In the third installment of R. L. Mathewson's Neighbor From Hell series, Rory and Connor are childhood nemeses who are thrown together as adults to work on a joint construction project. They still can't stand one another, but their outward animosity covers their mutually undeniable attraction, and it isn't long before their passion consumes them. Fran Jules is impressive in capturing the sizzling chemistry between Rory and Connor, including the various flashbacks where Jules uses perfect childish pitch. Checkmate hinges on this love/hate relationship, and Jules' enthusiastic performance makes it a hilarious and sexy romp.
There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact. If not…
She’d probably face a few more nights in jail, have a few more restraining orders slapped against her and lose her heart to the man that ruined her life.
©2012 R.L. Mathewson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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RL Mathewson gave us another wonderful adventure in the Neighbors from Hell series. Connor O'Neil and Rory James have been torturing each other since preschool. The teasing, pranks and antics did not end as they got older...oh no...both Connor and Rory just got more creative. Bigger and better! Twenty-five years later and their two rival construction companies are competing for the same job. As fate would have it, both companies land the job and they have to work together. I adored Rory & Conner, they were both sexy and hilarious. It was a never ending banter between this two who hated each other yet can't live without each other. I loved the chemistry, the humor, the silly escapades, the romantic side of Connor, Rory stubbornness, the smoking smexy times, and the addictive hot cocoa! And despite the craziness of the story, I did love that there was a touch of sweet heart warming backstory. Plus, I was so excited to find out that both Jason and Trevor (from the previous two books in this series) made appearances and they were still up to their food-grabbing antics. Just remember to not take this book seriously, just enjoy the ride!
I am looking forward to Audible releasing more books in Mathewson's A Neighbor from Hell series. These books are a must listen!!
NO. Neither characters where redeemable. The both were extremely childish, stubborn, immature, criminally reckless, daft, and unbelievable, and over repetitive. Both of their dialogs, inner monologues, and actions were where bludgeoning redundant. The coco was what pushed me over the top. I skipped to the second part of the audible download just to see if there was worth continuing this story. But no change on the monotonous scenes. Even the sex scene kept on like a broken record. "He sad I I would be the one to top." "Oh, I wounder how long he'll last before he takes over as the dominate one?" On, and On. Not for me. I just can't believe some one could write that much in circles.
Tone it down and add some believable stuff that normally would have ended in A SIMPLE RESTRAINING ORDER. But I guess that slipped between the unbelievable bullying between these characters.
Narration was fine. Had zero issues with listening to her and suppose I would find her other works the same.
Break something. Made that one step closer to stopping my membership to Audible.
What's wrong with these audibles? If its not poor narration, poor match ups with narrators to certain book types, the lack of the author in the process to select a narrator for their book, or the lack of any favorable titles over self published ones that lack any editor to regulate its content. Can't seem to randomly get a good title either. Running out of patience with this product and service.
I'm a truck driver. Audible is a Godsend on long trips. I listen to all sorts of stories.
I'm going to be charitable and assume this was a first novel. I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. All of her characters, most notably the men, have what could charitably be called an impulse control problem. In this particular novel, however, the main characters are criminally insane. Both commit assaults on each other and ancillary characters with nonchalance and zeal usually reserved for Batman villains. All of this is played for laughs, but the behavior is so over the top that you dislike the characters and start hoping for incarceration rather than romance. As I said, I've read other books by the author and enjoyed them immensely. This one was just off-putting.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
yes, the reader. I have book 2 with same reader and it may not get read.
This needs a stronger male voice as all the character/men are so strong. Could have been a great series, but a bad reader can just plain stop sales. This reader may have an A.K.A but I do not have the time to go back and research it. Since so many of these readers change their names, when they are bad, they just ruin more stories that might have made a great sales list.
good dialogue and good story...reader just took away from the witty lines. book 3 is by another reader, which I will try first since I purchased all on sale at once.
She read it like licking stamps. what a waste.
Please audible, if you are getting bad reviews on readers, please do not keep changing their names, UNLESS you know they are getting better.
Another great love story! The reader is fantastic, I wish she did the 50 Shades series, she would have been perfect. I have just fallen in love with this series. Please add the other books onto Audible soon!!!!
Loved the story but honestly if I heard hot coco one more time I thought I was going to scream! The the series, the characters are great, narrator fabulous...can do with out hearing about hot coco so much:) would have given a 5 star but for the abundance of hot coco...
I really hope she gets the rest of this series in audio form although I've read the whole series I would really like to hear it in audio form
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