By: R.L. Mathewson
Series: A Neighbor from Hell #2
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't expect was the once in a lifetime opportunity that he offers her through an arrangement where they both benefit and no one is supposed to get hurt, but she should have known better because her luck has never been that good.
Like most Bradfords, Trevor has a soft spot for food, but that's about all. He leads a pretty straightforward life and likes to keep things simple and that includes his relationships. He wants the perfect woman and knows exactly what she'll be like. So when he discovers much to his horror that he's thinking about his frumpy little neighbor he decides the best way to get his head straight is by working her out of his system. He'll keep her around, but only until he finds perfection.
I loved the first Neighbor from Hell book and I certainly loved this one as well. What I really liked about it is that the main character Zoe was not the average written character; she was kind of chubby and plain. I feel like a lot of books are either about gorgeous super-model female characters or just plain Janes but they have the body underneath baggy clothing. Mathewson wrote about a normal woman and the day-to-day struggles. Zoe has a crappy neighbor (Trevor), she has a weight issue, and just lost her job (not in that order.)
This book had hilarious moments because both main characters liked to pick on each other and because the Bradfords were a funny family. But this book also showed an acquaintance-ship turn into a friendship, a friendship (after many hours spent together) turn into a relationship, and that relationship turned into a sweet love. And as the reader, you take that ride with them. You see that Trevor hangs out with Zoe because she interesting and fun but slowly he starts really seeing her in a different light that changes his whole opinion on her. She becomes his every thought. I love reading about whirl-wind relationships that happen in a second but I also love reading about relationships that take their time and really connect; that is what this book was about.
I am ready to start the third book in the series and I hope I love it as much as I have the first two.