Sunday, March 3, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Rule (Rule #1) by Jay Crownover

Goodreads description:

I had loved Rule Archer since the first moment I ever laid eyes on him. He was everything I shouldn't want and the only person I went out of my way to not try and please. He only saw me as a brat, and an entitled, stuck up princess but worse than that all he saw when he looked at me was his deceased twin's girl. It broke my heart because as much as I had loved Remy Archer there was never anything romantic between us and no matter how hard I tried to convince myself that loving Rule was a terrible idea, my poor heart just wouldn't listen. We tolerated each other, barely and had forged an uneasy alliance until one night I had too much to drink and changed the way we were forever. Suddenly life long secrets were no longer hidden and the one thing I always wanted for myself seemed obtainable as long as I was willing to go through hell to hold onto it.

Shaw Landon was a class act and I had no idea what to do with her. She was tied to my family, tied to the person that was my other half so I tolerated her and her haughty attitude when I didn't have any other choice. What I didn't know was that a short skirt and too many cocktails on her birthday was going to change my outlook on her for the rest of my life. Some people thought I hid behind all my tattoos and piercings, that I tried to distance myself from my dead twin, Shaw saw through it all and wasn't scared of what was underneath. We weren't supposed to be together, weren't supposed to be anything but uncomfortable acquaintances but that all changed in the blink of an eye. Now I had to figure out just how a girl like her and a guy like me were supposed to be in love without destroying each other. Add in her custom made ex and two disapproving sets of parents and the whole situation sounded like it was more trouble then it was worth.

Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content, language and drinking

Mary's Review

I need to thank my Facebook friend, Marcia, for telling me about this book.  I have recently been falling for the tattoo bad-boy and Rule is THAT!!!!

Best part of the book: OMG!! The best part of this book is Rule and Shaw!! Seriously!! Shaw grew up with Rule's family and she has always been in love with him, but he had his own plans in life.  Shaw was on track to be a wealthy doctor because her family is wealthy and they need to keep it that way.  Rule is making a name of his own, as a tattoo artist.  Well, one thing leads to another and Rule begin to see Shaw in a different light.  The issue is that Shaw AND Rule have so many issues underneath the surface.  That is what makes this such a great story.  Both of their stories made me tear up and I felt so bad for them.  I just wanted them to have a happy ending and I was not sure that it was going to happen....

Not so great about the book:  There were a few parts that kind of dragged on but Jay Crownover made up for it.  This is a great book!!

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  1. ~HUGS~ I feel so Special for the lil' shoutout so Thanks!! I'm so Happy you liked it and YAY! I told ya you would ;) Great Review!!

  2. It's one of those books that you don't want to quit reading! Will read it again probably a few times.