By Riley Rollins
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Me, promise to marry my best friend’s little sister?
Come on. I was a kid, and hell, so was Maggie.
Promises like that are made to be broken.
But now I’m back, and I’m hooked on that f*cking hot blonde in boots.
After all these years… could it really be her?
Trouble starts when I find out she is my Maggie. My best friend’s little sister is all grown up, and she’s off limits. Way off limits…
I’m Decker, the biggest news name in the south.
Maggie’s a young college grad, sweet and adventurous as ever.
But damn, she’s changed after all these years. Now she’s got legs for days, and sweet, kissable lips that make me hard as hell.
A match made in heaven…? Only till the past collides with the present.
Loving her means I’ll lose an empire. Loving me means she’ll lose the only family she’s got left.
We can’t happen… Except we already have. The girl next door has become my everything.
So f*ck the consequences.
This is the second chance…
…of a lifetime.
Just one more chapter… just one more chapter…
It didn’t take me long to get sucked under by author Riley Rollins’ classic addictive storytelling in this latest release, and I didn’t come up for air until the final page.
In Little Sister Next Door, Rollins delivers another five-star read with solid, carry-through on the plot and subplots, combustible chemistry between the love interests (Joe and Maggie), steamy teasing that draws on every sensory nerve and will drive the reader mad waiting for the couple to hook up, and the perfect HEA that ties up all the loose ends and fits the couple and story to a T.
As usual, Rollins gives readers a story that’s unique: there may be elements that remind you of common themes, settings, or whatever, but that’s where any similarities end.
Two characteristics that stuck out to me:
— this “second-chance at a first-chance” romance built off an existing history that wasn’t outlandish or unbelievable, and the plot evolved naturally by the two of them building on that foundation and moving forward — how refreshing they each felt the same way about one another, were willing to admit and own it, and figured out how to solve problems that arose; and
— the dialogue and exchanges between Joe, Maggie’s older (and protective) brother Dean — as well as those between Dean and Maggie — were realistic, natural, and believable.
Little Sister Next Door is a steady, fast-paced read with energy, romance, steam and sizzle; a feisty and independent spitfire of a heroine; a genuinely classy, all-around “gotta love him” hero; a solid cast of primary and secondary characters, and their respective relevant subplots; and an attention-holding story from start to finish.
Review originally posted on Amazon and Goodreads on July 16, 2017.