Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't expect was the once in a lifetime opportunity that he offers her through an arrangement where they both benefit and no one is supposed to get hurt, but she should have known better because her luck has never been that good.
Like most Bradfords, Trevor has a soft spot for food, but that's about all. He leads a pretty straightforward life and likes to keep things simple and that includes his relationships. He wants the perfect woman and knows exactly what she'll be like. So when he discovers much to his horror that he's thinking about his frumpy little neighbor he decides the best way to get his head straight is by working her out of his system. He'll keep her around, but only until he finds perfection.
Perfection begins when Zoe has a horrible day that includes getting fired from her horrible job. Now she knows she can't pay for her bills or rent for her apartment. And to top it all of on her bad day she runs into her neighbor from hell and things just go down hill from there. Trevor never gave his next door neighbor any thought really until they day he insulted her and made her cry. Now he knows about her situation and decides to offer her a job. Once she starts working with him they sort of start a weird tentative friendship that turns into their "arrangement." And once their arrangement starts so do so many other things!
This was the second book in this series, and I must say it was okay. I liked it but not as much as I liked the first one. I really felt like Trevor was a major jerk who really didn't redeem himself until the last second my eyes. He was arrogant and very inconsiderate when it came to Zoe. But then again in some little ways he did show her that he cared, sort of. And I really liked Zoe. I thought she handled everything very well. I can not believe how it ended it just made the book a whole lot better!