TITLE: Covet Thy Neighbor
AUTHOR: L.A. Witt
SERIES: Tucker Springs
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2019
Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado, where sparks fly when opposites attract—but are some obstacles too great to overcome?
When tattoo artist Seth Wheeler meets his new neighbor, it’s like a revelation. Darren Romero is everything Seth wants in a man: hot, clever, single, and interested. For a minute he seems perfect. Then Darren drops the bomb: he moved to Tucker Springs to be a pastor at the New Light Church.
As a gay man whose parents threw him out, Seth has a strict policy of keeping believers at arm’s length for self-preservation. But Darren’s perseverance and the chemistry bubbling between them steadily wear down his defenses.
In a small town like Tucker Springs, Seth can’t avoid Darren—or how much he wants him. Which means he needs to decide what’s more important: protecting himself, or his feelings for his neighbor.
Covet Thy Neighbor is the fourth book in the Tucker Springs series. L.A. Witt writes this addition to the series, but authors L.A. Witt, Marie Sexton, and Heidi Cullinan write the series. I started reading this series with the third book, Dirty Laundry, by Heidi Cullinan, and I loved getting to read the next book in the series Covet Thy Neighbor. I really like the town that the authors have made. I don’t know if Tucker Springs, Colorado is a real town but if it is, I wouldn’t mind living there. The people seem very friendly and accepting and wanting to help each other.
I liked Seth Wheeler. He has some deep-seated issues from growing up with very religious parents that were big into the church. He ended up getting disowned and cut off financially and emotionally from his family when he comes out during his junior year of college in Tucker Springs, Colorado. Because of this, he decides to stay there. As a result, he has a strict policy of keeping believers at arm’s length for self-preservation. So when he meets his new neighbor, it’s like a revelation. Darren Romero is everything Seth wants in a man—hot, clever, single, and interested. And for a minute he seems perfect. Then Darren drops the bomb. He moved to Tucker Springs to be a pastor at the New Light Church. And Seth’s self-preservation is activated, but Darren’s perseverance and the chemistry bubbling between them steadily wear down his defenses. I loved how he works through his issues with his friend, Michael. And I loved the chemistry between Seth and Darren.
I loved Darren Romero. He moves to Tucker Springs to be a pastor at the New Light Church. I loved that he works with the LGBTQ youth and that he gets Seth into volunteering with the youth also. I loved that he respected what Seth had gone through, and he never pushed his faith on him or gave him grief about being an atheist. I also loved that Darren had had issues with his previous church and its parishioners and so he can empathize with Seth and what had happened to him when his church turned on him.
In a small town like Tucker Springs, Seth can’t avoid Darren or how much he wants him. Which means that he needs to decide what’s more important—protecting himself or his feelings for his neighbor? Unfortunately, Seth does make some mistakes while trying to protect himself, but it isn’t until he makes those mistakes that he realizes how much Darren means to him and he follows his heart and his feelings and gets his happily ever after ending.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis