Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Title: Rule
by Jay Crownover
Series: Marked Men #1
Published by HarperCollins on October 22, 2013
Genres: contemporary, new adult, romance
Pages: 435
Format: eBook

Sometimes opposites don’t just attract – they catch fire and burn the city down

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want – and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess – and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw – even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love…or each other.

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Apparently I wanted to read this book so bad that I bought it twice :::facepalm::: Yes, that happened. I bought the indie version back in April so when I went to buy it again in November, Amazon didn’t notify me that I was buying it again. I really need to get in the habit of reading books when I buy them. Such a foreign concept for me LOL. Anywhooooo….So I was jumping up and down that I was finally being introduced to the badassness that is Rule. Oh, Rule….how I would swoon at his feet. One word: TATTOOS. I’ve been on this contemporary romance kick lately…I just can’t seem to get it out of my head. They’re so easy to breeze right through and just satisfying enough. This also proved true for Rule with one big problem…predictability. I called everything before it happened. Usually I’ll sit there just whining and complaining but there was more to it than that. My biggest gripe with romance is how a female falls deeply in love with said bad boy but you see absolutely no reason they would beside the fact that they are sex on a stick. That didn’t happen here! Do you see me jumping up down with glee?!

There was history between these two. They’ve know each other since they were in high school so they aren’t strangers. Shaw has been holding a torch for Rule since she first laid eyes on him at 14. So I’m sitting here like, okay…this could be good. AND IT WAS!!!! Instead of skipping over the details, I was handed their story on a silver platter! I got to see them fall for each other….WHY they fell for each other….not just “oh he’s hot and I love him for no apparent reason.” There’s depth there that I don’t normally see from a contemporary romance. I’m almost giddy about it. That right there sold the story for me. I kept thinking it was going to be too long, helloooo 435 pages, who’s got time for that kinda commitment? It was worth it. oOh boy was it so worth it. Hot and steamy!! I was left drooling on more than one occasion. That’s all I have to say lol. I wasn’t even going to write a review since I’m burnt out but there you have it. Go read it.

Jay Crownover is the bestselling author of Rule. Like the characters in her Marked Men series, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.  
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