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Checkmate There s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him being blackmailed into going along with something that was just w

  • Title: Checkmate
  • Author: R.L. Mathewson
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  • Page: 338
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  • There s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliersThere s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O Neil s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact If not She d probably face a few nights in jail, have a few restraining orders slapped against her and lose her heart to the man that ruined her life.

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    About "R.L. Mathewson"

    1. R.L. Mathewson

      Hello, my name is R.L Mathewson Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we re just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened DAt some point I got a little direction in my life and tried my hand at emergency medicine, since I am, or at least was, deathly afraid of needles I opted for the fun job in EMS, an EMT It was a fun job, a bit stressful, but I learned a great deal and had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life I learned a great deal from my patients and have never forgotten the wisdom they imparted on me After a short stint as a Residential Home worker I decided to try the stay at home mom job and found out something very important.I can t just sit around with nothing to do while I try to be deathly silent so that I don t wake up one of my children and send them into a blood curdling screaming fit So, to fill the time I started to read again When I was in school I was a bookworm, but got away from it as I grew older I was drawn back into my love of reading by Julia Quinn s What Happens In London It was a wonderful, witty book and I fell instantly in love with romance novels.Some of the romance novels that I read were great and I couldn t get enough, I started to play with the idea of writing a book Several months later I finally gave in and tried For four months straight I worked day and night until finally I finished my first book Then of course I re read what I wrote, cringed and deleted the entire book and started over again I started working on other projects and soon had two finished books, Tall, Dark Lonely A Pyte Series Novel and A Humble Heart A Hollywood Heart s Novel It was a very exciting time except for one little problemI had absolutely no idea what to do with the books now that they were done So, of course I put the books aside and forgot about them for a little while I worked on other books Months later I decided that maybe I should do something with them I looked into getting published, admittedly not very hard since what I read about the publishing process wasn t exactly making me jump and down with excitement.After reading an article about self publishing I knew that was the way I wanted to go I like the freedom to write what I want, when I want and publish a story that I hope others will enjoy reading It gives me a great deal of freedom and allows me to retain full control over my work, which of course allows me to set the prices of my books and make them affordable for everyone Which of course is the reasoning behind the 0.99 price tag for my books.That s how I became a writer and why I self publish Well, that and I m pretty laid back and don t want to be hassled with contractual obligations That would just cut into my writing time, time with my kids, reading time and my hot cocoa addiction Yes, I am thoroughly addicted to hot cocoa and if you re interested in experiencing the perfect cup of cocoa you can find the recipe for my cocoa somewhere on my author blog.

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    1. Yes!!! Another Neighbor From Hell!!If you want to read about a knight-in-shining armor type hero, a kind and handsome man with sparkling bright teeth who always says the perfect thing and rescues his damsel in distress to save the day -- then don't read this book. Seriously!Why? Because RL Mathewson tosses that cliche stereotypical romance formula out the window! What you get in the Neighbor From Hell series is a very different kind of hero: a hot guy with (most likely) food in his teeth, who sa [...]


    2. I love R.L. Mathewson books because they are sweet, sexy, lighthearted, fun and plain ole hilarious! Checkmate was no exception. This is the book to read when you just want to escape into a world of silly shenanigans and hilarious antics.Sometimes we need a little bat shit crazy in our lives.She’d been the prettiest little girl that he’d ever seen and he just had to push her and pull on her pigtails.Connor O'Neil and Rory James have been torturing each other since preschool. They can't help [...]


    3. Check out my collective review with friends for tREEoLA here!A Story of Hot ChocolateYou can drink it in your carYou can drink it at a barYou can drink it in a chairYou don't even have to shareYou can have it with some creamIt is sure to make you gleamYou can smell it from afarBe sure to store it in a jarBut for the love of all that's holyDon't you dare steal it from RoryBelieve it or not, that was an actual summary of the book. I think I read more about one woman's love of hot chocolate/cocoa t [...]


    4. 4 Checkmate Stars. Connor and Rory know each other since kinds and hate each other pretty much around that time. Creating hell between them and around them for years, everyone just tend to kept them apart. (Expect that for some reason they always end up together in the same place.) Now, as two responsible adults (ah ah ah), they’re not only are working together but they also are living next door to each other. And now they’re about to find out, that there’s a very thin line between love an [...]


    5. Just like with the first two, this book is another gem of a fluff read. A lighthearted, sexy, hilarious, over-the-top frenemies-to-lovers story. Pure fun! Teasing, banter, a cocoa addiction, a bad boy, a tough girl and some seriously crazy pranks involving super glued boxer shorts, three week old fermented yogurt, laxatives, being hog tied with medical tape, being chained to a toilet, many purple nurples…. the list goes on to ‘fun’ that landed them more than a few overnight jail time and b [...]


    6. Full Review Up Now!So what book would make me go into full meltdown mode? This book! When i found out at the beginning of this year that R.L. was writing the third book in the Neighbor from Hell series, i died. Then when i read the teasers and realised that it featured my FAVORITE TROPE IN THE WHOLE WORLD; enemies-to-lovers, i died all over again it wasn't pretty i tell 'ya. Rory and Connor what a KICK-ASS h and H!!! I LOVED reading about their early fights; you could already see what a spunk Ro [...]


    7. RL Mathewson gave us another wonderful adventure in the Neighbors from Hell series. I loved Rory and Conner, they were both sexy and hilarious. I enjoyed the cameos from the Bradfords, and all their antics. I miss them already.


    8. Connor the hero, was a bully. Right from a kid pulling on Rory, the h's pigtails until the current time. He laced her food with laxatives when they were a teenager! He routinely steals her hot cocoa in the morning because *she* likes it. WTH?! Seriously, his bullying over 20+ years is painful to read. I can't imagine why or how Rory and her family and any SANE person put up with it. Underneath, it was love? Oh please, time honored excuse doesn't make it right. She should have gotten a restrainin [...]


    9. 4 HOT COCOA STARS!!!!FUN.Love should be fun.And that is exactly what this book is. LOVE and FUN.Ever since they were little, Rory and Connor have hated each with a vengeance. The pranks and fights were never-ending. There was always a constant battle between the two of them, so much so that the whole town knew to stay away from them. If they walked into a room together, people would flee. But they can’t seem to stay away from each other because they secretly love to torture the other.They say [...]


    10. This book is rated 'G' for Good!4 STAR READ!Genre: Adult Romance-ComedyRory James and Connor O'Neil have been against each other ever since grade school. Connor was a bully and his number one targetyou guessed it, Rory. Making her cry became a game to him because she never would. Rory is tough. And Connor, if not careful could very well be the one crying.Total fun read! A little over the top at times but overall a good read!FULL REVIEW TO COME!


    11. What happens when two childhood nemeses have to work together and decide to torment one other in a whole new way?Another Winner for R.L.Mathewson!!!Connor O'Neil and Rory James' unique life story started in preschool and for 25 years they live to make each other's life hell. From stolen food to flat tires and superglued pants to shop bans they are notorious for their dislike and causing mental breakdowns to everyone standing in their way. So it is only hate right? Noway, sistahs."But I'd take yo [...]


    12. L♥VE.L♥VE.L♥VE!Yay! I super Love this book. Nice mixed of humor, romance and bad ass H/H. I am swooning every sweet thing Connor do for Rory, even when they were kids and want to kill each other.hahahahahaUploaded with ImageShackRory & Connor grew up as mortal enemies. Plotting all the wicked scheme just to get to each other nerves. Super mean like spitting on foods (yikes),putting glue on Connor pants, and so on. Connor love pissing Rory but get defensive when other try to pissed her. [...]


    13. 3 Stars! Didn't live up to the first 2 in the series! I love this series, but this book didn't quite work for me like Playing for Keeps and Perfection did! It got stuck at one point and didn't go anywhere. Yes, it was funny at times, but where the other two books moved forward at a nice pace, this went round and round. Maybe it was because Connor and Rory were childhood nemesis and getting to their relationship seemed endless to me, lots of reminiscing. I also thought some of their revenge tacti [...]


    14. These books are a lot of fun and always leave me with a smile on my face. They're silly, sexy, romanticjust good-times!


    15. 2.5Over the Top Humor with Belly Laughs and Belly Flops (Ouch!)I wanted to love this story. Really! Some scenes had me grinning and laughing through childhood enemies, Connor and Rory, tumultous relationship. The story hit its stride once their arrangement began, and I was able to let go of my intense dislike of sexist Connor. The Bradfords (from previous Neighbors from Hells books) made their appearance and wore out their welcome. I laughed in their stories; I didn't need a refresher, and wante [...]


    16. God, I love this series! I love it when you can pick up a book and, before you even open it, know what you can expect, and know that it’s going to be a great read. The Neighbour from Hell books are like that - fun, light, swoony and sexy, and utterly, utterly hilarious!Rory and Connor are absolutely dynamite! They live to torment each other. Ever since preschool they have been at each other with pranks, jokes, teasing and embarrassing the hell out of each other. Their antics have resulted in j [...]


    17. I am so addicted to the Bradfords and how funny their food obsession is that I'm having a hard time not being disappointed in knowing who the main characters are in this novel. I'm still very excited for it to come out and to read it but please, please let it be as funny and if you possibly can please bring back the Bradfords! I miss them. In the meantime I will need to read more Mathewson books to see if I enjoy them as much as I have this series. If you are deciding whether to jump in or not, [...]


    18. I love the neighbor from hell series! This book was no exception. Rory and Connor were hilarious and so sweet! Great read!


    19. I am ambivalent towards "bully romances" because I was victimized by a bully or two in childhood, and that stuff really leaves indelible marks on you even when you leave it far, far, behind, and also I don't like the message it gives to young girls, that the big fat jerk abusing you really really really deep down actually likes you, so it's on you that he is acting this way. Some bully romances that dealt with the topic realistically and sensitively, and showcased true remorse and a fair bit of [...]


    20. "Checkmate" je jako zabavna knjiga, kao što sam i očekivala. Često sam se smejala. Rory je jaka žena i ne trpi nikakva sra*a od Connora otkad su bili deca. Sad su oboje odrasli i imaju zabrane od skoro svakog javnog mesta zbog njihovog međusobnog prepucavanja. Kad spominjem zabrane, braća Bredford i njihove žene su se vratili! :) Connor: "Push me and you might just find yourself locked in the trunk of a car and on a ferry headed off to Nova Scotia. . . again" he said softly loving the way [...]


    21. Rory and Connor have been the bitterest of enemies since pre-school, and when their respective building companies are awarded a joint contract to renovate a hotel sparks start flying. he had to touch her, had to kiss her and he did just that."Ow!" he winced, stepping away from Rory as he rubbed the back of his head where it suddenly throbbed. He looked over his shoulder and found all five of her brothers watching them with innocent doe-like expressions on their faces."It was a squirrel," Craig s [...]


    22. He never gave up this easily,never.Not even when they were fourteen and she may have pantsed him in front of the entire school one afternoon and he may have broken his arm in an attempt to pull her out of the air duct where she might have been hiding.He simply waited until the cast was dry and his mother was looking the other way before he snuck out of the exam room at the clinic over on Chestnut and made his way to the waiting room where he knew her father would make her wait so that she could [...]


    23. 5 TOTALLY BRILLIANT LIFE RUINING BASTARD STARS!!!!!!UPDATED REVIEW AFTER RE-READINGSynopsis:Enemies since the age of five, when he first pushed her off the swing and pulled on her pigtails, Connor and Rory have become notorious for their passionate antics throughout their local town. But a new business deal has forced them to work side by side, and now the power plays, mind games and the constant bickering only add fuel to the growing fire between them and their unavoidable pull towards each oth [...]


    24. To say that I was disappointed with this book would be my first understatement of 2014.After having read the first two books, which I absolutely loved, I was sure that Checkmate would be the same. It wasn't. At all.To say that Connor and Rory annoyed the ever-loving shit out of me would be my second understatement of 2014. Connor, to me, was a chauvinistic ass. Yes, I understand that the entire time he was in love with Rory and that he didn't want her to get hurt and that he wanted everyone to t [...]


    25. I really wish this book would have been a five star read for me like the other two books in this series. The book had so much promise however it just didn't do it for me. It started off very rocky and then finally towards the end I found myself loving it. Just not the best combination. I really wish this would have been better for me. It is a good book and I would recommend it to those who have read the series however I would suggest you stop what you are reading just to start this book. I love [...]


    26. Checkmate es el tercer libro de la serie Neighbor From Hell creada por la autora R. L. Mathewson y tiene como protagonistas a Rory ( prima de Jason y Trevor ) y Connor.Siendo completamente honesta esperaba mucho mas de esta novela, en parte porque esta serie es una de mis preferidas y tambien porque cuando lei la sinopsis por primera vez me parecio que seria una historia muy buena, tanto que incluso se me ocurrio que superaria al primer libro, Playing For Keeps pero para nada fue lo que imaginab [...]


    27. Loved this book, Rory and Connor were a blast!!!! Having the Bradfords and their food issues turn up nicely linked the book with the previous 2 A Neighbour From Hell books. Fingers crossed that there will be more of this series.



    28. It was pretty good. Rory and Connor have tortured each other since grade school, to the point that they have been banned from being seen together in several places in their town. But since they have houses right next to each other, they can torture each other with impunity and they do. Now they are vying for the same construction jobs. Surprisingly they have both been giving a contract to finish a hotel in 5 months and gain a bonus. But Connor has nefarious plans to take Rory's men, the contract [...]


    29. It was good. I think the rivalry made these two a little too irreverent for my taste. Force feeding someone rotten food and taking it so far as to do significant physical damage lost it's humor after awhile. The sex is sexy for sure. I admit to some boredomis took me a long time to read, and although some of that was life getting in the way, a lot was just that the story stagnated for awhile in the middle. I loved the last 1/4 seemed like things picked up and really moved the story forward at a [...]


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