Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Across the Hall by Kylie Walker

Author: Kylie Walker
Date of publication: February 2016

Jude Falken has just been released from prison on good behavior. 
He's hot as hell, owns one of the largest fashion empires & has women coming and going day and night.
A delivery girl that shows up at his loft leaves him intrigued. 
She's gorgeous, shy & totally off limits. 
She's his best friends little sister.
Jude knows better, he swore he wouldn't go there.
After returning from a year long internship in Paris, Jillian Warren is back in her hometown of Manhattan and steering clear of men.
Her new neighbor has her curious, wanting to know more. Her roommate & brother keeps telling her stay away but she can't.
As their worlds collide, Jillian soon finds out there is a darker side to Jude and she will soon be fighting her own emotions and memories of the one man she left in Paris.
Her past will soon catch up with her. She will be forced to decide.
Big brother's best friend or the hurtful memories of her past in Paris.

Across the Hall seemed to have elements that I like in a romance. You know, rich bad boy, little sister of best friend and sparks that can't be ignored.  I really wanted to like this more than I did.  Don't get me wrong, there were things that I did enjoy about the book. I really liked Jude and Jillian.  They were interesting characters and I thought their chemistry came across as real and definitely steamy! Their romance was a bit fast for my taste, but I liked their HEA.  I also thought the little twist in the end was unexpected.

As I was reading the story though, some things kept nagging at me.  I didn't get how Jude and Eric were supposedly blood brothers and best friends from college, yet Jude had never met Jillian before. Also, they live across the hall from each other, but they never hung out and Eric never introduced them?  That was just strange to me.  I also didn't understand why Eric never told his sister about his supposed best friend's incarceration.  I can't really imagine that would ever happen especially if they were close siblings.  Also, why didn't Jude tell Jillian where he worked? 

But, those are my hangups and shouldn't necessarily mean the story isn't worth giving a try.  It's a quick read, so make sure to check it out and give it a shot.

About the author:

A true Canadian at heart, although I love to travel anywhere warm. I am a book addict, coffee addict, a wine addict and a writer! 

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