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More than Neighbors

(Blackberry Bay #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  250 ratings  ·  92 reviews
The only thing they have in common is a property line!

He’s trying to uncover his past.

She’s hoping for a brighter future.

Cam Maguire is in Blackberry Bay to unravel a family secret. Meredith Price has moved next door with her daughter. He’s unattached. She’s a widowed single mom. He’s owned by a cat. She’s definitely team canine. All these neighbors have in common is a pro
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2020 by Harlequin Special Edition (first published June 22nd 2020)
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Cam Maguire has a high-powered job in New York City, working for his father. He’s the only son in a long line of Maguires and is spending the summer in Blackberry Bay, New Hampshire, settling the estate of his recently deceased grandmother (there’s much more to that story). Meredith Price is the widowed mother of 6-year old Sophie who’s returning from San Diego to the hometown she left after high school. Her husband died two years ago and she’s decided to move closer to her parents and create a ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
More than Neighbors by Shannon Stacey is the first book in the new contemporary romance Blackberry Bay series. This first book of the series features Cam Maguire and Meredith Price changing the point of view between them in a heartwarming, sweet romance.

Meredith grew up in Blackberry Bay but had moved across the country and gotten married to the love of her life. After several happy years together in which they had their daughter though Meredith lost her husband. Now after a couple years of mour
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Meredith and her daughter Sophie move to Blackberry Bay, NH, to make a new start after the tragic death of her husband two years prior. Although she grew up in the small town and her parents live near, she’s lived in California ever since she left for college. She quickly warms to their new home and enjoys reconnecting with old friends, although the handsome stranger living next door is a distraction.

Cam Maguire comes from a high-society family of movers and shakers, but he is disillusioned wit
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Meredith's looking to start over with her daughter after having lost her husband a few years previous. Cam is in town because he inherited a cottage from his grandmother. Will these two neighbors who like to snark at each other find love with each other? Or does their fling's expiration date mean anything permanent is off the table?

I confess sweet (read, clean) romances are not usually my thing, but I ended up enjoying this one. Cam and Mered
Shelleen Toland
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
Meredith Price has bought a cottage by the water to start her new life with her daughter, after her husband's death. She starts clashing with the neighbor Cam Maguire and tells him she is putting up a fence. He is loud in the mornings, to early for her, and a cat that scares her dog.
He is living next door to what was his grandmother's house, who he never knew and is unraveling family secrets. Meredith's daughter takes to him right away and her parents have a gleam in their eyes when they meet C
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher***

Sometimes you just want a story you can enjoy. You want a little bit of escape. If you want reality, there's a whole bunch of it outside the window...and none of it is pretty, or simple.

Cam and Meredith are this story. They are fun, there is the simplicity of a small town romance, which are sometimes the best kind. And, there's not a lot of drama. Not to say the story is boring, it isn't at all...but it's easy, and it's smooth, and it's 2 people who have a conn
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After the death of her husband a few years ago, Meredith Price is ready to start a new life with her young daughter and their dog. She moves back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay, New Hampshire. She’s hoping the move will help bring her daughter out of her shell and make new friends.

Cam Maguire inherits the house next door. He doesn’t plan to stay very long. He’s only there for the summer, but when he discovers a dark family secret, his plans drastically change.

Meredith is not ready to start a
Sandy S
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars—MORE THAN NEIGHBORS is the first instalment in Shannon Stacey’s contemporary, adult BLACKBERRY BAY romance series. This is single mother/widow Meredith Price, and businessman Calvin ‘Cam’ Maguire’s story line.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Cam and Meredith) MORE THAN NEIGHBORS follows the acrimonious relationship between single mother/widow Meredith Price, and businessman Calvin ‘Cam’ Maguire’. Approximately two years earlier Meredith Price’s husband died leaving her a wido
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meredith Price lost her husband in a car accident two years ago. With her 6 yrs old daughter and their cute bichon, they're starting over in her hometown, in Blackberry Bay, New Hampshire.

Cam Maguire hasn't been in Blackberry Bay for a long time. He came to settle his biological grandmother's house. Unfortunately, Cam never got the chance to meet her before she passed away.

It's a beautiful friendship that form between Meredith and Cam when they learn they're going to be neighbors, even if it's

This is a sweet romance where two single neighbors fall in love, a quick read. It's a little predictable, but I didn't mind that one bit. The way Meredith's 6-year-old daughter, Sophie, fell for Cam was sweet and believable, and I love that it created the proximity for he and Meredith to fall in love. I love the way this story worked out for Cam and Meredith, and I especially love that a large portion of the story revolves around the local library and its summer reading program. The more I
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
4 Stars

This was a cute story about two very different people who are now neighbors and eventually have their happily ever after!

I really enjoy Shannon Stacey's writing and characters. In this story we have Meredith, who is a widow with a young daughter who moves back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay after the death of her husband. Cam is in town for the summer as he inherited his grandmother's cottage and is wanting to find out more about that part of his family.

A very cute small town romance
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
good, I couldn’t get into it in the beginning because I was preoccupied, but the story premise was (I think) pretty original and I loved the feelings and the multi-dimensional characters!
3.25 stars
A nice, and quiet read.
Katie Mettner
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved everything about More than Neighbors and the town of Blackberry Bay. From the characters to the quaint little town, Shannon Stacey drew you into the lives of Meredith and Sophie from the first page. Meredith is a widow at the ripe old age of 30 and she's decided to move back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay. She grew up there but hadn't been back for years since she moved to California and married her college sweetheart. When he passed away, she wanted a new start for her and ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Meredith Price decided her best course of action was to return to her roots. So she purchased a home in Blackberry Bay, sold her home in California, packed up and started a cross-country journey with her daughter Sophie. Her husband died two years previously and the move to be closer to her parents was the right choice for her and Sophie. Fortunately her husband had left her well-off so Meredith was free to do as she pleased. What she hadn't expected when she and Sophie got to their new home was ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

I adored this story and was invested after just a couple chapters. Both Meredith and Cam have issues they have to get through and they don't always see eye to eye at the beginning, but the way Stacey writes the slow build of their relationship was just lovely. I really enjoyed the way she crafted her location of Blackberry Bay, and how that location was seen by each character and their perspective. Nothing about the relationshi
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I look at the cover and I just picture myself in the place of the models, reading this book. I knew before I opened the book how the story would go, but that didn’t prevent me from enjoying it. It’s not a complicated story, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It was a good book for its genre and I had a good time reading it. Cameron was the usual “too blind for his own good” hero but in the end, he made up for it. More than n eighbors is a sweet and easy book to read with a little bit of angst, ...more
Pj Ausdenmore
Shannon Stacey launches her new Blackberry Bay, small-town series with the charming More than Neighbors. This is such an enjoyable story, set in a lakeside town that Stacey brings to vibrant life. Cam and Meredith are relatable, well-developed characters who captured my interest and pulled me into their lives. Both are dealing with life-altering events that Stacey explores with care while keeping the overall tone of the story upbeat. I enjoyed watching Meredith find a new place for herself in he ...more
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great summer read that shows us that the best in life is the moments we spend with friends and family. Moments where we're being patient, loving and having fun.

The way she writes, the setting and the characters all made More Than Neighbors one of Shannon Stacey best book ever.
Meredith bought a new beach house, sight unseen. She's moving across the country with her young daughter, Sophie, and their dog Oscar to start fresh since losing Meredith's husband to a traffic accident four years earlier. The realtor told her their closest neighbor is an old woman who lives alone. Imagine their surprise when a man who isn't hard on the eyes is the first person they see at the house next door in quaint little Blackberry Bay.

Meredith does not remember knowing hot neighbor Cam's b
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary romance favorite Shannon Stacey makes her Harlequin Special Edition debut with More Than Neighbors, a charming, funny and poignant tale that is impossible to resist.

After her husband’s death in a tragic car accident two years ago, widowed Meredith Price’s heartbreak was further compounded when her bubbly daughter Sophie became even more withdrawn. Wanting her daughter to grow up close to her grandparents, Meredith made the decision to move to the small town of Blackberry Bay, where
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: publisher, l3
I totally enjoyed Cam and Meredith’s story in more More than Neighbors by the delightful Shannon Stacey, book one in her Blackberry Bay series. Cam Maguire is in Blackberry Bay to find out more about his past and the grandmother he never knew but who left him his cottage. Meredith Price returned to Blackberry Bay to be closer to her parents and get a new start on life for her and her daughter. It just so happened they share a property line being next door to each other. Cam is unattached and a w ...more
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Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heat Factor: It’s a little more heart-centered than...pants-centered
Character Chemistry: The chemistry and connection is obvious from the first page with these two
Plot: Meredith is a wealthy widowed mother who moves back home to Blackberry Bay with her young daughter to start over. Cam has been living in his newly discovered (and deceased) birth grandmother’s lake house and is uncovering his origins when he starts to enjoy being drawn closer to his neighbor and her daughter.
Overall: This book wa
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
When I get the chance to review a book my one of my favorite authors for a blog tour, I jump on it and count my blessings. Add to it the story being a small town romance and I’m all in. Thankfully, I loved this story and I’m looking forward to reading more about the denizens of this town.

Something I appreciate in this story is the fact that Meredith deceased husband was a great guy and wonderful dad. Too often the deceased spouse in a book like this is portrayed in a less than kind light. Or, on
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
I was so excited to see a new Shannon Stacey book available! I loved this tale of finding a new start in life.

Meredith has just moved back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay after losing her husband. Her life has changed dramatically since her husband passed away and Blackberry Bay can provide an easier lifestyle, old friends and family nearby for her young daughter. She's really not looking for a relationship, but when her new neighbor makes an appearance, he awakens thoughts of taking the next
Debby (Alwaysbooking)
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 summertime, sunshine, and romance stars!!!

This was such a super sweet hometown romance. I can’t remember if I have ever read something by Shannon Stacey before but I will definitely be continuing on with this series. There was no major lack of communication between the main characters and the side characters were developed enough that I can’t wait to get into their books too.

Meredith is trying to get some sort of peace and normal home life for her and her daughter so she came home to Blackberr
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of Shannon Stacey and she has been an auto-buy author for me since I read Exclusively Yours. I was super excited to read Ms. Stacey’s first Special Edition, and really enjoyed More Than Neighbors.

Meredith Price has moved back to Blackberry Bay with her daughter Sophie to be closer to her parents following her husband’s death. Cam Maguire has come to Blackberry Bay for the summer to learn about the biological grandmother he never met following her death and Meredith and Sophie are
Jennifer Maloney
Apr 22, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was a pretty cute start to a new series. The author has some irritating writing habits, but overall I enjoyed this one. My favorite character was Sophie, the little 6-year-old girl. 🥰

What I liked:
I can already tell who the next book is going to be about (view spoiler) and I already really like her.

The cat and dog were so cute and had a lot of personality!

I liked the emphasis on reading and going to the library.

What I disliked:
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Meredith Price is starting a new life for herself and her daughter Sophie after the death of her husband. She has bought a quaint little house on the water in her hometown, Blackberry Bay so she could be close to her parents. They are settling in nicely until Meredith finds out that the house next door has a new owner, and it is not the sweet little old lady that use to live there.

Cam Maguire is in Blackberry Bay to settle his late grandmothers’ estate as quickly as he can so he can head back t
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
After the death of her husband, Meredith decides to move back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay. She moves into a home on the lake that is perfect for her and her daughter Sophie. She was told that there was an old lady who lived next door and she thought that would be perfect since her daughter has barely seen her grandparents. When she moves in though, she finds that the neighbor is not an old lady, but a very good looking man named Cam. Meredith isn't ready for a relationship, but will she be ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing romance and really random tweets when she’s not riding her ATV. She loves mud, books, football & watching way too much TV.

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