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Rules of Harte (Harte #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  831 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
Eva doesn't want him, but she needs him. Julian doesn't need anyone, but he wants her.

Evangeline Andrews is sassy and feisty, or at least she was – before; before she left New Jersey. She’s a different person in Dublin, and she’s trying hard to be normal here. But the office bitch, her nymphomaniac best friend, and the nice-guy-she’s-just-not-sure-about all threaten to com
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published May 26th 2014
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Feb 16, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review

Read my full review at Sinfully Sexy .

3.5 “Games, Games, Games” Stars

Julian: So you like to play games?

Eva shook her head. She hated games. Games made her nervous.

Julian: Let’s play then, shall we?


Rules of Harte is book one in Brooke Harris’ Harte Series. I must say that this was an impressive debut novel that had me engrossed right from the start. One enigmatic and secretive man out to play games with a shy and reserved woman. Our timid heroine is an unlikely candidate but who will be
Lisa Jayne
Feb 05, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it really liked it


Well hello there Brooke Harris, I think I've just gone and found myself a fabulous debut author. One mysterious anti-hero, one broken, shy heroine and lots of; 'what am I reading' in between. One thing I can say for certain is I'm already desperado for book two. Here are my 'Rules of Harte' bookish thoughts ...

What's it all about?

"Evangeline Andrews doesn't want him, but she needs him. Julian Harte doesn't need anyone, but he wants her."

Eva is a shy, unassuming twenty something
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Feb 17, 2014 ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-review
4, Maybe 4.5 Stars... The more I write down my thoughts the more I fall in love.....**I've a feeling my affection will grow and grow for this series....**

Wildest fantasy, most amazing daydream.

"Why do you do this?
"Because I can."

Rules of Harte is a super, sexy, erotic read about losing your inhibitions, living in the moment and being a stronger person. It has a cast of fabulous characters led by our hero and heroine, Julian and Eva. As soon as I saw the word escort in the blurb, I knew I had
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
**2 Confused Stars**

First off, let me say that the book blurb really doesn't fit what this story is about. And even after finishing the book, I'm not sure that I would know how to explain what it's about??

Let's start with my biggest hurdle....Eva. I just did not understand her. Not her personality, not her actions, not her mannerisms.....nothing. Her personality came off as, quite frankly, bipolar. One minute she was introverted, shy, timid, reserved and the next she's fiery, aggressive, loud a
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Feb 12, 2014 Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 "Let's Play" Stars
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This book was so surprising!! I started reading and found that I finished it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down!! The story unfolded and I just had to know more and more. I must say that the story was predictable but in a fabulous way. It was very well written, it was intriguing, sad, steamy, sweet, romantic and super hot.

Eva is a lonely American girl living in Dublin. She just blends in at the office. She really doesn't have a lot of friends. Her boss is a mysterious man,
 ♥  Barb ♥
4.5 Julian stars

An orgasm was the first step up the ladder. A double meant promotion.

~ARC provided in exchange for an honest review~

When I first started this book...i'll be honest...I didn't know what to expect....but once I met sexy, millionaire businessman Julian... yep i fell hook, line and sinker. This book has it, humor, sex, love, mystery, more sex....and i really really enjoyed it. Only had to change my undies twice...*wink*
Can't wait for more from this author....Thanks Brook
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Rules of Harte (Harte #1)
Author – Brooke Harris
Publication Date – January 12, 2014
Type – Part of Series
Genre –Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

I have mixed feelings on this one….on one side – I loved this hot – steamy read….but then on the other hand – I had a hard time believing Eva would be so naïve and gullible along with an office not screaming SEXUAL HARASSMENT!

Now in a fantasy world…this would be the most spectacular read
2.5-3 Confused but steamy stars

Well..this one's going to be hard to review because, honestly, I was confused a lot.. like, really a lot. Was it just me? Possibly.. I really tried with this one. The characters were "almost" likable, but I really don't feel like there was enough character development done to get an idea of who Julian and Eva really were....

We know Eva had pretty troublesome past but there was only one scene that let us know what happened to her to make her the semi closed off per
Apr 26, 2014 ✿ rated it really liked it

One naïve foreigner looking to restart a future in a foreign country.
+ One wealthy escort with a dark and mysterious secrets.
description ONE mandatory masquerade ball that will change everything.

Will Evangeline Andrews be the belle of the ball? Or will the ball drop when all the masks come off?



My thoughts: What an awesome book filled with secrets, intrigue, and suspense!! I had no idea where the author was going to take the plot but it all turned out to be to the books benefit.

I swear, Julian Harte was one
Mar 22, 2014 Debra rated it liked it

3.5 stars!

Review to come x

**Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
ARC kindly offered by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 ‘Libertia Supra Omnis Stars

Eva has moved from New Jersey to Dublin, a fresh start and a chance to escape a past she has never dealt with. But even after a year she remains invisible to those around her. When she gets her invite to the masquerade ball, the elaborate affair her boss puts on each year, she suddenly finds herself in need of an escort.

Julian Harte has wealth and power. He also likes to render his services to women
4 Hot Harte Stars!!!

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"You're looking for a fairy-tale, Evangeline. I'm not Prince Charming. I've told you that."

Well then! What happens when an innocently shy girl gets caught in a game of seduction? Hot escort meets awkward, Bridget Jones type, geeky girl who just needs a hot date for her big upcoming office party. Seems innocent enough…right? Yeah…NO! This ain't your basic escort romance! This book caught me by surprise, as it starts out more on the lighthearted and comical side but then evo
Ivy Deluca
Feb 02, 2015 Ivy Deluca rated it did not like it
29% in and I just...can't.

I got this as a Kindle Unlimited rental and I didn't realize that it's

a) a cliffhanger serial(which I loathe) and
b) there's involvement of the hero with other women (or it definitely seems like it, as the narrative is a bit jumbled) and that's a major turnoff for me.

The "mystery" of who Julian is - it's not a mystery, it's very clear. Eva isn't a compelling heroine. She keeps being described as a strong woman but you telling me isn't the same as showing me. About the
** Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review**

3-3.5 Game On Stars

Rules of Harte

Rules of Harte follows Evangeline Andrews, a shy 27 year old American living in Dublin. Always following the rules and keeping her head down, she lives a simple 9 to 5 job. That all changes, when she engages on a website looking for an escort to accompany her to a job event. In a series of chats with the escort, Julian Harte challenges Eva to step outside the box and let go of her inhibitions. Julian awakens Eva’s
Brooke Harris
Dec 06, 2014 Brooke Harris rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Feel a bit bleugh reviewing my own book but here goes...

Rules of Harte is filthy; it's the type of book my mother will never know I've written. And, I will continue to bribe my sister to keep quiet about it for as long as I have to :)

Julian is an enigma, he goes out of his way to be. The only thing for certain about him is he's addicted to Evangeline Andrews, and for the first time in a very bloody long time, he puts what someone else needs above what he wants (and that's about as much as his ch
Feb 22, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it
Really good. Felt Eva was a little too whiny sometimes, but hope the next book gives a better picture of her history.
Reanell Tisdale
Feb 23, 2014 Reanell Tisdale rated it it was amazing
5 !!

How do I express the love I have for this book? When I signed up for the tour, I didn't even read the synopsis. I went in totally blind and sometimes this is the best way to go into a book. So I started reading Rules of Harte and right away I was hooked.

We are introduced to Evangeline Andrews as she gets an invitation to a work party. Eva doesn't think too much of it though, so she rushes off to a meeting. During the meeting Mia(the office bitch) calls her out as being new. Eva is very socia
Feb 17, 2014 Laci rated it really liked it
Now I have to wait for book two. You are killing me.
Mara De Guzman
Jun 09, 2014 Mara De Guzman rated it really liked it
3.5 Harte Stars!
Copy provided by Ms. Brooke Harris in exchange of an honest review

An awkward, timid and mostly ignored young woman, that is who Evangeline “Eva” Andrews is. She doesn’t have any friends and her lovelife is also non-existent. She hates her co-worker, Mia, and their boss, the mysterious Mr. Doe, gives her the creeps yet intrigues her at the same time. When a masquerade ball for their company was announced, she was borderline panicking. With no friends and date for the ball, Eva is
2.5-3 stars

I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I figured out the mystery of Julian pretty early, and I wished it wouldn't have been what I thought.

The heroine seemed a bit like a pushover, and wasn't really upset with the stuff that mattered. I couldn't get a good read on her or Julian.

I'm not sure if I'll finish this series because I was not a fan of what went on before everything came to a head. The writing was good, but the story was so confusing at times.
Lady E
Dec 10, 2014 Lady E rated it it was ok
Won't be reading the rest of these books. not my cup of tea.
Feb 19, 2014 Nikki rated it it was amazing
ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest Review

This book is a wild ride, it is going to take you up down, twist you inside out. It is not emotional ride though; I did not find that I needed tissues, unless it was to wipe the drool from my mouth. The story starts off fast paced and has a ton of twists and turns, I think you will see them coming and understand them but why the female lead Evangeline did not.

Plain Jane, always unnoticed, that is how Eva lives her life. She feels inadequate and not very
3 'Masked' Stars

First off, this book loses an entire star due to it being in dire need of editing. I don't understand why you wouldn't release a polished manuscript. Such a shame.

Secondly, I am a stickler for all the little details, like how a hand or a body gets from point A to B. I want to be able to visualize every movement or I get stuck. This ties in with my first comment, because a good editor would pick up on these moments.

All that aside, I really enjoyed this story. Especially Julian who
Mar 10, 2014 BooksandBeyondFiftyShades rated it it was amazing
Brooke Harris
What a ride! A guess who thriller from the beginning, Rules of Harte, sucks you in and MAKES you turn the page to find out what or who will happen next!

Evangeline Andrews has been passed over her whole life. A happy home, men, fashion all eludes her. She's run away from New Jersey to find sanctuary in Dublin.

The company social event of the year is looming. Everyone who's anyone in the office will be at the masquerade ball. Eva has been invited, well, instructed to att
May 27, 2014 Brit rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
ARC provided for my blog by the author for an honest review


I tried so hard to get into this book but I was so confused to the point were I was skimming throughout the book. It had major potential. The characters were likable in away but I didn't relate.
Maybe because I wanted to know more about Eva's past.
Also the characters traits were everywhere.

I had a hard time rating this one. at one hand I liked it the other hand I couldn't

but that was mostly due to some terminology

- Boy milk -
- Wet
Dec 31, 2014 Faz rated it really liked it
3.5 Im so bloody confused stars!!!
It all started with a game but what a confusing game it was.
Im really lost for words on this book seriously. I'm not sure if I want to read book two seeing how this book has me confused... However knowing my brain I might just take a break to read book two later on.
Page Turning Book Junkie
Feb 28, 2014 Page Turning Book Junkie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC provided for honest review* Rules of Harte blog Tour! For your next fix:

4 out of 5 I Wonna Play with Julian Harte, Scorching Hot Stars!

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Yum...mysterious businessman, sex god, who loves to play games! What more can you ask for? Welcome to the ultimate game of the heart...indeed! This book had me reading until 3:00 a.m. without a second thought. The storyline was intriguing and Julian Harte was a tasty treat wrapped in a suit. Julian didn't only plays g
Kat DM
Jun 11, 2014 Kat DM rated it it was amazing
Brooke Harris
Rules of Harte
book #1 of Harte
***4.5 Julian stars***

**gifted by author in exchanged for an honest review**

Evangeline Andrews doesn't take anything from no one. She doesn't let people walk all over her. She's very independent, but naive, when it comes to her sex life. When she moved to Dublin, she's a total different person and wants to be like everyone else, normal, pretend that her unforgettable past didn't happen. She has this wall built around her because of what happened was so
My Secret Book Spot
Apr 29, 2014 My Secret Book Spot rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Rules of Harte (Harte, #1) by Brooke Harris
4 out of 5 Stars

Hellaciously hot!! When Eva moves to Ireland to take a job, she never expects the office politics to be the one thing she can't figure out. Motivated and extremely well suited, she can't seem to get ahead until the boss calls her upstairs and requires her attendance at a masquerade ball. However, the dark lit office, his hidden face, and the feeling that she's being tested the entire time he's talking leads her to believe this is more th
Georgia Mourikis
Feb 28, 2014 Georgia Mourikis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, contemporary, arc
Stories and Swag
To say I loved this book is an understatement. Not really knowing what the book was about by the title I was hooked by the end of the first chapter. Eva “Evangeline” Andrews is your typical mousy, plain quiet girl who happens to be a lot stronger from within than she realizes. She lets the past rule her present and she has had enough. Three men complicate her life: her boss Mr. John Doe, a fellow colleague Nathan and her not so hired escort Julian Harte. All of these men push Eva
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USA Today bestselling author Brooke Harris is a self diagnosed romance addict. Realising at the age of seven that being a real person and not a cartoon character may prove a hindrance when applying for a role as a Disney Princess she decided to create her own stories.
As a grown up Brooke tried swapping the heels and tiaras in her stories for sex and revenge and published her first book, Rules of
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