Summary: Things a bad neighbor can do to you:
1. Have loud parties late at night
2. Refuse to mow his lawn
3. Steal your newspapers
4. Rip your heart out and walk all over it
Katya Tocci is willing to admit that she may have bitten off more than she could chew.
Liam Edenhoff showed her a side of life she’d been missing out on – sex and friendship and tacos. But then he betrayed her.
Wulfric Stone taught her that big surprises can come from unexpected places – like from a surly, aggressive, withdrawn bastard. But then he broke her heart.
Now one of them wants forgiveness, and the other wants forever. And Katya? She just wants to forget.
Who knew neighbors could be so difficult?
This story contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature, multiple uses of coarse language, and quite possibly enough confusion to drive a normal person insane. Reader discretion is advised.
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The Neighborhood is about Katya, our protagonist, is stuck between two very different, but incredible guys. After the events of Neighbors, Katya feels betrayed, hurt, and a little vengeful. The Neighborhood deals with Katya’s progression through the pain to gaining confidence while contemplating which boy is the right one for her.
This book surprised me. Not only were there some nice twists that I didn’t expect, but the tone of this book is different than the first one. The Neighborhood felt deeper and more profound than Neighbors. Self-reflection, enlightenment, and finding who “you” are is a frequent theme, especially towards the end. We also get a deeper understanding of the characters, their fears and goals, as well as previous experiences that made them who they are today.
Don’t be alarmed though, there is romance in this book. A lot of romance, so you will get your fill of steamy, hot action. The two suitors couldn’t be more different in my opinion. Liam is literally the boy-next-door. He has a fun, joyful, laid-back personality that makes it easy to adore him. But he doesn’t hold a candle to my main man, Wulf (even his name is intense). Wulf is a more toned-down, empathic (well, more emphatic) version of Jameson Kane from Stylo Fantome’s Kane Trilogy. He’s that “manly” man if that makes sense. He’s driven, confident, and demanding. He doesn’t deal with bullshit and always gets what he wants. I mean, what else do you look for in a man?
When it came to our heroine, Katya, I have mixed feelings. Although she learns from her mistakes and begins to transform into a better person, I just didn’t like the way she handled the situation originally. I understand why she did what she did, but it doesn’t make me like her any better.
Despite Katya’s unsavory decision, the journey towards her self-discovery made this book better. I know the romance industry is convoluted with so many books, and it can be overwhelming to choose one, but I highly recommend Stylo Fantome’s books. Give this series a try if you like romances, dominant males, and a strong character development.
P.S. if you haven’t read the Kane Trilogy then I feel sorry for you. You are a missing out on THE Jameson Kane, A.K.A. Satan.
*I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.*