Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: The Neighborhood by Stylo Fantome: Giveaway

Title: The Neighborhood

Series: Twin Estates #2

Author: Stylo Fantôme

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: January 17, 2017


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Wulfric Stone taught her that big surprises can come from unexpected places - like from a surly, aggressive, withdrawn bastard.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?

This story contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature, multiple uses of coarse language, and quite possibly enough confusion to drive a normal person insane. Reader discretion is advised.


The Neighborhood is the second installment in Stylo Fantome's Twin Estates series.  This book was just as awesome as the first one.  It picks up right where the first book ends so I was immediately pulled right back in with all the emotions that I felt.  I love reading a story that has love triangle when it is written well.  And believe me, this one is!  The only time I get upset on a love triangle is if my chosen man is not the chosen one.  Thank gosh he was the chosen one on this one!!! The drama has returned.  This story also had so many twists and turns that I kept me completely hooked.  I could not put this book down!

He may have lost the first battle, but he wouldn't lose the war

What I loved about this book was that I got to see a lot of growth with the characters.  They have changed so much from the first book. Katya struggles so much through this book.  Deciding with what is right and wrong.  What I loved so much is the self discovery each character had in this book.  Katya realizes that she isn't either the old Kat or the new Kat, but a blend of the two. And I loved that.  We finally learn what makes Liam and Wulf tick.  Finally see the insecurities that both Liam and Wulf have.  Why they are the way they are.  How they have and plan to overcome it. But I did end up feeling sorry for these boys which was shocking.  They deserved what they got.

Because you're still thinking of it as a game, and regardless of what she said tonight, she stopped being a game to me a long time ago

Katya was hurt tremendously so she wanted to take revenge and make those boys feel how they made her feel.  She struggled with this as well.  She felt as if she was doing wrong and yet she felt she was doing right.  She wanted to do what would make her feel better and at the time, it was making those boys pay.  And yes, how they acted made them boys.  Throughout the revenge scheme, Katya became more confused with her feelings for these men.  She wanted to forgive.  She wanted her best friend back.  But one of the guys hurt her the most and she didn't think she could ever forgive him.  Katya was so much stronger in this book.  She stood up for herself.

I'm here with you in the dark.  You never have to be scared with me

Wulf we get to see his vulnerable side a lot more in this book.  His insecurities.  He always thought Katya would make the right decision, and yet at times, he was concerned that she would make the wrong decision.  Loving Katya was a new experience for him and he fought so hard for her.  Played her games.  Did whatever she asked.  He always stayed the same though.  Always brooding.  In this book we see how selfless Wulf truly is. What he has done for his family.

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

What is good or right isn't an option anymore.  It's moved into the realm of need.  I need her, so much.  She belongs with me, we belong together.  So however long it takes, that's how long it takes.  I can play the part of a stone and wait her out.  It's what I was born to do, after all 

Liam has so many insecurities.  Everything is a game to him and he always has to try to win no matter what.  He has always felt second best so he wasn't going to lose this game. He put all his cards on the table and fought for the girl he wanted as well or so he thought.  I loved the friendship that he had with Katya.  I loved how they were when they were together. 

Don't ever tell me I can't do something, because then I will do it better than it's ever been done before.

Things really take a change when something tragic happens in Katya's life.  That event starts them on the path to where and who they end up with.  And OH-MY-GOSH!!!!  The scene with Katya professing her love for the chosen guy at the end in the fountain made me swoon and cry.  It was just so beautiful, and I was so happy.

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 fire?  Well, that's just the best neighbor ever...

The Neighborhood was a beautifully written story full of love, regret and forgiveness.  I LOVED everything about this book.  I truly felt for these characters.  I was very happy about how everything turned out. DEFINITELY happy!!!  I am really hoping Stylo writes a novella on Katya and her man.  I would love to see them again!!  I can't wait to get the next story though!!! 

                                                                5/5 Stars

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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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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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