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by R.L. Mathewson
Released: 1 November 2013
Published by Smashwords
I know if I want to read something completely outrageous and guaranteed to make me laugh I can just pick up any one of the “A Neighbour from Hell” series~ Under the Covers
R.L. Mathewson has continued her terrific “A Neighbour from Hell” series with a bit of a twist; we are going on a trip back in time to meet the very first Bradford who enjoyed driving his neighbour crazy. To do this we are going a little closer to home for me and back to England where Robert Bradford is the second son of a Earl and also the childhood nemesis of Elizabeth Stanton. But, when Elizabeth meets a handsome stranger at a ball he seems perfect…until she realises he is Robert Bradford, the boy who once made her life hell and who is now driving her different kind of mad with his sizzling looks and caresses.
This series has become one of my favourites, I know if I want to read something completely outrageous and guaranteed to make me laugh I can just pick up any one of the “A Neighbour from Hell” series. Truce is no different and I loved the twist of doing a historic installment of the series, it is something you don’t see very often and fit really well with the rest of the books.
I think the reason that this fits so well with the rest of the series is because, although it is a historical novel, the background is just window dressing, the characters don’t act that much differently than the contemporary Bradford’s. So if you are looking for a book with a historical feel you are looking in the wrong place; however, I didn’t let that bother me I wasn’t reading this book for historical accuracy. What I was reading for is the contentious and hilarious relationship between Elizabeth and Robert, they both tease and torture each other as they drive themselves mad with desire, creating some funny situations and banter. Underneath all of this though was a sweet romance they suited one another perfectly and I loved watching them come to that realisation as they fall in love with the person they least expected; each other.
A great book, if you haven’t started this series yet I highly recommend you give it a try, it will leave you with a big grin on your face.
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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?