BAD BOY NEIGHBOR ~ MADDIE KING
My Rating: 3.75-4
Genres: Erotic Romance
Published: April 21, 2017
Read: April 20, 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
My neighbor is an arrogant prick.
I’ve lived across the street from him for three years and I’m fed up with his constant partying. He’s the neighborhood bad boy and everyone is afraid to confront him – everyone but me.
When I go to put my foot down one night, I’m in for much more than I thought.
He’s going to show me who the boss of the neighborhood is and he doesn’t care if I like it or not.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.75-4 Stars to Bad Boy Neighbor by author Maddie King.
Xander and Brooke…….
Wow! This book was hot, hot, hot! Bad Boy Neighbor is a dirty, raunchy and smutty little story. There is no definitive plot; just a sort of day-in-the-life enemies to lovers story……But were they ever really enemies?
Xander is ‘that’ neighbor. The one that every one on the blocks hates and avoids. He is an arrogant jerk. When it comes to his neighbors, Xander has complete disregard and lack of consideration. Xander has questionable morals, no job and no goals in life. He does not care what people think of him.
Xander frequently throws loud chaotic parties that last well into the early morning hours. He plays his music extremely loud and his quests are known for public crude behavior, inside and outside of the house, all while annoying his neighbors. The truth is that most of the people on his block are too afraid to approach him to complain.
Brooke is the exception; the one neighbor not afraid to bang on his front door and complain. She hates Xander. She thinks he is a complete a-hole. Unfortunately she also thinks he is sexy and hot. Brooke’s mind and body are at constant odds with each other when is comes to Xander. Brooke claims to hate Xander through most of the book. Yeah, right.
Well that is what she tells herself anyway. The truth is she is drawn to him but will never admit it. Just as Xander won’t admit his attraction to her. As far as these two characters go, there is a fine line between love and hate. What they do is make a deal. The dynamic of their relationship becomes strictly casual sex and nothing more.
I admit it took some time for me to warm up to both Xander and Brook’s characters. Xander was a complete unlikable a-hole. But of course he was also sexy as sin and gorgeous and knew his way around a woman’s body. By the last half of the book I warmed up to him. Xander was more than he appeared and he took a little piece of my heart.
Brooke? Sorry but it took longer to like her. She was a bit of a hypocrite and snobbish. But she did redeem herself at the end and made me happy. My opinion of Xander and Brooke’s characters did not lessen my enjoyment of this book. The sexy times were extremely hot and erotic. But for what this story was, I was entertained. Bad Boy Neighbor was written well with great dialogue. The pace was steady to fast and I finished this book in less than two hours. This was not my first book by Maddie King and it definitely won’t be my last. I’m looking forward to reading what she will come up with next.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*