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Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell
     

Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell

4.7 148
by R.L. Mathewson
 

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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

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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 thought 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. 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045295369
Publisher:
R.L. Mathewson
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Series:
Neighbor from Hell Series , #4
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
22,679
File size:
207 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

New York Times Best Selling Author, R.L. Mathewson resides in New England and when she's not freezing eight months out of the year, she's chasing after her two little ones. When she's not reading she's writing about vampires, werewolves, demons and EMT's trying to make sure she puts a little something extra in books to make the reader smile.

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Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series never fails to bring me back over and over anticipating the next story. Great writing,humor,steamy sex,and love can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book any book that has a bradford in it is amazing. Beth and robert were great togeather I loved the witty banter back and forth and I loved that jason and trevor made a apperence. Now I am waiting impatiently for the next neighbor from hell please hurry lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story. Put a smile in my face :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy i came across this story. I have read the other stories in this series, you dont really need to read the other stories to read this one. I loved it and was wishing for more. Great job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and will read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I don't normally get into historical romances, but once I started this one I couldn't put it down. If you love the other 3 books in this series I would most definitly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Sexy and funny! Every time period needs a Bradford and his lady.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by this author! Learning about the original Bradford was great but to understand some of the things that are true traits of a Bradford you need to read the other neighbor from hell books first! You will not be disappointed in any of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I couldn't put this book down. Great story.
crazymadaboutbooks More than 1 year ago
Ok so let me start off by saying that I hate historical romance books with a passion. When I saw this book was by R.L. and that it was from the neighbors from hell series i just bought it without thougHt. When i started to read  The intro I got a little ticked cause it was written in a historical romance setting. I decided to read it anyways and I'm glad I did because this book was so good I couldn't put it down. Let's just say I wish I had an Orangery!! Bravo for another great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love RL, she is a great storyteller. This particular book was not my favorite. It was very reminiscent of Checkmate, just set in the 1800's. She's an independent female stuck in a mans world, and he's an obnoxious Bradford, who enjoys torturing her. It was predictable, and not as entertaining as her other books. That being said, I still love this author and will read anything she publishes, this book is just not my favorite. Bring on the next Pyte/Sentinel book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fun and witty. I hope the author continues with historical romance, because this one was outstamding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and well written funny also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. I reread it a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT, HAS TO BE MY FAVOURITE BRAFORD BOOK YET when I saw that this book in the series was going to be a historical one I was really excited because I love me some historical romance and let me tell you truce does not disappoint. Truce is a story of childhood enemies who loved to torment each other than years later, a chance meeting leads them back into each other lives and maybe each other hearts. What more can I saw, I love the two lead characters Elizabeth and Robert and their interactions with each other and later on their rapport with each other. This book had me in gales of laughter and at time floods of tears and a constant smile on my face. For me this was another brilliant book by R.L. Mathewson and for this I bow down and give five stars.
nadey_treanor More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT, HAS TO BE MY FAVOURITE BRAFORD BOOK YET when I saw that this book in the series was going to be a historical one I was really excited because I love me some historical romance and let me tell you truce does not disappoint. Truce is a story of childhood enemies who loved to torment each other than years later, a chance meeting leads them back into each other lives and maybe each other hearts. What more can I saw, I love the two lead characters Elizabeth and Robert and their interactions with each other and later on their rapport with each other. This book had me in gales of laughter and at time floods of tears and a constant smile on my face. For me this was another brilliant book by R.L. Mathewson and for this I bow down and give five stars
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books This book was nothing short of perfection. It perfectly combines my love of both the Neighbor from Hell series and my love of Historical Romance. I was slightly nervous before starting because I am extremely picky when it comes to my Historical Romances. It didn't take but a few pages of jumping into the past to realize taht I never wanted Robert and Elizabeth's story to end! I started reading this series long before I started blogging. I instantly fell in love with R.L. Mathewson's writing style and characters. The Bradford family are truly some of my favorite characters I've read or will read in the future. They're the types of characters that have me constantly grinning as I read each book in the series. This historical edition was no exception. I think what's made me instantly love this series is the fact that they are quirky and so full of humor on top of all the swoon worthy steaminess. The males in the family line all seem to have this laugh out loud funny food quirk where not only do they eat more than anyone you would ever meet but they're very territorial about their food as well. They will curse at each other and get into fights when food is involved. Calling each other greedy bastards and thieving bastards is very common. It's actually quite hilarious. I have no idea why the Bradfords and their loud and obnoxious behavior amuses me so but I just cannot seem to get enough of them. The wonderful and fantastic thing about Truce is you go back all the way to 1809 in London and meet the couple who was the start to all these love/hate relationships and watch the origins to this fun family legacy unfold. Watch them go to war and then fall in love just luck their future generations all end up doing. I loved seeing all that family history. I loved how in the first chapter you get a taste of Elizabeth and Robert as children and that one defining moment that turned it from simple annoyance and teasing and pranking each other to an all out hatred basically. Elizabeth was exactly the kind of female heroine that I love to read in my Historical Romances. She doesn't follow the rules that society dictates women should be like from that era. She desires independence and she doesn't want to be under the thumb of some guy for the rest of her life. She has interests and hobbies that are frowned upon by someone of her stature. She's smart wouldn't think twice about stopping on the street to help someone in need, all the while those around her freak out and chastise her about how associating with people like that will look for both herself and her family. I have loved all the Bradford men so far, but there's just something about Robert, the one who starts it all, well he's become my favorite. I think what it is that really does it for me with him is, in a time when most men would look at someone as outspoken and with all the desires and ideals that Elizabeth has built up for herself, well most males would be outraged or not want anything to do with someone like that. But Robert not only accepts the type of person she is but encourages her. He doesn't love her in spite of those things he loves her because of them. Plus he's incredibly swoon worthy. Overall I can't get enough of R.L. Mathewson's writing. It's been so nice getting back into a series that I loved so much before I started blogging. I would jump at the chance to read more Historical Romance by her in the future because this one she really knocked out of the park!
chriskally More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this one, it was so beautifully writen not that I didn't expect something differernt but I just loved finding out how the Bradfords got started. This book was funny as hell, just like the rest...great job RL looking forward to reading more of your amazing work :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the regency aspect of this NFH book. 
KissaShari More than 1 year ago
THE BRADFORD MEN!!!!! ANOTHER 4.5 STARS!! THEY WERE WORTH THE WAIT. those are some sexxy men. i however, would not want to be in charge of feeding them. i would be bankrupt!!!! it was awesome seeing the beginning of the bradford men. Robert was great, although i did wish he would ask questions instead of jumping to conclusions but hey! Elizabeth was a girl after my heart, striving for love and independence. i enjoyed hearing about her thoughts, she was not an air head. but a strong heroine and one you could actually relate to. if you are looking for a funny and light historical read, this is it. if you are looking for a great couple, this is it. if you want a love story........this is it, TRUST ME THIS IS IT!!!! I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS BOOK FROM THE TIME I SAW IT WAS COMING. I LOVE THIS SERIES, I HOPE THERE IS MORE TO COME FROM THEM THE BRADFORD MEN ARE AN AWESOME BUNCH. HAVEN'T MET ONE I DIDN'T WANT TO CARRY HOME WITH ME YET!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Read it several times ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love my historical romance ...this book was awsome...it has humor and passion . Good love scenes..I noticed this is part of a series..but this book was so well written that it stands alone, unlike most series.. I sometimes read contemporary romance, I'm definitely going to have to check out the other series..I like the authers writing style ..great job.a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Chandler_Fan More than 1 year ago
I love this series... they never fail to make me laugh... but I have to say I have a new favorite.  I loved this book... wish it had been longer even.... best book...