This is a short, cute version of boy next door begins to have feeling for girl next door, adult version. I read Tackled by the Girl Next Door in a couple of hours over one evening. We have Sam who has experienced her share of heart break in her young 30s something years; she lost her husband to an accident in Iraq and only a few years later, her mother is killed in car wreak leaving her to move home and take care of her younger brother. Sam's younger brother is now in college and she is struggling to make ends meet at a job she hates. The boy next door, Jason, has had a career-ending injury in the NFL and has returned home for a reprieve trying to decide his next move in life. Jason and Sam have always been best-friends but suddenly Jason finds himself looking at Sam in a new light wondering if she might be feeling the same way. A careless accident leaves Sam emotionally vulnerable with Jason there to comfort her. Jason and Sam.......I'm not going to tell you what happens! You have to read the cute little novella from Susan Scott Shelly and Veronica Forand to find out.