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The Rules of Engagement

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  13 reviews
For Better, For Worse, For Ever?The first look, the first touch, the first kiss… Is there anything better than the beginning of a new relationship? Not for Caitlyn March—self-confessed relationship junkie. Now she's sworn off "forever" for good. Three broken engagements make it clear that she—and her fickle heart—are not to be trusted….

Enter Dax Bainbridge—the most delicio...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lisa Kay
★★★★☆ I liked the H/h, especially that heroine was in the auto industry. Kind of a take on the Runaway Bride, but just a hint. Loved their first meeting...and their second. Interesting HP that is certainly in touch with today's mores and behavior. The whole "trying to be casual" in a relationship worked for me, when other authors can't pull this off. I almost gave this five stars; however, (view spoiler)...more
3.5 -4
Ally Blake's latest book is a fun light read.
The characters are well developed, the writing is sassy, the banter witty, the attraction is blazing, but the plot is missing something fundamental to be convincing.
H doesn't do commitment. h is a relationship junkie who has been engaged 3 times. Now all she is looking for is just casual. So when H wants to marry her all she feels is panic. And when H knows that she has been engaged 3 times he feels angry and kicks her out of his life. I cant f...more
Nicola Marsh
Another signature sparkly, sassy category romance from Ally Blake.

Loved the interaction between Dax and Caitlyn.

The type of book to curl up with at the end of a long day...guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Thoroughly enjoyed.
This was truly a delightful, sweet and touching read with a really yummy hero. Highly recommended for a light, fun read that is truly romantic.
Dec 01, 2012 Jo rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Caitlyn: "Believe me, I'm not hearing wedding bells this time."
Franny: "But have you heard bedsprings creaking?"

From this joke at the bottom of the first page I knew I was reading the best of Ally Blake. A thoroughly modern heroine, quirky yet pained, a delicious hero, and a HECK of a lot of sizzle.

Caitlyn has left a trail of broken engagements behind her and is looking to change her approach to men: nothing serious, only casual, as she figures out where she goes wrong. Which is just fine with D...more
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I REALLY enjoyed this story; it was full of wit, humor, sass and sizzling chemistry.

Caitlyn and Dax literally bump into each other one night at a club and the chemistry between the two is instantaneous.

Our girl Caitlyn has quite the ring collection; she is coming off yet another broken engagement of which now there are three. Caitlyn decides what she needs is an emotional Catharsis, some fun and frivolity as opposed to the whole love, emotion, feelings song and da...more
I was bored out of my mind reading this book. Seriously, bored out of my gourd.

The conflict, such as it is, features a commitment-phobe heroine who, after three broken engagements, decides to have "just a fling." She meets the hero, fling commences. Basically the book is all about them having "just a fling" until FINALLY in the last 30-odd pages or so he learns about her three failed engagements, which apparently upset him for reasons that I failed to grasp.

I was SO bored! Nothing happens in thi...more
I gave the book three stars because it was sexy in the right places and contained a lot of humour, which I enjoy almost as much as hot sex.

I gave it three stars in spite of the fact that there was little/no conflict. The only conflict was when Dax discovers that Caitlyn had three broken engagements. It was here that I pulled a face. Why was he so upset about this? When, exactly, did he plan to start discussing formally bringing their relationship to the next (exclusive) level and be more serious...more
Lenore Kosinski
3.5 stars -- Oh man this story had me so torn. On the one hand, I LOVED Dax and Kaitlin....their dialogue and banter seriously cracked me up. Together they were just so fabulous. So what's the other hand? I just couldn't get behind the way they got together and their issues in this book...I'm not sure why, it just didn't get my empathy vibes working. Something about the execution just didn't jibe for me....I wish I could explain it. So I guess I shall remain torn...ah well.
I would definitely read this author again and this was a well-told story, it just wasn't my particular cup of tea at this point in time.
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Category: Classic Romance
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Miniseries: It Starts with a Touch…
Category: Classic Romance
Jennifer Mcpherson
Totally garbage.. 188 page of boredom.. A waste of paper and ink..
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Australian writer Ally Blake is a redhead, a footy fan, a devotee of the language of Aaron Sorkin; she is addicted to stationery and M&Ms, weak in the face of Italians and firefighters, married to a spectacular and ever-patient man, mum to three beings of pure delight, and a firm believer in love, luck, and fairies.
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