5 Star Review – The Voyeur Next Door by Airicka Phoenix 

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Jul 24 2015

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Title: The Voyeur Next Door 

Author: Airacka Phoenix

Review Rating: 5+ stars 

Reviewer: Shannel 


“Nothing’s broken.” I assured him. “Except maybe my pride and I think I might have fractured my dignity.”

You know when you find a book that you can’t put down? The kind you sneakily read on your phone while at work because who needs to earn a living?

Bingo! Found it.

Alison Eckrich is smart, quirky and so painfully shy she resorts to keeping to herself whenever she can. Driven by her awkwardness, she finds her only connection into the world through peaking in on her neighbors from her terrace. Especially the newest neighbor who likes to wank with the windows open, in all of his eight-pack goodness.

“I’m perfectly capable of getting through life without offering my taco to every man that walks my way.”

((She also speaks my language of humor.))

After moving to a new town after graduation, she lucks into a job helping an older man organize his garage’s office. It’s all fun and games until she meets his jerk of a grandson.

“Ali was kind enough to help me with my groceries,” Earl piped in before I could kick his lovely grandson in the family jewels.”

Did I mention that hottie neighbor and jerky grandson are the same guy, Gabriel Madoc???

Yeaaaaaaaa….she doesn’t know either. 

After simultaneously watching each other they strike up a no-strings relationship that caters to both of their voyeuristic obsessions. 

I don’t know why this story stuck with me as much as it did. I’m not sure if its because Ali was so damn snarky, I often caught myself laughing out loud at some of her comebacks.

“That and a pet squirrel, but he’s invisible so you can’t see him.”


Or if it’s because the story gave a non-complicated look into being a voyeur. I think the taboo of being “overly observant” is twisted into being a creepy, Peeping Tom. Ali’s interest in watching is because she’s such an introvert, she doesn’t know how to react in social situations.

I don’t know. Something about a smart, socially awkward, pretty-without-fitting-the-supermodel-mold, smart-assed, strong female lead just gets to me. I don’t even feel like I’m doing this book justice!!

My only question is, if they spend everyday at work together, how do they not recognize each other’s voices on the phone?? 

Either way…



He lived next door.

Alison Eckrich was an expert at being invisible. Having been raised by a mother who saw only flaws, she had learned long ago to watch and never participate. Until him. He was gorgeous from what little she could make out through his bathroom window and he awakened things inside her she had always been told was wrong. But she didn’t care.

She was addicted.

Gabriel Madoc was no stranger to the cold sting of betrayal. His broken heart had left him hard and bitter and that was how he liked it. Until her. She was a vision in the soft twilight. Everything about her called to him. It didn’t even matter he couldn’t see her face.

He wanted her.





Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she’s not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

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