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Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2)

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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, b...more
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Published August 27th 2011 (first published August 26th 2011)
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♡Karlyn P♡

Oh, I loved it! Another really funny, over-the-top, steamy HOT Neighbor From Hell romance. IMHO, this was just as good (if not a wee bit better) than Playing for Keeps.

Trevor wants the PERFECT WIFE:

So Trevor is a typical Bradford male, a guy who is completely full of himself and darn right clueless about women, but who is also considerate (when he tries), loyal and sexy as hell. He could eat you out of house and home, but he is also a hard worker and a devoted family guy who will be there for y...more
Meet Trevor, he's a jackass. He's looking for a dream woman he can flaunt around town and rub in other men's faces. Aside from being drop dead gorgeous, dream woman must also be a gourmet cook, come from a large family, and basically be willing to be Trevor's love puppet. Meet Zoe, Trevor's slightly over-weight and plain looking neighbor. Zoe is not having a good day. She just lost her job after exposing that one of the owner's wives was stealing money, her car's window broke, her obnoxious neig...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
Full review now posted...

5 ‘damned near perfect’ stars!!
"Does no one care that she just manhandled me?" Trevor demanded, facing the men who should be properly outraged on his behalf.

Jason snorted. "As long as brings me food, she can bitch slap you and call you spanky."

Trevor narrowed his eyes on the men who dared laugh at his pain.

Betraying bastards.
Perfection is the second book in R.L. Mathewson’s Neighbor From Hell series and again, one helluva funny read. Like the first book, this one has l...more
Kissing my kindle
Peck, peck, peck
I love this fluffy little story. When you get past the slightly corny beginning, it becomes...
Laugh out loud funny

Better review when I get to an actual computer!
'Toby chose that moment to bark while his tail thumped happily against her bed.
"Shhhh," Zoe hissed quietly. Oh God, the dog was about to sell her ass down the river.
"What the hell was that?" Trevor demanded.
"Um, my date?" she said, feeling like an idiot.
"Your date?"
"Yeah, we're um, you know, um having sex?" she said, wondering when this hell would end as she dropped her face into her hands, feeling like a moron.'

I am so loving this series! These book never fail to deliver when I want a quick an...more

Don't you just lurve it when a non-conventional heroine (who was not tall, slender and willowy) bagged the hot Hero? And in this case the short and plump girl totally brought the wicked stud to his knees.

Trevor was not as bad as his cousin Jason, but a Bradford is still a Bradford, known for their love for all that is food. And Trevor's antics were equally juvenile in this book too. Love for another Bradford in the future books.
R.L. Mathewson is quite a find. I'm never quite as grateful for GoodReads as when I love a book, I wouldn't have picked up if not for my friends.

Trevor (cousin of Jason, hero of the first book) is a typical Bradford, meaning he has an unhealthy obsession with food.

But unlike his cousin, he's not as confident. Things were never that easy for him, especially not school. As a matter of fact, since he is dyslexic school was a nightmare of epic proportions. Since he never got to shine, he decided to...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)

October 2013 Reread- This book once again rocked my world!!

WARNING! Do not read this in public areas...people think you are crazy when you laugh hysterically for seemingly no reason...assholes

This has got to be the best 72p I have EVER spent and has now sparked off a teeny tiny obsession with buying every book that R.L. Mathewson has ever published.

Zoe has had the worst day of her life. Ever. Attacked by the bosses wife, unfairly fired from her soul destroying job, her car window breaking and...more
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...more

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I love this series not only because of the hilarious dialogue, cute banters, chessy romance, but also for all the foodgasm goodness involved. Quite addictive and with Bradford obsessions of food, its not to hard to imagine.☺

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Trevor, cousin of Jason, from book 1 have also this "huge" love for food. And with his busy schedule she offered his tenant, Zoe, help to get a job in his uncle construct...more
Rating 3.5
This didn't work that well for me since I didn't love Trevor as much, he came across as shallow and for a long time I didn't like his treatment of Zoe, his tenant. Yes, he gets her a job after she is fired and also employs her to clean up his place, what I didn't like was that in the beginning he had a lot of negative thoughts about the way she looked, yes she was overweight and even when he sees her starving herself and knows it is wrong, doesn't intervene since they are keeping it ca...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

This book has hearts and flowers written all over it. Zoe is jobless and alone. Her landlord, Trevor, helps get her a job. A start of a great frienship turns into friends with benefits.

I really liked Zoe. I thought she was a strong heroine considering her background. Trevor's character was over the top and hilarious but such a sweetie.

You're a Bradford... We always fuck up

It was predictable but entertaining. A fabulous light and funny book that left me with a fat grin.
Gabriella *is awesome*
one of the amazing books i've come across this year ! trevor sooo much because he adores zoe more than homemade cupcakes...and thats saying a LOT for a Bradford. ;)

Mimi Smith
3 stars

Another great installment in the series! A really fun book.

So, we're back with the Bradfords and their food obsession. This time the dastardly neighbor is Trevor, Jason's cousin. His little tenant is Zoe.

Zoe has had a bad day/year/life. She's survived foster care, a shitty job and termination. She is now jobless and pissed off. And she will not let her neighbor still her food too! She is an interesting character. Really smart, but with a low, low self-esteem, because she is overweight,...more
Funny, hot read, that I couldn't put down. It is my favorite so far between the two of the series and I am glad to see there will be third one. This storyline clicked more with me because it stirred up some good emotions. My heart broke for Zoe with all the demeaning comments she heard about her looks and weight and that she accepted that she wasn't good enough for Trevor. It sort of bummed me out that he didn't stick up for her even as her friend. Trevor was easy to warm up to though and the ve...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
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4.5 STARS our of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance-Comedy

The day from HELL
Zoe is having the day from HELL. After recovering a trail that extends back six years for embezzlement of funds at her job. She finds herself on the receiving end of unemployment. Huh??? Shouldn't her boss be grateful??? Well one would think so. Oh, but wait that's nothing because her termination comes after she gets an ice latte thrown at her by the embezzler. Once Zoe arrives home she notices that once aga...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
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 pu...more
Trevor Bradford has his ideal wife in mind and she is perfect from head to toe, in fact he has a list with the traits that they need to possess in order to maintain perfection. His quiet little tenant in his townhouse has a few of those traits but she is hardly his type and she is a full figured woman and his plans to have a svelte wife who cooks like a goddess is more important.

Zoe has had it with her neighbor, he is loud, dirty, and inconsiderate. After the day from hell where she promptly los...more
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
This book was so cute. I had read the first book in the series quiet a while back, maybe even a year ago?? but had never picked up the rest of the series. So my two buddy readers, Vika and Sultan, told me I just had to read more, and guess what, they were right. It was so good.

It starts with Zoe having the absolute worse day. I mean seriously I would have been in the bed crying myself to sleep it was so bad. But then her landlord kicks it up a notch and makes a seriously bad day even worse. But...more
(4.5 stars)

This series is rapidly becoming one of my all time favorites!
I don't read a lot of adult contemporary, and only have a few that earned it's way to my favorite shelf. Shannon Stacy books, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel and J. Lynn's,Tempting the Best Man are the only ones that I tend to go back to when ever I'm in need of a smile and looking for something more then what YA can provide. But after reading Perfection by the very talented R.L. Mathewson, I'm happy to say that the...more
Another fun, hilarious and delicious "light" read from Mathewson! I'm telling you, people, her "Neighbor from Hell" series are the new "it" books to grab before hopping a plane or lying on the beach, taking in the sun! They keep your attention with their clever sarcasm and hysterical banter between the hero and heroine and had me laughing out loud so many times - even dragging my poor husband into my ridiculous "laughing fits", re-reading aloud those funny excerpts, whether he wanted to hear the...more
I didn’t really like the first two in this author’s Paranormal Romance series, but I’m liking the A Neighbor From Hell series a hang of a lot.

In Perfection, the second book in Mathewson’s Neighbor From Hell series, we get Trevor Bradford’s story. A cousin to the hero in the first book, Trevor is a Bradford and that means one thing, he’s serious about food. As such, any woman he’s gonna get serious about will have to meet a certain criteria- chief among them, knowing how to cook and having a per...more
To sum it up: 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 she puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't e...more
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"Would it have killed you to keep it a secret between us?" Trevor asked as they stepped in line.
"It's a buffet Trevor. They would have found out about it within a week," Zoe replied.
"Yes, but that would have been a week that I could have enjoyed this place before those greedy bastards got us all banned." Trevor sighed.
"Gee, I hadn't thought of that," she mumbled, trying not to laugh.
Trevor slowly looked down at her. His eyes narrowed dangerously on her as she did her best to bite back the
Perfection is the second book in A Neighbor from Hell series showcasing Jason’s cousin Trevor. I disliked Trevor immensely. He’s boorish, selfish and when it comes to the heroine, Zoe, he treats her poorly. Poor Zoe is a former foster child who has no family and ends up losing her job for doing the right thing. She lives in the same building with Trevor, who’s the landlord. It’s only him and her who live there. He’s a horrible neighbor, both greedy and selfish, only thinking of his own needs, an...more
Another hilarious installment by R. L. Mathewson! Just like the first book in this series, this book is full of crazy antics, delusional males, obsessive behaviour towards food and all that other good stuff (wink, wink). It did take me a while to warm up to Trevor (whereas I had an immediate love for Jason from book 1); however, he turned out to be as equally crazy, delusional and flat out lovable as Jason was. Zoe was another great character who held her own against Trevor and the Bradfords. I...more
Tina Reber
LOVED IT! You stirred all of my emotions with this second book in your series. I even cried - flat out cried - TWICE - from feeling Zoe's character and her struggles. This book had everything, from heart-wrenching moments to laugh out loud humor to tension and happiness. Travis and the spider incident - OMG FUNNY!!! I even read that part out loud to my husband because he wanted to know why I was laughing so hard. BRAVO!!!
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

After a start that had me wanting to smack Trevor multiple times for his mean and jackass-y comments and actions, he did finally turn things around at the end. It was a little bit of a letdown after the LOL humor of PLAYING FOR KEEPS, while this one was still funny, it just didn't have that spark that book 1 did. I did like Zoe, she's not your typical heroine, although she is your typical woman, and I mean that in all the best ways possible. She's real in...more
This was my first book by this author but most definitely will not be my last. To say this book is funny, sexy and sweet all rolled into one would be selling it short. I laughed so hard at times I had tears running down my face. It's not an incredibly deep or thought provoking book, but if you're looking for something entertaining and light I highly recommend this book!

I'm off to hunt down some other titles by this author. This book contained the beginning of her next Neighbor from Hell series b...more
This was another funny over the top with emotion read. These Bradford males are so overly emotional, but in a fun and zany way. If you like alot of silliness and fun in your romances then Zoe and Trevor may be for you. Trevor was mean to Zoe at first, but he very soon sees Zoe for the "perfect" woman for him. He just has to convince her of that. I love these zany reads and the next one in the series is about two antagonists that grew up baiting and torturing one another turn to lovers stories......more
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Hello, my name is R.L. Mathewson :)

Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we're just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened ;D

At some point I got a little direction in my life and tried my hand at emergency medic...more
More about R.L. Mathewson...
Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1) Checkmate (Neighbor from Hell, #3) Tall, Dark & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel, #1) Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell (Neighbor from Hell, #4) A Reclusive Heart (Hollywood Hearts, #2)

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“I like her," Brad said, chuckling.
"For a Red Sox tee shirt wearing woman I guess she's okay," Jason grumbled.
"Does no one care that she just manhandled me?" Trevor demanded, facing the men who should be properly outraged on his behalf.
Jason snorted. "A s long as she brings me food she can bitch slap you and call you spanky."
Trevor narrowed his eyes on the men who dared laugh at his pain.
Betraying bastards.”
“Married?" she practically screeched, not sounding all that pleased, which left him feeling a little offended. "We're not getting married."
He snorted at that. "I may have let you have your naughty little way with me for the past couple of months, but that doesn't mean I'm going to allow you to keep treating me like some dirty little boy toy. If you want to live with me then I expect you to put a ring on my finger," he said, holding up his left hand and wiggling his ring finger to punctuate his words.”
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