The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London

The Aussie Next Door

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 m...

Details The Aussie Next Door

TitleThe Aussie Next Door
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherEntangled: Amara
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Cultural, Australia

Reviews The Aussie Next Door

  • Toni
    A cute story of Angie Donovan who wanted to escape her notoriety in America and found a lovely home in a little town in Australia, where everyone is friendly and welcoming, and Jace Walters, her landlord, who is on the autism spectrum, and who he never thought marriage was on the cards for him. He doesn't believe anybody but his family would put up with his quirks, his difficulty in reading social clues, his need for routine and calm life. Angie,...
  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie LondonAn adorable contemporary romance set in Australia. First of the Patterson’s Bluff series.An American trying to stay beyond her visa limit falls for her landlord. Can she find someone to love her with only a couple months to spare when her crush makes all other men in town boring?Jase is set in his habits. He surfs in the morning, has plain porridge for breakfast then works at home drawing his famous comic ...
  • Susan's Reviews
    My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Well written, sweet romance: Jace is set in his ways, having been diagnosed on the high functioning end of the Autism spectrum. Angie is on a mission to find love in coastal Australia. When Jace is roped in to boarding a family friend's two adorable dogs, noise, doggie mischief and mayhem combine to bring Angie and Jace together. An enter...
  • ☽ TheBibliotheque
    This book was surprisingly sweet! I have to admit, the combination of the word Aussie in the title and the fact that there is a marriage of convenience of sorts mentioned in the synopsis was what sparked my interest. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the story went beyond those two simple things.This story goes beyond being about a woman that needs a visa to stay in Australia and her and annoyed and sexy Australian neighbour. This i...
  • Zoe
    Charming, Sweet, and Hopeful!The Aussie Next Door is a heartwarming, humorous story that introduces us to Angie, a single, American, young woman who needs to get married but wants to fall in love; and Jace, a reclusive, handsome, cartoonist who prefers routines, order, and living alone.The writing is light and authentic. The characters are genuine, intriguing, and supportive. And the plot is an appealing mix of friendship, family, compromise, ind...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    “Thank you.”“For what?”“For being you.” Stefanie London is a new to us author and her latest book, The Aussie Next Door served as the perfect introduction to her writing. Based in Patterson’s Bluff, a small town in Melbourne Australia, this emotional rom-com was packed with humour, heart, and heat, not to mention a hero who soon had us falling head over heels!‘The possibility of getting two dreams for the price of one swirled in h...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    3.5 Stars!The Aussie Next Door is about two people who struggle to fit in with the outside world find comfort in each other. For the first time they find someone who can accept them for who they are if they don't let their own securities get in the way. Jace has high functioning Autism. He functions better with a routine and occasionally needs alone time to recharge. He's from a big, loving family that can be too loud at times and he feels like h...
  • Marianne
    4.5sThe Aussie Next Door is the first book in the Patterson’s Bluff series by Australian-born Canadian author, Stefanie London. Jace Walters has been conned! His mother knows how much he needs his routine, but she insists on pushing him out of his comfort zone and into more social interaction, and now she’s volunteered him to dog-sit for two months. Jace has been diagnosed as high-functioning on the autism spectrum and is a gifted comic artis...
  • Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
    Jace and Angie were delightfully imperfect and so sweet, I couldn’t help but root for them to find-and grab-a big falling star of happiness! I loved how real these two could be with one another. While most of the story was relatively light and amusing, there were serious moments to balance out the fun, keeping the story pretty well-balanced. My two favorite scene stealers, however, were Tilley, an older and sarcastically expressive German Sheph...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    This is such a sweet story about two people that are struggling with issues but end up finding something in each other that they were missing. I loved Jace’s crazy family! They added more fun to an already hilarious story. Angie is trying to find somewhere in the world to have a normal life after a very dramatic and public childhood. She has finally found a place that she wants to call home, but fate intervenes and throws a wrench in to her pla...
  • Aly
    Jace Walters grew up in a family of seven, so it comes as no surprise that he wants peace and quiet now. He's a creature of habits and doesn't derogate from his routine. So why the hell did he accepted to take care of his mother's friend's dogs for two months, he doesn't know. There's also his American tenant who confuse him. He find her sexy but he prefer to keep his distance. Too bad for him that Angie Donovan is a friendly and vivacious neighb...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    “Thank you.”“For what?”“For being you.” Stefanie London is a new to us author and her latest book, The Aussie Next Door served as the perfect introduction to her writing. Based in Patterson’s Bluff, a small town in Melbourne Australia, this emotional rom-com was packed with humour, heart, and heat, not to mention a hero who soon had us falling head over heels!‘The possibility of getting two dreams for the price of one swirled in h...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    After fleeing her messy life back in the states, Angie thought she found her "home" in the charming seaside town of Patterson's Bluff, but when her visa extension was denied, there was only one thing she could do - find a husband. Angie needed a marriage of convenience, but she wanted it based upon a real relationship. Her landlord and neighbor, Jace, offered to help her in her quest, but along the way, both realized they had found something wort...
  • Alyssa
    *Actual rating: 4.5 starsThe moment I read the synopsis, I knew I needed this book in my life. It sounded like the absolute cutest romance and I’m always a sucker for the marriage of convenience trope. Especially when it’s clear that the two characters are perfect for each other.Angie Donovan had a terrible upbringing. She bounced from foster home to foster home and became a househole name in America for a traumatizing experience during her c...
  • Gaele
    After her life imploded in the states, Angie thought a chance to define her life and herself without all of the baggage from foster care and instability was a great idea. She headed off to Australia and found a spot that suited in little Patterson’s Bluff. The only hitch in her plan is that annoying neighbor Jace – who values his privacy and ‘alone time’ more than she thinks he should. But the time down under for Angie is coming to an end...
  • Helen
    MS London has done it again, written a story that is filled with so many emotions, fun and laughter, heartfelt warmth, wonderful family life and a sensual pull that will warm anyone up, this is a true romance that is sure to leave any reader feeling so good, lots of happy sighs in this one, I didn’t want to put it down. I loved my visit to Patterson’s Bluff.Angie Donovan has escaped to Australia to get away from a childhood and past that left...
  • Isha Coleman
    For every heartache that darkens our day, a rainbow is waiting to chase the storm away. The Aussie Next Door takes a childhood wish and turns it into an adult love story. All Angie ever wanted was someone to love. After a childhood of disappointment as an adult she decides to make a change. A fresh start is just what she needs to leave her troubles behind. Her new beginning turns into an adventure of the heart. Jace is the culmination of a dream ...
  • Rochelle
    3.75/5 starsThis is the first book that I have read from this author and I am glad that I took the chance. This was a wonderful and fun read that will have you feeling all the emotions with each page flip. The characters of Jace and Angie were so realistic. The chemistry between the characters was great. They each had their own issues and struggles to work through but they were able to so they can get the HEA that they deserved. I received an ARC...
  • Amanda Yates
    Such a cute story. Definitely a must read. It catches you from the start and keeps you till the end. Add it to your list.
  • Carly Wilson
    ‘The Aussie Next Door’ is the first book I have read by Stefanie London, and i was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The book focuses on Angie Donovan, an American who is in Australia on a visa. Unfortunately her visa is approaching expiration, and she is forced to comprehend that she has to now leave a country that is the first place to feel like home to her. She has had a turbulent upbringing of being in the foster ...
  • Jules
    When Jace Walters is forced into dog sitting a family friend’s two adorable dogs, his life is turned upside down. Ms. London's start to The Aussie Next Door is adorable and engaging. I loved the small town setting and the strong sense of family and community. The slower pace seemed to fit the story, and there is just enough humor to add a sense of charm and appeal to the characters and plot.The author treated Jace, an on-the-spectrum character,...
  • Alison
    DNF at 42%.Angie Donovan left a life of unwanted notoriety in the US for a life of anonymity in small town Australia, but then she finds out she has to leave Australia unless she can fall in love and marry within a few short months.Angie's next door neighbour is hunky cartoonist Jace. Unbeknownst to Angie, Jace has high functioning autism which means he struggles to understand other people's feelings or how to act in certain situations. He likes ...
  • Jacqueline Francis
    Thank you so much to @entangled_publishing for sending me the lovely new release by @stefanielondon. Full disclaimer, I have been a huge fan of Stefanie’s since reading Bad Bachelor. She is a talented writer and a lovely human. You should definitely follow her on Insta. She also knows everything there is to know about lipstick and sparkly eyeshadow! The Aussie Next Door was a sweet romance with some seriously great laugh out loud moments. Our ...
  • Sascha
    DNF @51%I tried to like this book. I honestly did. I started it on vacation, grew bored, and moved on to something I knew I'd enjoy because let's face it, who wants to read a boring book on vacation?Today I picked it back up and tried to power through it but started skimming, which is just a waste of time. Thus the DNF.First off, the pacing is so slow. While I might have liked Jace, I did not like Angie. I did not like her motivation. By now, I'v...
  • Gladys
    Amazing! This book was an absolutely amazing romance. The story is fun and lighter, the entire cast of characters lovable and the emotions are deep and sweet. This book simply melted my heart! I felt that Jace was a unique, timely and relevent character. I appreciate when authors strive for inclusion and diversity in their work. Angi's painful past was just heartbreaking. I enjoyed every single minute that it took for these two to find the love a...
  • Jenna
    Positive: Angie& Jace had good chemistry. Good characters & story. The writer painted a good picture of the town w/her descriptions. Jace is on the Autism spectrum, but instead of being treated as such “an oddity”, he’s dealt with as a “normal”character. Negative: It was way too, too long!!! Also, there was a lot of foreshadowing which made it obvious that this was the first in a series. Overall, an ok romance. Positive: Angie& Jace ...
  • Rhonda Ziglar
    4 1/2 STARS FOR AUSSIE NEXT DOOR!! What a sweet romance story. I loved Angie and Jace, their story kept me turning pages. The story hit just the right emotion buttons. Stefanie London is amazing at storytelling and keeps us readers engaged.
  • Amanda D.
    Reasonably cute with a hero who is on the Autism spectrum.At times, I felt the miscommunication was cyclical and there were elements of Angie's past that still seem to remain a mystery. The secondary characters really shined, though, and while I'm not much of a small town romance fan, I was charmed by the seaside Patterson's Bluff. Very curious about the next pairing in the series.
  • Lena
    3.5 starsI struggle a little bit with the first half of the book. I felt like the story was dragging and I couldn't quite connect with the characters and the story. But the second half really changed things for me. When they get together and their fears from their pasts start playing a role in their relationship... that was a great plot. It's not over the top conflict or drama but a real and thorough exploration of how fears about ones' condition...
  • ❤Sana❤
    4 Aussie stars! *ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.* I must admit that this is my first book to Stefanie London and I so much enjoyed the story. The fact that there was a marriage of convenience made the book so appealing.The Aussie Next Door was a cute heartwarming story with a very pleasant sense of humour. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves an enjoyable journey between two different couples.