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Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1)

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4.0699,072 votes • 5,253 reviews
Published 29 Apr 2011
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Format Paperback
Pages330
Edition18
Publisher Rerum Publishing House
ISBN 0983212546
ISBN139780983212546
Languageeng



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 that 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.
©2011 R.L. Mathewson

"Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1)" Reviews

xrysa
4
Sun, 18 Aug 2013

Caution:You will laugh out loud!
I mean it!
I hate reading funny books but this one was a random pick which turned out to be sooo good!
Enter,Jason
He is 31 and definitely the biggest jackass on earth,or at least he seems to be.He is every householders' nightmare.We can see what a prick he is from Haley's eyes.
How would you feel if your idiot neighbor destroyed your bed flower?

I dont know about you but I would have KILLED HIM!

Well in our story his action brings them closer which is good since their hate turns into friendship and then into something more.With him she comes out of her shell and she feels comfartable with a 'friend'.Surprisingly she changes him too!We can see that he acts more like his age and he is so adorable.However,he is still a baked goods-whore.
I mean it!I've never read about someone who is so obsessed with food and especially with baked goods.
His food addiction is beyond hilarious.Our cookie whore would kill anyone,including his own dad,if he touched his food.
“Hey, those look good! Can I have one?” a man she’d seen hundreds of times around Jason’s house asked, reaching out to take one.
“Back the fuck off! She brought them for me, you bastard!” Jason snapped.”

The only reason I'm rating this with for stars is because during about 20% I felt like I was watching a tennis match.
You love me.
No I dont.
I hate you.
No you dont.
Blah blah blah blah.....
I started getting tired because they indeed loved each other and the WORST?
That part wasnt funny!It reminded me of a usual contemporary book !
Overall,this is a light read which will make you laugh a lot.Jason is a big baby who you will adore for sure.Haley is awesome so if we overlook that irritating 20% the story deserves more than 5 stars.It is a hilarious book and exactly what I needed after Forbidden
“How dare you touch my cookies, you bastard!” Jason said in utter disgust before popping the cookie into his mouth and heading back to his house.
“Damn those looked good, too,” Brad grumbled.
Haley sighed. “Don’t worry I have a second plate on my counter.” The words were barely out of her mouth when Jason abruptly changed course and headed towards her house.
“Well, there was,” she said, watching Jason walk into her house like he owned it. A minute later he walked out of her house, carrying both plates and the gallon of milk she had in her fridge. He headed back to his house, but not before he glared at Brad. “You cookie thieving bastard,” they heard him mutter.
Brad rolled his eyes, chuckling. “And people wonder how I lost weight rooming with him in college.”

Ps This is not a paranormal book.

Elizabeth
4
Tue, 04 Mar 2014

“If she tried to leave without him he would burn her house down, plain and simple.”
Playing for Keeps is a light hearted modern romance with an abundance of satire and a great deal of tongue and cheek humor.
For the past five years, Haley has been living next door to “the neighbor from Hell”. Haley is a "rule follower” with an abundance of “polish" and sophistication. Jason is a sporadic “free spirit”. Needless to say, the two are quite opposite.
Haley and Jason don’t get along. Haley has worked diligently to avoid Jason. He is constantly having loud parties and partaking in drunken shenanigans with his friends. Then one night, he is pulling up her tulips and she realizes she has had enough. She confronts him and this is when everything begins to transform.
“Hey! Stop that!” he demanded as he leaned over her to grab a hold of her hands. “Get off me!” she snapped, digging faster. “I wouldn’t be on you if you weren’t on my damn property!”
In addition to neighbors, they are also teachers that teach at the same school. The combination of the proximity of the two and the fact that they both compliment each other so perfectly prompts Haley and Jason to become friends. You know the age old saying really does apply in most cases...opposites do indeed attract! Haley bakes for Jason. (And Jason loves to eat!) Jason begins to influence Haley as he helps her out of her shell. They begin to hang out, cuddle, and just become best friends. It doesn’t take long for things to transform into more than friendship between the two.
The two share a very comfortable and yet humorous romance. This is most definitely a friends to lovers story with a flair of “war of the roses”. Written in dual POV we are able to peek into the minds of both of these main characters. The dialogue is truly hilarious and the steam was off the charts.
Overall, I recommend Playing for Keeps for readers that enjoy a light romantic comedy. There were many tender moments and moments that made me laugh. Often, I did find Haley and Jason to be very immature. If you take on this read, just be prepared for a little eye rolling. However, if you are able to suspend reality for the sake of enjoyment then by all means dive right in. I will add that the epilogue was very tender and sweet. Overall, a truly enjoyable read.
I listened to this book on audible.com!

peachygirl
- Chennai , 19, India
5
Thu, 11 Oct 2018

I lost count of the times I laughed like crazy over Jason's 'I'm a growing boy' quips and his obsession with anything edible, swooned at his adorableness and his obvious love for his little grasshopper, even though Haley never returned the favor and called him Miyagi!
Such a feel good romcom, sure to make anyone smile.

Ann has a dirty mouth
- Bolingbrook, IL
2
Fri, 16 Mar 2012

Sometimes when I read other people's reviews, I think "Did we read the same book?"
Anyways, the good- this book is very well written, esp by the standards of self pubs. It flows well and is very engaging. I had fun while I was reading it and kept turning the pages. It really lost me in the last third though.
The bad- this book is about two idiot adult children who take immaturity to a new level. Hayley starts dating her neighbor Jason when they are trapped inside her house by a swarm of killer bees. They hit it off and start hanging out as "just friends" for several months, a relationship that soon includes tons of platonic sleeping. Before long, they can't sleep alone. Jason wants to fuck Hayley, but he is sure that she would never want to be with a man like him. If there are any men reading this, here is a hint- if a woman lets you sleep in her bed every night for three months, then she is probably also willing to fuck you. I'm just saying.
However, the real reason that Haley hasn't sealed the deal is because she is a virgin and saving herself for the man she loves. However, even though she isn't sure she loves Jason, she sure likes him a lot, so they begin an epic months long spree of oral sex that lasts like 200 pages. Luckily for Hayley, Jason enjoys eating pussy more than a JR Ward vampire crossed with Lil Wayne crossed with Cookie Monster. There is trouble in paradise though, when one of her asshole friends tricks Jason into doing the horizontal polka before Hayley is ready. Haley is hurt and tries to dump Jason but he just won't take no for an answer. In his defense, I don't think that I would assume that a 30 year old woman would be a virgin either. Through the power of forgivness and buttercream frosting, they get over it.
Anyways, what kills me about this story is that there should have been no story. Two unattached, normal consenting adults shouldn't have had this much trouble. Just not enough conflict outside the characters unexplained immaturity. Jason especially was hard for me to figure out.
However, this book does contain several things that seem to be trends in new romance novels, including platonic sleeping, animal nicknames and an extremely long epilogue. All of these things piss me off, especially the platonic sleeping. If you like it though, good for you. I would rather read about real adults.

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
- Sweden, Sweden
0
Tue, 09 Jul 2013

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