Monday, October 1, 2012

Perfection by R. L. Mathewson

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

My Thoughts:

It is hard to come up with the words to describe this book. It was absolutely perfect! The Neighbor from hell series is wonderful. I have never laughed my ass of so much while reading a book.

Mathewson's Bradford characters are genius!

Zoe represents so many women in the world that are just down on their luck. They aren't happy where they are in life or how they look. Trevor is, in a nut shell, perfection on the outside, but still slightly shallow when it comes to women. The two of them make the most unlikely couple, and I think that is why at first their friendship works so well. 

Trevor's arrangement, I was so hoping that it would turn into more than that. I can't see how you can be around someone 24/7 while having an intimate relationship and not have feeling involved for the other person. I felt so bad for Zoe when she realizes that she is falling in love with Trevor, and that he still only viewed her as a friend in an arrangement with. 

The ending was shocking. I loved how he came to the realization before Zoe's condition was revealed. It was so good to see the protective and possessive side of Trevor for a change. He is not a man that many women can say no to, including Zoe. 

If you are looking for a good romance read that will have you laughing out loud making the people around you think that there is something wrong with you, then read this book. No, read the entire series!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!

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