Review: The Game Plan by R.L. Mathewson
Release Date: 12/27/2014
Series: Neighbor from Hell #5
R.L. Mathewson's A Neighbor from Hell Series is without a doubt a great series. The Game Plan is the fifth book in the series, and while each installment could be read as an individual book, they are much more fun to read together and in order. Seeing that it is one of my favorite series, Mathewson has a lot to live up to with each new book.
I was a little nervous about reading The Game Plan due to some slightly negative reviews, and while I do believe that this was not the best book in the series (that would be Perfection), I still think you can say to hell (that's a pun...get it?) with those negative reviews! Yes, it felt like there were some missed opportunities with certain scenes, but it's still everything a Bradford book should to be.
The Game Plan follows the relationship between Danny Bradford, a badass ex-marine with a heart of gold (welcome to cliche-ville), and Tinkerbelle (a.k.a Jodi), a sprite of a woman with a temper that rivals most. I mean, anyone dealing with Tinkerbelle's bad and hilarious reaction to medication would have to have a heart of gold and the patience of a saint, and anyone dealing with a hoard of often hungry Bradfords needs to be able to stick it to them when it matters, so I would say that these two characters are well matched.
Some find that Jodi's bad reaction to medication is repetitive, but I didn't find that to be the case. Yes, it happens 3 or 4 times, but each time is special because each time, a different Bradford man is visiting Danny. You can't help but smile or laugh when these grown men are terrified of little Jodi, who is disoriented and intoxicated and wanting to go to work naked or go swimming! So this repetitive instance is something that I think most people can look past.
Pick it up, download it, whatever your thing is--do it! Sometimes you just need to laugh, and you will surely do that with this book. If the preview at the end is any indication, we have a lot more fun to look forward to with the Bradfords!