Subscribe to the Newsletter

For free exclusive downloads, the latest updates, giveaways, and more...


The Project

From New York Time’s bestselling author of the Neighbor from Hell series comes a heartwarming romantic comedy about the only thing that matters when you’re about to lose everything that you’ve ever wanted. 

The one person that you can’t live without.

She should probably mention that she had no idea what she was doing, but since that would probably result in her new boss, Devyn MacGregor, CEO of Carta Hotels and the incredibly handsome man that didn’t look like he knew how to smile, firing her, Andi Dawson decided that it would be in her best interest to keep that fact to herself. After years of doing a job that had slowly destroyed her will to live, she needed a change, something different, something that gave her a clue about what she was supposed to do with her life, but more importantly, she needed to figure out how she was supposed to keep a secret that could destroy the only thing that mattered to her.

Just. One. More. Time.

Devyn was so close to having everything that he’d ever wanted when everything suddenly went to hell. He should have seen this coming, should have stayed focused, and he really should stop thinking about the small woman that he should probably fire. He had four months to fix this and he had no idea how he was going to do it, but he knew that he was about to make the biggest mistake of his life.  

Available at Amazon for $2.99 or Kindle Unlimited

Reviews for The Project

Very enjoyable! Fast talking, smart characters and an office romance to top off all that goodness! The story kept me entertained as I giggled and laughed at these two. I am impressed at how smart Andi is and what she can do and how this also shows the troubles this has brought her.
There is one thing in here that made my heart just go pitter patter and I could not help but put my hand over my mouth saying AWE! On the other hand..ALL the BACON eating drove me crazy!! It made me want to eat it!!!
I did listen to this on audio. Janelle Tedesco is the narrator. She is new to me and I feel she did an awesome job. Her tones and voices were well done and I would live to listen to her again.

­–Lisa X

I enjoy this author’s characters and stories. This one had me hanging on to every page trying to figure out who was the culprit in embezzling from this company. Andi applies for a position in this corporate hotel chain and to her surprise becomes the personal assistant to the CEO, Devyn. I loved the banter between these two throughout the story. Working together, a bind is formed and a line is crossed that neither was expecting while trying to figure out who’s behind the mess the company has.
An enjoyable story to get lost in.

–Jessie Llewellyn

What a beautiful story !!! I am in love with Devyn and Andi ‘s story. She is an amazing heroine all sweetness, smartness and brain. Devyn, Omg, what a great man. He felt so real through the pages. The chemistry between them, the love, the sensuality, the romance and the plot, all together, make a book worth reading and keep to re-read in the near future. Just beautiful!!!

–Love to read.

OMG I devoured this book. Plan for a smart, funny, and sexy read. This author is one of my favs and she stays true to her writing style with this unique tale. I love Andi and Devyn. The sarcastic, dry whit throughout this book has me shaking my head and snort laughing (don’t judge me, it couldn’t be helped).
This story has intrigue and a “who dun it” element that had me reading faster. Office romance storylines usually aren’t my cup of tea and I often give them a pass. Thank goodness I didn’t hear. Truthfully I should apologize though because using that description limits this book. It is so much more. Ugh it is worthy of more than five stars in my opinion.
Happy Reading Everyone! XOXO

–Cali Gal

Her writing is like being addicted to cat nip, once it’s there you can’t stop!
Every book she puts out just sucks you in!
I couldn’t put it down and would give the evil eye if the hubby even whispered my name begging for substance! He’s a grown man, he can figure out how to make food and leave me to enjoy my me time!
R. L. Mathewson’s will suck your heart and soul into her wonderfully funny, romantic, terrifying, and beautiful stories!
I absolutely love all her books and look forward to reading her next release!

–T.R. Sharp

I really enjoyed reading this book. I think I have a new favorite author. It’s not often that I finish a book and can’t think of one single thing that needed to be done differently. I highly recommend this one.

–Kindle Customer

If your a R. L. Mathewson fan you’re going to love this book, and if you haven’t yet read her work you need to start now. Once again her story invokes smiles and laughter while keeping a good pace with a storyline that keeps the readers interest through to the very end. The author definitely found her purpose when she began turning her imagination into stories readers can get lost in.


I always look forward to a R.L Mathewson book and this one has ONCE AGAIN: Delivered.
Hilarious dialogue, Eeyore addictions, and relatable characters are just a few things to look forward to. Saucy romance, Good triumphing over evil, and wholesome feelings are the rest of it.
Devyn and Andi’s story was a pure delight.

–Ayanna Day

The Project is another great read for her fans. Andi and Devyn are so sweet together. Every time I read a new one of her books, I want to go back and re-read them all. They’re like potato chips you can’t have just one!

–Kindle Customer

Well, this one was such a cute, fun read. I fell in love with Andi during her interview and stayed in love with her throughout her time with Devyn. And Devyn *sigh* he had a soft spot for the cute, not-qualified-for-the-job assistant who proves to be worth far more than the breakfast bacon sandwiches she couldn’t live without.
As the story progressed, Andi reminded me of my youngest son – her intense focus to the extreme, where she could lose track of time, and her gift with numbers. And Devyn, with his past and his mistake of trusting the wrong person, just made me want to hug him. Their love grew at a realistic pace. It wasn’t instant – the attraction was. And their chemistry was a simmer that intensified into a fiery smolder. I laughed at their banter. And at Andi’s ability to show up at the perfect time.
I wish I had more story for them after that HEA. Fab writing! Entertaining, witty, sweet, and a definite one-click story.

–A. Shades

  • 1 in series
  • Series:
  • Genre:
  • Type:
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 979-8-9850332-1-2
  • Length: 240
  • Cover Credit: Cover me Darling
  • Release Date: May 20, 2022

Print Excerpt

She should probably be concerned by the fact that the incredibly handsome man leaning back against the wall was still watching her every move, but at the moment, Andi couldn’t stop watching the woman screaming, “I’m not going back!” as she shoved the security guard trying to calm her down out of the way and-

“Miss Dawson?” came the politely murmured words that reluctantly drew Andi’s attention away from the woman that managed to take the guards standing in her way by surprise and glanced at the older woman waiting for her by the receptionist’s desk.

Maybe this was a bad idea, Andi absently thought as movement from her right had her glancing back and-

Definitely a bad idea, Andi decided, swallowing hard as she forced herself to look away from the woman now taking down a security guard with a headlock and reminded herself that she was here for a reason. She needed a change, Andi reminded herself as she plastered a polite smile on her face and stood up only to frown when the man that had been watching her since she sat down pushed away from the wall and moved to join them.

Curious, Andi watched as he approached the woman waiting for her and held out his hand for the resume in her hand. She opened her mouth to argue only to close it, clear her throat and paste a forced smile on her face as she handed Andi’s resume over with a softly murmured, “Of course.”

“Miss Dawson, if you’ll come with me?” he said absently as he glanced down at her resume while Andi couldn’t help but notice the pitying look the other woman was sending her. That couldn’t be good, Andi thought even as she followed the mystery man that commandeered her interview, curious to see where this was going.

“Why did you leave your last job, Miss Dawson?” he asked when they reached the elevator just as the doors slid open.

“There weren’t many opportunities for advancement,” Andi said, still wondering why she’d stayed as long as she had, especially when they-

“Do you cry easily?” he asked, not bothering to look up as he continued reading her resume.

“Not that I’m aware of?” she murmured, taking in the large man standing next to her from his neatly combed black hair, ocean blue eyes, and the firm set of his jaw and couldn’t help but wonder if he ever smiled.

“Do you know how to make coffee?” he murmured, glancing up at her.

“I know how to order coffee,” Andi assured him. When he stared at her, she cleared her throat and said, “If it’s okay with you, I would rather save the obligatory lies for something else.”

“You’re planning on lying to me?” he asked with a slight frown as he leaned back against the wall and considered her.

“Planning? No, but it’s expected at this point,” Andi said with a sad shake of her head.

“Is it?” he murmured, glancing back down at her resume.

“Yes,” Andi absently mumbled as she glanced at the buttons slowly lighting up and couldn’t help but wonder where they were going.

Nodding, he pointed at her resume and asked, “Which part did you lie about?”

“Running,” Andi said, wondering if it would be considered rude at this point to ask who he was. Probably, she thought, biting back a sigh.

“You don’t like running?” he asked, glancing back up at her.

“Not unless a homicidal clown is chasing me and then, I hope for the best,” Andi assured him with a solemn nod.

“Understandable,” he murmured as he considered her. “Did you lie about anything else besides your hobbies?”

“I may have left a few things out,” she admitted, knowing better than to tell him everything.

“Like?” he asked, throwing her a questioning look that she chose to ignore.

“Things that don’t pertain to this job,” Andi said, wondering if she would have been better off taking Uncle Shawn up on his offer to work at the school, but she would really rather avoid going that route if she could, knowing how it would end.

“That sounds ominous,” he murmured, looking thoughtful.

“It does, doesn’t it?” Andi said, really hoping that this wasn’t going to end like the last interview.

“Ever been arrested?” he asked, returning his focus to her resume.

“Does being detained at Disney for trying to kidnap Eeyore count?” Andi asked, deciding that whatever job that she was currently interviewing for was probably her best bet at the moment.

“Depends on how old you were when you did it.”

“Four,” she admitted, still regretting her decision to involve her brother.

“Sounds like you were ambitious,” he said as she took in his expensively tailored suit, perfect haircut, and freshly polished shoes and quickly determined that he was upper management. Maybe a V.P.? Andi thought, hoping that he didn’t work in the accounting department since that wouldn’t work for her.

“I was determined,” Andi assured him.

“Ever embezzled?” he asked, throwing her a questioning look.

“No, but I do have a bad habit of raiding supply closets,” she admitted with a helpless shrug, knowing that she probably should have kept that one to herself.

At his questioning look, she admitted, “I have a pen addiction.”

“I think I can handle that,” the man that still hadn’t told her what job she was interviewing for murmured. “Do you have a problem with long hours?”

“Will it involve running?” Andi asked, blinking up at him.

Lips twitching, he said, “No.”

“Then, I’m good,” Andi said, nodding as the elevator doors opened and a plump woman carrying a stack of folders joined them.

“Then I’ll see you tomorrow at seven,” he said with a nod, already walking off the elevator before his words had a chance to register and once they did, the doors were already closing behind him, leaving her standing there, frowning as the elevator slowly made its way back downstairs. She probably should have asked more questions, Andi thought, worrying her bottom lip between her teeth. She considered waiting until she was home to find out who her mystery man was, but…

“Excuse me, but do you know who the man that I was talking to is?” Andi asked, wondering what she would do if he worked in accounting. Probably not show up, Andi decided, feeling her shoulders slump as the thought of going through another interview had her biting back a groan.

“Mr. MacGregor? He’s the CEO of Carta Hotels,” the woman said with a polite smile.

“Oh…” Andi mumbled, unable to help but frown since that left her with more questions than answers.

“Why do you ask?” the woman absently asked, shifting her attention to the stack of folders in her arms.

“I think he just gave me a job,” Andi said only to frown when the other woman suddenly went still as she slowly looked up with a horrified expression on her face and said, “Oh, god, you poor thing.”



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.

Back to Top