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The Nosy Neighbor

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,415 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
Lucy Baker walks away from her high-flying legal career when she successfully defends yet another heinous criminal. Almost a year after her life-changing decision, Lucy has never been happier. Leaving New York City for the suburbs, tending her garden and her dog, Lucy is making future plans with her fiancé, Jonathan St. Clair -- and getting acquainted with her neighbors, i ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published May 24th 2005)
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Shahenda Khaled
Cringe-worthy dialogue.
Unrealistic progress.
Why would I continue this torture??
P.Q. Glisson
Feb 16, 2011 P.Q. Glisson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hummm, what can I say about this book? I got to page 65 and put it down. I'm sorry, but I couldn't get into it. The characters were shallow and the story was mired down in excessive dialogue. The male romantic interest ran his mouth so much that it got to where you couldn't tell the difference between him and the female character. It was my first attempt at reading a Fern Michaels book. If there is a better one by her, please, let me know. I hate giving unfavorable reviews, being an author mysel ...more
Becky Peterson
Jul 14, 2014 Becky Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great summer easy read - fun story and enough intrigue to keep me interested. Light and easy compared to all the spy, medical thriller, FBI, serial killer books I read!
Jennifer Weber
Oct 17, 2011 Jennifer Weber rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down, it had alot of suspense to it.
Mar 19, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this one. Couldn't put it down.
Apr 17, 2012 Maria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
I got to about page 120 before I categorically gave up on this book. It took me 5 days to get to page 89, and that's not normal, even if I am reading a couple of other books at the same time. Normally I would finish books like this first and then keep going through the heavier ones.

But… there's no sentence diversity, not really. And it's a patchy, blotchy style. What's-her-name's talent is interesting, but it's not nearly as interesting as it should be, and Wylie is annoying partially because th
Oct 01, 2012 Patty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I couldn't finish this book. It was inconsistent and (the one word that always comes to mind) dumb. A high-powered, sharp, motivated lawyer who quits her job and does nothing? Who signs a bunch of papers without reading them first? Who wants to marry a guy when she doesn't even know what his job is? Who can be the most successful attorney in the city but can't even get a sense of a person's character? Then there's the 'nosy' neighbor, who really isn't nosy, and is first obnoxious, then enduring? ...more
Apr 07, 2014 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Writing is stilted and the elements of ESP seemed ridiculous and out of place for the story.
May 06, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
What another fantastic Fern Michaels book, her books always leave me with a feel good feeling :)
Julieann Giannone
May 25, 2014 Julieann Giannone rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I believe this author would be categorized under, "Beach read, or "brain candy." This is fine, I like many genres. I borrowed this book from the library as a CD set to listen to while on a long drive. That being said, one plus is that I wanted to find out the resolution of the story. As it progressed, I began, however, focusing on my perceived flaws of the story,,,,
Let me explain: the protagonist, Lucy Baker is a high powered NYC defense attorney. She burns out, and decides to take a leave. Sure
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 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
1.5 stars...Yikes! What can I say about this other than it was a hot mess of implausibilities. I'm reluctant to give it one star because it's not one of the worst things I've read, but....

Wylie is definitely a beta - not an alpha - his dialogue was so much like a female it was unsettling (was his character supposed to have testicles?). I can get over the fact that he's a beta, but all that blabbering (ick). Jake was more alpha than him. Wylie was at least able to call in all the alpha support he
Jan Mcleod
Jun 22, 2015 Jan Mcleod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy is a criminal lawyer who decides to hang it up after successfully defending another guilty client. She is supposed to marry a man named Jonathan, however, the FBI pays her a visit and informs her what kind of a man "Jonathan" really is and what he does for a living--all illegal. The FBI has been tracking "Jonathan" for a couple of years, but they keep losing him. They have come to ask Lucy's help in catching him.
Lucy's neighbor, Wylie, as well as his friend Jake, and three dogs, come to her
Sep 29, 2011 Roma rated it it was amazing
I give it a five. A good story This story makes me think of the saying" You never know what's around the corner" In this case next door.
Lavada Dee
I read my first Fern Michaels book a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I think she's going to a must read for me
Its a very easy read and so far the plot is predictable but interesting enough I'm still reading the book.
Good beach book...a different kind of mystery / romance. Dogs for the animal lover.
Jan 24, 2009 Melba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adult love story. Something about it makes me think of closet reading moms.
This was a great romantic novel and also an easy read.
Sep 13, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very cute! Needed a not too serious story!
Jul 25, 2009 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Great keep you on your toes and romance all in one.
Jan 19, 2013 Nfrank34711 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great. Couldn't put it down.
pleasant quick read...nice beach book!
I truly enjoyed this book.
Jun 05, 2012 Net/nita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is fun to read!
Mar 11, 2011 Hope4flowers rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hope4flowers by: Mom
Cute. Quick read.
Linda Smatzny
Jun 08, 2014 Linda Smatzny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the story of Lucy Baker and her next door neighbor, Wylie Wilson. Both characters are lawyers and dog lovers. In fact they meet because his dog,Coop tunnels under the fence to see her dog, Sadie. To add a little suspense to the story Lucy's fiance is Jonathan St. Clair - real name is Leo Banks - and the FBI is looking for him. It is a quick moving story. Was an easy read.
Jun 04, 2015 Raye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Nosy Neighbor, by Fern Michaels. Great beach-read romance. When big-city defense attorney Lucy Baker leaves her practice and moves to a small town, she has no worries about her fiance at all. But that all changes when the FBI shows up at her door on one hand, and, on the other, her neighbor's dumb dog falls in love with her dog and tunnels to freedom.
 Gigi Ann

As Fern Michaels books go, this one was a fun okay read. The book reminded me of the movie with Mel Gibson, "What Women Want" wherein he could read women's minds after an accident where he received an electrical shock. This kind of had that same feeling going in it. How so? The leading character, Lucy, after a fall on ice and bumping her head while a live electric wire touched the sole of her rubber boot and kind of gave her a shock and thereafter, she could sometimes read peoples minds also, n
Apr 06, 2014 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was somewhat entertaining until the end. The writer spent so much of the book focusing on why and what Jonathan did and then in the end didn't give any details about the security of the house, the fireplace,what he did, etc. It was like the author had to hurry up and wrap up the book in a few minutes.
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