She is the key to unlocking the most personal case he’s ever worked on.
He already knows all her secrets, yet to her, he’s a stranger.
Keeping her close is easy but falling for her could put his case, career, and heart in jeopardy.
Can love really overcome those odds and conquer all?
Marlène Desrosiers has only one goal: get clean and stay clean. And when she stumbles over her attractive neighbor one fateful Friday night and their lives become entangled, it seems she might finally succeed. Ruben Scott appears only to want to stay close and help her. Every time her past tries to drag her back to the dark, he keeps her afloat and she can’t help but fall for him.
Ruben Scott is on forced leave after an incident at work, triggered by the case he’s battled to crack for almost a year. All he wants is to get back on the job and put criminals behind bars. Helping his neighbor quit will fill those empty hours when he should be working on his own issues.
But as Marlène and Ruben get to know each other, his growing feelings for her are soon overshadowed by the uneasy suspicion that she could be the key to solving the very case he’s been unable to close for so long.
When Marlène learns the reason behind Ruben’s seemingly good intentions, she questions the motives behind his every gesture and each intimate moment they’ve shared. At a crossroads, Marlène needs to choose between life, love, and moving forward, or drifting back to the past that will keep her prisoner.
The Neighbor is a sensual, emotional standalone contemporary romance that touches on hard topics that might trigger readers, including drug abuse and addiction, human trafficking, child exploitation, and grooming. None of these triggers are described in detail, but referred to as it relates to the characters' backstory.