1 Mar 2020

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Blog Tour Book Review / The Neighbours by Nicola Gill

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...

Published:     6th February 2020
Publisher:  Avon
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


This book was so much fun to read!  We follow Ginny as what I believe is the main character in this story.  She has not having the best time with breaking up with her boyfriend and losing her job at the same time, along with her best friend and room mate moving away.  Along comes Cassie who had recently taken part in a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here style show and also having a bad time with social media etc.  We follow both of these characters as they navigate both their lives and also help with each others.

What I loved most was the friendship between Ginny and Cassie.  Quite often in stories like this friendships can be portrayed as always happy, pillow fights etc etc etc.  In this story, we have a honest description of what life is like for both of them when things are not going right and also showing both their personalities which may not always be bubbly and happy - sometimes it is sarcastic and a little bit mean but meant not to be mean and meant to help the other.  This is what made this story fun to read.  There are, of course, other smaller stories like other family members and their relationship and potential new love interests for the two main characters but those stories I only saw as side stories and the main focus was the friendship.

A really honest and funny read I would recommend.