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 left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.
©2011 R.L. Mathewson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
A lover of the English language and an audiobook addict.
I accidentally read this book second in the series but it makes no difference.. its a really fun story that i enjoyed listening too. I nearly didn't buy it because it was not as long as the ones i usually buy (for credit value lol) but this really had me laughing and enjoying for the characters and the story. I recommend it for an enjoyable cheeky story. oh, and the narration is good too which is always important for an audiobook.
It is obvious I love audible & I am addicted to it too!!
I like this series, I found myself laughing and smiling to the adorable things they did.
It wasn't a totally great story but I like it a lot, due to the fact that it made me smile and I realize while sitting alone doing nothing then suddenly smiling - makes me look crazy to my mother.
I just really enjoy a story telling where it can make me laugh.
The main character (Haley) is adorable and such a firecracker.
It was a pretty sweet ending.
"What a fun sexy contemporary romance!"
This story was sweet, romantic, and fun! The characters were lovable & I enjoyed the playful interaction between them. The story line was simple, and although it wasn't action-packed, I did not want to put this book down. Jason Bradford loves women, just doesn't love them enough to start a relationship with him. After five years of getting the cold shoulder from his neighbor, he is delightfully surprised to find out she is a baseball fan, cooks sinfully delicious goodies, and a total blast to hang with. As a unique friendship develops, both Jason and Haley find themselves dating each other without actually dating one another, only time will tell if it will develop into something more. Jason and Haley are adorable, sweet and kept me laughing out loud throughout the entire book. Jason is absolutely delicious and his obsession for baked goods was freaken hilarious. Haley is your typical shy bookworm but she's got a lot of sass and fire underneath it all and it was really great to see her come out her own shell. The off the charts chemistry between these two was simply irresistible and steamy as hell. The characters are both wacky, and their behavior is off the charts unbelievable. This is a real feel good, pick me up type of book, that'll have you laughing in no time. Loved it!
Funny,well written ,adult
Both Jason and Haily
Excellent voices brings you into story it moves so fast I laughed so much
Jason well rounded
Read or listen to this book I recommended highly very well written and funny real life situations
"Cute Cute Cute"
cute, light, easy, fun read. Silly & funny; loved the characters! I laughed out loud. Just what I needed! cute & funny
It is one of my favorites. I have listened to it a number of times.
The Bradford appetite and the back and forth between the two main characters.
Jason. The most lovable oblivious jerk ever.
Also Jason although the female lead is not slouch either.
I thought Playing for Keeps would be a fun read, but soon found the characters too immature to be engrossing. When 2 adults who teach high school can live next door and work in the same school & not be able to have 1 mature conversation about their differences in 5 years, I started to get bored. Then instantly they are best friends and sleeping together (without sex) and each is too insecure to believe he/she is lovable. Felt like a bad teen romance...
This is one of the best most funniest books I have ever read. Besides the 2nd and 3rd book in this series. If you ever need a book to put you in a good mood I highly recommend this series. It will have you laughing till you cry. The romance is awesome. Love scenes smoking hot. I will definitely be reading this series again and again!
I love that the hero's name is Jason. I always have been a sucker for a guy name Jason lol.
"Great story and narrator!!"
Absolutely!! A narrator can make or break a story for me! She made an already great book into an even better story!! This series is one of my absolute favorites! The characters and side characters are great! I have actually been crying laughing at some of the scenes! Just a great book!! Totally with a purchase or a credit!
"I really liked this book"
I absolutely loved the banter between the two main characters. They were very entertaining
favourite scene is when Haley has Jason in handcuffs at the end.
"It was OK."
The first half of the book definitely captured my attention. It was engaging and I looked forward to seeing the characters develop. I grew tired of the "grasshopper" comments, as I thought it sounded weird. And then the story just went downhill pretty fast and couldn't keep my attention.
I finished the book, so I can't say that I wouldn't recommend it. It was a sweet, innocent, romance book.
Performance was really good.
No. There isn't enough of a deep story line.
"So happy to find another GREAT series"
The story was great! From start to finish. I enjoyed listening to the two "neighbors from hell" go from hating each other, to protective friends to the evitable. All the ups and downs were captivating.
I loved Kristen Proby's With Me in Seattle Series. This reminds me of the same (that's a huge compliment in my book) since its book 1 in a series of related books. The sexual intensity in this book was a little less graphic but it did not slack on the romance. I really enjoyed it and didn't feel as if anything was missing. It was the perfect amount. I loved how the characters were not predictable or your average boy meets girl and fall in love with said girl...there's a story line. This book is a keeper!
The narrator did a great job - that's saying something since I like to hear two (man and woman) reading the parts of the man and the woman characters. I didn't feel as if I missed the male character's voice. Fran did a great job.
The same exact title that was used for the book.
"Excellent audio book"
I loved this audio version of a well loved book.
The narrator was very good.
Add it to your purchase to continue your enjoyment.
"A lesson in respect and communication"
You will definitely laugh and you will definitely cry and if you are not genuinely disgusted by his self absorbed behaviour and the low and scandalous way he disrespects her boundaries.. But before I give anything away, I really enjoyed this book. It is not the first NFH novel I read, having stated with Checkmate then came back to start from the beginning.
Mathewson created lovable and genuinely believable characters and situations and with just the right amount of humour added to this mix, it is a very enjoyable first in the series. I am looking forward to the next NFH novel.
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