Monday, May 21
Title: Playing for Keeps
By: RL Mathewson
Series: A Neighbor from Hell Book 1
My Copy: Ebook provided by the author
About the book
Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of. The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but that notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.
Haley has the worst neighbor; hands down! She finally leaves her “push-over” tendencies when she sees him pulling up her tulips in her garden and goes off on him. What she doesn’t know is that Jason has unearthed a beehive and the swarm is coming after them. Her house is the closest shelter so they make a run for it and end up spending the day together until the bees settle down. During this, Jason sees that there is more to Haley than being a push over neighbor and what he sees, he starts to like.
Let’s just say that this book had me laughing the whole way through it. I couldn’t help but love Jason (even after Haley’s description of him in the beginning.) His love for food and his quick wit made me fall in love with him, and he is a character in a book! I found it suiting that Jason and Haley brought out the best in each other. Jason was able to bring Haley out of demure self and really show her shining personality and fun side to where Haley was able to feed Jason and his endless stomach. A perfect match made in heaven. I loved their interaction with each other. It is the kind of interaction that usually takes years to build, but these characters have it immediately. Well, after he rips out her tulips from his side of the property.
I completely recommend this book to anyone who would just like to laugh non-stop through out this entire book. I would also like R. L. Mathewson to write my life so it can be as funny and loving as this book was.
And to leave you with one of my favorite quote:
“How dare you touch my cookies, you bastard!” Jason said in utter disgust before popping the cookie into his mouth and heading back to his house.
“Damn those looked good, too,” Brad grumbled.
Haley sighed. “Don’t worry I have a second plate on my counter.” The words were barely out of her mouth when Jason abruptly changed course and headed towards her house.
“Well, there was,” she said, watching Jason walk into her house like he owned it. A minute later he walked out of her house, carrying both plates and the gallon of milk she had in her fridge. He headed back to his house, but not before he glared at Brad. “You cookie thieving bastard,” they heard him mutter.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~