Friday 4 February 2011

Review: The werewolf upstairs - Ashlyn Chase

Strange Neighbors, 2

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 352
Published: Feb 2011 Sourcebooks Casablanca

Desperate for change, public defender Roz Wells decides moving into a new apartment is just what she needs to shake things up. But she'll get more than she bargained for when she starts dating the drop dead gorgeous boy next door, who just happens to be a shape-shifter...and quite possibly a criminal. Security salesman Konrad Wolfensen has made a living staging break-ins to spook people into buying his security system, but when he's accused of a much more serious crime, he'll have to enlist the help of his sexy new neighbor/girlfriend to keep his cute, slightly wild rear end out of jail.

Roz has moved into a new flat, and she immediately comes in contact with the sexy hunk next door. Sparks fly at once, but all is not what it seems to be.

My thoughts:
Yes this is book 2, but all the characters are introduced again so one can jump right in.

Roz is not sure what to believe since her friend Merry said she married a shape shifter. But when Roz does get that this is a not a normal house she takes it with ease. She was a nice woman, but insecure since she was not model thin. Konrad is one sweet wolf, and he tells her that she is perfect like she is. Gotta love that.

This was romance and lust from the first moment. Yes they fell fast, and knew it fast too. They were really comfortable around each other too. So lots of romance and passion.

The drama comes from him being caught for burglary, and then when one of the witches upstairs tries to solve this big case. The funnier parts are when they are dating. They are not happy with the jobs they have so they try new things, not with much success.

I think I preferred book 1, I can't say, I would have to re-read it. But sometimes I just felt something lacking, I think it was in the way they talked, some of those lines could have been better. Something was missing.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
The house is amusing, I will give you that. A bunch of quirky characters, and I found myself wondering about the shifter Nathan, I think he could have a good book. If you enjoyed book 1 then you will surely like this one too. It's very light paranormal.

Reason for reading:
The cover ;)


  1. B,

    I have the first book in this series on the shelf. Glad you've enjoyed them - even if the first one was better. :)


  2. Maybe, maybe not. Light and paranormal not always works for me. Your review was of course as nice as always!

  3. I still want to read the first book in the series before this one. Sounds fun.

  4. Romance, lust and quirky characters? I'm in!

  5. These books sound cute. I'm sorry that something felt missing, but I love the sound of quirky characters. I might have to check both the books out.

  6. Michelle
    I hope you enjoy book 1 :) And well, one always have faves ;)

    Thank you :) I always appreciate you saying that. And I understand, same with me sometimes

    I would recommend that. I mean one can jump in, still then you miss out on the oh what is happening drama

  7. I like the cute cover! too bad this one was lacking. Overall, it does sound like a cute series though.

  8. Alyssa
    Yes that is sure promised

    It was just the way they talked, well it was still quirky

    I think it it's adorable, and fun, sure makes me wanna read it

  9. But wait, why that title if the werewolf lives next door?!??

  10. I <3 quirky characters. Fun review :)

  11. It sounds like a pretty fun series! I might have to give it a try!

  12. Usually a cover like that wouldn't appeal to me all that much, but I think it's cute in context. Great review! This might just be for me :)

  13. Chris
    You are too smart ;) Hm...oh wait did he live upstairs or next doors..confused now

    Gotta love characters like that :)

    Have a look at them :)

    Here it fits, and is so cute. You know I did not see that heart in the smoke before today

  14. This sounds like a fun book. I'll have to see if I can get a hold of the first one.

  15. I love books with the animated covers and they always sound like cute and fun reads.

  16. Jenny
    I know, they can be so cute! I just love 'em

  17. Nice review. This one was a little too quirky for me.

  18. I'm not that crazy about werewolves but I love a story with a house that has a lot of character.

  19. FV
    It does not work for everyone :) For me it was more the way they worked together

    :D So happy to see you here again



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