Series: The Rule Breakers #2
Published by Entangled Publishing (Embrace) on January 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com
Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:
1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)
2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.
3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.
4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.
5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.
6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.
7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.
8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.
10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This Rule Maker is a fun, light-hearted second chance romance between Zoey Reynolds and her client’s brother, Ryder Covington. Unlike The Rule Book, this standalone novel was told in alternating POVs of the MCs. Plus, sexy timeeees!
Zoey and Ryder first met when Ryder’s brother, Jason, hired her for an interior decorating project. There’s spark between them, and their flirtation leads to an unforgettable romp in the sheets. Things end when Ryder leaves the day after without even saying goodbye. Zoey was hurt, but she’d forget him and move on.
Things were fine until Jason hired her again for a new project. Zoey knew she couldn’t reject it, because she knew a client such as Jason Covington would be beneficial for their firm and for her career. This time, she’ll follow the company rules: don’t sleep with the client. Especially now since an injured Ryder is representing Jason.
She has to go through this project without strangling and jumping Ryder; not an easy feat when the guy’s a smartass with a body wet dreams are made of.
I’ve fallen in love with Jennifer Blackwood’s writing style in The Rule Book, and I’m happy to have found that in this one, too. She has charming characters with amazing personalities, and the narration, dialogue, and sexual tension were on point. There’s a lot of foreplay and gradual build up between the characters that made it easy to feel attached to them. The story has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, plus all of that sexual tension in between.
If you’re looking for a light and fun second chance romance with a smart and sassy heroine, and a hot and charming hero, you might enjoy The Rule Maker. It certainly made me a happy, happy girl.
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