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Mr Right Across the Street

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  136 reviews
Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.

Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with b
Published January 22nd 2021 by One More Chapter
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Jan 14, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
If I could give this negative stars, I would.

You know the T-Swift lyric, She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts? If that song lyric was a book, it is this book. Our main character, Mia, is simply NOT like the other girls. She wears T-SHIRTS!!! NOT dresses, which are slutty and ew and so highbrow, ugh. Aren't we all just disgusted when women wear what they want? Yeah, same. 

Mia also wears converse and leggings, which no other girl does. Trust me, I'm a girl, I know these things. She also does N
Alayne Emmett
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Whilst reading this book I got toothache as it’s so sweet!!!! I found the characters too good to be true at times so I didn’t enjoy this story as much as I thought I might. The idea was good it’s just that I found it very sickly. The idea of some guy writing notes and sticking them into a window for a girl across the street too creepy for me. Maybe I’m just a little wary especially these days. If I’d read this in happier times I might have enjoyed it more and appreciated it. My thanks to Netgall ...more
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2021-books, netgalley
3.5 Stars

Mia is a website developer that moves into an apartment complex in Manchester in the hopes of starting over and thriving on her own. Away from her family, she believes this is the perfect opportunity to be more independent. She wants to make new friends and create a new support bubble away from her stalker ex-boyfriend.

Quickly, she realizes two things: the guy in the apartment right across from her that she ''can't help but watch'' working out in the morning, is also the owner of the tr
This was a super sweet (and steamy) romance!

Mia moves to Manchester to get away from an ex who won't leave her be. She is going to spend time on her own and finally work on the novel she's been meaning to write. The sexy bar owner who lives in the flat across from hers is a temptation she wasn't planning on.

This book was a slow burn romance with pacing that is consistent with Brit Lit, much slower than American-written romances with an emphasis on daily life and friendships with others as well
Heather  Lou Reads
Dec 18, 2020 rated it liked it
**Thank you to One More Chapter and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.**

Mr Right Across the Street is a cute contemporary romance about two people who live across the way from one another. Mia, someone who is trying to start a new life, stumbles into her hot new neighbors bar and they finally meet.

Luke is completely smitten by Mia and feels an instant connection with her, but Mia is a little more hesitant considering her past relationships, and the fact
Queen B
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Mr. Right Across the Street was a cute premise that didn’t totally deliver.

Mia is new to Manchester and hasn’t met many people yet. But what she has discovered while working from home is there is a very attractive man who works out on a strict schedule. Every day. Across the street. Where she can see him from her desk and window.

She eventually meets him when she leaves her hibernation and ventures to the local bar, where Mr. Right is the owner and bartender, Luke. Luke is immediately s
Dec 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley<3 Thank you!
Dec 18, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5 stars!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and One More Chapter for sending me an E-ARC for an honest review.

I love romance, so I will honestly pick up any romance that people recommend to me. I saw this book recommended to me on GoodReads and so I was super excited when I got approved for an ARC on NetGalley.

This book was cute! It was not my favorite romance ever, but it also wasn't terrible. For me, it falls somewhere in-between. I think my biggest issues with this book were:

1) The Length:
Rachel Gilbey
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved the initial meeting between Mia and Luke, it is clear they have chemistry from the off, and just as clear that Kathryn Freeman is up to her normal fabulous levels of banter between our leads.

Every conversation had me smiling and they had a unique way of communicating too which made a difference and added a different dimension to the book.

And we slowly discover that despite first appearances that Luke may not be the sex obsessed ladies man that he comes across as, and that ther
Lyndi Trowbridge
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2021
Mia Abbott moved to Manchester to escape a controlling ex. After many failed relationships she decides she's over men for awhile. The closest she comes is ogling "hot guy across" while he lifts weights every morning. After her family encourages her to get out and meet people, she visits the bar across the street and discovers the bartender is hot guy. She finds out his reputation as a player and decides to avoid him. Luke is attracted to the new girl and when he see her in the window across the ...more
Jan 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
I don't give out 1 stars lightly, I find most books have at least a little merit but this one...did not

My review for this book could just be: yikes! But I'll try to elaborate a little more. We all know the "not like other girls trope." Look at those other girls with their make-up and their tight dresses and heels, well our main character Mia is not like those other girls. She wears baggy clothes and NO make-up, and though the main male protagonist usually loves those "easy, uncomplicated, undema
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really really liked this one!

The main characters had great chemistry and there were plenty of hilarious scenes and I absolutely loved the dates they went on and the steamy and cuteness of their relationship.
Having both of their POV's made it so much better and I could hardly put it down during the first half.

I also liked all the side characters and that the issues within the relationship felt real.

My only issue was the length of the book as I think it definitely could have been a little shorte
M.  [storme reads a lot]
How could I resist such a cute cover? I saw this and knew I had to read it immediately. I have been enjoying a lot romance this year because of how strange 2020 has been. I think we all have been getting lost in books because they are a great escape. I was lost in this book from the moment I picked up because Freeman has a fantastic way with writing, I am looking forward to picking up her other books very soon. 

Read my full review here
Addie Yoder
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I loved The New Guy and have kept hoping for that same magic that the author shared with us in that first book would show up again. Mr Right has done it. I loved learning about Luke and watching what we expected him to be change and shift just like it did for Mia. I felt like I was part of that growth process for her. I liked Mia's family and all of Luke's friends and the neighborhood so much. Between the atmosphere of the neighborhood and bar and all of the community, this book was just fun. ...more
Lauren Kelsen
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This was such a heartwarming, cutesy but not over the top, romantic comedy. I loved the themes of someone's past overshadowing first impressions, and shaping how someone perceives themselves. I also really enjoyed the presence of what a true relationship means, staying and working through the tough times. "I can't promise I won't get pissed, but I can promise I won't turn and run." I laughed, I gushed, I plotted against the women who made me angry, and most importantly I LOVED this book. Definit ...more
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall, I thought this book was pretty adorable. There was things here and there that bothered me (ike not giving out her pone number), but all the quirky little things made this book adorable!

Mia and Luke were opposites in every sense, but it worked. I had a smile on my face reading this book and it was just what I needed!
Jade aka MrsTosh
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
On reading the synopsis for this book and seeing the cover I knew it would be right up my street and I had to add to read it.

Mia moves into an apartment in Manchester and quickly notices the hot guy working out who lives in the building opposite her, in fact he quickly becomes part of her morning routine. Trying to fight off her loneliness and boredom she decides to visit the pub across the street and comes face to face with the handsome neighbour. Luke is instantly smitten with Mia also, and a
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Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: niftynetgalley
Mr Right Across the Street was cute! It didn't really keep me hooked like I had hoped, which was disappointing. Some of the drama had irritated me because it didn't feel necessary ~but~ everyone is different so it certainly can be viewed as #relatable


This gave off the tv series "Cheers" vibes which I am always 100% down with. (Who isn't, really).

This book was about a girl named Mia who recently moved due to a ~pesky~ ex-boyfriend. Luckily for her, she moved across the street from a hunky "Ho
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Sophie Kinsella-type rom-coms
Thanks to NetGalley, Harper Collins UK, and One More Chapter for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Mia is 30-years-old and recently moved to Manchester to escape from her ex-boyfriend. From the window of her new apartment, she likes to watch her neighbors. There is Immaculate Woman who seems to not own any comfortable clothes, and, of course, Hot Guy Opposite who starts his workout routine at 10 AM every day. However one day, Hot Guy, who she now knows as Luke, leaves her a note on his wi
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
This was a tale of two halves for me; I found a few big issues in the beginning chapters, but the rest of the book generally picked up and I enjoyed.

I feel for the majority of the book, the focus was too much on Luke being a player and their pasts rather than the current developing relationship between Luke and Mia, though I did love their 'non-dates' exploring Manchester.

A really sweet element was the window-note writing (after both characters confirmed they didn't find it creepy of course!), a
Taylor McCabe
Dec 24, 2020 rated it liked it
When Mia moves to Manchester for a fresh start after a rough breakup, having a hot neighbor across the way to she maybe just so happens to spot weightlifting in front of his windows in the morning is the right level of romantic intrigue. But then, determined to make new friends in her new city, she wanders into her neighborhood bar one evening, only to come face-to-face with Luke, hot neighbor and barman extraordinaire. Luke, for his part, is instantly smitten with the green-haired woman who sho ...more
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins Uk (One More Chapter) for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review!

Mia moves to Manchester running away from her crazy ex-boyfriend, but what she did not expect is that in the flat in front Luke, aka the hottest boy ever, would have the wonderful routine to work-out in front of the window that is exactly in front of Mia's. So, and I firmly believe I am doing no spoiler (this is a rom-com guys, if you expected otherwise it is not my fault
Sindu | Echoes Out Loud
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: contemporary, romance, slow burn, friends to lovers
Mr Right Across the Street by Kathryn Freeman is about Mia Abbott, recently moved to Manchester and the guy across the street, bar owner, Luke Doyle. Since moving in, Mia has been watching the hot guy across the street, every morning when he works out. After an interaction at his bar, Luke ends up being intrigued by her. Due to a bad relationship with an ex, Mia is hesitant to share her personal info with any new people. So when Luke notices Mia watching him from across the street, he starts to ...more
B.S. Casey
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it

Genre: Romance / Comedy

Release Date: Expected 22nd January 2021

Mia has just started a new life in Manchester, miles away from her loving family but more importantly miles away from Pete - the ex who seemed so nice, until he wasn't. You know the one.

Alone and trying to figure things out, her main source of entertainment is people watching. Through her window, there's the immaculate woman who always looked lke she'd just stepped out of a salon even at 9 in the morning, and the extremely hot guy r
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Let’s face it, with more stringent Covid restrictions in place this week, we’re all looking for something a little whimsical to take our mind off things. Kathryn Freeman’s RomCom #4, ‘Mr. Right Across The Street,’ will have you laughing and reaching for the kleenex box. Due to be published January 22, 2021, this gives you enough time to read the previous 3 books in the collection. You won’t be disappointed!

Mia Abbot, the 30-year-old single computer nerd with no make-up and green highlights has
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
This is the story of a young woman, Mia, who moves to different city following a break-up that left her full of distrust for men. She doesn't socialize with her neighbours and other townsfolk, she spends the majority of her time working behind her desk... and peeking out of her window across from her where her insanely attractive neighbour is working out every day at 10 a.m.
But then one night she decides to visit the pub next door, and who turns out to be the owner of said bar? The delectable L
Ashley McB
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mr Right Across The Street

Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite of her flat – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sites of her new city he also shows her what real roma
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
Mia moves to Manchester to focus on herself after a series of disastrous relationships. Things change though when she notices a hot guy in the window across from her flat. Things heat up when he starts leaving messages in the window for her. Luke, a bar owner, agrees to show Mia the sites of Manchester and they strike up a relationship where he is showing her what romance really is. This is a cute dual perspective book that I found myself enjoying and laughing out loud.

I admit, I am a sucker fo
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I was born in Wallingford, England and have spent most of my life living in a village outside Windsor. A former pharmacist, former pharmaceutical industry employee I’m now a self-employed medical writer who also loves to write romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero…

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