Monday, December 30, 2013

Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2) by R.L. Mathewson

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 neighbour 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.

This second book was even better than the first one. I think Zoe was more entertaining and this book has some really funny scenes.
Trevor was her landlord and he was a selfish one. Who used her things and tormented her without any regard for her feelings. And when his off-handed comment about her "weight" hurt her he realised his mistake and felt bad. After that because of his guilt he tried to be extra nice to her. even found her a job at his uncle's construction company. There she met Haley and for the first time she had a friend, someone she could talk to and have fun with. She was happy. Things also got better with Trevor but he didn't want to show that he had a soft corner for this woman and never defended her when anyone made fun of her.
Zoe was very insecure because she thought she was not pretty and no one like Trevor would ever be serious about her.
In the end everything turned out to be fine though as Trevor was truly in love with her and nothing was going to change that.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson


Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbour who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be 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 neighbour to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only thing left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.


This was one of the funniest book I have read this year. I enjoyed reading about all the stupid, crazy things Jason did to his cute little neighbour. He had no idea how irritating he was until Haley lost it one day and let him know exactly what she thought of him- nothing good. After that things got a little better for her and they even became good friends.
They were both neighbours as well as coworkers. Haley came from a family of rich snobs who thought that just because she worked for money she was not good enough for them. Jason on the other hand came from a loving and caring family where everyone stood up for each other no matter what.
Both characters were well developed and interesting. It made me laugh out loud many times. I have always liked books wheres rival/enemies fell into love or realise suddenly that they can't live without each other and Neighbor from Hell series is one the best I have read in many years. So if you enjoy romantic comedies this one is a must read. :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista


It's spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational's organiser and campus womaniser by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.

Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he's concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favourite books. Xavier quickly realises that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he's convinced it's a risk worth taking. What he hasn't planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme. 

Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?

I must say this is the first book I've ever read where the main character is a bookworm, who prefers to sit in her room reading romance novels instead of going out with friends and partying. In fact she doesn't even have many friends, just one. She has never dated and doesn't have time to worry about her dressing or other "girly" stuff.
He friend has tried many times to set her up with guys but that never works out, this time though she is pretty sure that she has found the perfect guy for her bookworm of a friend. It didn't go all that well though because sometimes well thought out plans can back fire but as they say nothing ventured nothing gained.
It was an interesting and well written book which everyone will enjoy reading but "bookworms" are going to love it ;) The only thing I didn't like was that it was too long for my taste and some scenes and situations could have been excluded without effected overall "goodness" of the book.