Review: Christmas from Hell by R.L. Mathewson

Posted January 18, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Christmas from Hell by R.L. Mathewson
Christmas From Hell
by R.L. Mathewson

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 29th 2015
Series: Neighbor from Hell #7
Published by Smashwords Edition
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“The Bradfords are the perfect entertainment on a cold Christmas night…”
~ Under the Covers

How did I miss that the next Neighbor from Hell book was coming out? I am a bad fan, I think (although I had a good Christmas) that my Christmas would have been much improved if I had this to snuggle up with. The Bradfords are the perfect entertainment on a cold Christmas night and I was pleased to be meeting Duncan Bradford and read about him helplessly fall in love with the extremely clumsy, jinxed woman next door.

As with all of Mathewson’s Neighbor from Hell books, this was really funny, seeing the scraps that the couples get themselves into never fails to amuse me. It doesn’t matter too much to me that these books now follow a very familiar patter, in some ways, it’s comforting to know exactly what I am letting myself into when I open the book; there will be laughter; there will be some sexy times; their will be a food related incident that has me giggling and there will be a sexy, arrogant and adorable Bradford male to keep me entertained. It could be much much worse.

Duncan, although not my favourite Bradford, that honour belongs to Trevor, was a great hero, he started off the book avoiding our heroine in a very valid attempt to save himself from harm, after all every time he has encountered the jink next door he has come away with a serious injury. However, circumstances definitely wouldn’t let things stay that way, so after being forced to spend some time together things start to change and we watch as another Bradford falls and falls hard.

This was a great addition to the series and I CANNOT WAIT for the next book. And I am not overstating that, I stupidly read the excerpt for the next book in the series and now I am dying to get my greedy mitts all over it.

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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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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed this book as well.

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Kathleen Bylsma

I hadn’t heard of this series but have them all on my goodreads shelf now and one on reserve at the library! thanks for the intro!

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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The cover alone is a magnet… story sounds good too