Review: The Werewolf Upstairs by Ashlyn Chase
Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Copyright: 2010
Published: May 1, 2010
Pages: 342
Form: Paperback
Author: Ashlyn Chase
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Petty crime never looked so good…

Alpha werewolf Konrad Wolfensen sees it as his duty to protect the citizens of Boston, even if it means breaking into their businesses just to prove their security systems don’t work. But when his unsolicited services land him in trouble with the law, he’ll have to turn to his sexy new neighbor for help.

She should know better…

Attorney Roz Wells is bored. She used to have such a knack for attracting the weird and unexpected, but ever since she took a job as a Boston public defender, the quirky quotient in her life has taken a serious hit. Until her sexy werewolf neighbor starts coming around . . .

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Strange Neighbors series by Ashlyn Chase, and I must say I enjoyed this book much better than the first one. Seeking a change of pace, Rosalyn Wells moves into her best friend’s apartment building while she’s away, not knowing she’s moving into a building filled with paranormal people. She immediately meets and falls for Konrad Wolefenson, who just so happens to be a werewolf.

I think the writing in this novel was much better than in the first novel. Despite the few cringeworthy vulgar words scattered throughout the book, the plot and characters seemed to be better developed and the book moved at a much more believable pace. The dialogue was better between the characters, and even though this is a quirky, silly book, the tone seemed much more mature than Strange Neighbors. There weren’t so many sub-plots in this book and the one there was tied into the main plot seemlessly.

But like Strange Neighbors, I had a problem with how fast the romance developed between Roz and Konrad. The romance, as in the first book, moved lightening fast. They went to bed together after only two or three brief meetings and were an exclusive couple before the end of chapter three. WDDDA? Chase needs to do a better job in building a romance instead of just giving it to us all up front. But I did enjoy the relationship between the two in regards to HOW they were with each other. This was a more light, easy-going romance. Everything wasn’t so dire and serious, they knew how to laugh at themselves and each other, and they actually had some fun together.

The Neighbors are still cooky, crazy, and entertaining. I was impressed with the lawyer aspect and the trial. Overall this book was pretty good. It’ a quick, easy read, perfect for a lazy summer day.

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7 Responses to “Review: The Werewolf Upstairs by Ashlyn Chase”

  1. Lena says:

    Sounds like an interesting novel. I don’t care much for quick unbelievable romances either. I prefer it to develop at a smooth even pace. Thanks for the review.

  2. Samantha says:

    Glad you liked this better than the first!

  3. This one definitely sounds interesting. Great review. Everywhere I look there are series everywhere. I just don’ think I have the time or attention span to commit to them.

  4. I read the first book and couldn’t finish it. It sounds like the writing in general has improved, which is great since the premise of the series has a lot of potential.

  5. Jade says:

    @ Lena, it was okay. I honestly didn’t expect much since the firt book was disappointing and I think my low expectations allowed me to enjoy this books a littlre more.

    @ Samantha, thanks!

    @ Alexis I’ll pick up a book thinking it’s a single title only to find out it belongs to a series, and I hate not reading a series in order so I end up buying the books that go along with it. And I do really like revisiting some characters.

    @ Jennifer, I went to read your review on her first book and I agree! And it was a definite struggle for me to get through the first book so I don’t blame you for stopping.

  6. Lena says:

    I just wanted to let you know I listed you as one of my favorite bloggers. And you truly are.

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  7. Jade says:

    @ Lena, THANK YOU! That’s so nice of you, I also added you to my bloggroll when I found your site! I love the way you write, you keep things interesting!