Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: Being Neighborly: a novella by Carey Heywood

Title: Being Neighborly
Author: Carey Heywood
Published: August 27th 2014
Source: Purchased
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Beau Hamilton spends his days working the family farm, leaving him no time to worry about finding a girlfriend. He wants to settle down and start a family, but his prospects aren’t looking up. He knows what he wants; a nice country girl, who doesn’t mind living on a farm, a girl nothing like his new neighbor Bethany.

Bethany screams “city” and it’s only a matter of time before she hightails it out of farmland and back to the land of coffee shops on every street corner. She’s not the type of girl who would be happy, living on a farm for the rest of her life.

Despite all the reasons he shouldn’t be, Beau finds himself drawn to her in ways even he can’t dismiss as only being neighborly.

My Thoughts:

After I read and adored The Other Side of Someday, I was itching for another Carey Heywood fix. When I saw she had this novella, I dove for it with both hands. I love love love novellas. It wasn't long before I started reading and kept on reading until the end.

Beau and Bethany are ADORABLE together. I enjoyed the beginnings of them--the whole getting to know you as a neighbor thing, then add in the attraction, and a first kiss... It was all so beautifully done. And who doesn't love a good old-fashioned sweet country boy?

Being Neighborly was the sweetest novella. I loved the romance, I loved the story, I loved how honest and real it was from start to finish. I don't think Carey Heywood could ever disappoint when it comes to writing books, no matter how short or long they are. Keep writing and I'll keep reading!

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  1. I'm never a huge fan of novellas. I'm glad you liked it. Isn't it great to find an author whose grocery list would touch you?

    1. Right? IDK what it is about novellas, but some authors have a gift. :)

  2. I'm not a huge fan of novellas but this one sounds pretty promising, lovely review <3Benish| Feminist Reflections


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