Are you ready to meet the neighbors?
SERIES: Twin Estates
SERIES PLACEMENT: #1
AUTHOR: Stylo Fantome
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 27, 2016
PUBLISHER: Battleaxe Productions
PAGES: Approx. 315
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RATING: 5 Stars!
Things a good neighbor can do for you:
1. Give you a cup of sugar
2. Let you borrow his lawnmower
3. Water your plants while you're on vacation
4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue
Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door - her career always kept her too busy. She's a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.
But even a good girl's gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she's ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.
Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.
Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?
REVIEWER'S NOTE: Neighbors is book one in the Twin Estates series and is an Adult, Romance written by Stylo Fantome. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through The Rock Stars of Romance.
5 “don't get better than this” Stars!
Sexy, funny and gently emotional. An entirely addicting read that stole my heart and had me swooning for more!
This book? Freaking amazing!! Like totally, one hundred percent, Ahhh-Maze-Ing! From the first sentence to the last, I was hooked, enamored, and absolutely captivated.
Katya Tocci is a baker. She’s a beige wearing, no risk taking, proper young lady. She never dated much, following a strict set of morals passed down by her parents and she never stepped out of her comfort zone. She was boring. And when her best friend and roommate, Tori, talks her into signing up at a dating website, she realizes that even her profile is boring. That is until Tori takes it upon herself to “update” it when she’s not looking. Suddenly Katya’s being approached by the sexy neighbor next door and a long time crush comes strutting back into her life.
Liam Edenhoff owns a sex club. He’s seen the beautiful, meek Katya around his apartment building as she’s his neighbor, but never thought to approach her thinking she was too tame for the kind of life he leads. That is, until he saw her online profile reading “strip-aerobics and pole dancing classes” and “indulging in my kinky side” as her hobbies.
Wulfric Stone is the CEO of The Stone Agency. He’s a self made man and he refuses to be dependent on or tied to, anyone. Sex is strictly business and always with no commitments or strings attached. He has no time for relationships or emotional connections of any kind. But things start to shift his controlled world upside down after he visits a little bakery shop to order goodies for a meeting and reconnects with Katya, his quiet neighbor from childhood.
The heroine: This isn’t a traditional romance of one woman and one man. Nope, not at all. This woman has two very hot, very sexy, very different men she starts dating at the same time. There’s no real cheating in this story as she’s not committed to either of them and she’s open and honest right from the start with both of them, who are just fine with her position because neither man is looking for a commitment. And when she does decide that she’s falling in love, she puts a halt to the double sleeping arrangements. Katya was living outside her grey, normal little box for a while, but once her heart became involved, she honored her morals and showed strength in making a decision that was right for her. I’ll admit that I didn’t know what to think about one woman having two separate relationships going at the same time when I first started this read and I was scared that the author was going to take me to a cheating place I did NOT want to go. I don’t like cheating in my romance novels, but the author did a wonderful job toeing that line, creating a romance that was fun, exciting and full of intensely sexy moments.
The heroes: Both of them equally hot and desirable, but in incredibly different ways. Liam was so much fun. He added light and humor to Katya’s day. He was sweet, witty, thoughtful, exciting, outgoing and very charming. It was easy to see why a girl would swoon over him. Wulfric on the other hand, was the complete opposite of Liam. He was dark and intense and not thoughtful at all. He was brooding, rude, demanding and very full of himself. But even when he was being lordly, there was this magnetic pull to him that you just couldn’t deny. Maybe it was the wounded-alpha-needing-a-hug vibe you got, but whatever it was, his arrogance was hot yet at the same time you just wanted to punch some manners into him. Regardless of their differences, I COULD. NOT. pick one I liked more. I loved them both, for different reasons. And when it came time to pick who I wanted for Katya, I couldn’t choose. They both brought out different things in her that made her grow and expand her horizons. Katya is experiencing things she’s never experience before, exploring a stronger, more confident side of herself and letting her inner freak proudly shine.
The Wrap Up:
There are some magnificent, sexy scenes and some very clever and hilarious dialogue in this novel. I honestly wish I could go back to the beginning and read this book for the first time, all over again. And that ending! I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. All the signs were there if you looked closely enough but that didn't take away from the emotional impact or the “wtf!” moment either. Well played, Stylo Fantome. Well played. Toooootally messed with my emotions because I was definitely feeling everything the characters were feeling. Desperation, betrayal, confusion, humiliation, anger, hurt, fear... it was all there and waiting for book two is going to be torturous ... but I can’t wait to see what Katya does next.
NOTE: This book ends on a cliffhanger.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
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