Monday, January 16, 2017

REVIEW: "The Rule Maker" by Jennifer Blackwood (Contemporary Romance)

by Jennifer Blackwood

Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Embrace)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 16th 2017

Series: The Rule Breaker, #2
Standalone: Yes

Other Books by Jennifer Blackwood

Rule Breakers #1 Goodreads



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Description from Publisher:
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.
My Rating:
Heat Rating:

My Musings:
From the very beginning of this, I knew that I would really enjoy it. I read The Rule Book last year and liked that one, and Zoey was as fun as I had hoped she would be in her own book. She was a blast and between the predicaments she wound up in and the wit of both her and Ryder, I found myself cracking up or smirking for quite a bit of this. (As someone with hair past her waist, I am still cringing at the goat scene!). I loved all the crazy things that happened to these two!

Zoey hooked up with a client's brother a few months before and found a cold and empty bed when she awoke the next morning, which disappointed, hurt, and angered her. Especially after Ryder had rocked her world and raised the bar on her bedroom expectations.

Then, she finds herself stuck working with him. She is stubborn and ethical and needs to ignore how much she wants a repeat. Which becomes harder and harder when Ryder decides he does too.

Ryder was the perfect male lead, a bit bumbling, but sweet and funny and stubborn. I really enjoyed his character and how he handled Zoey (and was handled by her. Now get that mind out of the gutter as I don't mean that literally. At least, not really.)

The drama was believable and low key, and I liked what it added and how not melodramatic it was. Things wrapped up a bit quickly though, which sort of left my head spinning a bit, but still left me satisfied.

Overall, a really a fun rom com!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. She is the author of The Drexler University series, the Rule Breaker series (May 2016 and Jan 2017) and an upcoming Brazen series (July 2016 and early 2017).
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