Monday, December 30, 2013

Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2) by R.L. Mathewson

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 neighbour 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.

This second book was even better than the first one. I think Zoe was more entertaining and this book has some really funny scenes.
Trevor was her landlord and he was a selfish one. Who used her things and tormented her without any regard for her feelings. And when his off-handed comment about her "weight" hurt her he realised his mistake and felt bad. After that because of his guilt he tried to be extra nice to her. even found her a job at his uncle's construction company. There she met Haley and for the first time she had a friend, someone she could talk to and have fun with. She was happy. Things also got better with Trevor but he didn't want to show that he had a soft corner for this woman and never defended her when anyone made fun of her.
Zoe was very insecure because she thought she was not pretty and no one like Trevor would ever be serious about her.
In the end everything turned out to be fine though as Trevor was truly in love with her and nothing was going to change that.