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

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Oh, no, no, no, no, no! Haley murmured in disbelief as she watched her pink, white, and yellow tulips yanked viciously out of the ground. She shoved her chair away from her computer desk and stormed towards the front door. She was going to kill him this time, there was no doubt about it.

So Jason Bradford isn’t the neighbor that Haley expected… Rather he seems to be the neighbor sent straight from hell. Haley, a relatively shy 29 year old teacher had lived in her home for a mere 4 months when Jason moved in next door…

Within the first ten minutes of his arrival he’d backed into her mailbox, spilled fast food wrappers from his car onto his property, which had quickly made their way onto her immaculate lawn, and relieved himself on the great old oak tree in his front lawn with a sheepish smile and a shrug in her horrified direction.

After having literally one of the worst first impressions ever, it’s interesting to see how Jason and Haley learn to get along… without killing one another.

I give this book a 4.4 out of 5 stars. It was really enjoyable filled to the brim with hilarious moments (Yeah, I got some looks that questioned my sanity when I would crack up while reading). Jason was my favorite character because he was hilarious, but he was also really honest throughout the whole thing (with Haley and the readers). I also liked Haley’s progression through the story she really changed and for the better (Jason too, he starts out a manwhore). What I really didn’t like about this was that even though it was really cool that the story was told from both Jason’s and Haley’s POV, it didn’t always transition well from one to the other (you kind of had to power through… a couple times I thought I was missing a page until I finished the page and figured out what had happened).

2 thoughts on “Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson

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