Title: Neighborhood Watch
Author: Stylo Fantome
Series: Twin Estates #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19th 2018
Rules to Join The Neighborhood Watch:
1. If you see something, say something
2. Report all illegal activities to the authorities
3. Do not associate with criminals
4. And certainly don’t fall for them!
Tori Bellows is a really good friend. She’s always there when a shoulder is needed to cry on, to give dating advice, or for a good ol’ time. Now, though, Tori is the one who needs a shoulder to lean on when she’s in a tough spot. But all of her friends are too busy with their own lives.
Enter the Twin Estates’ resident bad boy, Landon Edenhoff. When he offers her an all expenses paid vacation, she’s immediately suspicious – he’s rarely nice and his intentions are never good. But she’s ready for a change of scenery and knows she can give as good as she gets from Mr. Rude & Nasty himself.
After all, how bad could this neighbor really be?
Before I start this review, I want to say that I didn’t read the first three books, so I don’t know anything about the other characters, and I might have gotten spoiled, before I even got to them, but I can say that I don’t regret reading this book before reading the first three books, I don’t regret it just because I loved this books, and this book was freaking extraordinary.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is really intriguing. It’s dark, gritty but it’s also funny and emotional. At first, let me be honest, I thought that it would be all about sex, but it turned out that the story had more depth than just sex. It had feelings, love and whole lot of emotions. This story also has an amazing and engaging plot, fantastic writing, likable characters and a beautiful and heartbreaking love story. I loved the book so much that I read it in one go. Before I even started reading the book, I saw reviews (I know you aren’t supposed to read reviews before reading the book) that spoke very fondly and positively of the book, and the blurb intrigued me. I can say that I wasn’t disappointed, because this book made me feel so much emotion, it made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, but in the end it all went well. I came out alive.
I often asked myself through out the book, why Tori like Landon. I was really confused. He was a drug addict, he drank a lot, and was a good-for-nothing douchebag, so I thought how could anyone like him, or even want to be near him. Even though he did bad things without a second thought for who he might be hurting along the way, even though the reason he brought Tori with him out of selfish reasons, he saw that he couldn’t do that to her. The moment I realized why Landon brought Tori with him, I was afraid that he wouldn’t realize his mistake before it’s too late. But little by little, he started to change, he started to fall in love with Tori. His relationship with Tori, showed him that he has a chance to change, to set his life on the right track, before it all goes completely haywire. He grew up, he took responsibility for his actions, and he did everything he could to show Tori that he was good enough for her, that he was good enough for her love. I am actually super proud of him, and even though I thought he was a major douchebag in the beginning, he redeemed himself, and showed us that he can be good.
“I’m going to be very mean to you, and you’re going to love every minute of it.”
I straight up loved Tori, she’s by far my most favorite character in this book. She’s the girl that is everyone’s best friend. She’s feisty, she’s smart, fun and she brought me to tears with her sassiness. She’s the person everyone everyone goes to, but when she needs them, everyone turns their back, in that aspect she kinda reminds me of myself. Tori had her heart and her mind set on Liam Edenhoff, but when he fells in love with another person who wasn’t her, she tries so hard to give up on him and the fantasies she deluded herself with. Enter Landon, Liam’s twin brother, with an amazing proposal. A proposal to get rid of Liam of her mind, and dive into something new. Even though she knows that Landon is bad for her, and he’s completely opposite of what she looked for in a man. He’s brash, rude, nasty. But when he offers her a all expense paid trip to Bali. She accepts even though she knows what kind of man he is. She went with a thought that she’s the only one that can put Landon in his place. At least that’s what she thought. I loved how she called Landon on his shit, that she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She was strong even when her world was falling apart, she was strong enough to pick up her broken pieces and move on. She’s overall a brave and strong heroine.
“I’m not brave enough to say I love you yet,” she whispered into the darkness. “But I really, really like you, Dr. Edenhoff.”
Stylo easily made me fall in love with Tori and Landon and also with their love story. The love between Landon and Tori is very addictive and beautiful. Landon and Tori are total opposite but still both of them need major changes in their life, so they can get back on track, neither of them knew that what they needed to change their life was each other, to make each other stronger, together and separately. Even though their love story is an emotional roller coaster, the part that plays a more important role was the chemistry between them. They went through many things together, they put each other through the wringer but in the end, they decided that being together was better than being alone. Watching them evolve and yet stay true to themselves was fascinating to read.
“I was lost, and you found me, so I guess that makes us even.”
This book was a hell of a ride, through all the ups and downs, both of them managed to get back stronger and smarter, and that’s what I loved about this story. I haven’t read the first three books but I will read them the moment I get the chance, because all of these characters pulled me in, and they won’t let me go. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is a standalone, that can be read without reading the rest of the series, but I really recommend you read the whole series, because you won’t regret it.
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.