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(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
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published August 26th 2011
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Meet Trevor, he's a jerk. 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 neighbo ...more
♡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
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Perfection is a funny book, with tonnes of good-natured banter and sly flippant humour but as Bill Maher recently discovered, great comedy is a trifecta of timing, content, and delivery.I think we know that even a great comic can and has been derailed by the content of their act.

This book, for me, was let down by Trevor, what with the constant derision of Zoe's looks, hair, weight, clothes etc. Yes, he eventually sees the error of his ways but by which time I had lost all interest.

Oftentimes, I
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
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
So Trevor is basically another food obsessed weirdo in the long line of Bradfords and the second neighbor from hell. But unlike Jason, this guy is a jerk who thinks he is God's gift to womenkind and doesn't give a damn about anything except eating and fucking. He keeps bragging (thankfully, in his soliloquy) that he has done a favour to Zoe by asking her to sleep with him. And that he'll only carry on this "arrangement" with his plain, frumpy tenant till he finds the perfect wife for him, who wo ...more
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really needed a pick me up and this book was just perfect for that. The funny dialogue, the unusual characters and the fact that there was no instalust or instalove made it all better. :D

Not to mention the weird relationship with food that all the Bradford men was definitely a treat :P


Ohhh...I almost forgot...loved the fact that the main female character was a woman with curves and not "the most beautiful thing he's ever seen". It made this crazy unbelievable story just a little mor
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
Suzanne (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 a
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3-3.5 stars!

In this case, the 3-3.5 star rating means that I enjoyed the book! I was suffering from a book hungover and I was looking for a cute, light and funny book and this was exactly what I needed.

Some scenes made me LOL so hard, especially because of Bradfords obsession with food! LMAO!

The Bradford appetite was a disability, damn it and should be treated as such.

I couldn't rate it higher because (view spoiler)

5 "perfectly imperfect" Stars.

Changed my rating.
I'm just going to bump it up to 5 stars since I keep rereading it, and it gets better a better every time. I don't see a reason why it shouldn't get 5 stars. This book was fucking perfect! Everything i look in a romance. Both characters are wonderfully flawed, i just adore their imperfections. I actually didn't care for rest of the books in the series. Many, many 1 or 2 star reviews are coming, I'm afraid.

4.5 Stars!
“She also wasn’t the type
[~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.
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really funny , really cute but the only thing was (view spoiler) ...more
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
This was shockingly a huge disappointment of something that could have been very good. I adore friends to lovers books, adore it even more when they start off as enemies... however I hate it when the characters ruins what could've been a good story. Though not much happened in this book, it would still be interesting enough to enjoy if it weren't for the characters. I didn't mind Zoe O'Shea (29) so much, simply because she was a plain character (ironic, really, considering that's how our male ch ...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
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
Mitch C.
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rant-and-rave
I love food. I love eating. I’m not on a diet. I don’t even count my calorie and carb intake just for the hell of it. And I simply don’t care if I gain or lose weight with all the food I stuff in my mouth. But that doesn’t mean I should worship a man who doesn’t give a shit about those too. Especially if that man is gluttonous, er, fixated about eating. I simply don’t find it adorable.

You see this book have marked me as the hero food obsessed, the heroine a big dull dud. I skimmed some parts bec
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one! Just as good as the first :-) Zoe and Trevor were great, emotional moments, hilarious moments it had it all! Enjoyed their story and I loved how Jason, Haley and the other Bradfords were back! Can't wait to read book number 3 in this series. ...more
Mimi Smith
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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,
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Ljudi, ja obožavam ovaj "Neighbor from Hell" serijal. Mada mislim da je prvi deo za nijansu bolji od ovog, baš me briga, jer su oba dela jako zabavna. :)
Bredfordovi i njihova opsednutost hranom je zaista urnebesno smešna. :D

"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 gree
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-listen
Audio re-read 11/29/18
I still like this story but I skipped around on the audio a lot. I forgot just how much Zoe doubted herself and how prevalent Trevor's asshole behavior was in the story and it got a bit much to listen to for so long.
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
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. ;)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ezinwanyi by: Quynh
3.5 stars or 3.75 stars, maybe 4 stars.
I'm torn on my rating. My enjoyment was a 4-4.5 stars. The story was a 3-3.5 stars. But I really really enjoyed it. I mean a family of men who loved to eat and get thrown out of can I not be amused? Both hero and heroine were likable.

Why can't GR create half stars or something?

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 *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
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
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
Still enjoy reading this one...and around Thanksgiving too...told you! ;)
It does take Trevor much to long to realize that his idea of the 'perfect' woman is total bull$h!t.
This wasn't going to last anyway. He'd have ended things in another fifty or sixty year with her. He'd never wanted anything permanent with her so this really didn't bother him. This was fine.

I can’t believe that I’ve never written a review for this book before.
Well, this has been a
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New York Times Bestselling author, R.L. Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. She’s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast

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“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.”
“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.”
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