On the surface, Eva Black’s life seems practically perfect. The small-town kindergarten teacher is set to wed ambitious lawyer Sean Langley, and their plans for a dream wedding are well underway. Eva accepts that she will soon live life in the spotlight as a member of the prestigious Langley family, but can she overlook her fiance’s tendency to dominate the details of her life and push the limits of her standards?
Mere weeks before the wedding, Eva is thrown into a traumatic, life-changing event that changes her view of family commitment and creates a sharp contrast between her ideals and Sean’s. With her engagement to Sean in jeopardy, Eva finds herself relying on the support and encouragement of Peter, her kind and attentive next-door neighbor. Faced with a choice between her penitent fiance and the increasingly mysterious Peter, Eva is unprepared for the consequences—and peril—that come with her decision.
Title: The Guy Next Door
Author: Kate Palmer
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Size: 224 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
This was a great LDS fiction story that touched on deeper issues than I expected. The main character experiences some tragic events and has to deal with loss in several areas. I loved her strength and the sweet romance as well. There was also some mystery/suspense in the story, although parts of it weren’t hard to predict.