Saturday, April 30, 2016

Perfection by R.L.Mathewson (audiobook)

Title: Perfection
Author: R.L. Mathewson
My Rating: B+
Narrator: Fran Jules

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Neighbor From Hell #2
Main Characters: Zoe and Trevor
Release Date: March 2014 (audiobook)
Publisher: Audible
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't expect was the once in a lifetime opportunity that he offers her through an arrangement where they both benefit and no one is supposed to get hurt, but she should have known better because her luck has never been that good.

Like most Bradfords, Trevor has a soft spot for food, but that's about all. He leads a pretty straightforward life and likes to keep things simple and that includes his relationships. He wants the perfect woman and knows exactly what she'll be like. So when he discovers much to his horror that he's thinking about his frumpy little neighbor he decides the best way to get his head straight is by working her out of his system. He'll keep her around, but only until he finds perfection.

My Review:
Overall.... 4.00
Performance... 4.75

Story.... 3.75

Okay, I have to say...despite my lower rating on this one, overall, I did really enjoy it. 

My problem with it...I had a serious issue with the hero. He's a bit of a misogynist jerk. I hate how he talks and thinks about Zoe throughout so much of the book. In his opinion, she's good enough to have sex with, but isn't nearly attractive or perfect enough to be The One for him. *gah* I wanted to kick him in the balls...and then he had the gall to be upset when Emma had confidence issues. 

I love that Emma is a curvy girl. Overall, she's fairly confident, but she also thinks she's not good enough for the really good-looking Trevor. Throughout the book, they're having sex, but it isn't a temporary thing. Although the sex and their friendship is amazing...for Trevor, it's just until he finds The One and for Emma, she just plans to enjoy it as long as Trevor will have her. 

Does that scenario make anyone else sad? It definitely did me. If you ask me, Trevor wasn't good enough for Emma and although the book is really written well, very humorous, and highly entertaining, I'm still not sure how I felt about the first 3/4's of the book. 

But the last quarter was AMAZING...because finally Trevor realized what he had and how badly he'd been blowing it all along. I just wish that realization had come a bit earlier. 

But I did enjoy it. The Bradford stomach's still make me laugh and in this book the legendary Bradford appetite goes even further. That thread was awesome. I also loved all of Trevor's family...his uncle, Jared, and his cousin, Jason (hero from bk #1), who were both incredible characters in this book. 

So not an entirely positive review, but I'm still so glad that I "read" it and once again...Fran Jules, the narrator was BRILLIANT. I want to go out and listen to every single book she's done...yes, she's that good. 

And note...I did immediately move to listening to book #3. I'm loving this series!

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