Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Review: Truce by R.L. Mathewson

Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell (Neighbor from Hell, #4)
Truce by R.L. Mathewson
Neighbor From Hell #4
November 1, 2013
291 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Contains: sex
Source: Gifted from friend
Book Blurb:
This is the story before everything...

Elizabeth knows what’s expected of her, perfection. She’s the daughter of an Earl and expected to marry well, say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she’s dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis that she hasn’t seen in over fourteen years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind even as he steals her heart.

He hated her.

At least, he tried to hate her, but it was so damn difficult to hate someone that he couldn’t live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never though possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into…..

A Bradford.

My Review:

I absolutely LOVED TRUCE!! This is my favorite of this series. The epilogue and prologue tie it into the rest of the Neighbor From Hell series beautifully, but this can easily be read as a standalone. It ties in perfectly to the way this series has been set up, but it also integrates historical aspects wonderfully, giving it that extra special spark.

I completely loved the build up Elizabeth and Robert's story. The way their story developed took some unexpected twists and turns, and while I believed in my heart they would get their HEA, I was wondering where this wild ride was going to take me next. The combination of Robert and Elizabeth's past with where their present has landed them was so entertaining and so engaging and I couldn't get enough of it. There was excitement, trepidation, heartache, suspense, humor, and passion. The way Mathewson took two characters who hated each other to something else was brilliantly done, and I completely fell in love with them and their story.

I highly recommend TRUCE to anyone who loves a romance filled with humor and passion. This is historical fiction, but it is not overly done for those who aren't huge fans of this genre, but it is well done for those who do like this genre. I love Mathewson's writing and character development, her combination of drama with lots of humor and witty banter, and I could not get enough of this story. It ended perfectly, and when I finished I immediately wanted to read it all over again.


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