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

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Review Rewind: Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2) by R.L. MathewsonPerfection by R. L. Mathewson
on August 2011
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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.

Karla’s Review


5 Stars! A delightful, crazy romp with another food obsessed, bossy, obnoxious Bradford. This book had me laughing out loud at all Trevor’s crazy antics. What a scrumptious nut job!

Zoe needs someone to be her champion and Trevor is just the man for the job. She’s his tenant and they’ve never spoken, but he still manages to annoy the HELL out of her. The first time they have a face to face encounter he insults her, over food of course, and regrets what he says the minute it comes out of his mouth. So, he tries to right the wrong by helping her out and along the way, he falls in love.

You see, Zoe’s a plump girl, and Trevor has a list of standards that his future wife needs to meet. Zoe meets none of them, but it doesn’t matter because even though in Trevor’s head she’s not perfect, his heart has him feeling differently…only it takes him FOREVER to realize it. I cracked up as Trevor kept convincing himself that she’s nothing that he wants, but being he’s such a “giver”, it’s what drives him to take care of her. He also helps satisfy her sexual needs, his way of protecting her from all the evil men out there who will just take advantage of her…yeah right, Trevor!!! Oh, and the two of them were insatiable, and did “it” six ways to Sunday…very HOT! Zoe held her own against Trevor and as much as he played her, she played him right back. They interacted so well and made an amusing couple.

Initially, I thought that since the first book ended 10 years in the future that this book would continue from that point. What a pleasant surprise, when I realized that it was only 2 years later and that Haley and Jason were expecting their second child. So, not only did we get Trevor and Zoe’s story, we got crazy Jason and the lovely Haley too. Jason hasn’t changed much and fatherhood has made him nuttier and even more arrogant, didn’t think that was possible, but he is. When Jason and Trevor were together it was like Laurel and Hardy on testosterone. Food is what drives this family and they ate so much I started to get a stomachache, although I think some of it was from laughing so much.

Just another fun well-written book from this talented author, with witty dialogue, crazy antics, and charming loveable characters!

*Review originally posted 2/12*

About R. L. Mathewson

R.L. Mathewson was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write realistic characters that readers can easily relate to. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including A Neighbor From Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was painfully shy and was known to hide behind a book or two. After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books. When a back injury left her unable to work as an EMT any longer she began working in Residential homes only to discover that she just didn’t have the stomach for the job.

Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two young children that keep her on her toes and enjoy scaring the heck out of her with their antics. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day she combines the two. When she’s not writing she’s playing online Scrabble, coloring with her kids, or trying to figure out how one of her kids managed to get a chocolate pudding footprint on the ceiling.


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