A Fine Romance by T. NeilsonHot
Benji Rao is a blue collar worker vacationing at a "posh Californian resort" courtesy of his best friends Nate and Bree. He has suffered a life changing accident in his job as a welder at a Portland shipyard, and is looking to recover physically and mentally before returning to work. Having almost died, faced his own mortality and taken nine months to recover from open heart surgery, Benji wants nothing more than a restful holiday, preferably completely alone. Curing himself of panic attacks whenever he even thinks about his old job is also on the agenda.
Jamie Durham, the extremely rich son of now deceased pop star parents, has a reputation for bad boy behaviour and recklessness. He is the polar opposite of quiet, controlled, predictable Benji. When Jamie moves into the bungalow next to Benji he proves to be the neighbour from hell. Arrogant, loud and a law unto himself, Jamie is used to doing exactly as he pleases, including playing music full blast at all hours of the night. There is clearly no common ground between these two men and it's looking more and more like Benji's vacation will be over before it properly begins.
How these two men meet and slowly open up to each other, finding not only common ground, but also a way to help the other find peace, makes for a heartwarming, utterly engrossing read. Throw in company espionage, a sinister foe who'll stop at nothing to take Jamie's parents legacy away and things that go bump in the night and A Fine Romance becomes an unforgettable read. I look forward to reading more from this author.