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3.38  ·  Rating details ·  6,498 ratings  ·  1,717 reviews
Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never m
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 18th 2022 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mallory It doesn’t publish until January 2022. It’s on Netgalley (I was approved for it in the last couple of days)

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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jun 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another amazing sunshine meets grump troupe with stimulating enemies to lovers premise: two neighbors who cannot stand each other with volatile chemistry find themselves partnering for special magazine interview for showing how to design your own home effectively!

Grace is in her mid-twenties, design student, working at different jobs to make her ends meet including dog walking, serving coffee: but she is skillful handyman who is capable of fixing anything thanks for nothing to her mother who n
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Irena BookDustMagic
Jan 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
So… I read How to Love Your Neighbor twice this year and even though I forgot so much from the first time I was reading it, I still stand by my rating of 3,5 stars.

The reason I decided to reread this novel was because I realized I forgot too many things and it didn’t feel appropriate to write a review on something I just briefly remember.
How I forgot it so fast and was even surprised I didn’t remember important side characters is a whole another problem and I will call my cards on post covid ins
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PamG
Oct 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan is a heartwarming, humorous, and appealing contemporary romance set in Harlow Beach, California. However it is more than your typical enemies to friends to lovers story. This novel is about all types of relationships.

Grace Travis has a few months left before she graduates with her interior design degree. To make ends meet, she has student loans and works multiple jobs. She’s inherited a bungalow on the beach from grandparents she never met and pla
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Tina
This is a Hate to Love Romance/Chick-Lit/Women's Fiction. This book pulled me into it right away, but I do feel the middle was a little slow moving. I loved the characters in this book, and I found parts of this book to be very funny. There are others parts to be very cheesy, but I still enjoyed the cheesy parts too. I will say if you are looking for a steamy romance then this is not the bed for you. This is a Cute Funny Romance with a lot of family drama going on. I also loved that there was so ...more
Michelle
Jan 25, 2022 rated it liked it
A soon to be interior designer meets her match with a wealthy, surfing business man in How to Love Your Neighbor.

A random encounter on a beach while out dog walking finds Grace and Noah face to face. Or, it would be face to face, had Grace not fallen, most ungracefully, in front of this amazing man.

Turns out when her grandparents leave her their house she is so excited to have not only an opportunity to be a homeowner but an opportunity to put her design loving heart to the test. Could she mak
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Whitney Erwin
Dec 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is out now!! Happy Publishing Day!!

This book was super cute!! It is the perfect hate to love story with a little family drama added in. Noah and Grace have great chemistry and their storyline was engaging and fun. I also really loved Mortys characters and his grumpy and sweet side. I would recommend this if you’re looking for an easy, light read!

Thank you Net Galley and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Madison Warner Fairbanks
How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan
Contemporary romantic comedy. Grumpy - Sunshine troupe.
Grace has inherited her grandparents home and is finally ready to actually move in and start updating and renovating. If only Noah, the gorgeous next door neighbor, would stop offering to buy it from her. To Grace, it’s more than just a house. It’s a connection to her history and also a symbol she’s ready move forward to loving and enjoying life. It’s a home.

A cute enemies to lovers romcom. I enj
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Sandra Hoover
How to Love Your Neighbor is a sweet, heartfelt romantic comedy with characters that feel real - people you'd like to know. Grace is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who's moving into a house left to her by her grandparents. The house is a fixer upper, but it's view of the beach is highly desirable, and Grace is determined to plant her roots in the house where her grandparents lived. The problem is the rich, arrogant hunk next door, Noah, who seems to think he can throw money at her an ...more
Carrie
Jan 14, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan is a standalone contemporary romance novel. This one is the old enemies to lovers trope and does change the point of view between the characters to show both points of views in the story.

Grace Travis is about to get her degree in interior design and what better start to her new life after school than a new home to design of her own? You see Grace inherited her grandparents home and it’s in need of a little TLC but Grace knows she can make it her own a
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Kathryn
Jan 07, 2022 rated it did not like it
DNF. Do you want a romance with a hero that makes you think, "this man is a Republican," and not in a small town values sort of way, but in a sunk his daddy's boat during a boat parade and does coke in a shady night club with Don Jr. while whining about how no women love him sort of way? If so, this book is for you. If not, stay far far away from it. I don't remember the last time I read a book where the hero was so horrible.

I made it 15% of the way into this book and had to stop. In 15% he has:
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Syndi
Mar 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
Finally! I am finished. How to Love Your Neighbor is a very lengthy story. With all of the hype in goodreads, I picked it up.

Miss Sullivan putting a character driven as her writting style. I get to know Grace and Noah seperately then together. I especially can relate to Grace. Her up bringing is sad and lonely. And yet she is such a sunshine. While Noah character takes a while to open up.

Despite the length, I find myself enjoy it very much. A very good book.

4 stars
abigailscupoftea
Mar 19, 2022 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! this was a sweet and wholesome romance with a grumpy/sunshine dynamic.
the pacing was slow at times, but i loved the HGTV vibes and the beachside setting!
morty was my favorite character— he reminded me of arthur abbott from the holiday.
“you’re like a daughter to me. family isn’t what you were born with. well, that’s not all it is. it’s what you want it to be.”
p.s. i loved how grace’s co-workers at the coffee shop were named ellie and hugo, which are the names of my cats. what are t
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Kathryn (Blissfully Bookish Co)
Ugh. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend this book. I was so hyped for this one and it’s just not my cup of tea. For enemies-to-lovers there was no actual perceivable tension or chemistry between Noah and Grace. I was not at all invested in their relationship and there was no spice (which may be a good thing if you aren’t into book sex scenes, but for me it was a negative). Equally frustrating I found the interactions with her mom (aka the villain) to be childish and very much wattpad-esque in dial ...more
MissBecka Gee
This was not for me.
I was switching between kindle & audio (kindle was better btw).
Everything felt underdeveloped.
The plot, the characters, the back story, they all seemed kind of lazily done.
I see lots of people loved this (which was why I scooped it up), so if you read it let me know what you liked about it. I am genuinely curious.
Thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press & Macmillan Audio for my DRCs.
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Aviva’s Library
Jan 17, 2022 rated it did not like it
Dnfing at chapter 5.

I hardly ever DNF books but I'm sooo not feeling this so I went and read a bunch of goodreads reviews and I don't think it's going to get much better for me so I'm putting this down before I put myself into a slump

Right away I was turned off by the writing style. I hate third person POV. especially when it's dual perspective... I don't process it as quickly and I'm usually not a fan. In this instant... not a fan.

I'm also not so into contemporary romances anymore and this is
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Richard Derus
Jan 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
Real Rating: 3.5* of five, rounded up because it went down real easy & I'll do it again

I RECEIVED A DRC FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY. THANK YOU.

My Review
: When Irresistible Force Met Immovable Object is a romantic-fiction staple. The reason it works, time upon time after time, is that the plot never stops feeling...probable, plausible, possible. "Surely *I* will succeed where others have failed," we think with the point-of-view character. The gendered expressions of this...a man who needs to
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avani ✿
thank you to netgalley and the publishers for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

overall, a cute enough story but just wasn't super memorable.

there isn't anything in here that i LOVED, just as there isn't anything i strongly HATED. it was not what i hoped it would be and just not what i look for in a romance.

a small thing i did really like was how the romance was all fade-to-black. i was not expecting that at all, considering its an adult romance, but i personally loved how this wa
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Gushy and sweet.
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There are some tropes that make it guaranteed you are going to fall for the story. The traditional neighbor-next-door with the love/hate twist is one of those tropes for me. You already know what is coming and the fact we get a happily ever after is the icing too. Getting there is the main story.

Sometimes it take a bit to warm up to the "bad guy" in the story. But for me, I enjoyed the character of Noah right from the start. I never got the bad guy vibe. He was a
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Addie Yoder
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been not so patiently waiting for Sophie Sullivan's second book for WAY too long. I loved 10 Rules, but think I just might love How to Love Your Neighbor even more. Noah is a real estate developer who is trying to break free from the image he gained while working with his dad. He moves to a fixer upper on the beach in California and right next door to Grace. Grace is a design student with big goals and a small bank account. She is working nonstop to be successful in school and to make end ...more
Sabi
It took more than a month for me to finish this. But then, I liked the cozy-vibe, so yeah, two stars...



Things I liked:

🧡 The idea: I think it could've been fun of two neighbours fighting then gradually becoming a couple.

🧡 As I said earlier, The Cozy Feeling of renovation of houses: They were in a nice town and it was pretty cool.

Things I wasn't impressed with:

The writing: Too slow, not interesting and thus, even though the premise was nice, the book wasn't the greatest.

The female lead's is
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Melanie (mells_view)
Lean into the fall, Grace. You’ve got this and you’re not alone.

Overall How to Love Your Neighbor was a cute enemy neighbors to lovers read. There’s a bickering neighbors dynamic, and two people who are focused on everything and anything but love. Grace is an up and coming interior designer, working a handful of jobs, and trying to make the house she inherited, from grandparents she wasn’t able to know, a home. Noah is an established name in New York real estate, but he’s moved to California to
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Helen Power
Short Review: I highly recommend this book to those looking for a sweet, funny, clean, and lighthearted romantic read.

Full Review: How to Love Your Neighbor is a perfect follow up to Ten Rules for Faking It

In this book we meet Noah, the brother of Chris, the male protagonist from the first book. Noah has moved to a house on the beach, and he’s determined to purchase the neighboring rundown property so he can build a pool (because who doesn't need a pool when they live on the beach?). Little d

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Anita
Oct 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This book isn't listed as part of a series, but it definitely is. Sophie Sullivan's first book "Ten Rules for Faking It" was about the brother Chris. This book is Noah's and there is another brother and a sister, so I definitely smell a series here. This is not a single POV Contemporary Romance, which I usually don't like, so extra points for that. I love the characters and how
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mia
Feb 05, 2022 rated it it was ok
MINOR SPOILERS, CAUTION

2.5 ⭐
I found the cover so cute, it seemed ordinary but gah I don't know I liked it.

This book is a semi enemies to lovers, grumpy sunshine trope book.

It contained too many unnecessary details so I skimmed past the dialogues.

One such redundant part is this one where Noah asked his friend Josh out to surf and the latter assumed he was gay:
Josh set his can down, then swept a hand over his slightly-too-long hair. “Right. Listen, man. Sir. Noah. I’m flattered—”“I’m not i
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Obsidian
I have been trying to finish this book for 5 months. It just did not hold my interest. Maybe because renovations are not that interesting to read about. And honestly, the design work that Gracie did sounded basic as anything. I started having flashbacks to that Nora Roberts Inn trilogy where we heard all about beds, painting, floors, etc. and my eyes glazed. Those three books became a hate read after a while. The romance between Gracie and Noah is good, it's a nice slow heat. But it just got rea ...more
Simply Love Book Reviews
Jan 20, 2022 rated it really liked it
I’m not a fan of the enemies to lovers trope but the synopsis of this book caught my eye and I decided to give new to me author Sophie Sullivan a try and I’m glad I did. First off I want to say I feel like this book was mislabeled as an enemies to lovers, yes they had a bit of tension between them and yes, they had a few arguments but I never got that they hated one another or in honesty that what was really going on was them fighting their mutual attraction to each other. More so this was a boo ...more
Sentranced Jem
Jul 03, 2022 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-2022
I am a sucker for an enemies to lovers romance book so this book sounded like just what the doctor ordered. Plus look at that cover! So cute! I didn't hate How to Love Your Neighbor, it was cute. Would I recommend it to my friends? I'm sorry but no. ...more
Mallory
Oct 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
This cute, fluffy, hate to love romantic comedy is exactly the distraction I needed today. While it did have some cheesy moments it was sweet and what rom-com doesn’t have cheesy moments? I hadn’t read the first book but I did suspect the first one would be connected and about a couple that is also in this story (and I was right! That book is now on it’s way). Grace is about to graduate college with her degree in design and she’s finally moving into the house her grandparents left her. Noah is t ...more
Beary Into Books
Rating 4 🐻🐻🐻🐻

To be honest, I don't even really know my neighbor's. I know their first names and that's about it. I wave at them anytime I see them but luckily that's all the interactions I have with them. I couldn't imagine not getting along with them! That's why when I read the blurb of this book I knew I had to read it.

This book has both of my favorite tropes: enemies to lovers and grumpy/sunshine. I really loved Grace's character. She is full of determination and will do anything she sets he
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Debby*BabyDee
“How to Love Your Neighbor” is a new read by Sophie Sullivan, new author to this reader. One of my favorite tropes is enemies to lovers but for some reason this story fell a bit short. I didn’t find Grace and Noah that much of enemies in this story as there was too much attraction and not enough angst/banter to make them believable as enemies. Although well-written, it had a slow pace and I found myself wanting to hurry to the end…too much stalling and slow burning until you get almost over half ...more
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SOPHIE SULLIVAN is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. Ten Rules For Faking It is her romcom debut novel, but she's had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as ...more

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