Checkmate : A Neighbor From Hell

  • by R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by Fran Jules
  • Series: A Neighbor From Hell
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact. If not…
She’d probably face a few more nights in jail, have a few more restraining orders slapped against her and lose her heart to the man that ruined her life.


Audible Editor Reviews

In the third installment of R. L. Mathewson's Neighbor From Hell series, Rory and Connor are childhood nemeses who are thrown together as adults to work on a joint construction project. They still can't stand one another, but their outward animosity covers their mutually undeniable attraction, and it isn't long before their passion consumes them. Fran Jules is impressive in capturing the sizzling chemistry between Rory and Connor, including the various flashbacks where Jules uses perfect childish pitch. Checkmate hinges on this love/hate relationship, and Jules' enthusiastic performance makes it a hilarious and sexy romp.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

 sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!

RL Mathewson gave us another wonderful adventure in the Neighbors from Hell series. Connor O'Neil and Rory James have been torturing each other since preschool. The teasing, pranks and antics did not end as they got older...oh no...both Connor and Rory just got more creative. Bigger and better! Twenty-five years later and their two rival construction companies are competing for the same job. As fate would have it, both companies land the job and they have to work together.  I adored Rory & Conner, they were both sexy and hilarious.  It was a never ending banter between this two who hated each other yet can't live without each other. I loved the chemistry, the humor, the silly escapades, the romantic side of Connor, Rory stubbornness, the smoking smexy times, and the addictive hot cocoa! And despite the craziness of the story, I did love that there was a touch of sweet heart warming backstory. Plus, I was so excited to find out that both Jason and Trevor (from the previous two books in this series) made appearances and they were still up to their food-grabbing antics. Just remember to not take this book seriously, just enjoy the ride!
I am looking forward to Audible releasing more books in Mathewson's A Neighbor from Hell series. These books are a must listen!!
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- Jordy ♡♡♡♡ "I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality...."

Check & Checkmate

Is there anything you would change about this book?

yes, the reader. I have book 2 with same reader and it may not get read.
This needs a stronger male voice as all the character/men are so strong. Could have been a great series, but a bad reader can just plain stop sales. This reader may have an A.K.A but I do not have the time to go back and research it. Since so many of these readers change their names, when they are bad, they just ruin more stories that might have made a great sales list.

What other book might you compare Checkmate to and why?

good dialogue and good story...reader just took away from the witty lines. book 3 is by another reader, which I will try first since I purchased all on sale at once.

What didn’t you like about Fran Jules’s performance?

She read it like licking stamps. what a waste.

Any additional comments?

Please audible, if you are getting bad reviews on readers, please do not keep changing their names, UNLESS you know they are getting better.

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- Karen "Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios