THE RULE MAKER
by Jennifer Blackwood
The “Hot Billionaire” trend is not fading, and I do have to admit that I like them, but when they get formulaic they do tend to chafe and get repetitive. The Rule Maker was as formulaic as they get. Insert romantic part here, insert quirky scene here. I did find some of the interactions quite entertaining but the overall feel of a cookie-cutter billionaire romance had me losing interest once they hooked up.
Zoey is a motivated interior designer who wants to dominate the industry. A returning client is a sure way to shine, except her client sends his hot brother, snowboarder Ryder Covington. The hot brother that she had a one night stand with in the past. Since her number 1 rule is not to sleep with the client she’s already broken it. But, since Ryder’s rule is to not have sex with a girl more than once (the typical lech hero rule) his renewed attraction to Zoey is also breaking rules. Hence the title. It was cute. I have to give the book that much.
There were some good scenes in which I laughed out loud. There was a scene with a goat in an Uber – which seemed rather unrealistic, but hilarious. I also thought it was cute that he called her Flash because of her underwear, spawned from a very typical contemporary romance quirky heroine/hero reintroduction scene. She tripped and got caught somehow which had her underwear in view when he walked in. Funny, but typical.
Overall, the narration by Kendall Harper, Ray Irwin and produced by Random House Audio was top-notch and made this book worth the “listen” if you are looking for this genre. I like the dual narration and Ray’s voice is quite sexy. So, while the book was okay, the narration made it better. A mediocre audiobook if you are looking for a hot billionaire book…
“Awe, Flash,”….”you almost burnt down half your kitchen for me.”
The Rule Maker by Jennifer BlackwoodSeries: The Rule Breakers, #2
Narrator: Kendall Harper, Ray Irwin
Published by Entangled Publishing (Embrace) on January 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Billionaire, Contemporary, Romance
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.
This adult, contemporary, office romance, novel might be a good choice if you’ve read and loved the following books:
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