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Reviewed by Jessa L.

Merry MacKenzie is a 25-year-old nurse who has just moved out of her family home in Rhode Island to live the single life in the big city of Boston. She finds what seems to be the picture perfect apartment and things only appear sweeter when she meets the hunky landlord, Jason Falco. The scene immediately gets more complicated when she trades in her carefree single lifestyle to start dating said gorgeous landlord who also happens to be a star baseball player.

Merry’s new life gets even more interesting when she runs into the rest of the tenants. There’s Jason’s nosy aunt, his laidback uncle who does maintenance, the broody mortician, a mysterious Nordic looking man, two sexy ladies who seem to have a very enthusiastic relationship with each other, and the strange man who doesn’t seem to live there, but hangs out on the property at all times. Is Merry’s seemingly picture perfect life too good to be true, or is there more than meets the eye?

Strange Neighbors is the first Ashlyn Chase book I’ve read, but it turns out that she’s fairly well known for her more erotic writing. Strange Neighbors definitely has some juicy love scenes, but I assume it’s tamer than her usual style of writing. While I did not particularly enjoy the love-y dove-y relationship of the two main characters, the paranormal activity and allusions to a well knows government conspiracy did add a nice twist to the story.

I did enjoy Strange Neighbors overall and greatly hope that more books are added to make this a series. There are definitely great possibilities for intriguing storylines with the other characters. I will be keeping my eye on further titles from Ashlyn Chase with the possibility of grabbing a few other books from her existing sets.

Please visit Ashlyn Chase’s website for more information.

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She goes to school full time as an English major with a focus in creative writing. She likes anime and reads books and plays video games in her moments of spare time.

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