Series: Neighbor from Hell #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Independent on 27 December 2014
Reading Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Jodi just wants to live quietly and pay of the debt that her dirtbag ex racked up. Unfortunately for her, her next door neighbour is Danny Bradford and the only thing he wants, apart from inhaling large quantities of food, is to drive her crazy. In Bradford-land this means she’s a keeper.
Danny’s not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree and his plan for wooing Jodi never really takes off as his family or injuries keep intervening. He perseveres though even though he knows he doesn’t love her – he just wants to stop anyone else from interfering with his chew toy. It’s a vicious cycle as the more he messes with her, the more backbone she develops and the more he decides he needs her.
Over the last few books Mathewson has honed her Bradford formula to the point her audience knows exactly what they will be getting. In this novel we get lots of male Bradfords eating, sharing sage advice about how not to screw things up with their women-folk and bizarre but humorous situations. Some of the jokes such as Jodi’s reaction to medication and Bradfords being banned from restaurants were overused though and the humour which had seemed so effortless in previous books, felt forced. I hope Mathewson starts taking some risks to keep the series fresh otherwise it might end up stagnating.
This might not be brain food but was a pleasant way to spend a lazy afternoon.