The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door - Rick R. Reed BR with Els

3.5 stars

I had no idea what to expect when I started this, and I think that's a good thing. I like being surprised.

I’m not going to spoil anything about this book, so I won’t go into detail.

This is a book with a lot of twists and turns. It had a couple of great WTF moments.


There’s also a romance going on and even though it was a nice one, I did have some trouble with it. There was so much going on that I felt there wasn’t a lot of build-up. The relationship just happens. I didn’t buy the chemistry between Jeremy and Shane. I wanted to be shown, not told. It wasn’t bad, I just wanted the guys to get a little more page time together, without them being in mortal danger.

The non-detailed sex scenes didn’t help.


(And when do authors learn that hot monkey sex after a concussion is not the way to go!)

I also had some trouble with Shane and his motivation for the things he did or didn’t do. I was sure there would be consequences to what he did, but nope…. nothing..

So yes, a few things bothered me, but I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t put it down. I liked the writing, and I think the author did a really good job getting me confused and creeped out throughout this story.