Thursday, July 9, 2015

Neighbors with Benefits - Marissa Clarke

Much praise for the character Michael Anderson and Mia Argaropolis. I believe that this is one of the first Entangled books that actually developed the characters and the story plot. Even though in the middle of the book of the whole 'I love you' situation, I can understand their feelings because it did develop and it was a beautiful plot. 

The characters got to know each other and Mia knew how to say no when she meant no. I can definitely relate to her in general. Being late to events, knowing when to say no, etc.

Synopsis: Love thy sexy jerk of a neighbor…

CEO Michael Anderson might be something of a “control freak.” Still, he’s not quite sure why his therapist thinks dogsitting will fix anything—especially since he and the canine share a kind of mutual loathing. And to make matters worse, a house sitter moves in next door disrupting his peace—and his dates—with the worst possible music at the worst possible time... every time. 

Free-spirited artist Mia Argaropolis has settled into the perfect gig—housesitting in NYC’s Upper West Side while working as an art therapist. Too bad she’s stuck living next door to a bossy control freak with a penchant for calling building security when she blasts music to drown out the noises coming through his bedroom wall. 

Post-apocalyptic dinner rolls that nearly take her kitchen with them, a douchebag ex, and a Shih Tzu with the personality of Godzilla attack Mia in one day, and her unlikely neighbor comes to the rescue. Like it was her fault. And now, somehow, they find themselves engaged? Both agree, this neighborly feud just got taken to a whole new level.

The Anderson Brothers' series so far has been pretty great. I still feel awkward about the first book of the series but I did love the second one. I cannot wait for Chance Anderson and the lucky girl that will fall for him.
I have started to read Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge so we will see how it goes. So far it seems like a horror/thriller novel and the only ones I tolerated or enjoyed were Goosebumps when I was little or Steven Kings novels. 
Published Date: May 8, 2014
Genre: Horror/Thriller

Synopsis: The first things to shift were the doll's eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss's face. Then the tiny mouth moved, opened to speak. 

'What are you doing here?' It was uttered in tones of outrage and surprise, and in a voice as cold and musical as the clinking of cups. 'Who do you think you are? This is my family.'

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out.

Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late...

So this will be my last post until next Wednesday because I definitely will not have this done by tonight or tomorrow. 

Thanks for reading awesome book nerds. 

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