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Neighbors by Stylo Fantome is NOW AVAILABLE & FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!
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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?
It was no joke.
Liam had been waiting in the lobby for her at nine o’clock, sharp. Liam Edenhoff – “but everyone calls me Eden” – he’d introduced himself again to her before guiding her out to a taxi he’d had waiting.
She felt a little nauseous. She’d chugged down another half bottle of wine, and some crème de menthe, before heading downstairs to meet him. She’d almost talked herself out of going, but she’d made the mistake of telling her roommate Tori about the whole fiasco. Apparently, Katya owed it to women everywhere (and Tori in particular) to explore this opportunity to its fullest. She’d all but been shoved out the apartment, the door slammed and locked in her face.
“Nervous?” Liam Eden-whatever-his-name-was asked her as the cab slowed to a crawl.
“Nope,” Katya’s voice sounded overly loud.
“Liar. Tonight is gonna be an interesting night, angel cake.”
“Stop calling me that.”
“What’s your last name?”
“None of your business.”
“Okay then – when the gang bang starts, I’ll tell them to call you Katya X.”
She couldn’t stop the blush from happening that time. Liam burst out laughing, then soothed the sting by grabbing her hand.
Even when they got out of the cab, he didn’t let go of her. Normally, she would’ve been uncomfortable with a stranger assuming such a familiarity with her, but this time, she was thankful for it. She held onto him tightly as they walked down a crowded street. Then they turned into an alley, and his gang bang joke didn’t seem so funny. He led her to a plain door, above which a simple, small, neon sign spelled out “The Garden”. Outside were several small groups of people, chatting and smoking. Some of them called out greetings to him, all of them using his nickname, but a large and scary looking bouncer addressed him very properly.
“Hey, Mr. Edenhoff, wasn’t expecting you in tonight. Any problems?”
“Nope, just bringing a friend to show her the place, let her see what I do for a living.”
All the blood was quickly rushing from Katya’s limbs, pooling somewhere in her stomach. None of this was a joke. He really did own the place, that much was obvious.
As Liam led her through the door, though, Katya actually felt a surge of confidence. She was still nervous, still more than a little scared, but she was okay with it. Liam seemed like a nice guy, he wasn’t going to take her into some dark room and insert foreign objects into her orifices. She could leave whenever she wanted to, whenever it got too uncomfortable. Everything was fine, and for once, she was doing something exciting. She’d even have something interesting to talk about at work the next day.
My first ever Stylo book, My Time in the Affair, consumed me. I read it on one long road trip. From then on, I was a fan. So, when I saw this new book, I knew I had to read it.
This story is about young and somewhat innocent Katya Tocci, a single baker living with her roommate in San Fran. Katya’s life has hit a lull and so her roomie convinces her to create an online profile. A profile that is up and active for a hot minute before she takes it down. But during this time, Liam-a young, attractive, single man living in her neighboring building, sees it and is intrigued. So, basically a step shy of stalking, he sets out to meet her. And takes her on a one night wild ride, if you know what I mean. I was like Whoa! From there, these two become friends and IF I am being honest, I grew to really like Liam. Sure, he’s a guy and he acts like a child sometimes, but these two get along, they are friends above all else. However, Liam falls in love with Katya. But Katya cannot return those feelings because also in her life is Wulf, someone she grew up living next door to, and someone she falls for. My feelings about Wulf were somewhat guarded because he was hiding something from her, but what it was, at first I did not know. But when he realizes his feelings and basically tells her she’s it for him, etc…well, I was praising Jesus FINALLY!!!
Now, I was pretty confident that I knew what the plot twist was, but it still gutted me when it happened. Because, dang it, I love all my books to be wrapped up in a nice little HEA bow. I am left with questions now, that I have no answers to and when will I get them? I don’t know!!! UGH!! I know this is a series and I really REALLY hope we get more from these characters and soon!!
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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