It has been pointed out to me that in the early chapters of my story The Girl Next Door the same thing is said repeatedly, for example, about how long Penny and Paul have known each other, and other things, too.
Unlike my other stories, this one wasn't written as a continuous narrative, but is rather a collection of linked stand alone chapters. Knowing the stories so well myself, I admit that I have taken my eye off the ball, with regard to the readers on this occasion.
I will endeavour to correct this fault in the remaining chapters, and hopefully the whole at a future date to make it more readable. Thank you.