The Game Plan

The Game Plan

by R.L. Mathewson

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New York Times Best Selling Novel...

The Game Plan

Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early?

Normally she’d be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford.

A lot of things……

She wanted to get through one day, just ONE day without Danny Bradford doing something to test the limits to her control, but with that damn smile of his and his habit of leaving her contemplating manslaughter, she didn’t see that happening anytime soon.

He loved his family, but some days…….

It was too much, but that was okay, because his small neighbor living across the hallway provided him with endless hours of entertainment. Not on purpose of course, but did it really matter as long she made him smile?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046166873
Publisher: R.L. Mathewson
Publication date: 12/27/2014
Series: Neighbor from Hell Series , #5
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 39,772
File size: 418 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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The Game Plan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
LoriC5 More than 1 year ago
R.L. Mathewson is a must read author for me. In fact, I’ve read all of her previous novels at least twice! The Game Plan will soon be on that list! You’ll just fall in love with the Bradfords. This novel can easily be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend that you read the whole series. This a clan that you want to get to know! Jodi has been seriously screwed over by her ex-fiancé. He ditched on the day of their wedding leaving her with no job and a mountain of debt. She has found a good, albeit boring job and a nice apartment and has hopes to put her life back together. Unfortunately, there is a huge wrench thrown into her plan. Then wrench’s name is Danny Bradford. He is constantly finding ways to drive her crazy and seriously contemplate murder. Lucky for him, she can’t afford a defense lawyer! Despite being a major pain in her ass, he is utterly sexy. Which only serves to exacerbate Jodi’s insecurities that no man will ever find her irresistible and she’ll forever be the “little sister” to every guy she meets. Danny is scarred from his past, literally and figuratively. A stupid mistake as a teen set off a chain of events that set his life on a course he never expected. Running away from his mistakes, he joins the marines and becomes a man somewhat separated from his old life. When he is injured in the line of duty, he is sent home to die. Through sheer willpower and determination, his and his families’, he recovers. However, he is tired of being babied and watched like a hawk. He simply wants to retreat into his shell and be left alone. With one exception. He lives to torment his little neighbor. It is the highlight of every day.  Until one day when circumstances bring them into contact with each other…very close, very naked, contact. Suddenly, Danny isn’t so interested in torment, instead he’s interested in seeing a whole lot more of her…again, naked. But he also recognizes that she could be the one. The one he can’t live without. As he tries to woo her, she begins to truly get the “Bradford” experience. Most dates end in an endearing disaster, and the restaurant experience is well…you know how Bradford’s are about food...(if you don’t READ THE BOOK!)  There is a deeper emotion to this book that we haven’t seen in the NFH series so far. The military injury and estrangement with his father add a slightly more serious edge to this novel. However, as usual, a book full of Bradfords is full of laughter and fun. You’ll laugh, fall in love, and find yourself burning up with the passion between them.  Jodi and Danny are an excellent addition to the NFH series and as I anxiously await the next novel, I’ll probably end up rereading this one! 
chriskally More than 1 year ago
As always amazing ;)
ShadowcatRT More than 1 year ago
Another winner for Ms. Mathewson! Love Danny's character. He has more discipline than the rest of the Bradfords as a would Marine without loosing the Bradford arrogance. Jodi is adorable and getting to know more of the family is fun. If you enjoy the NFH series, you will love this episode.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well Jason and Haley are still my favorite... but this one was a great addition to the series... in every novel of this series.. thought the Bradfords are similar but their stories are completely different. Love each and every couple of this series...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved all the Bradfords
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this series. They are fresh, fun, and exciting. There was a day when Trevor, from Perfection, was my favorite Bradford but now, now Danny is my favorite. Hands down. Hilarious, witty and sexy The Game Plan is another great installment to the Neighbor from Hell Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Alot of funny parts and alot of steamy parts. Overall a good story. Kind of predictable but still a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The loved this book. However, this book did jump around a lot. I think the ending went way to fast....but i will read the next in the series.
Tanchi More than 1 year ago
ahhhhh our neighbors from hell !!! it's a typical Bradford story but then also very very special !!! Danny and Jodi are for sure not a typical couple and you come to the conclusion that the things in this book can happen only to them !!! At the same time they drive you mad, make you pee yourself while laughing and also cry your eyes out !!! In the end you are left with a novel that you 100% will be re-reading again soon !!! Cause one thing about the Bradford clan???? They are addictive as the food they eat !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please don't judge a book, then blame it on the editing. When you could have took the time to check you own spelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for Double Dare!
Brunette_Librarian More than 1 year ago
     Hilarious, fun, and quirky are the three words I can’t get out my head when reflecting on The Game Plan. A sequel to a few of my other favorite Mathewson novels, The Game Plan continues the Neighbor from Hell series. I had been eagerly anticipating Danny and Jodi’s story and boy, was I not disappointed in the least!       Jodi is coming off a breakup from a truly terrible character. She moved into a new apartment building in an attempt to rebuild her life and career. Things seem to be going fine yet her neighbor, Danny Bradford begins to make her life an absolute living hell. Keeping her up at all hours of the night, stealing her food, and being rather obnoxious, Danny loves making Jodi’s life a little more difficult.      Danny has had a hard time of it lately. Recovering from a wound he received while a marine, Danny is intrigued by the small spitfire that lives across the hall from him. When he discovers that she is more than she appears, he finds himself even being more vexing than usual.        Incerdibly funny and cute, I thought this latest addition seemed to fit in well with the others. My favorite characters in previous novels showed up and I was tickled for a brief glimpse into their lives. Danny is heroic, funny, and is absolutely every inch a Bradford and has that special charm. It is a little over the top in parts, but I think those pieces just add to the total fun of the novel. A great story that has the perfect amount of romance, humor, and sexy times, The Game Plan is Mathewson’s crowning achievement of 2014!
Boundlessbookreviews 7 days ago
This was another great fun read my Mathewson.  I enjoyed it immensely.  Danny and Jodi are hilarious together.  I love it how she is contemplating murder, and he enjoys tormenting his little Tinker Belle neighbor.  I know a lot of arrogant men like that.   I loved that Jodi was a force to be reckoned with.  She gives Danny a run for his money along with most of the Bradford men and can make grown men cry.  It was fantastic.     I wish we had a little more backstory on Danny.  I didn’t understand how he could work construction yet not ride amusement park rides then get injured so easily.  It felt inconsistent to me.  It was briefly explained, but I would have liked more detail.     I am giving The Game Plan 4 Boundless stars, and it is laugh out loud funny. 
Onerypunk 13 days ago
Danny Bradford is an asshole. That's what comes to mind when thinking about thinking about his character. And Jodi is just the person that can put him straight. Danny doesn't want the complications of letting someone besides his family to get to him. But, it takes an accident with Toxic waste, in the form of bad cooking, to bring them together. Its also this accident that you are introduced to Jodi's little problem when it comes to medicines. So between the Bradford obsession with food and Jodi's reaction to medicine, prepare for the crazy. Along with the craziness you are also introduced to Danny's siblings which I can't wait to get their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R.L Mathewson is one of my favorites authors....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I need to be released from my lease, because your cousin is an a****** and he's making my life a living hell" and so it begins..... Meet Jodi, a down on her luck librarian who after have such s***e year first after being humiliated by her ex and being dumped the night before her wedding than losing her job at the museum so is forced to take a job at the library, what she does not need is the pain in the butt across the hall.... entre Danny Bradford. What can the say about the game plan, it has to be one of my favourite neighbour from hell books, I just have a special spot for Danny, I don't know why but I love him. Favourite quote,(one of many): “Bradfords don’t have weddings. Weddings imply that some planning went into it and the bride was asked when what it really comes down to is a kidnapping, a terrified Justice of the Peace, a quick ceremony and a race across town to have the marriage consummated before the bride comes to her senses and gets the marriage annulled.” I don't want to give anything away so I will just say this, the book had my laughing till I could not breathe, at times was very sweet and very emotional. 5 stars for me.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
It pains me to write this review as The Neighbors From Hell has been one of my all time favorite feel good series. It's one of my "go-to's" when I need a pick me up. The hilarity started right off and I was loving it...and then it changed. It's almost as if a contemporary romance was trying to break through, but that just doesn't work with the Bradfords. The hybrid was a failure for me, and I really missed the hi-jinks that traditionally comes with the series. Danny and Jodi are perfect characters to be a branch on the Bradford family tree. While both are lonely to some degree, Danny takes so much pleasure in tormenting Jodi. Unfortunately, the tormenting is very short lived. When their relationship turns serious, I was disappointed and became bored quite often. I understand that Danny came up with a game plan to win over Jodi. I understood his desire to go slow. But his unwillingness to alter the plan and his blindness to what everyone else saw as obvious was annoying. Rather than typing anything that could be misconstrued as a rant, I'm going to give my three issues and positives. The three issues I had (aside from the levity): 1) My confusion with this book started early on with the use of dashes (-) ending paragraphs. For a little while, I thought that they were editing errors and I was missing an update until I figured out that either the conversation or the thought was stopped mid-stream due to another incident of distraction or interruption. I can't even begin to tell you how much I think that this was over used.  2) My thinking that it may have been an editing error holds merit based on the number of incorrect words that were used throughout the book. The editor forgot to read many of the words in proper context and relied on spell check. 3) The over use of the 2 words "I see." These characters say it so much that I was rolling my eyes every time I saw it by the end. The three positives: 1) Seeing Trevor, Jason and Jared again. They haven't changed a bit. 2) Zoe's cooking is still toxic. 3) Medication reactions - this is a GOLD MINE! I'm hoping that this was just a blip in the series and the next book will bring back all the love that I have for all things Bradford.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Bradfords are so entertaining. I have all of the books and purchase them the day they are published. I read each book each over and over.  Keep those books coming   
MarcyMeyer More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of this series, and I was very excited for this release. I did enjoy Danny and Jodi's story. It was a wild and crazy ride, between all the drug reactions, breakdowns from eating out with the Bradfords and all the fighting between the brothers. It did get to be a little too much at some points, with the same situations replaying over and over. But that didn't make it any less funny and entertaining. This whole family is a hot mess. I loved getting to see Trevor again, and all the drama with Zoe's cooking was hilarious. The chemistry between Danny and Jodi was great, and I liked his attempt to take things slow with her. There was a disaster around every corner with these two though. Hang on for this one!
ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. R.L. Mathewson is one of my favorite authors, and I always look forward to her books. This story line is very similar to the others in it's series, but has it's own little twists to make it uniquely fun. Danny Bradford lives across the hall from Jodi and loves to torment her, but doesn't realize why he loves it so much. Jodi is stressed out. Her ex left her with a mountain of debt and a hard hit to her self-esteem, it doesn't help that she has to put up with the sexy jerk from across the hall every day. As things in romantic comedies do, the characters realize they are interested in each other and have a very steamy time while getting to know each other. I loved this book and found myself laughing out loud many times. I highly recommend this author and this series.