Next to Me – Review

Next to Me.jpg NEXT TO ME

by: Jodi Watters

Published: October 16, 2014

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The past is hot on her heels…

On the run and out of options, a desperate Ali Ross knows two things for sure…
Her ugly past will eventually catch up to her. And when it does, she’ll need a strong and loyal man to help her face the danger head on or risk losing everything.

The girl is hard on his heart…

Looking for love and having no luck, former Army Ranger Sam Gleeson knows two things for sure…
His beautiful new neighbor is under his skin. And no matter what secrets she’s keeping, her seductive sweetness is wreaking havoc on his hardened heart.

Hiding from a violent ex-husband, Ali knows the law can’t help her. She also knows someone like Sam can. Fearing her freedom, she hatches a shamelessly impulsive plan that’s as old as time. She’s willing to do anything to ensure her safety, and that includes doing the sexy soldier next door. But when their searing chemistry unexpectedly bonds them together, Ali’s hidden agenda seals an unimaginable fate.


This was an interesting read for me. I’ve tried a different Watters book before and I ended up DNF’ing it. That was not the case for Next to Me.

I became intrigued with this book from the start. The premise seems great. I adore military books and I adore the running away type books. Next to Me has both elements.

Sam is this genuinely sweet man. Everything about him has me screaming for more. Ali appears to be broken, but she doesn’t act broken. She acts as though she is a woman on a mission. And she is. But she’s more methodical than broken. I’m not sure if I really liked that about her or not. 

Hot damn. Those sexy scenes. They had me panting for more. In this area, Watters excelled. The writing was enough to keep you interested, and it hardly lacked. The descriptions were on point and had me turning pages quickly. There was a lull in the beginning, but as soon as the story really started to pick up, I was hooked.

Overall, this was a pretty good read. I’m hesitant to say if I would definitely pick up anymore by Jodi Watters, but I would at least give her another chance.

*I received the book as a Quirky Blind Date.

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