Review: Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

Posted November 10, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 14 Comments

Review: Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

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Review: Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson
Playing for Keeps
by R.L. Mathewson

5 Stars

Released: 29 April 2011
Published by Rerum Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 220
Format: eBook

If you like your books laugh out loud funny, your characters larger than life (and a little ridiculous) and your romance both sweet and sexy than you have come to the right place. ~ Under the Covers

Haley is sick of being a pushover and after five years of living next to her neighbour from hell, Jason, it is the final straw when she catches him brutally digging up her beautiful tulips. Deciding to confront him she grabs her hose and threatens bodily harm. It was an unusual start to a beautiful friendship.

This series is absolutely one of my favourites and is firmly on my auto buy list! If you like your books laugh out loud funny, your characters larger than life (and a little ridiculous) and your romance both sweet and sexy than you have come to the right place.

What I love most about this book is the humour, R.L. Mathewson is truely talented at placing a massive grin on my face as I read the antics of the incredibly gorgeous and yet slightly crazy Jason and see as Hayley almost unknowingly wraps him round her little finger.

This is a book I have read a few times now, and although I admit it probably needs some work with editing and giving it a little polish, I still don’t hesitate to give it the highest rating. Playing for Keeps is full of love and laughs and I highly recommend you give it a try.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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14 responses to “Review: Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

  1. Bube

    This is one of those books that made ​​me to laugh out loud 😀
    I like it very much,it was funny,interesting to read communication between Haley and Jason 😀

    Awesome review Suz 🙂

    • Elizabeth

      I love when books make me lol ….however it usually happens to me on the bus so i’m always getting curious looks 😉

  2. Timitra

    I’ve read one book by this author so and I really enjoyed it so I’m definitely gonna give this one a try thanks Suz.

  3. I have heard great things about this series but I am still undecided, though your review really tempts me :))

    PS: the new look is amazing!

  4. Amy R

    I love funny sexy series and have heard of this series before in passing. After checking Amazon it looks like I have 2 books in this series so I am moving them up in my TBR pile.

  5. trish dechant

    ACK…just had a chance to check out the new website. Wanted to comment on R.L. Mathewson. Her books rock–love her sense of humor and this is my fave of the series. Cannot wait to read her newest, which is a switch–an historical in the Neighbors from Hell series.
    Great post!

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