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Perfection by R.L. Mathewson Review

Title: Perfection

Author: R.L. Mathewson

First published August 26, 2011

247 pages, ebook

ISBN: 9780983212553

Rating: 4.13


In Heather Anastasiu’s gripping novel Override, Zoe’s newfound freedom is only the beginning of her struggles. With the Chancellor still determined to capture and kill her, Zoe and Adrien seek refuge at the Foundation, an academy for teen glitchers training to join the Resistance.

Alongside her new team of superhuman fighters, Zoe risks everything to rescue others from the Chancellor’s grasp. However, as they face challenges at every turn and Adrien grows increasingly distant and tormented, Zoe’s team discovers that their greatest threat may be hiding in plain sight.

Will they be able to overcome betrayal and distrust to save themselves and others from the Chancellor’s control? Find out in this thrilling page-turner.

About the Author

R.L. Mathewson, an author who has been featured on the New York Times Bestseller list, hails from Massachusetts. Her writing is known for its humor, wit, and relatable characters.

She has published multiple series in the paranormal and contemporary romance genres, including the popular Neighbor from Hell series.

As a child, R.L. Mathewson was a shy bookworm. After finishing high school, she held various jobs such as a bellhop, fast food cook, and museum worker.

Eventually, she took an EMT course which helped her overcome her shyness while leaving her with both fond and disturbing memories that occasionally make their way into her writing.

Currently, R.L. Mathewson is a single mother raising two children who keep her busy. She admits to having a romance novel addiction as well as a love for hot chocolate, and on a perfect day, she indulges in both.

In the upcoming year, R.L. Mathewson will be releasing several new books, including Devastated, the first novel in the Anger Management series, Tall, Dark & Furious, the sixth installment of the Pyte/Sentinel series, and Irresistible, the highly-anticipated addition to the Neighbor from Hell series. She will also be publishing numerous other books throughout the year in various genres, including paranormal, contemporary, and young adult fiction.

Editoral Review

Perfection by R.L. Mathewson is a contemporary romance novel that was first published on August 26, 2011. Mathewson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, known for her unique blend of humor, romance, and steamy scenes.

Perfection is a delightful addition to her collection, with its charming characters, witty dialogue, and engaging plot. The story follows the lives of two neighbors, Zoe and Trevor, who start off as adversaries but soon find themselves falling for each other.

Zoe is a hardworking baker who values her independence and refuses to settle for less than perfection. Trevor is a successful businessman who is used to getting what he wants but finds himself drawn to Zoe’s fiesty personality.

As they navigate their way through their growing attraction to each other, they must also deal with external conflicts such as jealous exes, family drama, and communication barriers. Mathewson’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, with a healthy dose of humor and steamy scenes.

She is able to capture the nuances of human relationships and the struggles that come with them, making the characters relatable and endearing. Her attention to detail in describing the small town setting of the novel adds to the cozy atmosphere of the book.

One of the strengths of Perfection is the development of the characters. Zoe and Trevor are complex individuals with flaws and vulnerabilities, making their relationship all the more realistic.

The supporting cast of characters, including Zoe’s friends and Trevor’s family, add depth and humor to the story. However, one weakness of the novel is the occasional predictability of the plot.

There are some cliched moments that may be familiar to readers of the romance genre. Additionally, some readers may find the explicit language and sexual content too much for their tastes.

Overall, Perfection is a delightful read for those who enjoy lighthearted, contemporary romance novels. Mathewson skillfully weaves together humor, romance, and steamy scenes, making for an enjoyable, feel-good read.

Fans of the author’s previous works will not be disappointed. I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars, based on its strengths in character development and writing style, and its occasional weakness in plot predictability.