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Review: Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase

From Goodreads.com:
He's looking for peace, quiet, and a little romance...
There's never a dull moment when hunky all-star pitcher and shapeshifter Jason Falco invests in an old Boston brownstone apartment building full of supernatural creatures. But when Merry MacKenzie moves into the ground floor apartment, the playboy pitcher decides he might just be done playing the field...

A girl just wants to have fun...
Sexy Jason seems like the perfect fling, but newly independent nurse Merry's not sure she's ready to trust him with her heart...especially when the tabloids start trumpeting his playboy lifestyle.

Then pandemonium breaks loose and Merry and Jason will never get it together without a little help from the vampire who lives in the basement and the werewolf from upstairs...

Strange Neighbors was a fun and entertaining read. Not a lot of depth or really much of a story line. I really am not sure WHAT the point of the book was... Jason & Merry's relationship which went from landlord to sex to "I love you" within 4 meetings (rolls eyes), solving the ghost Chad's murder, Merry's biological father coming out of the woodwork (literally), Jason's "secret" or Merry's independance. Still haven't figured it out. There were some funny moments (the witches are phone sex operators) and lots of sex (obviously this writer has written some erotic romance). This was mindless, brain popcorn and I thought Merry was a little odd, Jason obsessed (guess the Falcon in him?), I wanted to know more about Konrad (didn't get enough), Sly was ok in fleeting moments, the witches and Chad were about the only interesting characters, Aunt Dottie was a moron, and the rest were kind of blips on the radar. There was so much potential especially with an apartment building full of preternatural creatures but it fell sort of flat and could have been built upon more strongly and unfortunately it wasn't. Sometimes the first book of a series is clunky and the kinks get smoothed out as it goes along, hopefully that will be the case however, I don't have any interest in carrying on beyond this first book.

In one word to describe this book: Fun. Just a good, fun read. Definitely not one I would re-read but it really was good fun.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Sourcebooks for providing this Advanced Review Copy of Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase. I was given this book at no cost for my true and honest review, I am not receiving any financial compensation for this review. My thoughts are mine and mine alone.


  1. I was wanting to check this one out, and I still do, but I'm not in a big hurry now. Thanks for your review.

  2. Hi Ryan- yeah, it's not anything that will blow your mind but it's fun. That's it, just fun! I hope to hear your thoughts when you do read it!


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