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In the third installment of R. L. Mathewson's Neighbor From Hell series, Rory and Connor are childhood nemeses who are thrown together as adults to work on a joint construction project. They still can't stand one another, but their outward animosity covers their mutually undeniable attraction, and it isn't long before their passion consumes them. Fran Jules is impressive in capturing the sizzling chemistry between Rory and Connor, including the various flashbacks where Jules uses perfect childish pitch. Checkmate hinges on this love/hate relationship, and Jules' enthusiastic performance makes it a hilarious and sexy romp.
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Summary

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 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 more nights in jail, have a few more restraining orders slapped against her and lose her heart to the man that ruined her life.
©2012 R.L. Mathewson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Carien on 09-04-16

With enemies like these...

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With enemies like this, well...
It couldn't have ended in any other way. The twists and turns in their relationship is enough to drive anyone nuts. But to go to hell and back for someone you love? I liked the stubborn pranks as well as the realisation of love.
Another fine addition to the NFH series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gail on 16-12-17

enjoyable

humour. entertaining. good narration that boosts the humour. enjoyed second listen as much as first

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 28-11-13

 sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!

RL Mathewson gave us another wonderful adventure in the Neighbors from Hell series. Connor O'Neil and Rory James have been torturing each other since preschool. The teasing, pranks and antics did not end as they got older...oh no...both Connor and Rory just got more creative. Bigger and better! Twenty-five years later and their two rival construction companies are competing for the same job. As fate would have it, both companies land the job and they have to work together.  I adored Rory & Conner, they were both sexy and hilarious.  It was a never ending banter between this two who hated each other yet can't live without each other. I loved the chemistry, the humor, the silly escapades, the romantic side of Connor, Rory stubbornness, the smoking smexy times, and the addictive hot cocoa! And despite the craziness of the story, I did love that there was a touch of sweet heart warming backstory. Plus, I was so excited to find out that both Jason and Trevor (from the previous two books in this series) made appearances and they were still up to their food-grabbing antics. Just remember to not take this book seriously, just enjoy the ride!
I am looking forward to Audible releasing more books in Mathewson's A Neighbor from Hell series. These books are a must listen!!

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3 out of 5 stars
By R. Caldwell on 26-12-17

Needs a little work

Interesting concept. Strong build up - I truly believed the characters were out to get each other, but the turn around was a bit quick for as deep as the hatred supposedly ran. The "agreement" to pretend to date was not believable. Enjoyed the narration though. My biggest complaint was the writing - It drives me insane when a sentence has to use the same word two or three times repeatedly when other options are available...he put his hands on the bed and leaned forward on the bed, his arms brushing against the bed...this was a consistent theme throughout the book. Surely someone could have cleaned that up. Also, got tired with overuse of references to "the man." Not "The Man" as in anyone in particular, but whichever guy was being talked about at a given moment in time was referred to as "the man." That got annoying.

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