Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rule by Jay Crownover

"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." (Description from

When friends ask about what book to read next and I know that they love their bad boy romances, I recommend this by saying, "Hot bad boy with tattoos and interesting piercings." But the story goes farther than the bad boy, tattoo guy becoming reformed for smart girl.

The heart of this story is a family broken in so many different ways. From loss, from hurt, from lies and Shaw is the glue that holds them together. When she makes a stand for Rule, you see how they fall apart and how they are slowly put back together. It's also a love story, a beautiful, twisted one that was enjoyable to read and watch grow, mistakes and all. When Rule did get his act together it was amazing to watch how protective he was of Shaw and what he was willing to do for her.

I found Jay Crownover on Amazon when she was an Indie author and before the NY Best Seller happened. I have loved reading Crownover the last three stories that she has written about her Marked Men. There's no formula to it that you sometimes find in books. Love meet, gets together fights and then ends up together. Yes, the books offer the HEA that I want at the end of the story but from start to finish, each story is of its own. I also love being able to read and see more of the characters I have become invested in. 

Rule is the first book in the Marked Men series. Jet is next which features Ayden (Shaw's friend) and Jet (Rule's friend. Then Rome (Rule's brother) is the third book which I'm currently reading and LOVING! The fourth book will be about Nash....can't wait for that one. I plan to review Rome once I'm done reading it!

Our library has all three books so make sure to check your local library for a copy. You can also find Crownover through Amazon, B&N, and read more about her and her books on

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