How to Love Your Neighbor: Review

About the Book:

Title: How to Love Your Neighbor

Author: Sophie Sullivan

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: January 18, 2022

Pages: 352

Genre: Adult Romance, Adult Contemporary, New Adult


“Sophie Sullivan’s writing feels like a warm hug.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk

Most Anticipated for 2022 by: PopSugar * Buzzfeed * USA Today

Enemies-to-lovers meets HGTV in this frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It.

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 make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he’s found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door–the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it.

With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.

“This is a novel you’ll want to read over and over again.” – USA Today


*I received an e-arc from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Griffin in exchange for an honest review*

This was my first Sophie Sullivan book, and it definitely won’t be my last! It was just what I needed to help me get out of a reading slump. How to Love Your Neighbor is a standalone contemporary romance novel, with one of my favorite tropes, hate to love. For anyone looking for a funny, sweet, clean story, this one is for you!

Grace Travis has her plans figured out. She’s going to design school and working several jobs, and she’ll eventually get her degree and her dream job. More importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something that her mother could never give her. When an opportunity arrives to live in, and fix up a small home on the beach, Grace is all for it. However, her biggest roadblock lives next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make deals. As a real estate developer, he knows that he’s found something special and maybe even a place to call home. His plans include expanding his property by taking over the house next door, until he meets the headstrong and beautiful woman living in it.

The rules for being neighborly wind up going to the wayside as Grace and Noah go into “battle.” But, sometimes your rival can show you what really makes a house a home.

I really enjoyed watching Grace and Noah grow throughout this story. It definitely wasn’t an instant love between them. They were both dealing with toxic relationships with their parents and knowing when to ask others for help. I really loved the side characters in this one as well. They both have some great friends!

If you like romance, humor, home makeover shows, and hate to love, I definitely think you’ll enjoy this one! It’s out now wherever books are sold.

About the Author:

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 her alter ego, Jody Holford.



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