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The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London


American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love with an Australian—and get hitched—in two months. Especially if he’s as hot and funny as her next-door neighbor…

Jace Walters has never wanted much—except a bathroom he didn’t have to share. The last cookie all to himself. And solitude. But when you grow up in a family of seven, you can kiss those things goodbye. He’s finally living alone and working on his syndicated comic strip in privacy. Sure, his American neighbor is distractingly sexy and annoyingly nosy, but she’ll be gone in a few months…

Except now she’s determined to find her perfect match by checking out every eligible male in the town, and her choices are even more distracting. So why does it suddenly feel like he—and his obnoxious tight-knit family, and even these two wayward dogs—could be exactly what she needs?


What a refreshing and noteworthy contemporary romance between a woman escaping her highly-publicized abuse in the American foster system and a high-functioning autistic man preferring peace and quiet over chaos. Throw in a highly sexed Chihuahua named Truffle, and an old and loving German Shepherd named Tilly, and the courtship and entertainment begin.

Jace and Angie both have genuine issues dealing with trust and apprehension while their attraction gets stronger. Seeing these two grow as individuals and a couple is delightful and touching. 

An extremely uplifting love story that gives one hope and courage to be different. Recommend highly!

Thank you to Ms. London, Entangled Publishing, and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book without expectation of a positive review.


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Stefanie LondonStefanie London is the multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.

Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and “Elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have been nominated for multiple industry awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA award, and have won the HOLT Medallion and Reader’s Choice.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.

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