Falling For My Hot Neighbor
Publication date: June 9th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
There’s a professional line in the sand. One I refuse to cross. I can’t afford to if I want to keep my secrets safe. To keep my life from falling apart again.
Those boundaries are tested when he moves in across the hall.
My new neighbor might just be the sexiest man I’ve ever seen. He’s also my patient’s brother which is why he’s off limits. But with him this close, I find it hard to ignore my attraction to him. To deny the spark between us. To avoid the magnetic pull I feel.
Because Alex is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man.
Kind and sweet, with a dirty mind and a touch that lights a fire inside me.
And he loves my son.
Which scares me the most.
It’s not just my heart at risk. The closer Alex gets, the more I fall for him, the more I risk exposing everything I’ve worked so hard to keep hidden.
“How long has it been since you’ve been with a man?”
I whip my head in his direction, my jaw dropping open. I’m not sure what I was expecting him to ask me, but it wasn’t that.
“That long, huh?” he asks when I don’t reply. Heat from embarrassment rushes into my cheeks.
“No,” I lie.
“That doesn’t answer the question, Harley.”
He practically purrs when he says my name, my insides heating up at the sound of his voice. Damn him. He knows exactly what he’s doing to me, and he’s doing it on purpose.
“A while but probably not as long as you think.”
“When is the last time you were on a proper date? The last time you let loose?”
“Longer than it’s been for you I’m sure. My turn. What—”
“How. Long.” His words are pointed as he scoots closer to me, placing his hand on my thigh. My body heats at his touch, my leg burning like it’s on fire.
“Over a year,” I say, attempting to swallow the lump that’s formed in my throat.
“That’s a damn shame is what that is, Harley. Too long. You should take care of yourself more often.”
He’s propositioning me. I can feel it in my bones. He hasn’t said the words, but the implication is there.
Rachael Brownell is an Amazon bestselling author of contemporary, New Adult, and YA romance.
She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, snuggly dog, and hateful cat. She moonlights as a bartender a few days a week (her excuse to get out of the house and socialize) and writes full time. She published her first novel in 2013 and since she’s released more than 30 additional titles.
Rachael writes all kinds of romance – dark, sexy, sweet. She started her career writing young-adult romance and as she matured, so did her characters and her writing. These days, Rachael writes steamy, new adult romance. Her favorite tropes to write are small-town and friends to lovers.
When she’s not hiding in her office, writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her family, watching her son play baseball, or running on the treadmill at the gym (though she skips more days than she goes).