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Playing for Keeps Sometimes when I read other people s reviews, I think Did we read the same book Anyways, the good this book is very well written, esp by the standards of self pubs It flows well and is very engaging I had fun while I was reading it and kept turning the pages It really lost me in the last third though.The bad this book is about two idiot adult children who take immaturity to a new level Hayley starts dating her neighbor Jason when they are trapped inside her house by a swarm of killer bees They hit it off and start hanging out as just friends for several months, a relationship that soon includes tons of platonic sleeping Before long, they can t sleep alone Jason wants to fuck Hayley, but he is sure that she would never want to be with a man like him If there are any men reading this, here is a hint if a woman lets you sleep in her bed every night for three months, then she is probably also willing to fuck you I m just saying However, the real reason that Haley hasn t sealed the deal is because she is a virgin and saving herself for the man she loves However, even though she isn t sure she loves Jason, she sure likes him a lot, so they begin an epic months long spree of oral sex that lasts like 200 pages Luckily for Hayley, Jason enjoys eating pussy than a JR Ward vampire crossed with Lil Wayne crossed with Cookie Monster There is trouble in paradise though, when one of her asshole friends tricks Jason into doing the horizontal polka before Hayley is ready Haley is hurt and tries to dump Jason but he just won t take no for an answer In his defense, I don t think that I would assume that a 30 year old woman would be a virgin either Through the power of forgivness and buttercream frosting, they get over it.Anyways, what kills me about this story is that there should have been no story Two unattached, normal consenting adults shouldn t have had this much trouble Just not enough conflict outside the characters unexplained immaturity Jason especially was hard for me to figure out.However, this book does contain several things that seem to be trends in new romance novels, including platonic sleeping, animal nicknames and an extremely long epilogue All of these things piss me off, especially the platonic sleeping If you like it though, good for you I would rather read about real adults. Caution You will laugh out loud I mean it I hate reading funny books but this one was a random pick which turned out to be sooo good Enter,Jason He is 31 and definitely the biggest jackass on earth,or at least he seems to be.He is every householders nightmare.We can see what a prick he is from Haley s eyes. How would you feel if your idiot neighbor destroyed your bed flowerI dont know about you but I would have KILLED HIM Well in our story his action brings them closer which is good since their hate turns into friendship and then into something.With him she comes out of her shell and she feels comfartable with a friend.Surprisingly she changes him too We can see that he acts like his age and he is so adorable.However,he is still a baked goods whore.I mean it I ve never read about someone who is so obsessed with food and especially with baked goods.His food addiction is beyond hilarious.Our cookie whore would kill anyone,including his own dad,if he touched his food Hey, those look good Can I have one a man she d seen hundreds of times around Jason s house asked, reaching out to take one Back the fuck off She brought them for me, you bastard Jason snapped The only reason I m rating this with for stars is because during about 20% I felt like I was watching a tennis match.You love me.No I dont.I hate you.No you dont.Blah blah blah blah..I started getting tired because they indeed loved each other and the WORST That part wasnt funny It reminded me of a usual contemporary book Overall,this is a light read which will make you laugh a lot.Jason is a big baby who you will adore for sure.Haley is awesome so if we overlook that irritating 20% the story deserves than 5 stars.It is a hilarious book and exactly what I needed after ForbiddenHow dare you touch my cookies, you bastard Jason said in utter disgust before popping the cookie into his mouth and heading back to his house Damn those looked good, too, Brad grumbled Haley sighed Don t worry I have a second plate on my counter The words were barely out of her mouth when Jason abruptly changed course and headed towards her house Well, there was, she said, watching Jason walk into her house like he owned it A minute later he walked out of her house, carrying both plates and the gallon of milk she had in her fridge He headed back to his house, but not before he glared at Brad You cookie thieving bastard, they heard him mutter Brad rolled his eyes, chuckling And people wonder how I lost weight rooming with him in collegePs This is not a paranormal book. 5 starsIt s been a long time since I ve loved a book this much, so I m spreading the word You know how they say Don t judge a book by its cover Well, let s be honest We all do A pretty cover will get me to buy a book faster than a tempting blurb I know, I know it could be just me and my shallowness or I m a plain old book cover snob, but it s a fact of life Now, if this book wasn t recommended to me I never would ve picked it up So, to all my GR friends who share my book cover predicament, make an exception in this case cause this book rocks What to say, what to say about this oneWell, firstly this book is funny as hell It kind of reminds me of Shelly Laurenston s books, only without the shifter part You should be warned, if you don t know what that indicates, it means Jason is often childish, petulant, goofball charming, headstrong and OBSESSED WITH FOOD AND HALEY He s simply adorable And he s a teacher, too So is Haley, to think of itHow dare you touch my cookies, you bastard Jason said in utter disgust before popping the cookie into his mouth and heading back to his house Damn those looked good, too, Brad grumbled.Haley sighed Don t worry I have a second plate on my counter The words were barely out of her mouth when Jason abruptly changed course and headed towards her house Well, there was, she said, watching Jason walk into her house like he owned it A minute later he walked out of her house, carrying both plates and the gallon of milk she had in her fridge He headed back to his house, but not before he glared at Brad You cookie thieving bastard, they heard him mutter.Brad rolled his eyes, chuckling And people wonder how I lost weight rooming with him in college Jason rolled his eyes as he jumped to his feet I think calling any of them my girlfriends is a bit of an exaggeration I rather you stick with referring to them as the women who agreed to having a good time with no strings attached who got really pissed off at me when I got bored and left them for someone hotter Wow, that s a mouthful, Brad murmured And surprising none of them has killed you yet I hate you, Haley mumbled, storming past him to grab a carriage You love and adore me, Jason informed her as he deftly snagged her carriage away from her and headed towards the men s department I can t remember the last time I ve laughed this much while reading a book There are a lot of ridiculous situations, butIt s great.I like Haley, too I think she deals with the Hurricane That Is Jason admirably well By that I mean she knows the way through his heart is through his stomach and that sometimes men are best ignored She s a bit mousy, used to derision and snubs from her family, so being with a hot guy like Jason, wasn t something she thought would happen, but they came by it honestly From enemies to buddies to a couple YAY I loved these scenesSoon he was picturing little girls with mischievous green eyes and pigtails asking him to play tea Of course he d bring real food to the tea party None of that pretend food bullshit for his little girls.By the time Haley had stopped for breakfast he d been calmer about everything He d already decided to ignore that breakup nonsense It was just ridiculous and he knew sooner or later Haley would realize that so they could get started on making their all girl baseball team This is kidnapping she sputtered in disbelief No, it s not Yes, it is Nope What the hell would you call it she demanded, snatching his soda from him and finishing it off A romantic getawayNow, I ll lay off the quotes, since I ve been obsessively marking them in the book, lol The only thing that bothered me a bit was his family s reaction to their dating The You Don t Deserve Her was a bit too much.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Unfortunately, I only got to page 39 of this book before I gave up on it The blurb implies it s a enemies to lovers trope, but the hero and heroine are only enemies for literally the first pages of the book Very soon they re instant best friends which we are TOLD, not shown so the book is really a friends to lovers trope.The friends to lovers trope wouldn t have put me off, but adding to the book s woes, it was poorly edited I have since read that the author is having her books edited AFTER their release.Again, these two things would not necessarily have been deal breakers for me Unfortunately, the hero Jason was Jason takes an entire plate of cookies and refuses to share them with anybody When he learns there is a second plate of cookies in the heroine s house, he enters her house and takes those too, as well as her milk Without asking I think this behaviour was intended to be a humorous quirk to Jason s character, but I saw only pettiness and immaturity Not someone I would want to know, and certainly not the attributes of a hero I have to admire for the romance to work. 5 LMAO StarsThis is such a fun read I told my friend I needed something light and she recommended this one, and it is perfect The story is about two neighbors who through little misunderstandings and some bad actions despise each other Of course, once they are forced together one day and able to communicate things are cleared up They immediately see they are perfect for each other and become best friends Naturally their attraction for each other gets in the way and things escalate I liked how things didn t get too dramatic or angsty Yes, this one was predictable, but I love Jason and Haley s little moments together They fit together perfectly This story is such a quick read, it will have you laughing out loud, and has some swoon worthy moments I also loved my sexy scenes with Jason I recommend this one for when you are looking for something light and fun. This book was amazing and after a lot of after thought I finally decided to go for a 5 star as the ratingPlaying for keepsis a novel that provides a perfect example of how important it is to NEVER judge a book by its cover..and I m glad I chose not to with this one.The stellar reviews this book received from book besties,left me curious enough to pick this one out.So an applause for their fabulous review D And now I m just another reviewer hoping that I recommend this book good enoughso that I may at least just another 2 or 3 to pick it out as well Haley and Jasoni just loved these too Together they re just so damn cute He glared accusingly at her while he made short work of his clothes You didn t wake me up She rolled her eyes as she speared a piece of sausage with her fork I did wake you up Three times in fact Each time you threw something at me and went back to sleep Jason gaped at her And you gave up You know our routine, woman You have to keep at it until I m forced to get off the bed to find something to throw at youSeriously I would kill to have a guy like Jason move in with meLOL these two are just freakin hilarious RECOMMENDATION Seriously guysWHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR Go Go Go And read Librarian S Note This Is An Alternate Cover Edition For ASIN BYQBXIE Done With Being The World S Biggest Pushover, Haley Decides That Things Are Going To Change Starting With The Aggravating Neighbor Who Has Too Much Charm And Not Enough Restraint What She Didn T Expect Was To Be Sucked Into His World, But Haley Has A Game Plan And She Won T Let Herself Forget Just What The Bad Boy Next Door Is Capable Of The Last Thing Jason Expected Was For His Little Shy Neighbor To Go Rambo On Him Over Some Ruined Flowers After He Decides To Take Her Under His Wing He Can T Help But Notice That She Fits Very Nicely In His Life Now The Only Thing Left Is To Convince Her That This Is Anything But A Game Everything was clich she has a rich family that doesn t appreciate her, the grandma is tough and she automatically approves of the boyfriend even though she never has before, the son is the spitting image of the father, they have to wrestle in the mud to be close to each other upon meeting, he s instantly turned on by her to the point of being unbearable, she s amazing at foreplay even though she s never done anything before, THEIR BEDROOM WINDOWS ARE LITERALLY LESS THAN TWO FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER how convenient, she has a confrontation with an old ex of his, he gets jealous about an old ex of hers, all the men who are not taken are deemed perverted assholes, all the girls but Haley are bitchy.He s forced to use her shower, even though he lives next door, because they are trapped by bees really They surrounded the ENTIRE house and so he is forced to interact with each other where they discover they are not as bad as they thought they were and they go on to have the best friendship in the world All so terrible.Haley was a total Mary Sue She s a 29 year old virgin who has had, by what the book implies, literally hundreds of men trying to ask her out in her lifetime I doubt not one of those men was good enough for Haley, the perfect prize She s apparently stunning, sexy, intelligent, sports savvy, quirky, and humble She s every perfect characteristic packaged into one beautiful, lovely woman Her only fault isn t even about her, it s the fact that she has a rich snobby family that doesn t appreciate her She s made to seem like she was dealt with a hard life but she prospered despite her neglected childhood She even refuses to receive help from people just because she needs to do things on her own I mean, I understand wanting to do things on your own, but to literally pitch a fit because someone lied about how much a cabin they re renting out for you cost Oh, no, she spent way over the 1000 limit I gave her How dare she I hate this idea that a girl will only have sex with her one true love and that the man whore will only settle for the innocent girl Men are wild you can t blame them for having sex with every model like girl they meet and since girls are whores if they sleep with than one guy then she needs to preserve her innocence in order to satisfy that one man If you want to save yourself for marriage, fine by me whatever, but when they portray Haley as this completely innocent, good natured girl and then couple that with her being a virgin, what does that really say Jason is very immature, I find it hard to believe that he would ever be a good teacher, I m surprised he hasn t gotten fired The food stuff was kind of entertaining in the beginning, but as soon as it was established that it was his thing it got annoying He acts like a two year old yelling, Mine and nearly crying whenever anyone goes near his precious brownies Seriously Even so with the innocence and Mary Sue stuff, Haley apparently doesn t know that she s beautiful and she s unaware of all the attention she gets from guys She s so innocent she doesn t even notice when men flirt with her For a 29 year old, she seems pretty na ve Also, Jason claiming to be a playboy and asserting over and over again the fact that he doesn t let women sleep in his bed or cuddle with him It was obvious they only put all that in there just to let Haley defy all of it and show that she was special They don t even really know each other and after claiming that she hated him for five years, they just go ahead and do it anyway What kind of development is this For people who were so adamant in their beliefs that they let them define them, they sure do break their own rules pretty quickly I didn t understand the whole little grasshopper stuff I get that he thinks it s because he s teaching her stuff, but what did he really do All he did was invite her to a party where she branched out on her own He left her alone for most of the time and it was only when he decided subconsciously that he wanted to sleep with her that he made himself her coach She decided on her own to become less shy and he didn t do anything regarding that This idea that they re such special soul mates and whatever that they can t even sleep if they re not together Are you kidding me She literally says she hasn t slept in five days because she needs Jason there with her Can anyone, in real life, tell me if this has ever happened to you I understand a day or two of having difficulty falling asleep because you re sad about them, but to go DAYS without sleep because of it is just ridiculous Going along with that, can you imagine if you moved houses and changed your workplace every time you broke up with a guy who lives works nearby Ridiculous The entire ending was pretty dumb It was just a bunch of groveling, stubbornness, and playing cat and mouse They just went back and forth with their feelings and it got very annoying very fast 1 10 would not recommend. FREE on US today 6 4 2015 Stand alone book 1.BLURB Done with being the world s biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint What she didn t expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won t let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers After he decides to take her under his wing he can t help but notice that she fits very nicely in his life Now the only thing left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.http www gp product B004FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf Kindle freebies currently over 430 books 3.5 stars Rounding up because Jason is such a rock starShe quietly said good night, rolled her eyes as Jason mumbled, I love you to his brownies, and headed off to the bathroom I picked up Playing for Keeps because it was getting some attention and I was curious to see why a seemingly unnoticeable book have you seen the cover was starting to cause a stir.What I was expecting Neighbors who don t get along spend half of a book torturing the living daylights out of each other before they finally realize their attraction.What really happened Neighbors torture each other for a very brief period of time, before the rest of the book has them exploring a friends turned lovers scenario.While I had hoped for a lot neighbor from hell action, I was not disappointed with the turn of events Granted, it would have been a riot to read an entire book of neighbors sabotaging each other if you guys know of one, shoot me a rec, please but I can honestly say that this was a fun read, regardless of how it turned out This book does prove that I am the queen of double standards I have a statement on my profile saying that it s up the author to convince me to buy into something I wouldn t normally like about a book I m happy to report that this author had me buying everything hook, line and sinker.Drama As much as I enjoy reading a good drama fest, I usually find myself complaining that it s been done in such a manner which is way too over the top PFK is an example of how to write drama into a book without taking it to a point where you want to strangle the characters.Nicknames Again, this is another big turnoff for me Outside of VA s endearing use of Roza and Dimka, I m usually not a fan I know that not everyone loved the use of Grasshopper in this book but I found it cute and personal Maybe because of this She glared over her shoulder at him I m not going to call you Mr Miyagi you know Yes you will, but that s not important at the moment Epilogues Rarely, are they necessary In the case of PFK, I appreciated the followup.I enjoyed the book so much that I didn t even mind a few typos In fact, one of them even added to my enjoyment How could you not laugh at Fists of Furry Love story aside, Jason is the real reason to read PFK His love for food is probably even entertaining than his love for HayleyYou never brought me to a buffet restaurant at home, she pointed out.Jason mumbled something What she asked I said, I ve been banned, he grumbled unhappily It s all political, he sniffed Uh huhand your father she asked He s been banned since 1995, Jason said with a shrug In two years the ban in Las Vegas will be lifted We re planning a big trip, he said You ve been banned from Las Vegas Not from Las Vegas, just from all the buffets All the buffets There had to be hundreds of buffets in Las Vegas I guess they had a meeting or something As I said before, it s all political

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About the Author: R.L. Mathewson

New York Times Bestselling author, R.L Mathewson was born in Massachusetts Shes known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series Growing up, R.L Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast