I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Neighbours by Nicola Gill
Published by Avon on February 6, 2020
Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Meet Ginny, 34, and Cassie, 55. Neighbours, and (very) unlikely friends.
Some women have it all. Others are thirty-four, renting a tiny flat alone because they recently found their long-term boyfriend in bed with their boss. Unfortunately, the latter applies to Ginny Taylor. Single and jobless, Ginny is certain her life can’t get any worse. But then she encounters her downstairs neighbour for the very first time... Cassie Frost is a woman who had it all – she was a once-loved actress, but a recent stint on reality TV has rocketed her to online infamy. She’s suddenly become a national hate figure – and she desperately needs a new publicist. And Ginny is a publicist who desperately needs a job... but can she be persuaded to work for the uber-difficult, excessively prickly woman that lives below her floorboards?
Because sometimes – just sometimes – bad neighbours become good friends...
So I haven’t read a good feel good book for ages, luckily The Neighbours made up for this. This is a page turner that will leave you with a smile on your face.
While we follow the lives of Ginny and Cassie, two very different women. The Neighbours is told from Ginny’s point of view. And the interactions between the two women solely focus on Ginny’s inner thoughts.
Which is a shame as Cassie is a vibrant, tell it as it is lady. I did feel like there were some missed opportunities for you sass and witty tongue to be used. Cassie definitely brought the enjoyment to the story.
I did love this book. However I thought that the beginning was a lot stronger. At the beginning it was funny, light hearted and clearly a book that was to be easily enjoyed. Towards the end it changed tone and was darker. I also felt like the plot was a bit rambling rather than the easy read at the start.
But, this was a book that I couldn’t put down. The Neighbours is full of love and self respect. About caring for one another and being honest with yourself about your goals, your ambitions and who you truly love. Sometimes all you need is a friend, sometimes you need a little bit of hep and sometimes it may take time to see that silver lining.