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Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell

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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth knows what's expected of her - perfection. She's the daughter of an earl and expected to marry well and say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she's dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday.

Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis whom she hasn't seen in over 14 years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind even as he steals her heart. He hated her. At least he tried to hate her, but it was so damn difficult to hate someone that he couldn't live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never thought possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into...a Bradford.

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    Book Nut 02-28-16
    Book Nut 02-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great romantic comedy"
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    Hilarious, surprising, and a small glimpse back to how the Bradford's ended up in America. It's interesting to see familial traits all the way back to the 1800's. Great read. Laugh out loud funny. Great plot, storyline, and character development.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 03-30-16
    Vicki 03-30-16 Member Since 2015

    I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'

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    "Love, Love, Love the Bradford Men"

    This is one of my favorite series. The Bradford men crack me up. I love Mathewson's writing style and pace of the stories. I can't imagine anyone except Fran Jules performing these stories. Fran Jules ROCKS the Bradford Family.

    The family trait of the Bradford's, including uncles and cousins is their ravenous appetites and love of food. Their antics against each other cause them to be banned from restaurants, food delivery services and of course all-you-can-eat buffets.

    They tend to fall in love with women who are the opposite of what they envision to be their perfect wife. They also tend to bicker with and aggravate these women. I love how the Bradford men will take a statement or argument with their girlfriend/neighbor and turn it around to benefit them.

    There's also a lot of sex. The Bradford men are extremely persistent in getting their way in the bed.

    I go to these books after listening to an emotional draining story or dark suspense thriller or if I'm in a book rut. These stories also take on real life issues like being overweight, being a foster child, various medical issues but everything always works out with a HEA.

    These books are well worth the credit or dollars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 02-20-16
    Deedra 02-20-16 Member Since 2015

    Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)

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    "GREAT FUNNY LOVING STORY. LOVED IT"
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    This is a really good story great narration. I love this series so much. Must have book. This is one I can listen to over and over again

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    Denise 02-15-16
    Denise 02-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.

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    "Fun, comedic romance"

    I discovered this author last year and she has yet to let me down. Her writing ability is fresh and I love the story of the Bradford family. Most of the time the Bradford antics have me laughing out loud. This is an enjoyable love story of how the Bradfords came to. be. I bought it on sale it was well worth the $. While I listened to this particular story, I really do enjoy reading the light wit this author seems to bring alive with her stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 04-17-16
    Kelly 04-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a prolific reader of books...all kinds of books. This has translated into audiobooks as I'm able to actually get stuff done this way. My children think my earbuds are an appendage, I wear them so much!

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    "Fairly entertaining story. Not bad but not great."
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    This was a decent audiobook. I've only read one book in the Neighbor from Hell Series (the first book I actually read, not listened to) and I found that book just ok as well.<br/><br/>I'm a sucker for historical romances and while I absolutely don't require them to be historically accurate some amount of appropriate actions and dialog is necessary for suspension of belief. This book had too much modern word usage and the female leads behavior was unbelievable for the time period. She was set to inherit a huge estate which would set her up for life and allow her independence. This is all well and good but her actions are incongruous with her stated belief in female independence yada yada yada. (No spoilers here but if you read it you'll see what I'm talking about) <br/>Also the H and h are ridiculously immature towards one another especially after a certain part of which will not be named. It was not believable and there was too much misplaced slapstick sort of comedy that didn't seem like it belonged in the book.<br/><br/>Anyway, all of this got on my nerves but not enough to keep me from finishing the story. It was ok but I probably won't be listening to it again. <br/><br/>I feel like narrator really struggled with her english accents. I noticed that she is the same narrator throughout the series which takes place in America with american accents. So obviously the english accent DID NOT come naturally for her. It was cringe worthy to listen to her struggling with this. Also, while the dialog was english the parts between the dialog were done with an american accent. I didn't appreciate that at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori S. 03-15-16
    Lori S. 03-15-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a blogger for Sheila's Book Corner. There isn't a moment that goes by that I am not reading or listening to a book.

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    "Another hit"

    This series is a mix of hot hilarious and sweet. I love how the story is told. Passing stories down though the family is the sweetest thing. I simply loved everything about the book. Heart warming!

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    Cam 04-24-16
    Cam 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The most seductive neighbor!!!"

    Yes H/H's behaviors are childish but it seems real to me. Sometimes some people get the worse out of you. This is one of those books that leave you thinking at the end of it. In a way you are happy because the H/H ended up together of course, but in other sad because their life had to be so hard for two people growing up in luxury and with families so well off. Also stories that move forward decades always gives one a sense of melancholy to see it all gone and replaced by the new. Loved the love scenes especially the first one in the orangery. Loved this book.

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    Amazon Customer san mateo, ca 06-03-17
    Amazon Customer san mateo, ca 06-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent!!!"

    Such a great HEA story!!!
    I love all of the "Bradford" books and this was no exception!
    Funny, steamy sex scenes, and just a delicious love story!!

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    Kindle Customer 11-05-16

    I love a good contemporary romance novel.

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    "Such a great book"

    I love this series...to hear how it all began and see characteristics in the first few books from the original Bradfords was amazing. I laughed so hard and cried tears of joy from the displays of love. The love these men have for their wives and family is heartfelt. Amazing book.

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    BreReader 09-21-16
    BreReader 09-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect, Perfect!!"

    I've enjoyed each and every one R L Mathewson's audio books. I especially liked this one that goes way back when it all began!!! Click away on this one!!!!

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  • Jade
    3/30/17
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    "Enjoyable TRUCE"

    This book would have been much better if the narrator had used her own voice throughout. Would have given it 5 stars. Her attempt at different English accents was awful. Even snobby aristocrats don't talk like that, spoiled it for me.

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  • all the books are mine!
    9/22/16
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    "loved this audiobook"

    What can I say, these audiobooks just keep getting better. I even appreciated Fran's British accent 😁
    On to the next book.

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  • Simon
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    5/30/16
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    "Oh dear, what a shame!"

    I have loved R. L. Mathewson's other books in this series as well as some of her other works.
    The narrator Fran Jules is one of my favourites to listen too and I'm deeply sorry to say this ...
    Do Not Buy This Book, the English accents are appalling so awful in fact they completely destroyed the story for me

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  • Archdeacon
    Oxfordshire
    3/15/16
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    "Not bad accept for the english accents"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Truce to be better than the print version?

    This audio version is a bit off putting because of the incorrect English accents of the characters. Therefore although the books was well read (except for the criticism above) I would go with the printed version over this audio book


    Would you be willing to try another one of Fran Jules’s performances?

    Yes, Her other books in this series have been well read.


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