Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Across the Hall by Kylie Walker

Book Description

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.

AVAILABLE: February 24, 2016

Across the Hall by Kyile Walker was a quick read with a little bit of a romantic curve ball thrown in.  This was the first book I've read by this author, and while I overall enjoyed this book, there were times where I thought these twenty-something characters seemed a little immature.  And as their feelings get deeper, secrets are exposed and lines are crossed and the truth has a funny way of ALWAYS coming out.

Jude Falken is trying to get his life back after spending two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.  As part of his release six months early for good behavior, he has one month of house arrest.  Luckily for him, he has the money to get a nice apartment and is able to spend his house arrest comfortably in his new home.  He also discovers that his old college friend (and his little sister) live across the hall from him.  

Jillian Warren is FINALLY home from her internship in Paris.  She missed Manhattan and her big brother.  But Jillian has some other motivation for returning home... a summer romance that left her feeling devastated and betrayed.  Jillian is steering clear of men.  But their new neighbor has left her intrigued.    Her brother has warned her to stay away from him, but she can't deny her attraction to her new neighbor.

As Jude and Jillian explore their new attraction/relationship, secrets are exposed and their new relationship is put to the test when Jillian's past comes calling.

I liked this book.  The sexy times were hot, I just felt that it went from zero to hundred in a blink of an eye.  I wish the emotional relationship between Jude and Jillian was a little more developed, especially given their recent experiences.  I still think you will enjoy this book if you like "best friend falling for best friend's little sister" storylines.  

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC from RockStarLit PR in exchange for a honest review.**