Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Strange Neighbors (Strange Neighbors #1) by Ashlyn Chase

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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...
My Thoughts:  I have something to confess. Something dark. Something that stains my soul. I'm not a big fan of chick lit type books. You might be thinking, "Well, duh, Kelly. We've seen the type of books you read and, anyway, this isn't chick lit." Well.... no, this isn't chick lit. It's like paranormal cuteness. You know what I mean? It's funny. I don't always do well with funny. Is that weird? Don't answer that. Anyway. The point I'm trying to make is that this isn't my usual type of book. Yet... Yet, I liked it.

The book itself was a little light on the angst I tend to lean toward (there was some, don't get me wrong, but it didn't hit critical levels with me *sad face*) and I thought some of the things that happened were very convenient but I LIKED THE BOOK. I liked Jason. I like Merry. I liked the various residents of the apartment building. I wasn't so much impressed with the reporter chick, but ... well, whatever. You love some, you hate some, right?

Overall, while this type of book is still a little too light for my usual reading taste, I enjoyed dipping my toes into a different genre. What can I say? I like my books dark. Dark and bloody. Still, enjoyment was had. I'll take that as a win!

More books by Ashlyn Chase

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Strange Neighbors was a free Kindle download I picked up 08/02/11.


  1. Replies
    1. I make no apologies. I enjoy the dark. It's where the big vampires live.