Book Review Playing for Keeps by RL Mathewson

Jun 082019

Playing For Keeps (A Neighbor From Hell Series Book 1)
by R.L. Mathewson

Done with being the world’s biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to start changing. The first thing that she was going to do was to put a stop to all the crap that her aggravating neighbor put her through. What she hadn’t expected was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won’t let herself forget what the bad boy next door is capable of.

The last thing that Jason expected was for his shy little neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers, but he quickly got over it once he realized exactly what he’d been missing. After he decides to take her under his wing, he can’t help but notice how nicely she fits in his life. Now the only thing left to do was to convince her that this is anything but a game.

*Author’s Note:
This book is meant to put a smile on your face and give you a break from the day to day drama and stress that plagues us all. This book is intended for readers that like to smile, possibly laugh and just want to relax with a sweet romance.

Title: Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1)
Author: R.L. Mathewson
Publication Date: April 29th, 2011
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (330 pages)
Rating: 10/10

This book would be on every Facebook rec post on funny as hell books to read. The whole series is one fun ride after another, so keep on reading the whole story.

Haley and Jason are so perfect for each other! I like my heroines to keep up with their men!

Playing for Keeps started a particular trope for me on very yummy neighbors! I have a category just for them here.

Haley managed to buy her dream home, only to be shadowed by Jason moving next door. For 5 years she avoided him and looked the other way, not seeking confrontation whenever he did something to annoy her. Well, that is until he threatened her Grandma’s tulips.

This was the beginning of a friendship where the two of them were thick as thieves. The slow pace on their romantic involvement left me wanting for more since they are too damn hot!

Things I loved about this book:

  • It was funny as hell!
  • How Jason is a food master! And his whole family too… hilarious food references!
  • Unpredictable here and there…
  • Left me wanting to read the whole series in one night.. (I did not manage to do that)

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