The Flirty Neighbor by Rye Cox


This is a super sweet, low angst, bi-awakening story. Ian is a personal trainer working in the local gym and Shane is looking to loose weight and feel comfortable in his own skin.

From the Blurb:

What do you do with a connection you can’t explain?

Ian has been burned more than once by his past relationships. After being seen as an extension of his family and not himself, he swears off serious and dons his flirty shield to protect his heart. But as he develops a friendship with Scott, he wonders if more is possible.

Scott dealt with bullying for most of his life, leading to his lack of confidence. Now in his thirties, he struggles with his weight and image issues, but is ready to overcome the insecurities that have been drilled into him. However, he doesn’t expect his personal trainer to change his life in more ways than one.

The Flirty Neighbor is a bisexual awakening M/M romance with low angst, eccentric family members, lots of flower references, and a HEA guaranteed. It is the second book of the Corio Heights series and can be read as a standalone, but will be more enjoyable read as a series.

Red's Book Reads Review:

This book did have a bit of an abrupt start for me and it just jumped right in to Shane going to the gym. As this is the first book I have read by this author and it is the second in a series, I am presuming you get more of an introduction into the characters in the first book. Other than that, I thought this was a sweet story and an easy read. Shane and Ian work well together and are really cute in their relationships. I liked how there was room for personal growth but it did feel slightly superficial and skimmed over at some points. It was a nice story though and I did enjoy reading it. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

The Flirty Neighbor is a feel good romance - two friends at the gym, one helping the other feel good about himself and encouraging him to like who he is... and the other growing and developing feeling for the friend training him...   This was a low angst, sweet read that includes a pretty easy bi-awakening and very little angst about being in a relationship.

Having read the first book,  The New Neighbor, I think I benefitted from having met these characters and their friend group before, but if you jump right in you will definitely get the gist of what is happening... It is a sweet, light read with some steam and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good bi-awakening story.  

Rating: 4 Stars