Review: The Game Plan by R.L. Mathewson

Posted January 16, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: The Game Plan by R.L. Mathewson
The Game Plan
by R.L. Mathewson

3 Stars


Released: 27 December 2014
Series: Neighbor from Hell #5
Published by Montlake Romance
Pages: 332
Format: eBook

“I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading the next book in the series, although it doesn’t offer anything original, Mathewson’s formula never fails to leave me happy.” ~ Under the Covers

 Jodi never thought she was the kind of woman to have an enemy…but she has found one in her arrogant, frustrating, sexy neighbour Danny Bradford. It seems to be his mission in life to make her life as miserable as possible. Danny can’t help picking on his cute little neighbour, he knows she hates him, a fact that never fails to amuse him. But after a disastrous encounter with the rubbish bin and some toxic leftovers, he begins to see Jodi as more than just his neighbour, but could his previous behaviour have blown his chances?

If there is one thing I can count on with R.L. Mathewson’s Neighbour from Hell series, it is to leave me with a massive grin on my face and once again I wasn’t let down. The Game Plan was full of laughter, not to mention her gorgeously arrogant Bradford men.

These books do follow a very similar pattern, so if you have read the previous books in this series, than don’t expect this book to shake anything up. But, it is still a good book in the series, like the others is has characters you can’t help but like and laugh along with (and at!) and the romance is a great mixture of sexy, sweet and humourous.

We also get to see some familiar faces from previous books in the series, the familiarity of the background characters make this book seem cosy, like you are checking in with old friends. However, you don’t need to have read the other books to appreciate the romance and humour in The Game Plan.

I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading the next book in the series, although it doesn’t offer anything original, Mathewson’s formula never fails to leave me happy.

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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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Thanks Suzanne for the review

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Amy R

Thanks for your review, I agree as this was only a 3.5 star read for me.


I always enjoy a funny contemporary