wanting a baby. Cassie, Ginny's neighbor, is an almost washed up actress with lots of issues of her own. Somehow, these two women form a deep friendship.

I really wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did. This particular genre is one I turn to for fun, light-hearted reading as a break from some of the heavier books I read. Unfortunately, this particular book just dragged. I didn't mind
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, chick-lit
This book was not what I thought it would be.
In a good but in a bad way too.
Overall, a solid read.

This is a chick-lit novel a la Sophie Kinsella. We have two neighbors, Ginny and Cassie. These two form friendship trough some troubles and tribulations They are opposite in almost everything. And yet the connection is real and heartwarming. Even though Ginny is closer to me in age I feel more for Cassie. I liked her as a character better.

The pace of the plotline could be better...It felt
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This book does a superb job of following the lives of both Ginny and Cassie. I was initially attracted by the cover of this book but the plot hasn't disappointed.This is my first read by Nicola Gill, already I cannot wait for more. I have been completely unable to put this book down. I found myself completely engrossed and desperate to know what was coming next.I have enjoyed the plot, true women's fiction but heavier than chick lit. It has been enjoyable and the characters are likeable. The ...more
Jessica C
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicola Gill’s The Neighbours is a fantastic entertaining new novel. Ginny Taylor, age 34, comes home from work suddenly to find her long term boyfriend cheating on her with her current boss. Suddenly, Ginny’s life spirals into unknown territory. She’s sharing a room with someone she’s never met, she’s out of a PR job (after throwing plants at her cheating boss) and befriends the ex-famous neighbour, Cassie, downstairs in her flat. The Neighbours does an excellent job of following both Ginny’s ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, arcs
DNF’d at 27%. Writing is all over the place and plot going nowhere. Tons of names and details that were unnecessary and made things confusing. Disappointed since it had so much potential!
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely easy read. Great characters. A book on friendships and relationships. You'll read in one sitting.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meet Ginny, 34, and Cassie, 55. Neighbours, and (very) unlikely friends.

Some women have it all. Others are thirty-four and rent a tiny flat alone because they recently found their long-term boyfriend in bed with their boss. Ginny Taylor is certain her life can’t get any worse. But then she meets her downstairs neighbour…

Cassie Frost was once a beloved actress, but after a recent mishap, she desperately needs a new publicist. And Ginny is a publicist who desperately needs a job – but can she be
Natasha Ellis
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Heavier subject matter than chick lit. Easy read which I enjoyed. Would recommend.
Helen Leecy
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m really excited to have been asked to be part of the blog tour for this book. The kindle version will be released on the 6th February 2020. My blog will be published on the 9th of February 2020
I received a copy of the book in advance via NetGalley in return for an honest review as part of my blog.
Finally, I’ve read a decent book this year. I was beginning to wonder whether it was going to be possible and whether I’d used up all my good book tokens in 2019! I thoroughly
3.5 Stars ~ Rounded

Told from the point of view of Ginny, now 34, working for a boss she abhors, in a flat relationship that she thinks will bring her the “dream”, but won’t ‘correct her boyfriend’s bad behavior, losing a flatmate to the hustle and bustle of New York, and generally thinking that she’s stagnated when others have moved on. Oh – and she has MASSIVE baby fever, with all of the engagements, pregnancies and ‘promotions’ that scroll across her social media daily. But walking in on her
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, 2020-releases

Ginny Taylor is almost sure that her on - again - off - again boyfriend Jack is finally ready to commit. But then she finds him in bed with her own boss. Now she's not only single but also jobless.
Ginny's neighbour Cassie Frost used to be a popular and well loved actress but it's all in the past now. The recent stint on reality TV portrayed her really badly so she desperately needs a positive PR. Her neighbour Ginny is a publicist, so maybe those two can help each other?

The story is told from
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Ginny Taylor finally thinks her boyfriend is starting to properly commit to her, after 2 years of on again off again dramas. Then she comes home to find him in bed with her boss. Being single and jobless at 34 wasn't in her life plan.
Cassie Frost used to have it all, she used to be a well loved actress, but is struggling after a recent stint on reality TV portrayed her as a class A bitch. She desperately needs a new publicist. Ginny really needs a job. Can the neighbours overcome their
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020-books
Ginny didn't mind her life. She had a boyfriend, a well paying PR job, and her best friend was her flat mate. Everything was vanilla. Until that vanilla life falls to shambles. She catches her boss in bed with her boyfriend. She can't find a new job. Her best friend has moved to New York and her new flat mate is constantly in bed with her own boyfriend. She feels as if she can't live up to her parents' standards. With the world of social media boasting every engagement, child welcoming, wedding ...more
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway-s, netgalley
I like this author. Around 40% of the way into The Neighbours by Nicola Gill this thought came into my head. It didn't burst its way in, it didn't sneak in. One moment it was just there and I knew it to be fact. By time I was 2/3 of the way in, it was gone. I love this author had replaced that initial, weak thought. And I do, I love THIS author.

If asked my favorite genres, I invariably say "historical fiction Not romance disguised or dressed up as historical fiction because that is yucky" and
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, fiction
The Neighbours starts with Ginny, a 34 year old woman who works in PR and whose life is about to be turned upside down. Her roommate and best friend, Nancy, is moving to the US and when Ginny comes home from work she expects to come home to an empty apartment. But instead she finds her boyfriend Jack cheating of her with her boss Annabel. She dumps Jack and she quits her job.

Cassie is Ginny’s downstairs neighbour. Cassie is a 55 year old actress who is suffering from a reputation-damaging and
Amber Garabrandt
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book- two women from very different walks of life trying to band together to get their lives back on track- called to me. I was really excited to read this, and I have to say... it delivered! This was in parts a fun, fast read with soulful bits that tore at me. I laughed, I cried.... I wanted to throw the book in a fit of frustration with the characters. In short, I loved it.
The characters of Ginny and Cassie were both really well done and, while there was a lot of things
lena ☀️
Feb 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs
Thank you to Avon Books UK for providing me an ARC of this for review!

Honestly only finished this because it was for review. I don't think this type of book was for me at all.

I don't think this type of book was for me at all.

I never want to say a book entirely didn't work, there are always good things to find. For me though, this book just never sat right with me.

From the start, the main character, Ginny, makes such instant and horrible assumptions about EVERY woman she meets. Every woman is
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
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