THE KING NEXT DOOR
THE KING NEXT DOOR (4.5) by Maureen Child: Griffin King has barely decided that it’s time to grow up and stop throwing himself into temporary affairs when next-door neighbor Nicole Baxter offers to help him heat the sheets for a few weeks. Single mom Nicole only wants to be successful at her business and take care of her son. But when a fire in her kitchen throws her into a temporary living arrangement with Griff, Nicole figures a passionate little fling couldn’t hurt, especially since she knows Griff isn’t the marrying kind. Child’s excellent hand at family relationships and warm romance gives readers a charming hero to root for as he realizes that “having fun” with the girl next door isn’t going to be enough.