The Neighbours By Nicola Gill
‘The Neighbours’ is the latest book by Nicola Gill.
Some women have it all. Others are thirty-four and rent a tiny flat alone because they recently found their long-term boyfriend in bed with their boss. Ginny Taylor is certain her life can’t get any worse. But then she meets her downstairs neighbour. Cassie Frost was once a beloved actress, but after a recent mishap she desperately needs a new publicist. And Ginny is a publicist who desperately needs a job – but can she be persuaded to work for the prickly woman who lives below her floorboards? Ginny and Cassie are two very different women, but they have more in common than they’d care to imagine (or admit). And when their worlds collide, they realise that sometimes – just sometimes – bad neighbours become good friends…
If you’re looking for a story that is funny and romantic, then this is the book for you.
When Ginny comes home to find her boyfriend in a comprising position with her boss, her life takes an unexpected turn with now being single and jobless. Although she’s fantastic at her job and having PR skills, she finds it hard to get a new job and finds herself working in a Mexican bar. Her celebrity neighbour, Cassie is also having a hard time, having recovered from eating a kangaroos anus in the jungle, she’s trying to get her career back on track but most things she tries don’t work out for her. So she asks Ginny for her help with being a PR guru but instead of them becoming colleagues, they become best friends.
I wholeheartedly enjoyed this story, both main characters Ginny and Cassie are engaging and relatable. Ginny is like most women at 34 years off age, stressing about marriage, babies and work and wondering if she’ll meet the one before it’s too late. Her grief and upset leapt from the pages, each time a friend posted a new arrival or engagement post. She’s kind with a huge heart and even when Cassie is at her lowest and pushing Ginny away, Ginny is determined to help her friend.
Cassie is a hilarious character, a renowned actress who starred with all the greats, her career is taking a nose dive and the only time the press want anything to do with her is give her bad press. She’s outspoken with a wicked tongue and loves to regale in old stories of her previous lovers and injects some glamour into the tale with her golden slippers.
Cleverly written, with witty scenarios and characters, this book is a fun and lighthearted debut that was the perfect accompaniment to a blustery Storm Ciara, ‘The Neighbours’ is a heart warming and engaging story about new beginnings and unlikely friendships, that I couldn’t put down.
You can buy ‘The Neighbours’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.