Review: Tall, Silent & Lethal by R.L. Mathewson

Posted December 17, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Tall, Silent & Lethal by R.L. Mathewson
Tall, Silent & Lethal
by R.L. Mathewson

2 Stars


Released: 31 October 2014
Series: Pyte/Sentinel #4
Published by Self Published
Pages: 508
Format: eBook

“I know it is never a good sign when at the end of the book, I am relieved that I have managed to finish it.” ~ Under the Covers

Christofer doesn’t really have much to live for, even though he seems to have eternal life, his sister is growing older and when she gone he will have nobody left to card for. That is, until Cloe, his sister’s caregiver bounds into his life. Cloe aggravates, annoys and arouses him all at once and all he wants to do is taste her delicious smelling blood. All the more reason to get her to leave, as he knows once he starts he won’t be able to stop and the last thing he wants to do is hurt her. However, with a nighmare from Cloe’s past chasing her and Sentinels looking for Chris to try and protect him, they must stick together to stay alive.

I know it is never a good sign when at the end of the book I am relieved that I have managed to finish it. And that is how I felt when I reached the last page of Tall, Silent & Lethal. Utter relief that I was finally done. It wasn’t that the book was unreadable and it did manage to make me smile a few times; however, I thought it was over long without enough content to keep it interesting, what might have been s fast paced, funny, sexy read turned cumbersome and a bit boring.

The book did have Mathewson’s trademark sarcastic humour, which I did enjoy and although I like the idea behind the series, there isn’t enough plot in this to keep the book going at more than a snail’s pace, or enough that anything outside what the main couple is doing is very interesting. The couple themselves, Cloe and Chris were good together, they certainly had great sexual chemistry and the banter between them was hilarious. But I do feel like each couple in this series is essentially the same, which is part of the reason I found this book hard to get through, I felt like I had read it before.

Unfortunately Tall, Silent & Lethal didn’t meet my expectations and isn’t something I would recommend or reread, if you want to read something from R.L. Mathweson, I highly recommend you start her Neighbour From Hell series instead.


About R.L. Mathewson

Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we're just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened ;D

I can't just sit around with nothing to do while I try to be deathly silent so that I don't wake up one of my children and send them into a blood curdling screaming fit. So, to fill the time I started to read again. When I was in school I was a bookworm, but got away from it as I grew older. I was drawn back into my love of reading by Julia Quinn's What Happens In London. It was a wonderful, witty book and I fell instantly in love with romance novels.

Some of the romance novels that I read were great and I couldn't get enough, I started to play with the idea of writing a book. Several months later I finally gave in and tried. For four months straight I worked day and night until finally I finished my first book. Then of course I re-read what I wrote, cringed and deleted the entire book and started over again.

After reading an article about self-publishing I knew that was the way I wanted to go. I like the freedom to write what I want, when I want and publish a story that I hope others will enjoy reading. It gives me a great deal of freedom and allows me to retain full control over my work, which of course allows me to set the prices of my books and make them affordable for everyone 🙂 Which of course is the reasoning behind the $0.99 price tag for my books.

That's how I became a writer and why I self-publish. Well, that and I'm pretty laid back and don't want to be hassled with contractual obligations. That would just cut into my writing time, time with my kids, reading time and my hot cocoa addiction. Yes, I am thoroughly addicted to hot cocoa and if you're interested in experiencing the perfect cup of cocoa you can find the recipe for my cocoa somewhere on my author blog.


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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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That doesn’t sound so good, I may have to skip this one especially if it doesn’t have much to do with the other characters in this series.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts


I read the first one in the series which I liked and read the reviews of the others in the series and decided not to read them. I do love her NFH series 🙂
Sometimes books just don’t work out *shrugs*