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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Neighbors and Favors by Kate Davis

Neighbors and Favors
by Kate Davis

★★  Neighbors and Favors by Kate Davis is LIVE! ★★

New apartments should come with a trial period…

I’ve just signed a two-year lease on an apartment I can barely afford.
My job hit a brick wall so I need the place to be perfect to help me get my life back on track. But the first night in, and I already know my neighbor isn’t going to make it easy on me.

Tall, sexy, irresistible (and did I mention the British accent?), Shane Logan likes his nightly activities…a lot. I can hear everything through the paper-thin walls. I’m about to tell him that in not-so-friendly terms when I realize he isn’t just sexy, he’s also friendly and eager to be of help.
Maybe having a neighbor like him isn’t such a bad idea.
I’m a writer in desperate need of inspiration. Shane so happens to turn into mine. With a deadline approaching fast, his offer to do me a favor turns into two and three. Before I know it, he’s forced his way into my life with the tenacity of a whirlwind.

I can deal with the fact that he’s far too loud and far too sexy. But when my dog likes him more than me, I start to get a little suspicious. Soon it becomes clear Shane Logan has secrets.
Plunged into the suspicions surrounding my neighbor, suddenly the only thing I can be sure of is that Shane is fiercely determined to hide the truth about himself.

Remember when I said the lease should have come with a warning?
Well, mine should also have come with a big, red, flashing signal.

Author’s note – Neighbors and Favors is a full-length romantic comedy with no cliffhanger. 



“Well, hello, neighbor.”
I stare at the six-foot-three British guy, taking in his lopsided grin and the cleaning gloves and garbage bags in his hands. He’s wearing a white, snug T-shirt and jeans that hang low on his hips—nothing remarkable, really, but for some reason, he looks like he’s stepped straight out of a fragrance advertisement—you know, the expensive kind.
And for some reason, the realization annoys the heck out of me. No one looks so good in the middle of the night. I know I certainly don’t.
“What do you want?” I squeeze through gritted teeth. My good manners have apparently deserted me.
“Ah, now that’s neighborly friendliness if I ever saw some.” His lips stretch into a stunning smile with perfect, white teeth and two little dimples.
I suck in my breath as another wave of annoyance hits me.
Does he have to have a perfect pair of those?
I mean, why toss him a good thing or two from the genes pool when he can win the whole darn lottery?
I bet his personality sucks.
Apparently, Sammy doesn’t think so because she’s instantly stopped her barking and is now making those tiny wailing sounds that signal elation and are usually reserved for her best friends.
Aka me.
“Like I said, what do you want?” I really want to slam the door in the guy’s face but that goes against everything I stand for. So, I take a deep breath and begin my inner chant.
Patience. Forbearance. I treat my neighbor as I want to be treated.
“Anyone ever told you not to open the door to strangers when they come knocking in the middle of the night?” The guy’s grin widens.


Kate Davis is a real-life coffee lover with her very own Pomeranian who was her biggest inspiration for this book. Yes, Sammy is real and her favorite command is “cheese.” In fact, it might just be the only command she obeys. Kate loves to play matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where her bold heroines have endearing flaws, the men are fierce and protective, the world isn’t always a safe place, and chivalry is alive and thriving! You can visit both Kate and Sammy online at or connect with her on Facebook. 
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My Review:

This story was nothing like what I was expecting going into the read.  Samantha and her Pomeranian (aptly named Sammy) are quite the characters.  Samantha herself is quite special and while she annoyed the ever living crap out of me, I found myself liking her by the time it was all said and done.  A couple weird things she was thinking didn't quite sit well with me but I think it was part of her learning and for that I'm thinking I'm ok with it.  

I would love to see a romcom where the guy isn't so perfect looking while the girl is fretting over how she looks. That instalust is real y'all.  But I suppose if my neighbor was a tall, fit British man who was overly polite and yet clearly with secrets, I would probably be intrigued myself.

There are some truly hilarious moments.  Particularly with her mom and their text exchanges.  All the autocorrects that I completely understand (if you've never told a client to meet you at the coffee shop across from your orifice you'll know what I mean 😉).  And Samantha referencing splitting the bill at a McDonald's being a bad date reminded me of one where the guy split a happy meal with me and then proceeded to lose his car in the parking lot.... but I digress.

What I didn't expect was the Chrisitian faith being such a prominent part of this book.  As a person who isn't particularly religious myself, I did groan when this first became apparent.  However, it's not overdone or so in your face and for that I appreciate its inclusion.  

This is a much more fun read than I expected... even in its eye rolling and groan worthy moments.  I did have a lot of fun with Samantha, Sammy and Shane.


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