Review The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, and Victoria Dahl (Anthology)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Posted May 29, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 7 Comments


From Goodreads:Ready, Set, Jett by Lori Foster
A vacation from her no-strings romance with her sexy next-door neighbor. That’s what Natalie Alexander needs to get her head—and heart—together. But her solo trip south turns into a disaster when gorgeous Jett Sutter turns up with another challenge.

Gail’s Gone Wild by Susan Donovan
Single mom Gail Chapman insists on chaperoning her teenage daughter’s spring-break trip to Key West. But she never expects to face temptation—in the hunky form of Jesse Batista, the mysterious man in the cottage next door.

Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl
All-work-and-no-play businessman Eric Donovan won’t be distracted by a “businesswoman” who’s all wrong for him. Beth Cantrell owns a women’s erotica shop! And she has a juicy little secret. Can she tempt him to put pleasure before business for once?

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Overall Anthology Rating 4.0

NOTE: I am going to do mini-reviews for these 3 stories since they were short. I will admit I am usually not a fan of the novella but I really liked all 3 stories.  These authors aren’t familiar to me (new to contemporary romance) but I will be checking them all out in the future!

Ready, Set, Jett by Lori Foster: 4.25 Rating

Can I have some Jett next door to me please? I actually read When You Dare before reading this so I already really liked Jett/Natalie together. That being said, I really liked their romance. Do I wish the story was longer? You betcha! Do I think Lori managed to do their romance justice in just a few pages? Yep! This is my favorite of the 3 stories in the anthology.

Lori Foster

Gail’s Gone Wild by Susan Donovan: 3.75 Rating

Gail has gone wild and she did it just the right way. I have to say this story made me grin because it gave hope to all us over 35+ single crowd out there. I loved her and Jesse’s whirlwind romance probably even more because of her daughter’s reaction to the whole thing. Mom got her groove back in a big way and it was fun to read!

Susan Donovan

Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl: 4.00 Rating

I think this is part of a series that I am going to have to pick up now! Eric is the kind of guy we all dream of hoping to catch the eye of. Though he works a little to hard, his life gets altered by just the right gal: Beth. This was the funniest of the 3 stories. This one does not have an HEA though so just be aware!

Victoria Dahl

Overall I recommend this anthology to any Contemporary Romance reader especially if you are reading Lori Foster’s series. I am sure that is true about Victoria Dahl’s series too!

Felicia S
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7 responses to “Review The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, and Victoria Dahl (Anthology)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

  1. Missie

    Ha! It is crazy how much I'm eating up contemporary romance lately! I love it. Okay, remind me? Who are Jett and Nataline. I don't remember them from When You Dare. *fails* Guess I will have to read to find out! 🙂

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    Oh this sounds so good. Especially the Lori Foster one! I have been enjoying her books so much. Oh thanks for the review!

  3. Jenny

    Must get this! I loved Natalie and Jett in When You Dare too, I was wondering if we were going to get their story! I'm buying on the kindle immediately, I want Jett next door too:)

  4. Alexia561

    I picked this one up because I had just finished Lori's When You Dare and wanted to learn more about Natalie and Jett. Loved it! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series, as these guys are awesome!