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Checkmate

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that is 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 had 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.

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“Honestly, I never thought Rory was that desperate,” Andrew said, grabbing his attention.

“What the hell are you talking about?” Connor demanded, tossing the empty water bottle in the barrel as he glared at his best friend.

“Well,” Andrew mused as he crossed his arms over his chest, “she hates you, she’s hot, and did I mention that she hates you?”

“She doesn’t hate me,” Connor said with a snort.

“Then what do you call it?” Andrew asked, grabbing a bottle of water for himself.

“Severely disliking me to the point that she’s actually considered doing me bodily harm?” he suggested, chuckling when his friend flipped him off.

“It makes me wonder why she’d agree to go out with you,” Andrew mused as he lightly tossed him another bottle of water.

Connor had to snort at that as he caught the bottle of water and opened it. “Because she’s desperately in love with me.”

Andrew simply shook his head as he said, “No, that’s why you’re with her.”

New York Times Bestselling author, R.L. Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. She’s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school, she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books.

Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two children that keep her on her toes. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day, she combines the two.

In 2019/2020, R.L. Mathewson will be publishing Devastated, the first Anger Management novel, Tall, Dark & Furious, the 6th installment to the Pyte/Sentinel series, Irresistible, the long anticipated novel for the Neighbor from Hell Series as well as many more books throughout the year, paranormals, contemporaries, and YAs.

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