Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Block Party - Stylo Fantôme

Block Party
Series: Twin Estates #3
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 19, 2017

Things you need for a good Block Party:

1. Awesome food

2. Great Music

3. Fun games

4. A secret spot to hook up with your even-more-secret girlfriend.

Liam Edenhoff is a simple creature. He likes women, tacos, and sex. As long as he has those in his life, everything is good. He's finally realizing maybe he's just not cut out for relationships - surely there's got to be a woman out there who'd be okay with roof top margaritas, casual sex, and no attachments.
Enter a new neighbor - one who is allergic to commitment and prefers her sex casual but frequent. She's seen him at his worst and is still willing to play his games, on three conditions - discretion is a must, casual is key, and absolutely no drama. Sounds like the perfect arrangement. What could go wrong?
Famous last words when dealing with neighbors.

This story contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature, multiple uses of coarse language, and more tacos than is healthy or sane to read about. Reader discretion is advised. 
This is the third installment in the Twin Estates series

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4 Stars

Liam Edenhoff likes things to be simple. He runs his business, has a small group of friends, and he's left the drama behind him, or so he thinks. He thinks he's found the perfect companion for his casual sex plans, she's as cold as ice when it comes to feelings and is willing to play along with the secrecy. One romp turns into two, two turns into three, and three turns into a road trip adventure that reveals feelings neither of them wanted to have. 

"She wasn't allowed to be out with his friends, looking sexy and fun and ... and ..."

I fell in love with Liam Edenhoff when we first had the pleasure of meeting him in Neighbors. He gives off this happy-go-lucky vibe, but knows how to be a good friend and good boyfriend. Readers of the Twin Estates series knows he has both taken advantage and been taken advantage of, so of course I want him to finally get the happiness he seeks. Block Party gives readers the chance to get to know the real Liam, to see what's really behind his party-boy facade. We get to see the Liam who isn't utilizing his own sex club and doesn't spend every evening with a margarita. Liam has depth and Stylo Fantome really showed us her skills with character development with this one. He's far more complex than I expected and the relationship he finds himself struggling to make work was such a perfect storyline. 

"No, no, no, no. Bad idea.
Horrendous idea."

I really liked Ayumi, our heroine and unwitting apple of Liam's eye. She's a levelheaded, smart woman with a past that's left massive scars on her heart and confidence. Taking up with Liam was not on her list of things to do and it certainly wasn't something she prepared herself for. These two share chemistry, hilarious banter, extremely sweet dialogue, and super sexy moments. Together they make quite the pair, but it wouldn't be a good story if it all worked out so easily. Stylo Fantome takes readers on a vacation of sorts that leaves these two having to figure out their own personal dilemmas and try to decide if there really is something to the two of them becoming a couple. I didn't love that the story took place outside of the grounds of the neighborhood, but I do think it gave the characters a lot of opportunity to talk and discover. There is a lot of character development in this book and the focus on their emotional baggage was excellent. They shouldn't work, but they do, and that makes this book so much fun.

"That sucks, Liam. You like her. She should like you back. The world is a shitty place."

Block Party comes across like a standalone, but there is a significant amount of story that involves characters from the previous two novels and it is my recommendation that you read the entire Twin Estates series in order. The previous two novels really make this story, especially when some specific character interactions occur and reference previous events. It's the kind of book that will make you laugh and make you feel. It's an opposites attract romance with just the right amount of angst and a whole lot of sexy.

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Author Bio
Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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