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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Perfection: R.L Mathewson

Perfection (A Neighbor from Hell #2)

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.
Thessa's review:

 Five Perfect Stars :)

As long as she brings me food she can bitch slap you and call you spanky ~ Jason Bradford

I just had to include that quote simply because it made me laugh and it strongly describes how fixated the Bradford men are with food. Its ridiculously hilarious. Though Jason and Haley from the first novel, Playing For Keeps, makes several appearances in this story, this story involved another Bradford family member, Trevor and his shy and sweet tenant, Zoe. Once again, I could not put down this book and finished it in one sitting. I related a lot to Zoe's character and found myself rooting for her from the very beginning. I wanted nothing but good things for her. Enter Trevor. He's her landlord and never had any interest in Zoe and her frumpiness.

Trevor is determined to find his idealistic woman, his perfect woman. He has a strict criteria of what he's looking for and Zoe is far from meeting that criteria. However, after putting his foot in his mouth after Zoe has a day from hell, Trevor feels the need to help her. Soon they come to an arrangement of sorts. It starts out as an innocent arrangement, but as things progressed between them, they start a not-so-innocent arrangement. Though this new arrangement is mutually beneficial and the terms are clearly laid down in the beginning, they start to develop an unbreakable relationship. They both strongly deny it at first, but it was inevitable that they were made for each other. It made for a fantastic read.

There were SEVERAL times I laughed out loud and felt heartache. The buffet scene had me laughing. Bradfords and buffets is a recipe for disaster. When they get word that a new buffet was opening in town, they all gathered together, but none of them sit together. Why? "Because if one of them is going to get banned today and if we're not careful he'll take us all down with him". So fabulously funny.

Love, love, LOVED this story. The author is brilliant and I can't wait until the next Neighbor from Hell installment comes out. I can't get enough of these Bradford men. =)



Wickedly Delicious said...

Great review. Love the this series. Their food obsesion make me giggle every time.

Rhonda D said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely grabbing this book now!
Rhonda D

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