A Neighbor from Hell novel
by R.L. Mathewson
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.
This review contains spoilers because I cannot help myself this time.
*sigh* When I first started this book, I wanted to give it 4 or 5 stars. I really liked Haley and Jason. They're so funny and their friendship was the best. I love how they came together - how it happened so naturally. I wanted to be friends with these characters. And then came the conflict.
Hey - I like conflict! Can't have story without some conflict. But I get tired of the same conflict being flipped around from one character to the other. It gets tiring really fast and feels lazy. I get bored. I don't like characters who flip flop so much, nor when they keep hurting each other - and eventually that's what ended up happening here. Oh! And I really HATED that Jason kept referring to Haley as his "little grasshopper." Once is fine. Twice, okay. BUT HE KEPT SAYING IT AND IT'S SO ANNOYING.
And don't get me started on sudden proposals. I don't like them. I find them unnecessary. I do not need a wedding at the end of a romance book to keep me happy. Perhaps that is an unpopular opinion - but it is my opinion nonetheless.
I gave this book three stars on Goodreads because regardless of where the story ended up - the writing was really fun and I really loved Haley and Jason. So much. That is basically what makes me so sad about this review - I wish I could have loved it all the way through.