Monday, April 27, 2015

Double Dare by R.L. Mathewson

Double Dare by R.L. Mathewson

Marybeth still couldn’t believe that she’d survived this long with a friend like Darrin, but somehow she’d managed to beat the odds and not give in to temptation and smother him with a pillow while he slept.

Of course some days were more difficult than others…

For twenty years he’s been biding his time, waiting for the right moment to make his move and now that it was here…
He couldn’t seem to stop screwing up.

Author’s Note:
Every NFH novel is written so that it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book with the exception of this one. When I started writing Double Dare it wasn’t meant to coincide with The Game Plan, but it does. So, if you haven’t read The Game Plan, you may want to wait until after you do so that you can fully enjoy this book.

    R.L. Mathewson is a genius. There is no other way to put it and no matter how many times I reread her books, they still put a smile on my face. The Neighbor from Hell series is one that just keeps getting better, and this latest installment is proof of that.

    Darrin and Marybeth's story is a little different than the other books because it is taking place at the same time as The Game Plan. This was a little bit confusing, but not enough so that I didn't understand what was happening. 

    Darrin and Marybeth are hilarious. And romantic. And totally made for each other. Their relationship throughout the whole book is absolutely and 100% a Bradford relationship. While is seems like they're a joke, R.L. Mathewson did a beautiful job also conveying the emotional and serious side of it. No matter how many jokes and pranks were played in this book, the love that all the characters have for each other shone through, and that is one of the reasons that this series is so enjoyable and stands out in the world of literary romance.

    The humor that everyone loves was still there in this novel. From the prologue, I knew that this story was about to have me laughing. R.L. Mathewson has a way with writing humor and romance together that makes it refreshing to read. Again, it's something you have to read to fully experience. 

    The story line was fantastic. It was something I wasn't expecting, but ended up loving anyways. It was a little different from the rest of the series, but still had that Neighbor from Hell element in it. All the characters were fantastic and I cannot wait to read Reese's story, even if I have to wait until 2016.

    And now in closing, I double dare you to go buy and love this book too.