Title: A Friendly Neighbor
Author: KC Kendricks
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Kyle isn’t typically a voyeur but when his sexy neighbor forgets to close his curtains, he finds it difficult to look away. And why should he? It’s just a little harmless fun and maybe an erotic bit of self-pleasure to balance out the long hours he’s put in on the job lately. Next time he’ll exercise some self-control and turn away from the too-hot-for-words spectacle, but just this once he’s determined to let himself enjoy the show.
Jackson might have been offended by his neighbor’s voyeuristic evening had Jackson not taken advantage of the delicious show he unwittingly inspired. Unwilling to let the opportunity to turn a smoldering fantasy into a scorching-hot sex life, Jackson invites Kyle over for a drink and is pleasantly surprised to find Kyle is smart, sexy and someone Jackson wants to get to know—in bed and out.
A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Ellora’s Cave titles are generally known to be heavy on the sex and light on the plot. Unfortunately, A Friendly Neighbor by KC Kendricks was light on both plot and heat.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t dislike this book. I actually quite enjoyed the banter, and the dance Jackson and Kyle did with each other. They both wanted to take their relationship to the bedroom, but they didn’t want to move too fast. There are men out there like that. Can’t say that I know too many, but I know they do exist. However, their interactions were always entertaining. The payoff, however, was always very brief and left the reader wanting.
I won’t go into too much detail on the plot, because, honestly, I was not reading this title for the plot. I was reading it because I needed something lighthearted and easy to read. Yes, I have been in a bit of a rut lately, and lighthearted is where it is at when I get into these reading funks.
We get hints of our protagonists’ backstories, but not enough to understand either well enough to care about their happiness or their happily ever after. They are two dimensional, which only serves to draw me further away from the story. If you don’t care for the characters, you need to give the reader something more to grasp onto, and that just wasn’t there, for me.
This book was just entertaining enough that I will probably pick up another KC Kendricks title when the mood strikes.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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