Friday, June 19, 2020

Review: More Than Neighbors by Shannon Stacey (Blog Tour)

About the Book

MORE THAN NEIGHBORS by Shannon Stacey (on-sale June 16, 2020): The only thing they have in common is a property line! Cam Maguire is in Blackberry Bay to unravel a family secret. Meredith Price has moved next door with her daughter. He’s unattached. She’s a widowed single mom. He’s owned by a cat. She’s definitely team canine. All these neighbors have in common is a property line. One they cross…over and over. And Cam thought he knew what he wanted—until his family’s secret changes everything.

My Review

After the death of her husband a few years ago, Meredith Price is ready to start a new life with her young daughter and their dog. She moves back to her hometown of Blackberry Bay, New Hampshire. She’s hoping the move will help bring her daughter out of her shell and make new friends.

Cam Maguire inherits the house next door. He doesn’t plan to stay very long. He’s only there for the summer, but when he discovers a dark family secret, his plans drastically change.

Meredith is not ready to start a new relationship with anyone at the moment. Her loss is still too deep, but she can’t help feeling a closeness to Cam. It doesn’t help that her daughter is totally enchanted with him. Meredith is sure this isn’t going to work out, especially since he has a cat and she has a dog. The signs are all there that they should just remain friends, but there’s something pulling them closer all the time.

This is the first book in a new series and I absolutely adored this book. It’s an emotionally charged, sweet romance with realistic characters. The author completely transported me into Meredith and Cam’s world.

The chemistry between Meredith and Cam is apparent from the start, even if they didn’t notice. Meredith’s six year old daughter completely won me over, especially her love of books. The romance moves at a steady pace - it’s not rushed and it’s not too slow. It builds throughout the book which makes it more realistic. Meredith and Cam actually talk to each other, which I sometimes find lacking in romance books.

The supporting cast of characters adds a nice dimension to the story which helps to bring Blueberry Bay alive. I know I felt like I was right there with Meredith and Cam.

More Than Neighbors is a warm, “feel good” book. I actually had tears in my eyes when I got to the last page. I hated leaving these characters. I’m so looking forward to more in this series.

This is the first book I read by Shannon Stacey and I’m already working to build up my collection of her backlist. She’s now a “must read” author for me after only reading one book. Anything that can make me smile is a true winner in my eyes.

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2020 (New Hampshire)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author

About Shannon Stacey: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and off-roading with her friends and family. You can contact Shannon through her website,, as well as sign up for her newsletter.

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