Book Review

Review: Apt 2E by Olivia Monroe

What happens when your best friend’s boyfriend moves in down the hall and wants to play naughty neighbors?

Shelby Whitmore is a strong-willed woman who runs a busy interior design business for wealthy clients. When Shelby’s best friend, Diane, introduces her to her boyfriend to get the friends decorating rates, Shelby is inclined to say no. Not because she doesn’t want to help, but because she wants to do more than decorate his apartment, and he is clearly off-limits.

Zeke Waters is moving up in the world, and with that, a new apartment in a prestigious apartment building. When he meets Shelby face to face, he’s determined to have her working in his new home and hopefully working on him.
With the sexual chemistry crackling in the air around them, Zeke and Shelby have difficulty keeping their distance, and these two keep giving in to their erotic desires. But when Diane shows up with news, it could destroy any hope of a future between Zeke and Shelby.

Can Zeke and Shelby find a way to be more than just naughty neighbors, or will their fate be decided with one announcement in the hallway outside of Apartment 2E?

This is short and sweet and super steamy. Shelby is meeting her best friend for dinner and a hot guy buys her a drink while she waits for Diane. Minutes later, Shelby’s disgusted to learn he’s Diane’s boyfriend. Shelby immediately dislikes the man and wants nothing to do with him, but he begs her to take him on as a design client. Shelby doesn’t want the job, but the more they talk, the more intrigued she is by Zeke. She’s never connected like this or wanted anyone so bad, but he’s dating her very best friend, so he’s beyond forbidden.

What Shelby doesn’t know is Zeke has been trying to break it off with Diane for weeks because he knows it’s not going anywhere; he just can’t get ahold of her to have the necessary conversation. Will they give in to temptation or can they be strong for Diane’s sake? This has some angst, a touch of suspense and a whole lot of heat. Shelby and Zeke clicked from their first meeting so I couldn’t wait to see where this was going. I only wish it were longer. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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