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Rules of Entanglement

(Fighting for Love #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  11,944 ratings  ·  836 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She has seven rules. He has seven days to break them.

District Attorney Vanessa MacGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned—and it starts with the seven rules she’s laid out for her future. But as she’s organizing her best friend’s wedding in Hawa
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published March 31st 2013 by Entangled Publishing: Brazen
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Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

4 stars.****Review posted April 7, 2013

Oh my, this was fun! Gorgeous MMA fighter and passionate surfer dude meets….

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…DA 'princess'

"There a problem, princess?"
Princess? She gritted her teeth. (…)

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"Secondly," he said, interrupting her would-be rant as he dropped his amusement as easily as removing a mask, "contrary to your belief, I know exactly how to treat a woman. In every aspect."

"I don't use lines. I use compliments. And telling a woman something she already knows isn't a compliment. You
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it

4.5 Fun and Sexy Stars!Jax
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“I’d rather fight and lose than never step inside the cage.”

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Vanessa is an attorney taking a week off before her best friend Lucie’s wedding to help her out. Jax is an MMA fighter who happens to be Lucie’s brother. Vanessa has a set of rules, 7 of them to be exact.

7.Never take your responsibilities lightly
6.Never indulge in the poison of lies
5.Never let a fling last more than three days.
4.Never date a man who choses fists over words.
3.Never date a man who l

Omigawd! Straight to favs! *Widest grin on the planet* It was the best contemporary romance that I've read in a long time. With the most amazing hero ever!

Add a laid back MMA surfer who takes charge in the bedroom, a fiery heroine with emotional baggage, a faux-engagement, wedding planning and lounging in the Hawaiian sun, and you end up with a delicious, funny, romantic and hot romance. It had it all! Amazing hero, feisty heroine, awesome setting, great plot, smexy talking and a couple of gigg
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Apr 10, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Read with Smut Monday Club
I made it to 38% and could go no further. This is the type of book which a lot of people will love, but it doesn't work for me. Wanna know why? I'm thinking no, but I'm going to tell you anyway.

There were too many romance novel cliches for me to feel like I was reading something new or exciting.

~ The "oops, we got stuck sharing a room" incident.
~ A wedding is the reason for the couple to be at the same location.
~ The heroine has a "list of rules" that she lives by (at least this time it wasn'
• Lisa •
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict
4.5 MMA crush STARS

I'm in girly crush heaven with Gina L Maxwell's addictive books. After reading (and lusting over) Seducing Cinderella, I could not wait for the next in the series and let me tell you 'Rules of entanglement' was well worth the wait.

Where to start ... This sexy novel is jam packed with everything I could want to start the coveted Lisa book butterflies ~ Quirky enjoyable characters, HOT sexual encounters, witty one liners, tones of chemistry and that's not to mention the MMA drea
4 Cute Stars

Vanessa has a 7-Rule List to live by. She never breaks them. Breaking them would meant be too close of her past than she would ever want.
But now, her best-friend got sick one week before her destination wedding in Hawaii and she has to go there to settle all the wedding arrangements for her. And next to her is her best-friend’s older brother, Jax and an MMA fighter as well.
He feels immediately something for her and bends the truth a little telling her than in order for them to be a
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
"Never indulge in the poison of lies."

This book was so damn good. Matter of fact, I'm head over heals in love with this whole series. I can NOT wait for the next installment.

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"Do you have any idea what you do to me? Every time I look at you, I f*cking lose my mind."

The story begins with Vanessa arriving in Hawaii to help Lucie with her and Reid's wedding. Lucie can't be there due to illness so it's up to Vanessa to plan the whole thing. Problem is her ride is an hour late
Duchess Nicole
I wanted to love it. I enjoyed the first half a lot. The Hawaiian setting is one that I love, just because I'm such a Midwestern girl, anything remotely beach-y is a winner for me.

Short plot recap...Victoria goes to Hawaii to set up the details for her best friend's wedding. The best friend contracted food poisoning and can't do it herself. But her brother lives on the island, and meets Victoria at the hour later than he's supposed to. Jackson has already broken one of Victoria's s
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Cocky, Stubborn, Delicious, Mindful Stars * * * * */*

January…. First month of the year… time for fresh starts … time to make resolutions….
Well, my resolution was to start my reading with wonderfully, sexy men who fall for women who actually have brain matter.
To experience the igniting of the senses; all of them… my want to touch, taste, see, hear, speak, smell and feel… to wish the words and characters on the page were either me or people I would want to know.
And to indulge in these stories
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fighter, mma, series
Good one!!!

Sexy MMA fighter Jackson...

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Beautiful Attorney Vanessa (The Viper)

The Location....Hawaii..

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Jax is an MMA fighter that lives and trains in Hawaii.. he's not a local but has been there 10 years..his sister Lucie is marrying his best friend, former MMA fighter Reid (Couple from Seducing Cinderella) in a week on the island. Luce has HER best friend Vanessa going to the island ahead of her to meet with the wedding planner and get everything set up. It is Ja
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica and romance lovers (18+)
Welcome to the breathtaking world of Hawaii!  photo hawaii2_zps63600a3b.jpg surfing in hawaii

"Save a surfboard, ride a surfer."

This book made me wish i was a freaking billionaire so i could live in Hawaii. There were so many beautiful places, and i want to see them for myself *sight*, sadly that's no gonna happen anytime soon.

"Dancing is no different than sex. It's all about moving with your partner. Finding a rhythm together. It's like having sex while standing up."

So the main character, Vanessa, is going to Hawaii for her best friend's w
ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬
Kadın karakterlerden nefret ettim 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒 Dua edin bir vermedim kitaba 🙄
4.5 stars

I LOVED this book!!! This was one hot little book, wow I cannot wait for the 3rd book to come out.

Okay let’s start…

I got the pics from the authors Pinterest page: (Link below)

Just look at this hottie the author chose for Jackson! Good Lord his HOT

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OMW I thought I liked Reid Andrews in the previous book but Jackson (Jax) just does it for me!

Vanessa an attorney is off to Hawaii to organize her best friends wedding and where her
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
My Jax


All righty, first of all...what the heck kind of rock have I been living under that I have only now discovered the awesome that is Gina Maxwell? Seriously?! This was the first book I've read by her and it was

Vanessa McGreggor has 7 rules that she lives by
7. Never take your responsibilities lighty.
8. Never indulge in the poison of lies.
5. Never let a fling last more than three days.
4. Never date a man who chooses fists over words.
3. Never date a man who lacks a stable future.
2. Neve
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

What could be better than a romance set in a tropical paradise? Lying on the beach, sipping a margarita, and (hopefully) finding someone as hunky as Jackson to sweep you off your feet. Well, at least we can read about it, right?

Vanessa is the high strung, best friend of Lucie we first meet in Seducing Cinderella. Lucie is set to have her dream wedding in Hawaii when she gets food poisoning. Fear not, Vanessa is truly a best friend and comes to the rescue by going in Lucie’s place to ar
3.5 to 4 Stars

As much as I truly enjoyed Rules of Entanglement it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Vanessa and Jackson are the best friends of Lucie and Reid from the first book of the series, Seducing Cinderella. With Lucie and Reid’s island wedding just a week away and Lucie’s inconvenient case of food poisoning, it’s up to Vanessa to head off to Hawaii early and make sure everything goes off without a hitch. As a Hawaiian local and brother to Lucie, Jackson’s in charge of making sure
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Rules of Entanglement is the story of Vanessa MacGregor's stay in Hawaii to set up her best friend, Lucie's perfect wedding to Reid (our main characters from Seducing Cinderella). Vanessa has the assistance of Lucie's brother, Jackson Maris to complete all the preparations.

Vanessa is a lawyer who is constantly following her list of rules to keep her heart safe. From the moment she meets sexy Jackson they are instantly attracted to one another. Jackson tricks Vanessa into spending more time with
4 Jax Maris Stars

"Always, always, always tell her how much you love her, now & forever, before it's too late."

The banter of Jax & Vanessa, hilarious!!

But when the two are not fighting and challengig each other, oh boy, they are H.A.W.T
I ended fanning myself after I read the sexy scene.

The two both has past that affected them so much for good and bad. Vanesssa tried to protect herself to get hurt by people so she made a rules for herself. Jax hide the secret of himself to everyone. Bu
Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Kadın karakterlerde ki ortayı bulamama sorunu nedir yahu? Ya çok salaklar ya da olan akıllarını kullanamayı beceremiyorlar. Çok mu lazımdı bunca kural?
İlk kitapla karşılaştırıldığımda çok sönük kaldı.
* Meli Mel *
***4 Stars***

Vanessa McGregor is in Hawaii, to help her best friend Lucie for her wedding. When Jackson “Jax” Maris, MMA fighter and Lucie's brother, picks her up from the airport late, he informs her that they will have to usurp Lucie and Reid for all of the wedding planning because they aren't there yet due to Lucie being ill. If they don't do this, the wedding planner will cancel the wedding. Jax is intrigued by how Vanessa was quick to dismiss him after showing up late to pick her up. So he
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Seducing Cinderella Fans
What can I say? Gina has hit another home run with Rules of Engagement! And dare I say that I think this book is even better than Seducing Cinderella! (GASP!!)

If you have not read Seducing Cinderella, I highly recommend you reading it first before reading ROE. It will help set up the story nicely for you, filling you in on the characters a little more.

Lucie and Reid are heading to Hawaii for their dream wedding. Only one problem - Lucie gets sick with food poisoning before heading out to arrang
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you have read Seducing Cinderella then you are aware of the awesomeness that is Gina Maxwell. You met Reid and Lucie in this book. Now it's the next installment, and now we get to know Lucie's friend Vanessa and brother (also Reid's friend)Jax. Vanessa with her "rules" and Jax well.. his laid back style is a cause for trouble. They both have their own secrets and neither want to relinquish control, or their emotions to each other. Add in the backdrop of Hawaii and you are bound to see sparks ...more
Geri Reads
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

I'm really loving Entangled's new Brazen line. This one is another hot and steamy read from Brazen.

Rules of Entanglement follows the story of Lucie's big brother Jackson "Jax" Maris and Vanessa "Nessie" McGregor. Nessie is a stickler for the rules. In fact, she has her own "Lucky 7" rules to live by, which she had followed to the letter until Jax that is.

Jax is an MMA fighter. Laid-back, charming and not a rules kind of guy. And being the kind of guy that he is, all he wanted to do the
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it

Vanessa MacGregor holds tight to her seven rules to live by, but seven days in Paradise with Jackson (Jax) Maris might just change that list to seven rules to break.

As soon as these two headstrong personalities meet and clash, a deliciously sexy push & pull chemistry propels this story along with attitude, heat, and fun. Vanessa and Jackson sex up the page and each other with every touch, kiss, lick, nibble, and growl. *shiver* These two throw off some intense heat! Jackson is a wicked, wick
Quando ho cominciato questa lettura pensavo che si sarebbe rivelata una lettura piacevole, in fondo il libro precedente era stato carino. Invece no, no… stavolta la Maxwell ha toppato alla grande!
Non appena Vanessa mette gli occhi su Jax, non riesce ha controllare più gli istinti del suo corpo, il fatto che ha creato 7 semplici regoline per evitare di soffrire ancora non è più rilevante. Jax è troppo WOW, come si può dire di no ad un uomo che ha il corpo di un dio greco?
Così è iniziata la mia ag
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

Really enjoyed this but not as much as I enjoyed Seducing Cinderella (which I loved!!). I Jax was smokin hot but I wasn't connecting with Vanessa & Jax at all.
RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5++++ SMOKIN- HOT- SENSUAL- EMOTIONAL- STARS...... I love Vanessa and Jackson. This series just gets better and better. I cannot wait for book 3.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Maxwell's first book Seducing Cinderella was a skyrocket straight to best seller. I have a feeling her second, Rules of Entanglement, will follow it's path. Lucie and Reid are the amazing couple introduced to us in her first book. We had glimpses of Jackson, Lucie's very protective brother, and some great girl time with Vanessa MacGregor , Lucie's best friend. Now we meet Vanessa and Jackson up close and personal.

The wedding of Lucie's dreams is being held at an exclusive hotel resort in Haw
Hayal Perest
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı okurken dile getireceğim bir çok şey vardı ama iş yorum yazmaya gelince tıkandım kaldım. Aslında kitap hakkında saatlerce çene çalabilirim. Ve evet seriye ikinci kitaptan başladım. Dan diye! Ne olmuş yani.. (?) Her kitapta farklı karakterler anlatıldığı için pek sorun teşkil etmiyor. O yüzden sizden benim gibi seriye ortadan -dan diye- başlayabilirsiniz.

Vanessa ve Jackson üç günlük bir kaçamak için anlaşmış olsalar da birbirlerini tanıdıkça ilişkilerini ömürlük bir seviyeye taşıyorlar. T
Jane Turner
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

“Lucky 7” Rules To Live By
7. Never take your responsibilities lightly.
6. Never indulge in the poison of lies.
5. Never let a fling last more than three days.
4. Never date a man who chooses fists over words.
3. Never date a man who lacks a stable future.
2. Never relinquish control.
1. Never fall in love.

These rules have been a mantra in Vanessa MacGregor’s life and have always helped her protect herself from getting her heart in
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Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been livin ...more

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“Reid turned to Jax and with nothing more than a look, they said more things in three seconds than most women could say in three hours.
Thanks for always being there for me.
No problem, you've done the same for me.

I love your sister, man, I'll do whatever it takes to make her happy.
I know you do, and I know you will. Plus, if you don't, I'll break your fucking legs.
Fair enough.
Then let's do this.
Hell yeah.
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