In Truce by R.L. Mathewson, Robert Bradford, the original Neighbor from Hell, reunites with his childhood nemesis, Elizabeth Stanton, sparking a hilarious love-hate romance. Their fiery banter and irresistible chemistry make this a delightful historical romp!

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Truce by R.L. Mathewson

Truce by R.L. Mathewson

Neighbor from Hell #4
October 30, 2013

Read this if you want:

  • Childhood nemesis
  • Second chances
  • Forced proximity

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R.L. Mathewson has continued her terrific “A Neighbour from Hell” series with a bit of a twist; we are going on a trip back in time to meet the very first Bradford who enjoyed driving his neighbour crazy. To do this we are going a little closer to home for me and back to England where Robert Bradford is the second son of a Earl and also the childhood nemesis of Elizabeth Stanton. But, when Elizabeth meets a handsome stranger at a ball he seems perfect…until she realises he is Robert Bradford, the boy who once made her life hell and who is now driving her different kind of mad with his sizzling looks and caresses.

This series has become one of my favourites, I know if I want to read something completely outrageous and guaranteed to make me laugh I can just pick up any one of the “A Neighbour from Hell” series. Truce is no different and I loved the twist of doing a historic installment of the series, it is something you don’t see very often and fit really well with the rest of the books.

I think the reason that this fits so well with the rest of the series is because, although it is a historical novel, the background is just window dressing, the characters don’t act that much differently than the contemporary Bradford’s. So if you are looking for a book with a historical feel you are looking in the wrong place; however, I didn’t let that bother me I wasn’t reading this book for historical accuracy. What I was reading for is the contentious and hilarious relationship between Elizabeth and Robert, they both tease and torture each other as they drive themselves mad with desire, creating some funny situations and banter. Underneath all of this though was a sweet romance they suited one another perfectly and I loved watching them come to that realisation as they fall in love with the person they least expected; each other.

A great book, if you haven’t started this series yet I highly recommend you give it a try, it will leave you with a big grin on your face.

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  1. I haven’t read this series yet but I do have the first 2 books. I love the Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston as those books are guaranteed hilarious and an HEA.

  2. Only the first book in this series I’ve read,but I would love and plan to continue with reading with the next three books in this series,it’s really unique to switch from contemporary to historical 🙂

    Looking forward to read this series 🙂

  3. I like her writing style so I’m definitely looking into getting the rest of her books…Thanks for the review Suzanne.