Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Rule by Jay Crownover

ARC Received for review
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper (24 Oct 2013)
ISBN-10: 0007536291
ISBN-13: 978-0007536290
Marked Men #1

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters 

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess—and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw—even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

Cover: A pretty decent, relevant cover with a cover model that could maybe just pass as Rule Archer.
As you know, I've been really enjoying the New Adult genre.  And this is one that has popped up a fair bit on Goodreads, so I knew I wanted to check it out.  Bad boy.  Good girl.  Tattoos.  Yeah I so needed to read this.

Shaw and Rule don't see eye to eye.  She drags him to lunch at his parents every Sunday.  She became part of their family when Remy (Rule's twin) brought her home one day when she was 14.
Everyone thought they were a couple, but they never were.  She fell in love with Rule the moment she saw him.  But he's always been oblivious.
Until one night when he sees Shaw looking completely different...
Ahhh.  I loved this book.  It's really hard to write a review, because I just feel like raving. 
This is my first book by Jay Crownover- but it definitely won't be my last.  I'm excited to continue this series.
I loved Rule and Shaw together.  Their chemistry was fantastic- and you just wanted everything to work out for them.  You know I'm a self confessed romance addict- and so I fell head over heels for this one.  It wasn't a typical hearts-and-flowers-romance, but it was raw, and it worked.
I felt the threat element with Shaw's ex could have been built on a little more.  It felt a tad anti-climatic.
If you love your bad boys, you're going to want to check this one out!
4.5/5 stars.

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