The Rule Book by: Jennifer Blackwood Rule Breakers #1 Publication Date: May 9, 2016 Genre: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Entangled Embrace
Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide 1. Don’t call your hot boss the antichrist to his face. 2. Don’t stare at hot boss’s, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!) 3. Don’t get on the malicious first assistant’s bad side. 4. Don’t forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual. 5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog. 6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In. 7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed. 8. Don’t break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom. 9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom. 10. Never forget the rules.
There are as many reasons why I loved Jennifer Blackwood’s The Rule Book as there are rules made up within it. Even if I told you every single reason why I loved this book, I’m sure there are many more reasons why everyone should read it and fall in love with Blackwood’s story.
In The Rule Book, Blackwood gives us a super sassy, undeniably awkward girl with occasional word vomit in regards to her hot, tattooed, super OCD rulemaking boss. From elevator eating Betsey to antichrists and nutella covered Thors, Blackwood’s writing keep me entertained, amused, laughing out loud and in complete and utter fangirl over my first read by this author. Her characters Lainey and Brogan were real, charismatic, funny, flawed, and completely vulnerable which made me love them even more.
While everyone loves a good steamy read every once in awhile, I really enjoyed Blackwood’s take on a romance. She didn’t need to add the fluff of overdone sex scenes to still communicate the chemistry between Lainey and Brogan. Their passion was definitely voiced between the small gestures, the kisses and the angsty temptation of their story. While many will not agree with me, I felt Blackwood’s different path was worth taking and added to the slow burn of the characters romance.
In all honesty, I could continue to tell you all the many things about this book that I loved, but let’s be real and just go ahead and one click The Rule Book. I know if you are a lover of happily ever afters, romance, and hilarious leading ladies then this book is definitely one that you should one click! I mean rules are supposed to be broken right? Go ahead… Click it!