Neighbors with Benefits (Anderson Brothers #2)

by Marissa Clarke


About the Book:


CEO Michael Anderson might be something of a “control freak.” Still, he’s not quite sure why his therapist thinks dogsitting will fix anything―especially since he and the canine share a kind of mutual loathing. And to make matters worse, a house sitter moves in next door disrupting his peace—and his dates—with the worst possible music at the worst possible time… every time.


Free-spirited artist Mia Argaropolis has settled into the perfect gig—housesitting in NYC’s Upper West Side while working as an art therapist. Too bad she’s stuck living next door to a bossy control freak with a penchant for calling building security when she blasts music to drown out the noises coming through his bedroom wall.


Post-apocalyptic dinner rolls that nearly take her kitchen with them, a douchebag ex, and a Shih Tzu with the personality of Godzilla attack Mia in one day, and her unlikely neighbor comes to the rescue. Like it was her fault. And now, somehow, they find themselves engaged? Both agree, this neighborly feud just got taken to a whole new level.


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About the Author:


Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.


When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.


Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school.


Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Programming for the West Houston RWA Chapter, and is a founding member of Houston YA/MG Writers, and the Blog.


Marissa also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA under the name Mary Lindsey. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


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Excerpts: Excerpt 1:


This shouldnt happencant happen.



Shouldnt and cant are very far apart, Mia. Which is it?


I cant.She could actually hear her own heartbeat. Nowasnt an answer Michael Anderson was accustomed to, but then, Mia wasnt his usual fare. There had to be a way to make him understand. If it were two years ago, wed be naked on the floor of this car.

He groaned.


But Im smarter now. Jason taught me to never eat french fries.


His eyes narrowed at the mention of her ex. What do french fries have to do with having sex with me?


Everything. See, you are the french fry. Delicious, salty, easy going down.


He covered his face and groaned again. Oh, God. Stop. Youre killing me.


But youre terrible for me. The worst possible thing.


No. Im not.


I need more than fast food, Michael. Like I told you last week on Bow Bridge, I need a true friend. Someone who wants me for me. Just like a french fry, you might be what I crave, but youre not what I need as a regular diet to stay healthy.