Author: K. M. Neuhold
Series: Four Bears Construction #2
When Stone moved to his new house he didn’t expect his neighbor to instantly hate him, especially considering he has no clue as to what he did wrong. Now he spends his life tormenting his grumpy neighbor by being the most annoying and obnoxious neighbor he can be.
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. I didn’t really like Stone at first because he really is an annoying neighbor for no reason. He could have been an adult, instead of the adult child he is, and just ignored his grumpy neighbor and lived in peace, but no, he goes out of his way to purposely piss him off. The more I got to know Stone and see him fall for grumpy Dare, the more he grew on me. He is still a bit too childish for my liking though.
“If he hasn’t figured out by now that irritating him is my kink, I really can’t help him.”
Dare is a very withdrawn man. He grew up in a toxic household that believed in gender roles and was all about appearing manly. He never had affection or love growing up so he doesn’t know how to show that for his partners, nor is he really willing to risk his heart. Dare had a surprisingly sweet side once he let himself get closer to Stone. I really loved watching him open up and fall in love.
Dare’s nephew West was a great side character and I do hope he gets his own story. Also, I adored Dare’s dog Rudy. He was adorable and I loved all of Stone’s nicknames for him. Also, I loved how Stone basically adopted him and went out of his way to make sure he was safe.
Overall, this was a good couple, even if Stone is a bit much with his pranks. I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of the construction boys fall in love now.
Trigger warnings: side character is kicked out of his house when he comes out to his parents; homophobic family; on page dog injury
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