I was discussing with Misty what books she needed to read next and she told me that she loved this book so much she even wrote a little something on Goodreads about it. 🙂 I, of course, take recommendations from my 2 best friends deadly serious and while I had the book on my kindle for a while I immediately started reading it that evening. I was not disappointed it was really good. It does remind me of a few other books I have read recently. Honestly though it is so good and while reading it you are not thinking of other books.
Rule by Jay Crownover
Blurb: I 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, as an entitled, stuck up princess but worse than that all he saw when he looked at me was his deceased twin brother’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. We 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 because 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 except 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 to me like it was more trouble then it was worth.
Rating: 4 Stars (I should note that Misty gave this book 5 Stars 🙂 )
Amanda: Really enjoyed this book! There were editing errors, misspelled words and a few confusing sentences were most noticeable, but really it wasn’t that big of a deal. The story was good enough to distract me from the distractions! I need to mention that I bought this book in January and I did not updated it before reading. I apologize for that as there may not be very many mistakes in the new edition. I will say that it did not lower my rating and I was not upset by them. I constantly find errors in my reviews, it happens! So the blurb is sufficiently long enough that I do not feel the need to provide a synopsis. First off I am not a fan of this cover but that is just me. The character development could have been better, at the beginning I remember thinking that I wished I new more than the random little bits she gave us, and the entire story wasn’t revealed until the very end. The secondary characters were kind of the same way, I liked them, they just didn’t have a good back story. I think that to provide more would have taken away from the plot progression so I am not too concerned by this point. It may even be that too many characters are involved so you do not spend much time with any one of them. The important characters are Shaw and Rule, and I loved them both. In the beginning Rule is a jerk/ slut but he never had a reason to not be. Shaw was basically a pushover and by the end they had adapted and became great people. Some crazy stuff happens in this book and I at times I was super angry with them both. This did contribute to the story and provided opportunity for growth of the characters. I keep distracting myself by thinking about the reasons I loved this book. So I am going to end this review by saying this is a must read and by giving you my list: hot tattooed and pierced bad boy, girl with family that expects her to be a certain way and she still forges her own path, they fall in love and have incredible sex (story of my life, I hope anyway 😉 ), the quote ” have you always been this awesome”, the nipple piercings, rule’s hair, and the drawing on her hand!
Misty: I love this book so much that I read it in a single day…at school…in between surgeries. I’m also fairly sure my group-mates thought I was crazy when I looked like I was going to cry and all I could say is that it was part of the book. But I did (almost cry that is) and it was great. This book=amazing and hit home in some odd ways. A book every single person should read.