Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas, #1)” as Want to Read:
Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Rules of Protection

(Tangled in Texas #1)

by
3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7,166 ratings  ·  837 reviews
It's rule breaker Emily Foster's birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she's entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes
...more
ebook, 392 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Entangled: Select (first published August 18th 2014)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rules of Protection, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Sophie We don't know ! And I thought it was pretty genious of the autor to writte a whole book without once telling us her real name Ahah :D
Julie according to author website, this scene is available exclusively when you sign up for her newsletter.
…more
according to author website, this scene is available exclusively when you sign up for her newsletter.
(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  7,166 ratings  ·  837 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas, #1)
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
DNF @ 11% - Chapter Three



You know, sometimes you can just tell right off the bat that a book's not for you!

Yeah..



...it wasn't working for me.

I was intrigued by the blurb. It sounded fun, yet at the same time sexy and maybe a bit suspenseful.



For me, the humor in the first few chapters felt forced. And just too OTT to where I just had to shake my head because it was stuff NO ONE would or should say.

"When I got to the end, I wasn’t sure what to do. I could go left or right, but had no w
...more
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 4.5 STARS!


"Honey, you may have the face of an angel, but that halo of yours is awfully crooked."

Oh my gosh, guys!! This book was SO MUCH FUN!!! I was in the mood for something totally light-hearted and this hit the spot -- an awesome romantic comedy with a dash of suspense mixed in.

The story focuses on a romance between a seriously sassy heroine who unluckily witnesses a mob crime one night and is placed in Witness Protection, and the badass Special A
...more
Jilly
"What about the momma duck? Are you going to catch her?"
"Why would I do that?" Hank asked.
"How are they going to suckle?"


That's right, the main character in this book doesn't know that baby ducks don't suckle. Seriously? What age did we learn that only mammals suckle? Definitely before the age of 10.


If you want your ducklings to drink milk, you have to take them to a better source.

Our main character, Emily (not her real name, but we never find out what her real name is), is a moron. And, no
...more
Angie
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How on earth can this be her first book??!! I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. Actually, they sent me this accidentally and then sent me the one they meant for me to read. After reading the other first and it being just ok, I decided to give this one a shot as a bonus. O. M. G. I'm so glad, because I needed a really good book to make up for some meh-type books lately.

I am a huge fan of Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jennifer Crusie. I love thei
...more
Carrie Stevens
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
~*~My Thoughts~*~
A 5 star rating
HOLY FREAKING COW!!! This book was absolutely amazing I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want it to end. Alison just skyrocketed to the top of my author list anything else she writes I am reading. These characters were absolutely amazing I love it when characters fight and these two do can do it like no other lol. Emily also has to be one of my absolute favorite female characters she's nuts but in a completely lovable she can't help she's nuts kinda way. J
...more
Catarina
3 Tangled Stars.

Emily got herself in trouble seeing what she shouldn’t have seen. Now she’s in the witness protection program and Jake is the FBI agent responsible for keeping her safe.
When their location gets compromised he takes her to his hometown deep in Texas and things starts to get, well… tangled. She wants him, he wants her but he has a job to do. Even when she can be annoyingly persuasive.

description

But as danger surrounds them, feelings also start to grow and soon they will become very hard to
...more
Becky Fenner anderson
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Full of suspense, humor, drama, love and good old fashioned country goodness. Emily sets out to enjoy her birthday. While there she bumps into a very sexy man (Jake). The attraction is strong but it's obvious from the start these two don't see eye to eye. Jake disappears from the bar and while searching for Jake, Emily sees something she's not supposed to see and ends up stuck with none other than Jake to protect her. How does he protect her? By taking her to the back-woods country ...more
Jamie
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5
Well...this started off great. The H/h had amazing chemistry and fought like cats and dogs... you could tell once they finally got together that they would be combustible ... then , ALL THEY FREAKING DID WAS FIGHT! She was a spoiled brat that had an epic case of verbal diarrhea and he wasn't just an asshole.. he was an asshole that had a broom shoved so far up his ass I'm surprised he could walk. I love a sexy asshole alpha, but this guy was just a jerky asshole that constantly talked down to
...more
Mackenzie Crowne
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this title in exchange for my honest review and wow. Just WOW! In my opinion, this book deserves more than a five. If you like a fast paced story with blood pumping suspense, steamy romance and in-your-face funny dialog that makes you pee your pants laughing, Rules of Protection is your ticket to a raucous good time.
Jamie Scott
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alison Bliss – Rules of Protection
I received an ARC for an honest review so here it is.

Alison’s debut is amazing!!

It’s Emily’s 28th birthday and she is out with friends – they are trying to get her laid and she does not have much interest. While trying to avoid a guy, Sergio, who is creeping on her, she ends up kissing a tall, dark and handsome stranger. The guy leaves her to her friends and she thinks that’s that, but something happens during that night that turns her world upside down. You wi
...more
Mike Martin
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just read Alison Bliss Rules of Protection. I don't usually read Romance novels, I like Sandra Brown. Alison sent a ARC to me to read I found Rules to be a great read and a wonderful story. I was drawn in by Alison"s style,humor and intriguing plot The book is fast
pace. I had a hard time putting it down to go to sleep. I read well into night
Emily and Jake are funny and witty. I really began to care about them. Alison Bliss has became a author I would like to read and explore more of her writin
...more
Joanne Milkins
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Feels. This book made me feel them all. Laughter, happiness, sadness, love, hate, frustration, hope, shock.

The biggest one of all was relief. After a 3 months of anxiously awaiting the ARC I was so relieved that this book was a good as I hoped it to be and that Alison would hit it out of the park. It surpassed my expectations and girl got a home run. Because awesome!

City girl, rule breaker and tells it like she sees it Emily is out celebrating her birthday when she accidently witnesses a mob hi
...more
Barbara Campbell
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love a book that captures all my emotions, and this was one of them. Emily a city girl see something she shouldn't have and end up under witness protection being watched by the very sexy FBI agent Jake. The safe house being found they head to the country ... yep a city girl gone country. I couldn't help but laugh at the antics Emily gets herself into, she is quite devilish in what she wants (Jake). But can she have him? or has she pushed him to far away. There were tears for reasons I wont add ...more
Tonya Gay
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! Right from the get get go, I was sure that I was not going to put it down until I was finished. It sucked me right in. Alison's style of writing, makes you feel like you are right there with each of the characters, and know them on a personal level. The chemistry between Mr. Sexy and stubborn, Jake, and "Emily", makes this book a five star in my opinion. But hey, don't take my word for it, check it out yourself! I will be looking forward to more from Alison Bliss in the ...more
Bette Hansen
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic debut novel from author Alison Bliss. A great combination of small town romance, suspense, and snarky humor that kept me turning the pages. After witnessing a horrific crime our heroine is whisked away, given a new identity, and temporarily put under the protection of Jake Ward. When Jake realizes she is still in danger he takes matters into his own hands and does the only thing he can do. Kidnaps her!! Really a very entertaining read that I recommend to everyone!
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Let me begin this review by saying that if I could give this book all the stars in the world, I would. It blew me away with its magnificently developed characters possessing some pretty distinctive personalities, its upbeat and highly engaging story, and the fact that it had more southern charm than you can shake a stick at.

Rules of Protection had everything that makes a book exceptional, and Alison Bliss hit it out of the park with her debut novel. I couldn’t get enough of it, and even after f
...more
Dawn Altieri
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An astounding debut! As a writer myself, I've been told I write "witty banter" well, but Alison Bliss puts me to shame! This book is exciting, suspenseful, emotional, and laugh-out-loud FUNNY! I instantly connected with the characters, and I'm not ashamed to admit I miss them already now that I've finished them book. Emily is hysterical as a young woman who tries so hard not to fall for the FBI agent assigned to keep her safe in the Witness Protection Program, but she just can't help herself. An ...more
Jody
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end!! I was hooked from the first couple pages and did not want to put it down! I fell in love with Emily from the start and the sexual attraction between her and Jake was electric!! It was so fast paced and full of suspense, there was never a dull moment. The humor was laugh out loud funny and all the characters were so lovable and believable that I quickly became attached to every one of them! What an awesome story! I would recommend that everyone ...more
Joemichele Ciabattoni
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rules of Protection is a definite "Can't put down book"! Love when I get one of these and the whole world stops until I'm finished! If you're looking for a 5 star read.......this is IT! The author was able to combine humor, romance and a little suspense all in one. I highly recommend this book but advise you to set aside time because you WON'T put it down :-)
Stacy Lambert pyryt
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rules Of Protection is definitely a 5 Star book in my opinion!!! From the very beginning I was hooked.I Could not stop reading! This book has it all; Humor,Drama,Sexy Romance and Suspense.I fell in love with all the characters.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. I can't wait to read more from this author. Well done Alison Bliss!
LJT
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a totally awesome book from debut author Alison Bliss! Rules of Protection grabs you right from the beginning and the spine-tingling roller coaster never lets up. The two primary characters, Emily Foster and Jake Ward, have amazing yet complicated chemistry and their journey is replete with desire, loathing and love. Ms. Bliss is an excellent storyteller and her words kept me mesmerized from the very first chapter.

I loved Emily's character. Not only is she smart, slick and sexy, she ha
...more
Morphys Book Blog
Emily is put in the Witness Protection Program after witnessing a mob hit. Jake is part of her detail, duty bound to protect her with his life. What neither expected was to have to guard their hearts too.

I had so much fun reading Rules of Protection, it was action packed with the right amount of sarcasm injected. And I fell in love with all the characters (minus Germy, I didn't like him).

Emily was just amazing, she was so witty and full of sarcasm. I knew every time she opened her mouth I'd be g
...more
Rachael Slate
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hooked from the first page to the last!

Alison Bliss brilliantly weaves a story that’s a masterful balance of laugh-out-loud funny and curl-your-toes-sexy. The heroine, Emily, kept me laughing at her sassy antics, and the hero, Jake, is completely swoon-worthy. He’s the FBI agent with an inner country boy that every woman wants to have protecting her.

The chemistry between the two of them sizzled off the pages. They were a perfect match for each other—Emily is a rule-breaker and Jake is a play-by-
...more
Jenn
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this book. It has everything I look for in a good book: humor, romance, characters that are a little peculiar, and suspenseful events. I love all of the oddness that made up this zany cast of characters. There were times when I laughed out loud and times when I cried. Alison Bliss truly created characters that I want to invite into my life and spend more time with. What I enjoyed even more though was the writing style of the author. This book was written as though I was sittin ...more
Samantha Kossa
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow...just WOW!! This is my newest favorite book! I laughed so hard I almost wet myself over and over again! This book made me long for someone to call me "Emily" and look at me the way Jake looks at her. Alison writes like a seasoned author and I can't wait to see what she puts down on paper next! This story will draw you in, wrap you up like a warm comfortable blanket and have you longing for more long after the last page is turned. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a really great bo ...more
Crystal Wegrzynowicz
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It's the first book in awhile that has actually made me laugh out loud. Love the dynamics between Emily and Jake. I feel like they are now personal friends. I love the fact that it is so realistic and that I can actually relate to everyday life. Truly a wonderful 1st book for author Alison Bliss, and I can't wait for the next one. If you like a fun-filled romance with a little bit of mystery thrown in (and of course a hot FBI agent and a beautiful, outspoken woman), ...more
Stacy
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What an amazing debut for Alison Bliss. I received an ARC of this book and what a great book. Lots of steamy romance, suspense and a bonus, a main character who isn't afraid to go after what she wants. I love how she has NO filter and will tell it like it is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading more of Alison's books.
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Damn Emily annoyed the shit out of me with her immature behavior! Good thing I adored Jake!
Ashley Hancock
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WoW!!! I got an advanced copy of the book and i'm just in love.This book has sex, drama, humor, and suspense all rolled into one. You can't help but fall in love with emily and jake. Emily is a spit fire with a nack for breaking the rules while jake is a easy going play by the rules kind of guy. There are other characters in the book that you can't help but fall in love with. I couldn't put this book down. I think my kids/husband hated me for the week haha. I also think alison gave a great idea ...more
Amy Davis
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy from author for an honest review . This book is not what I normally read , however it sucked me in from the first page. Parts had me laughing , some had me mad as heck at both Emily & Jake. If you like a good suspense with a hard head female and a total Alpha male this is the book for you. I liked how everything didn't just happen the story took it's time to tell you what was happening . Nothing was all cookie cutter happy and the author didn't have the main characters fallin ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Alex
  • Willing Captive
  • Dare (Brothers of Ink and Steel #1)
  • Until November (Until, #1)
  • Hiding Hollywood (A Southern Kind of Love, #1)
  • Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1)
  • Shooter (Burnout, #1)
  • No Reservations (Special Ops: Tribute, #1)
  • Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love, #1)
  • Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon, Idaho, #2)
  • Friend-Zoned (Friend-Zoned, #1)
  • Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1)
  • Checkmate (Neighbor from Hell, #3)
  • Perfection (Neighbor from Hell, #2)
  • Lucas (Bad Boys of Dry River, Wyoming #1)
  • Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1)
  • Just the Sexiest Man Alive
  • Hard Nox (Wild Scots, #1)
See similar books…
1,029 followers
Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, two kids, and their dogs. As the youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to find out if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because ...more

Other books in the series

Tangled in Texas (3 books)
  • Playing With Fire (Tangled in Texas, #2)
  • Law of Attraction (Tangled in Texas #3)

Related Articles

Stand-up comedian, writer, and actress Ali Wong is adding another gig to her already packed résumé this fall: author. 44600621 Won...
72 likes · 11 comments
“Jake smiled, as if he enjoyed my temper tantrum. “Patience is a virtue.”
“Yeah, well, so is virginity, but I don’t have that anymore, either.”
42 likes
“It was five o’clock when the stupid rooster started crowing relentlessly, robbing me of my sleep. The sun hadn’t even risen yet. Dumbass bird should be on Prozac.” 19 likes
More quotes…