The Neighborhood Book Review/ Giveaway**

January 17, 2017 / 0 comments

The Neighborhood Book Review/ Giveaway**The Neighborhood by Stylo Fantome
Series: Twin Estates #2
Published by Self-Published on January 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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Wulfric Stone taught her that big surprises can come from unexpected places - like from a surly, aggressive, withdrawn bastard.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?

Q & A Review By Liezel & Angie

What are your thoughts about love triangles in romance?

Liezel: Honestly, these types of books aren’t my favorite type of trope but I am known to find some of them enjoyable especially when written well like Stylo Fontame did with this series.

Angie: I’m not picky. Triangles. Foursomes. Fivesomes. Whips. Chains. Nipple Clamps. The more the merrier. They openly knew about each other so in this instance it was done with tact and not behind each other’s backs.

Would you rather be in a relationship that is based on friendship or a relationship filled with passion?

Liezel: I good balance would be great but if I had to choose one between the other it would be friendship over passion.

Angie: I really don’t think you can have a relationship without friendship and passion. They both go hand in hand. Without either or you would just have sex and no relationship.

In this day and age, what do you think the best way is to find the man of your dreams?

Liezel: I’ve been out of the dating scene for over 20 years so I wouldn’t know where to start. If done honestly, I would imagine eHarmony and Match seem to be a good place to, right?

Angie: (You should include this) I’m not against online dating. I met my husband back in the day in Yahoo’s chat rooms. You just have to be careful and make sure its in a very public place. I think this world is huge and sometimes it’s hard to find who we are meant to be when we don’t venture out of our normal life so if, Tinder, is your only way then go for it!

Do you think it’s possible to equally love two men at the same time?

Liezel: I would imagine that it depends on the circumstances. In Katya’s situation, it really wasn’t a question. She just needed to decide which of the two mattered more to her.

Angie: Yes I do. Your heart is so big and it’s easy to fall in love with two different men when they’re giving you different parts that you need. You might realize that your love for one is stronger that the other in the end or you may not. That’s why there are so many polyamory couples.

What did you love about this book?

Liezel: With what Liam and Wulf put her through in the last book, I thought it was great witnessing Katya putting her foot down and finally taking some control of the situation. Call me sadistic but I wanted to see these men really fight over her, prove to her that they were the one that deserved her.

Angie:I loved seeing Katya coming into her own. Finally finding herself and for making a decision that was best for her. I also love Wulf and I still love Liam. I love the friendship between her and Tori and eventually with Vieve. I really want Tori to have her own book.

Do you have a favorite quote? Why is it your favorite?

Liezel: I’m one of those readers who enjoys associating the book cover, the book title/ series with the story itself and this quote pulled everything together perfectly.

Having a good neighbor is nice, but having one that loves you and takes care of you and makes every moment feel like it’s catching on fire? Well, that’s just the best neighbor ever…

Angie: This quote summed up the whole book for me. I love it because it’s true and heartbreaking.

You said you would fight for me. You said you would believe in me. You said you would bring me back from hell. Time to get to work, Tocci.

Were you happy with Katya’s choice?

Liezel: Absolutely! I couldn’t hope for a better pairing between these two. They 100% complimented each other in every way.

Angie: Yes! I know some will disagree but her decision, in the end, was perfect for her and I couldn’t be happier. I know the other will get his happy ever after soon.

Why would you recommend this book?

Liezel: I would recommend it because it was entertaining and it kept me guessing up until the very last chapters. I enjoyed witnessing Katya taking that last step in finding happiness with the “neighbor” of her dreams. 

Angie: I definitely would! It was a fast paced read that you can’t put down. Neighborhood, at times, left me screaming, crying, laughing and swooning. I can’t wait to read Block Party!

The Verdict:

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“Have you eaten?” he asked.
“How did you get in here?” she ignored his question and asked her own.
“I have access to the keys for every building we manage. Are you really meeting that thing for dinner?” he asked again.
“Okay, first of all, ‘that thing’ is a seriously good looking, very successful, and ridiculously nice man – a man who has yet to lie to me and use me,” she pointed out.
“Key word being ‘yet’.”
“And second of all, I know for a fact my lease states you have to give me twenty-four hour notice before you just barge in here. If you come in again without my permission, I’m gonna file a complaint,” she warned him. He laughed. Actually laughed. Something Wulfric Stone didn’t do very often. She took a deep breath and looked away from his broad smile.
“Please do. I’ll direct my HR department to hand deliver it to my desk so I can deal with it
“Are we done here? I have things to do today that don’t involve dealing with you,” she snapped. He stepped closer to her.
“You might be even funner now than you were before.”
“That’s not funny, and if you can’t realize that, then there is literally no hope for you.”
“Ah, implying there is hope.”
“Shut up.”
“Feisty. I love it.”
“I talked to Vieve,” she blurted out. That finally stopped him.
“Oh, really,” was all he said.
“Yup. Went to your place, had a cup of coffee with her,” she said. That seemed to actually surprise him.
“You were in my home?” he checked.
“Yes. Apparently, I could’ve been spending lots of time there. Very generous of you to give me complete access,” she said. He didn’t react, though she noticed the tendon in the side of his neck was taut and straining.
“Yes, well, I’ve met you. I knew if you ever showed up, it would be a huge hassle with the front desk calling my office and you calling my cell phone and me having to drive across town.
Was just easier that way.”
“Sure. Okay.”
“And how was the coffee? I have it imported.”
Katya stared at the tight tendon for a moment longer. He was so good at putting on a false front, she knew. Looking calm and collected. After all, this was a man who ate million dollar real estate deals before breakfast.
But it was all fake. He was nervous. Deep down, she could tell. Being forceful was just his way of barreling through a problem he didn’t actually want to deal with – he could just strong arm her into doing what he wanted. No unnecessary awkwardness. That was Wulf’s M.O.
Yeah, well, my M.O. is to make him feel as awkward as humanly possible.
“I can’t go to breakfast with you,” she stated, brushing past him and heading down the hallway. He didn’t hesitate to follow behind her.
“No shit, it’s afternoon – it’s too late for brunch, even. But that Brazilian food cart is open for lunches now, we’re going -” he started, but she waved her hand over her shoulder as she moved into her bedroom.
“I can’t, I’m busy this afternoon. I have to go shopping for a new stove – don’t worry, I’ll have the bill sent to you,” she joked, turning around and standing in the doorway to her room.
He glared down at her.
“Don’t be ridiculous. I’ll talk to maintenance, we can get a new stove in by the end of the
week,” he assured her.
“Whatever. I have other plans.”
“Tocci, I’m not -”
“But how about dinner?” she offered.
That seemed to shock him. He stood still for moment, his eyes wandering over her face.
Obviously trying to figure out if she was lying. She offered him a big smile, and that just seemed to throw him even more off guard. He finally narrowed his eyes.
“If I make reservations, you’ll be downstairs on time?” he checked.
“No,” she shook her head. “But I can meet you there.”
“Bullshit. You’ll stand me up, and I’m not wasting my time, sitting around like an asshole waiting for you,” he said.
“I won’t, I promise. I have … a client I’m dealing with this afternoon. I don’t know how long it will take,” she told him.
“What about your dinner date with your darling handyman?” he asked. She shrugged.
“I’ll figure something out, don’t worry about it. I’ll have dinner with you.”
“You promise?” he checked, still glaring down at her. She nodded and ran her fingers across her chest in an X motion.
“Cross my heart.”
“Fine. But don’t fuck with me, Tocci. You won’t like it if I have to come and find you. We have a lot to discuss,” he informed her. She nodded.
“I’m sure we do. What’s the dress code?” she asked. Wulf was a 3-Michelin-stars kind of restaurant goer when it came to dinner dates.
“A dress,” he informed her, and then his gaze wandered over her shoulder. She had some clothes laying around on the floor, littered about on the bed. She was gearing up to do laundry. “If you’d like to try on some options, I’d be more than happy to sit and help.”
Katya laughed and slid her hands up either side of the door frame. Wulf followed the motion with his eyes, which grew wide when she leaned towards him.
“Mmmm, that would be fun, wouldn’t it?” she chuckled.
“And it’s been a very long time since you’ve been in my bedroom,” she reminded him. He nodded.
“It has.”
“And we never got to have any real fun in here, did we?” she sighed, glancing back at her bed.
“No. No, we did it not.”
“It must make you wonder, though,” she said, dropping her hands and stepping back into the room.
“Wonder what?”
“What kind of fun Liam and I used to have in here.”
There was a split second where she got to see equal parts anger and shock ripple across his features.
Then she slammed the door in his face.


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About Stylo Fantome

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed 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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