Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA/NA/College (18+), Bad Boy.
Publication: December 2012
Length: 327 Pages
Okay, let me start by saying that I really liked this book. I am not positive if Rule was Jay Crownover first book, but I could not find anything else by her. All I can say is that she has a new fan and that is me.
I was getting a little frustrated and losing hope that I would not find another good, hot bad-boy with tattoos meets sweet cute girl love story. Well this book brought me out of that drought because I loved it.
These are of course my favorite type of YA/NA stories. Bad boy meets good girl. Bad boy has issues as does the good girl, but they start a relationship with a lot of baggage and other drama. Rule, the bad boy, is a male slut. He is angsty and moody. Shaw Landon is a beautiful, smart, good girl who happens to love Rule even though Rule has no idea. Rule and Shaw have known each other since they were 14 years old. Rule is estranged from his parents after his brother died in an accident 3 years ago.
Every Sunday morning, Shaw picks up Rule and drives him to his parents’ house for brunch only to find Rule with a different girl naked with him in bed. Shaw has not become immune to seeing Rule with those girls. Shaw just keeps her feelings for Rule a secret, because she knows that he does not share the same feelings that she has for him.
This book had me yelling and frustrated with Rule and yet I could not stop reading. The story has you sucked in at page one. It does not drag. Even with the grammar and editing issues, I really enjoyed this book. The romance was steamy, their relationship was hot and I loved all the characters.
- Did I skim? No.
- Did I feel connected to the characters? Yes.
- Do I recommend? Yes.
- Will I reread? Yes.
- Pace of the story: Good
- Will I read the sequel? Yes. I cannot wait to read Jet’s story.
- Positives: I liked that the author had one of the obvious angsty issues happen early on in the story. I hate when the author leaves the obvious conflict for the last 20%. In Rule, the main characters deal with the obvious conflict in the first half and then the characters deal with another conflict that I did not see coming later on, which made the story all the more interesting.
- Negatives: Grammar and editing. The Kindle book edition I had said the editing problems were corrected, but I still saw a lot of misspelled words and grammar issues. However, once I got passed it, I really enjoyed the story. I think Jay Crownover is a very talented writer and I like her writing style.
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