Party Wall by Cheyenne Blue

Rated 4.11 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

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Author: Cheyenne Blue

Description

From the moment Freya looks in the window of the brash, new sex shop in Grasstree Flat she knows it will be nothing but trouble. For a start, it will clash with her own new-age store next door. And she’s right. Outgoing newcomer Lily begins to intrude on Freya’s well-ordered life. Freya’s friends, lifestyle, and even her cat are all affected by Lily’s magic touch. Even Freya’s yoga classes rub shoulders with Lily’s sexual-expression workshops. Lily stands for everything Freya has lost in life—playfulness, spontaneity, delight in the physical, and sex. But does Lily have more in common with Freya than the wall that divides them?

Additional information

Publication Date

September 2017

Formats

epub, mobi, and pdf

Length

63,000 words

Language

English

ISBNs

978-3-95533-887-9 (mobi), 978-3-95533-888-6 (epub), 978-3-95533-889-3 (pdf)

Publisher

Ylva Publishing

9 reviews for Party Wall by Cheyenne Blue

  1. Ana Leamaro
    Rated 3 out of 5

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    Free ARC Copy for an honest review

    When I read the summary of this book I thought it could be interested. I normally have fun and enjoy books where there’s plenty of banter between the 2 main characters. So I had good expectations for this new story. Unfortunately it didn’t go well. I could not connect with any of the characters but specially Freia. She was rude, uninteresting, boring and her reasons as well as her turn around didn’t make any sense to me. I found the story boring and struggle to reach the end.

    I gave 3 starts because writing a book is a lot of work and every author deserves my respect, however I believe the author needs to mature her characters before start writing. It’s not the first book I read from her and I always have the same feeling, something is missing, not with the plot but with her characters.

  2. Sandra
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    This was my third novel by Cheyenne Blue.
    As always the protagonists are well developed. I fell instantly in love with the lively and sunny Lily. Her friendly and joyful being was captivating. In contrast, the grumpy and bitchy Freya. I needed some time, to feel some sympathy for her and to see the real person beneath the harsh demeanor. She was only slowly showing her real personality. It was nice to see, that there was more to Freya than her life in spirituality. I liked how the author describes the personalities of the women.

    Cheyenne Blue has a wonderful way to tell the stories of life. Bit by bit you recognize, why the women are the way they are. I also loved the bitching and banter between the two women. The second character, Carly, Freya`s best friend, and her own drama was a bonus plot to the story.

    I give this book 4 stars.
    Thanks to Ylva for receiving an ACR for a honest review.

  3. karola.meyer
    Rated 3 out of 5

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    *** free ARC
    I had a few struggles to follow the story the whole time. In my oppinion Freya is a little bit too grumpy and Lily seems always to be on a good vibe, it doesn’t matter how bad she’s been treated by Freya. But anyway, to see that Freya is opening up to Lily and they find their way to each others heart is nice to read. Even their friend Carly and her own problems getting solved. A book with a happy end but I feel like something’s missing…

  4. Ameliah Faith
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    Freya is the uptight and stoic owner of A Woman’s Spirit which is just what is says, a spiritual shop for women. Lily is new to town. She is bold and happy and boisterous living life to the fullest. Unfortunately for Freya, Lily opens A Woman’s Pleasure a women only erotic shop, right next door! The apartments they live in above their respective stores share a thin wall and with the added noise of Lily’s presence, Freya is about to go off the deep end. Can these two women find a way to get along or is Freya too much of a stuck-up bitch to Lily to be bothered with…and why is she so hateful and why only to Lily?

    I loved Lily. She is so determined and hopeful, she refuses to let Freya take her joy. As the story progresses Ms Blue does a great job showing how and why Freya is sometimes so aloof and closed off. I really enjoyed watching Freya grow as she questioned and re-evaluate herself and her life as she sought her own joy. The ending was wonderful, just as it should be. Thanks Ms Blue!!

  5. Ameliah Faith
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    Freya is the uptight and stoic owner of A Woman’s Spirit which is just what is says, a spiritual shop for women. Lily is new to town. She is bold and happy and boisterous living life to the fullest. Unfortunately for Freya, Lily opens A Woman’s Pleasure a women only erotic shop, right next door! The apartments they live in above their respective stores share a thin wall and with the added noise of Lily’s presence, Freya is about to go off the deep end. Can these two women find a way to get along or is Freya too much of a stuck-up bitch to Lily to be bothered with…and why is she so hateful and why only to Lily?

    I loved Lily. She is so determined and hopeful, she refuses to let Freya take her joy. As the story progresses Ms Blue does a great job showing how and why Freya is sometimes so aloof and closed off. I really enjoyed watching Freya grow as she questioned and re-evaluate herself and her life as she sought her own joy. The ending was wonderful, just as it should be.
    Thank you Ms Blue!!

  6. Betty Harmon
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    This is my first Cheyenne Blue book. Yes, Freya is standoffish, bitchy and stiff. But there is a reason for that which becomes apparent by the end. The blurb is confusing though. Going into the book, I expected more comedy but this book was anything but light-hearted. I enjoyed the way the author wove the interactions between all the characters, and fleshed out the relationships between Carly, Freya and Lily. Don’t expect this to be a lighthearted book, it is not. It is about love, about loss, heartbreak and finding your way back with the help of friends and loved ones.

  7. Dee
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    This story is told in third person and from both heroine’s point of views. Given both Freya and Lily are such complex characters, it’s the perfect style of narration.

    I got to know both ladies extremely well, and sure, Freya is a prickly character but I understood her, and could see that beneath the hard exterior she was a good person. I’m so so happy Lily recognized that in Freya as well. I get that a number of people possibly won’t understand why Lily persevered, I love that she did, bless her.

    Freya’s friend, Carly, plays a big part in this story. I liked her initially but then she irked me. At times, I felt like she played Freya off against Lily and vice versa. I could’ve done without the saga between her and Andy. It rubbed me the wrong way and for reasons I can’t go into without spoilers.
    I loved the setting, Aussie, and appreciated reading terms I’m familiar with.

    A day after finishing this book, I picked it up wanting to read more, only to remember I’d already turned the last page. The fact these ladies got under my skin – they’re real, I swear – is what made this story a winner for me.

    Very enjoyable read indeed.

  8. Kitty Kat
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    When a sex shop opens next door to her new-age women’s store Freya is furious. And she doesn’t keep quiet about it. Her new neighbour Lily is sweet, kind, sensual and seems happy in her own skin. Freya on the other hand is spiky and unfriendly . They have a lot in common but Freya is unwilling to accept that. 

    Cheyenne Blue managed to write a love story that at times seemed doomed due to Freya’s attitude. She succeeded in keeping me glued to the page by always giving a glimmer of hope that things just might work out. She let the reader see that Freya had reasons for being so closed up and therefore I found  her redeemable. She hit the right notes emotionally and made me root for Lily and Freya. I really liked their friend Carly and her problems gave an extra dimension to the story. A thoroughly enjoyable read that I highly recommend.

    I was given this ARC by Ylva Publishing in return for an honest review.

  9. pharridge
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    I think Cheyenne Blue was very clever in the way she wrote this book. Right from the get go I didn’t like the character of Freya – she grated on me and I just wanted to set her straight (so to speak)! Then along came Lily and I was able to settle into the story and enjoy what the author was offering me (readers) in this story.
    There is a push pull affect between Freya and Lily that made me want to keep reading and find out what the end result would be. Carly’s character was a good substory in itself and brought the main characters together well.
    The story, the setting, main and secondary characters all worked well together in their differences to bring about an enjoyable book to read.
    I received an arc copy in exchange for an honest review.

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