Author: Bernadette Chapman
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 11/03/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Anders likes his life the way it is: quiet, ordered, neat. If that gets him called antisocial, well, it also gets him left alone and that’s the way he likes it.
Then a new neighbor, Finch, moves in and he is everything Anders hates. He’s nosy, over-friendly, and doesn’t know when to quit. He’s also cute and infuriatingly charismatic. Which is the only possible explanation for the way Anders keeps putting up with Finch and his crazy ideas, like training for a wife-carrying contest, instead of telling him to go away once and for all the way he should.
The Neighbor is a story that you are either going to love or hate. I am not a fan either of the main characters in this story, and, therefore, it made it very difficult to enjoy the story.
Finch is too pushy and Anders is too anti-social. And that is saying something coming from a hermit such as myself. His constant negativity and complaining were just too much for me. Honestly, I never understood why Anders kept coming back, other than to be a jerk.
When the relationship finally happened, it was mostly an “okay well at least this is almost over” moment.
All that being said, the story itself is well written. It is an interesting perspective seeing the world through Ander’s eyes. There is an audience for this story. If you can embrace these main character’s and their character flaws, you will probably enjoy their love story.
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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