June 1, 2010
When all-star pitcher and shapeshifter Jason Falco buys a small apartment building, he sees it not only as an investment, but as a place to escape the demands of major league baseball.
That is, until he meets his tenants! A vigilante vampire: a wereraven with a morbid sense of humor; a werewolf thief who poses as a security expert; and two witches who work as phone sex actresses and own an owl familiar. Not to mention a beautiful, all too human nurse who gets Jason's blood pumping overtime.
Merry Mackensie is finally on her own. She's moved into this great little apartment building, has a great job as a nurse and then she meets her landlord - Hunkie baseball player Jason Falco. Score! Everything seems to be going great until weird things start happening. For starters, there 's this creepy-looking dude who's always hanging around the building but as Merry soon finds out, there's more than meets the eye with the people who live in her building.With all the hooting, howling and hollering going on, how can an All-American guy get some peace and sweep a girl off her feet.
Strange Neighbors is a quirky little story wrapped in a light-hearted package that if you're looking for an easy read, you'll love. However, if you're looking for a story with substance, look elsewhere because this story is as shallow as can be. From the beginning, I was a bit on the fence with Merry and Jason's relationship, mostly because it just felt so... Easy? There wasn't much of obstacles in their way and I'm well aware how to a romantic that would seem great but I like a little conflict every now and then. There wasn't much here.
Regardless, Strange Neighbors is a highly cute story, and it's got a bit of everything - mystery, romance and paranormal - which makes for a fun read!
Lush Rating: 3!