Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
Trigger/Content Warnings: Verbal Abuse, Toxic Parent-Child Relationship, Harassment, Stalking, Sex Scenes.
I’ve always had a crush on the boys next door. I used to peek from my bedroom window when they were playing in their backyard. I didn’t even care that they never looked my way.
Now that we’re all grown up and they’re home for a visit, something’s different. The way they stare at me sends a thrill down my spine. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they’re checking me out and they like what they see.
But that’s insane, right? There’s no way the five gorgeous brothers are into me.
I try to forget about them, but we keep running into one another in this small town. One night, the Hunter brothers even save me from my harassing ex.
I’m in trouble. It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the wicked glint in their eyes, or the way they linger when we touch . . .
When they whisper in my ears, telling me all the naughty things they want to do to me, I can’t deny it any longer. I want them, too. All five of them.
It’s wrong. Oh, so wrong.
But five alpha, protective, hot-as-sin men? What chance do I have of resisting the Hunter brothers?
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
From reading the synopsis of The Five Brothers Next Door
(I actually read a synopsis LOL), I could easily tell that this one was going to be a doozy. I also knew that Ava’s ex was going to be a huge problem, and I wasn’t wrong about that.
The one thing that irked me about The Five Brothers Next Door wasn’t the plot or the storyline, no, it was actually a character that we were made to dislike–or hate. Either works to be honest. This character that I’m talking about is Ava’s Ex. He’s clingy and overbearing and the worst kind of boyfriend that you can have. I know that from experience myself. Anyhoo! This is a bit of a spoiler, but I am so very manically happy that Ex got what he so rightfully deserved!!
Nevertheless The Five Brothers Next Door was intriguing. I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened. And I’m glad that there are multiple points of view within this book. Otherwise the story would have fallen flat.
Though The Five Brothers Next Door was longer than most, I had an interesting time reading Ava, and the others’ story. Each point of view that we read from; Ava, Liam, Mason, Ollie, Noah and Nathan, all of them are incredibly different from one another. Which kept the story going to be honest.
And yes, there’s sex in this novel. There’s actually quite a lot of it, and it was certainly entertaining to say the least. I’m still kind of new to the whole reverse harem genre, but Ava having 5 partners at once was something to read about, haha.
By the end of the book, I didn’t know what to think in terms of how The Five Brothers Next Door would end. There’s always a chance that something will happen in where this group would end up. However, I’m quite happy and relieved that The Five Brothers Next Door has a HEA to it. A Happily Ever After.
Even though this book was longer than most reverse harem stories out there, and I did have a good time reading it, I ended up thinking that the story was OK. I didn’t find anything that I seriously didn’t like, Ex aside of course, but I just ended up thinking that overall, The Five Brothers Next Door was just….alright.
Overall, I give The Five Brothers Next Door, 2.5 stars.
Have you read The Five Brothers Next Door? Have you read anything else by Nikki Chase?
The Five Brothers Next Door is my first Nikki Chase read. I’m hoping to somehow get my hands on a few of Chase’s other novels sometime.
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