Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review: Truce by R.L.Mathewson

Truce: The Historical Neighbor from Hell

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.

Author’s Note:

This is first and foremost a historical novel. If you don’t enjoy historical novels, you may not enjoy this novel. This novel is written differently than the other Neighbor from Hell books. Truce is about a man who takes everything too damn seriously and can’t let go of the past until the woman that he would love to hate comes back into his life and brings out the Bradford within.

The Neighbor from Hell novels that follow will be written in the same style as the originals

Truce: A Neighbor From Hell... The Original Neighbor from Hell.
 Tis book a light historic novel written in my usual style.

This is how it all began, the Bradford appetite, the quirks, arrogance and tendency to drive women insane.

4 Star Review by Allison East

I love the "The Neighbor from Hell" series!  And the Bradford men; aren't all men just like them?
Truce: The Historical Neighbor from Hell  was great! Historical books are not on my reading list usually so I was a little bit worried when I started it. But really, if the author is a great author like R.L. is, it shouldn't matter.

Elizabeth is a daughter of an Earl and she is expected to act a certain way, and to marry for money instead of love. She wants to live her own life, do the things that she wants to do- and she very well should! She is dragged to a ball to meet a possible suitor, and she ends up meeting a mystery man out in the orangery  This man is different than the others she has met. He seems too good to be true and says he will never marry. She feels the same way.

Robert Bradford is forced to attend another ball to find a mate- and he wants to avoid someone from his childhood that tortured him to the point of going into hiding.  He meets a woman at this ball that seems too good to be true. She is smart and even loves his favorite Shakespeare play. He avoided Elizabeth for the last fourteen years, he is not too excited when he finds out his minx from the orangery is one and the same. Elizabeth and Robert need to call a truce to their past.

I laughed out loud in a majority of the book, same as I did with the other R.L. books I have read. This story explains where the Bradford men got their stubborn ways and their alpha male qualities for the ones they love. This was a funny romance story, but it also had seriousness to it.  All the qualities of the generations of the Bradford men are explained in Robert and Elizabeth's story as well.
 I give this book 4 stars. And a hats off to R.L. for making another book a masterpiece.
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