About the Book
My next door neighbor Parker Jax is not my type. He’s covered in tats, rides a motorcycle, and his parties keep me up all night. The fact he’s sexy as sin doesn’t change the fact we are oil and water.
I’m a quiet artist. He’s a rowdy marine. I’ve got a broken heart. I’m convinced he doesn’t have a heart at all.
Thankfully, my bad-boy neighbor is on leave from the Marines for only thirty days. But then the jerk has to go and show me that he has a soft side beneath all those hard muscles. He actually leaves his own party to help me, and he didn’t even have to.
Fantastic. Now I owe him.
I’m not worried, though. What are the chances he’ll need me to do anything before the month is up?
But when a woman shows up with a kid at her side, knocking on Parker’s door, it turns out those chances are pretty good…
NICUnurse’s Review of Her Marine Next Door by Aliyah Burke
I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite author. This means I read a lot of new-to-me authors. I had never read anything by Aliyah Burke. The cover of Her Marine Next door caught my attention, and the blurb made me curious, so I decided to dive right in. And to be one hundred percent honest, I almost gave up on this story. The first quarter of the book didn’t grab me like I had hoped it would. The way the characters were acting, it felt like there was going to be a lot of steamy scenes but not a lot of substance to them or to the plot. Don’t get me wrong. I love a few well-written steamy scenes, but I like my books to have plots with substance. I debated walking away from this one. But I didn’t, and I was very pleasantly surprised at how much more in-depth the characters and the story became.
NICUnurse’s Rating: From the very beginning, Skylar and Parker think they have each other pegged. She thinks he’s the bad boy who loves to party and thinks of little else when he’s home. And Parker thinks Skylar is a “Goody Two-Shoes” and the white picket fence type. They both can admit there is major chemistry between them, but neither is really willing to take a chance to go beyond that attraction to find out who they are underneath. Until Parker’s world is rocked, leaving Skylar’s world tilted on its axis. What happens next made me more than happy that I didn’t give up on this book. It was a lot more emotional than I thought it could ever get when I was reading that first quarter of it.
All in all, I was impressed enough with the author’s writing that I find myself looking forward to giving her next release a shot. If you like the opposites attract, emotional, and angsty reads, I encourage you to give this book a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and entertained, just like I was.