Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Against All Rules” as Want to Read:
Against All Rules
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Against All Rules

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A kiss can change everything…
Samara came to work for Tahir with the plan to succeed in the corporate world. Falling for the boss was not in her plans. She did everything she could to resist showing how she felt towards him. Now he’s got divorced. Embittered by the stark reality of his failed marriage, he has no intention of getting committed ever again.
When Samara finds hi
Kindle Edition, 1, 220 pages
Published August 24th 2014 by self published on Amazon kdp (first published August 21st 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 Against All Rules, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Against All Rules

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.74  · 
Rating details
 ·  129 ratings  ·  25 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Against All Rules
Oct 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Against All Rules, a passionate and intense story about a suave, embittered CEO of a biotech company, Tahir, who proposes a dirty weekend with his besotted PA, Samara, is not your typical romance. For the lack of a better description, I would term it a cross-over romance. Up until the first quarter mark of the book, I expected it to be the story of a woman's sensual journey, where she sheds her inhibitions in order to satiate her desire for a man who is beyond her reach. Not just because he is h ...more
Hina Tabassum Khatri
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Samara had been working for Tahir for two years and had been crushing on him for the entire length of the said time. In fact from the first moment she set eyes on him. But he was man she could not have. Not because he was out of her league or because he was her boss. Rather, because he was a married man.

*I must admit that I respect Samara for keeping her feelings all under wrap and never even letting them peek out because he was a married man. This is something people (that are characters I have
Ruchi Singh
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Hot passionate romance!! The story of totally unmatched people, who come come to realise that they are the only one's made for each other!

Summerita Rhayne has created a superb character in handsome Tahir, who also shows glimpses of both high professional ethics and ingrained traditional values. He is intense, bitter and hot. Practical, down to earth Samara, madly in love with him, is shackled by the office moral code, which are sacrosanct to him. Attraction and emotional needs brings Tahir close
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title and the blurb are very apt and intriguing too. I was wondering what about romance could make you want to think about rules.
So , this is the story of Samara who has been working for Tahir for some time now but she has been keeping herself hidden in both the physical and the emotional sense. This is because from the day of her interview with Tahir she has had a massively huge crush on Tahir but as he was married then and yes he was her boss so he was out of bounds. Samara just didn’t wa
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Against All Rules is a typical contemporary office romance story between Samara (the small town girl but smart, workaholic and determined PA) and Tahir (the hot, handsome, drool-worthy boss). Both had a difficult childhood and have commitment issues.

Against All Rules has perfectly showcased the side-effects a divorce can have on the children of such parents who have not handled their children post-separation, properly.

Against All Rules is fast-paced, romantic, story with too many sensual
I would like to give 3.5/5 (pity Goodreads does not allow that)
Initially it took me sometime to root for the characters, but the pacy and descriptive writing style of the narrative kept me going. The stronger and more respectable (read independent) sides of the characters emerged post chapter 5 and it got better then. Those into romance genre would really enjoy the story. Personally I liked the author's historical romance series better.
Njkinny (Njkinny's Blog)
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All spicy and intense romance lovers
Recommended to Njkinny by: Summerita Rhayne

Against All Rules narrates the bumpy story of a happily-ever-after for Samara and Tahir who work together as PA and boss. Samara is efficient and ambitious and intensely attracted towards her boss, Tahir. Tahir, on the other hand, is unaware of Samara as a woman and only sees her as an automaton hired to work for him!
What happens when Tahir suddenly becomes aware of Samara as an attractive woman?
Would they go against the rules and indulge in an office a
Deepali Joshi
Tahir: - Suave, professional, dashing and super-confident yet vulnerable at some point. You want to hate him, love him, and sympathize with him…all at the same time.
Samara:- Decent, smart and modest small town girl who wants to focus on career. You fall in love with her right in the beginning.Against All Rules

Against All Rules is a sensuous roller-coaster ride of emotional tug of war between Tahir and Samara. In couple of chapters initially, the story constantly reminded me of Fifty Shades of G
Shantala  (Shanaya Tales)
Rating Edit: 3.5 Stars

What is it about?

Against All Rules by Summerita Rhayne is a passionate, intense love story of Tahir & Samara - 2 individuals who come from very diverse social and cultural backgrounds, and who want very different things from a relationship. While Tahir is looking for a no-strings-attached affair, Samara has her heart set on the happily-ever-after. But the one thing that they both cannot deny/resist, is the palpable attraction between them. What follows next, is a tug of war
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Summerita Rhayne makes her debut with a hot, sizzling take on love, passion and desire.

This scorching (you-can-see-the-fumes kind) is a story of a small-town-working-in-the-big-city kind of girl Samara.(Pretty name!). She has some hidden desire for her boss- Tahir.

Tahir has just come out of a divorce and is not interested in a commitment. He is overridden with guilt issues (misplaced) wrt to his first marriage. He is in no way interested in having an affair -especially with his efficient secre
Inderpreet Uppal
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Against All Rules is of the typical office scenario where the secretary and the boss fall for each other in spite of it being against the rules and is the premise of this novel. What is different is the handling and the back story of Against All Odds.

Tahir, the suave boss with his no nonsense manner, curt and of course bossy; he is also just as handsome and he knows it but he sets equally high standards for himself. Feeling inadequate for himself and his self doubt almost costs his true love for
Shubhangi Srikanth
Summerita Rhyane’s 'Against All Rules', is one huge ball of passion, coated with a generous dose of erotica and romance! The story set in the backdrop of an office brings together a PA, Samara, who harbours a secret crush towards her boss, Tahir, who by the way, is in no mood for another relationship, except the one that begins and ends in bed, while she dreams of a life together. Our heroine will accept no less and the hero will give no more. What follows is a virtual tug of war- of raw emotion ...more
Nikita Jhanglani
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
There are love stories that are subtle and there are love stories that are passionate. Against All Rules is subtly passionate and passionate subtle! The story has a steaming start that promises to make the entire reading journey worthwhile.

Against All Rules is the story of the handsome and suave Tahir and the graceful Samara. While already dealing with an unpleasant past, Tahir finds himself trapped into marriage with the conniving Elaine. Freshly divorced, Tahir decides that love and his life
Shalini | Muffytales
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Priyanka Batra Harjai
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Against All Odds by Summerita Rhayne is a passionate story of love and desire. A constant tug of war prevails between the two love birds nesting in a corporate arena. Will they be able to identify their love and conquer their desires - the book beckons.

This story is about transition from the phase of desire to making love by breaking off the customary rules. The characters bloom and grow mature with the story as they find answers to their questions about themselves and their lives. If Tahir is b
Fiona Marsden
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a classic Boss and PA romance with Samara working for the very hot and yummy Tahir for over a year when the story opens. Tahir is just coming out of a bad marriage, the divorce impacting on him emotionally. He is a man who doesn't like to fail.

Samara has been trying to keep her feelings for Tahir under control because he is a married man quite apart from the fact he seems to only see her as an automaton in the office. Her concern for him when he goes off the rails at the finalizing of th
Lata Sony
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The hot and mushy scenes keep flowing like molten chocolate in a choco-lava cake. What I liked best though was the psychology of the characters that was believable and yet not heavy enough to come into the way of passion. Some romance readers are known to skip the serious parts to get to the hot stuff, but in this book the complexity of the personalities kept the feel of romance more lingering. Near the end my interest waned as the story got inevitably predictable, but it engaged me immensely th ...more
Sep 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-cute
I give this a 3.5 because its good. If you like a passionate romance then this is the book for you. If you like a passionate romance that seems unlikely, then this is the book for you.

It has its up and downs [in more ways than one *wink*] but you carried along on the waves of love and lust.

Its an unlikely romance, and office romance, they very rarely work, don't they?

I haven't read an erotic/sexy romance for quite some months so this made a little bit of light reading for me.

I usually steer cl
Reet Singh
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Summerita has created an intense story that carried me along on a journey of highs and lows along with the protagonists. Tahir is dark - bitter and under a lot of tension owing to a failed marriage. Samara is madly in love with him but dare not let him see it. Moreover, she needs stability in her life, something that an affair with Tahir cannot offer. She desperately wants him to stop destroying himself, and their conflicting goals make for a lot of tension. Add to it an undeniable attraction be ...more
 Ashwini Gopalkrishnan

Summerita Rhayne is a great story teller. She has written the novel in a very sweet and sensuous way .The characters like Tahir and Samara are careful designed in way that it will make you one with those characters. Emotions are described in such a way that makes you feel the pain ,anguish, frustration and excitement which the characters go through .The dialogues are crisp.
What I like about book is that Summerita has used a new kind of setting in this novel. A very well written office romance .A
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a story! The author has described the feelings of both the characters very nicely and the book moves from the feelings of one character and gets entangled in the feelings of the other. Sometimes, I would feel bad for Samara and sometimes I would feel for Tahir. She has really created story where the characters are completely opposite of each other but still are attracted to one another.

More on
Karin Baine
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not your average office romance! The troubled path to love makes this relationship so much more than a casual fling.

Tahir is the perfect brooding hero, reluctant to trust anyone with his heart to anyone again. And Samara is a woman strong enough to hang in there until he does.

With her passionate storytelling, and stunning descriptions, Summerita transports us to a beautifully exotic setting inside and outside of the workplace. A read guaranteed to keep you warm at night :)
Jazz Singh
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hot! Hot! Hot! Summerita Rhayne tells a convincing story with Against All Rules. The age old story of a boss and his PA is told yet again. Or so you'd think. The chemistry between Tahir and Samara is red hot, their interactions sizzle with undercurrents, her transformation to a city girl is convincing and his gradual interest in her leading to the oh-so-natural denouement is what romance novels are all about. For me. Check it out and see what I mean. ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keeper
4.5 stars for Summerita Rhayne’s debut story is a sweet and hot of romance and conflict between PA Samara and her boss, the cynical, bitter Tahir. Against All Rules is a delicious office romance with crisp dialogue, deeply felt emotions and a unique setting. Do yourself a favor and read this wonderfully intense story.
Liya Josh
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Against All Rules was my kind of read all the way through. Samara and Tahir's story, loaded with sizzling chemistry, intense emotions and provocative thoughts captivated me from beginning to end. Summerita is a wonderful voice in the romance genre and her writing is fresh and wonderful."

rated it liked it
May 07, 2021
rated it it was ok
Aug 22, 2016
ekta g kukreja
rated it it was ok
May 05, 2015
Shaily Kapoor
rated it liked it
Apr 10, 2016
Rekha Mallya
rated it really liked it
Mar 09, 2019
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Arranged; Ever After!
  • My Difficult Love: Happily Ever After Sensuous Romance (1)
  • A Prearranged Love
  • When We Happened: Opposites Attracts
  • Her Undercover Boss
  • The Accidental Wife
  • Her Temporary Husband
  • Neighbour-in-law: A Romantic Comedy & Family Drama (Laws of Attraction Book 1)
  • The Long Road Home: An Indian Billionaire romance (Sehgal Family & Friends, #5)
  • Inconvenient Relations
  • The Right Kind of Wrong
  • Crash in Love: An Enemies to Lovers Romance
  • Beyond the Truth (Forgotten Trilogy, #2)
  • The Unwilling Husband
  • His Mysterious Wife!
  • Wedding in Vegas
  • Holiday in San Francisco: A Sweet Romance
See similar books…
Summerita Rhayne writes sensual romance which is sheer escapism with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Writing, she finds, is the only way to deal with the numerous story ideas bubbling in her brain which pop up more rapidly than her keyboard can do justice to. Her pet belief is t ...more

Related Articles

  Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people love books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through...
46 likes · 11 comments