Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Game Plan by R.L. Mathewson (audiobook)

Title: The Game Plan
Author: R.L. Mathewson
My Rating: A+
Narrator: Fran Jules

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Neighbor From Hell #5
Main Characters: Danny and Jodi
Release Date: February 2016 (audiobook)
Publisher: Audible
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early? Normally she'd be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford. She wanted to get through one day, just one day without Danny Bradford doing something to test the limits to her control, but with that damn smile of his and his habit of leaving her contemplating manslaughter, she didn't see that happening anytime soon. 
He loved his family, but some was too much, but that was okay, because his small neighbor living across the hallway provided him with endless hours of entertainment. Not on purpose of course, but did it really matter as long she made him smile?
My Review:
Overall: 4.75
Performance: 4.75
Story: 4.75

I'm pretty sure this is the first R.L. Mathewson Neighbor from Hell story that's made me cry...and that automatically puts it at the top of my favorites list. I love it when I get that emotionally involved with a story. 

This story features, Danny Bradford, an ex-Marine who should've died. As a result, his family is a *bit* overprotective of him. But he's still a Bradford which means he's annoying as anything to his neighbor, Jodi. 

Jodi is a librarian. She is not a rock-the-boat kind of girl, but Danny is driving her nuts. She wants out of her lease before she kills him. The problem is that the last guy she was involved with left her less than broke, so when her landlord (another Bradford) offers to cut her rent to get her to stay, she caves. She really needs that extra money. 

While Danny is a Bradford which means his weakness is food (seriously, the aftermath of the buffet scene at Disney had me rolling on the floor), Jodi has an issue with medicine. She reacts really badly to it...which means she gets punch drunk and completely out of control. So, just because it's fun...Jodi ends up in several circumstances throughout the book where she has to be drugged and hilarity ensues. I love how Danny is the only one brave enough to take her on when she's been given medicine...even her best friend cowers when that happens. 

Once again, this book was exactly what I've come to expect from this series....I love it, but this story had an extra layer of emotion thrown in at the end that just about killed me. Whoa...I seriously did NOT see that coming, but it made the story just that much better. 

And once again, I cannot say enough good about Fran Jules narration. I tried to read a little bit of the next book rather than listen. It's just not the same. She owns these voices and her interpretation of the story is above and beyond good. I adore her narration and HIGHLY RECOMMEND the audiobook version of these books. 

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