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Rule Breaker (Unbreakable #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  109 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER,
a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story

Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice.

Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, dee
ebook, 400 pages
Published November 7th 2016 by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion
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Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, bb, cover-love, hot, favorite

According to me the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection of the Novel meaning it must capture my attention from page 1

I will continue a few more chapters if the first chapter does not to give the Book a fair chance or to change my mind!

My review!

This book is perfection! I have done a few first in my life this year, finding new authors – one of the best experiences *wink* I am not sure if I am allowed to add so many passages or quotes – but let's see!

It’s difficult to determine at which point Kat & Stone Bastion’s Rule Breaker makes you see the world differently, but they do. And this heartfelt romance will own you.

Leilani Kaeloha grew up under her family’s beliefs, especially that she’d stay inland and commit her life to a Hawaiian. But that’s far from what she wants, which is to see the world and be free to find herself. She never would have imagined the East Coast “white man” who’s made a name for himself in the surfing world woul
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Release Date : November 7th 2016

Story Rating ~ 3.5 Stars!
Hero Rating ~ 5 Surfer Boy Stars!
Heroine Rating ~ 3 Island Girl Stars!
Heat Level ~ 3 Stars!
Ending ~ 4 Stars!
Overall Rating ~ 3.5 Wild Heart & Bright Soul Stars!

To be honest, this is a hard one to review. While really getting into the beginning of the book, the middle fell flat for me and I was bored. I found I had a really hard time picking the book up after I put it down. I swear I did not want to finish it. With that being said, when
Kat Bastion
Feb 16, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

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Ellen at Book Bellas
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

This is my first book by Kat and Stone Bastion and I was very taken by their writing style. This story is heavy on the dialogue and light on explicit scenes but the character development and the sense of place was fantastic! The vivid description of Hawaii and other locations was beautiful.

Mase has fled his carefully planned-out life for the complete freedom of surfing. He lives simply but is drawn into a possible sponsorship with a board manufactur
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

So I am not sure what to say. After reading this I am left with many things to ponder about.
Mase and Lailani story struck a chord with me. Because it actually has quite a few parallels to my own.
Well. In some aspects, others none whatsoever.
Let me explain: I am a white girl from Switzerland, who met her guy, who is coloured and from South Africa, on a trip. We both kinda shocked everyone, when we married 2 months later. Neither his family nor mine were at the time on board. Though mi
Beneath The Covers Blog
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2016-reads
Another incredible book by Kat & Stone Bastion!

Rule Breaker is full of emotions, and is a truly original love story. It emphasizes a great deal on cultural diversities, discrimination, and preconceived judgments. How two people that have so many obstacles and differences can rise above, and look past what may not look right, but feels right.

Mase and Leilani couldn't be any more different, but so much alike at the same time. Strong, focused, and compassionate, each reflect the same qualities
***5 ‘Live for the moment’ Stars***

A little confession: I tend to avoid books that are set in Hawaii like the plague, it’s a little quirk of mine and has to do with the fact that I am a born and raised Hawaii girl and am a little picky with how my islands are portrayed. And while I can sit and watch Hawaii 5-0 and pretend I’m back home while yelling at the t.v. that they are driving in the opposite direction from where they are supposed to be going and did it that way only because it was “pret
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Leilani Kaeloha grew up under a set of family expectations including being proud of her heritage. And to commit herself to her life as a Hawaiian. But Leilani has always wanted more. Craved more. She never imagined that more would be found in Mason Price. Mason is over his ever longing need to have his parent’s approval and seeks to take a break and do some self exploring. After a day of surfing he comes to shore and is face to face with a sassy
NiCoLeTa E.
***ARC generously provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***
Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog -->

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Rulebreaker
Author: Kat & Stone Bastion
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Unbreakable #2)



I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series, or even previous works by these authors, but what I do know is, I’m a sucker for a good Romeo & Juliet type story and this one delivered on that, in a pretty phenomenal way.

It’s even better when like within this story, what takes place brings forth every conceivable em
Margaret Sholders
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kat and Stone are two of my favorite authors. I volunteer to read and review their books. This story was a bit different being set in Hawaii and around the world. I leave this story for the reader to decide if this is an adult book while choosing this book to read. Melanie is 19 and goes to find Mason on a small island to get Mase for a sponsor for her brother. They tease each other. He hires her to work for him and he leases a house to stay near her. I was surprised when Mase is always getting ...more
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***


Rule Breaker was a book that really got me, this story about Mason and Leilani was so romantic, heartwarming and full of sparks and good vibes.

Mason was looking for a change of scenery, far away from pressure, his parents, trying to find a meaning to his life. When all his friends are getting happy and achieving their dreams, he decided to grasp the nettle. And then Leilani happens. And everything changed for them.

Leilani was a

Melissa Mendoza
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
“My breath caught at the reverence in his tone, at the unexpected tie I’d formed with the man only inches away. Yet vulnerable as I felt in the intimate moment, I wanted him to know more…”

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4 rule breaking stars!! Heart achingly sweet!!! So beyond beautiful!

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After reading this, I had to take a few days before writing my review. And it’s only because I just couldn’t form words to put my review together! This book is so beautifully told and had so much heart thrown into it! I’ve read qu
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I find this a really difficult book to review. I loved the first book and was so happy to get the latest in the series. This was completely different, and whilst I liked the story as a whole, it was an incredibly slow read. The surfer setting was fun, but maybe as a non-surfer I couldn't entirely get into it the level of detail.

Lani was so much older than the 19 years that she was, both in the sense of what she had done
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!!!

This is the second book I've read by Kat and Stone Bastion and I LOVED it! The writing flows smoothly and the story made me feel so many emotions, I cannot even! This Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story captured my heart and soul!

Mason and Leilani are two lost souls, both trying to find themselves. And then they find each other, and oh my! The sparks! I adore these two, especially Mason Price. Oh my goodness. I LOVE HIM. He's sexy, fun and strong and hella hot!

Rule Breaker is a story a
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This a beautiful story of unconditional love.
Mase and Lailani start thier romance out slow but was still hot and steamy but it something they have to fight for. The flow, the story line, the characters are amazing. Definitely a must read.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
I received a copy of the book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

DNF @29%
I really wanted to give this book a chance and read it all the way through. But in the first chapter when a problematic term was used twice, it left a sour taste in my mouth and I couldn't continue. That term being the description of the Hawaiian female main character, Leilani, as "exotic" by the white male main character, Mase.

"I did my best to ignore her exotic beauty"

"And the exotic girl who'd been
Jeannie Zelos
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Breaker,  Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  New Adult, Romance

I love Kat and Stone’s stories. full of fabulous characters so real I could ( and in my mind do ) talk to them, they feel like friends. Mix them up with some very real tales, things that happen, snippets from real lives and they’re books I can’t resist. Oh – and the HEA, thats essential for me ;-) I’m a sap!

I couldn’t remember much about Mase at first, he’s in the others books but very much a
Ralou by Collector Of Book Boyfriends


Book Review: 10 “Capital Y with Exclamation Marks” stars!!!!

The Bastion Duet broke all the freaking rules using their phenomenon RULEBREAKER! Besides, the rules can be broken only but the professionals and I guarantee that Mase is undoubtedly one of them!!

My excitement every time I get my hands on a Bastions book can’t be described. From The Espionage Effect – the first book of them I read – until Rulebreaker now, I haven’t stopped feeling giddy abo
Nov 08, 2016 added it
“Rule Breaker” is the second book in the Unbreakable series by Kat & Stone Bastion, but each book could be read as a standalone.

I didn’t know about these authors and more than anything else I was intrigued by the synopsis, the setting so special and, I don’t deny it, the beautiful cover of the book and knowing Mase, the protagonist is a surfer.

I’ve always just seen this surfer guy through movies or tv shows, because here in Italy the waves are hardly comparable with those of the ocean, but t
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
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4 “Mahalo” Stars!

The Review:
What a great read! Filled with powerful writing that conjured up majestic views of Hawai’i, the authors take us on a fun filled journey of conquering dreams, overcoming family expectations and prejudices, forgiveness and living in the now, all the while spinning an enchanting, romantic, steamy-hot story with amazing characters who find it in themselv
Laura Greenwood

Title: Rulebreaker
Series: Unbreakable (#2)
Author: Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 7th November 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER, a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story. Leilani Kealoha wants to be set fre
Under the Covers Book Blog

Mase Price isn’t one to conform to society’s standards. He is happy where he is, enjoying life and searching for happiness in simplicity. But it takes one fiery island gal to make him think twice about his easy going life. Leilani interests him more than anyone ever has and he ends up going to the extremes to prove himself to her, even if that means sacrificing everything.
Leilani Kealoha can’t figure out how she found herself in such a dilemma, one minute she’s doing her brother a favor by fin

April Symes
This is a story that will touch your heart, make you feel so much in a short time span, show you the struggle that two people have when their culture is different and the struggles they have to unite and find their place within.
Mason and Leilani make a fantastic couple in this book. He is one strong man and is there for Leilani when she needs him, especially when she needs him to be strong for her. He is the man for her, to be strong for her and be the man to fight and win her heart. Their story
Alexandra Harris
Jul 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
An interesting idea for a love story. Two people who share the need to break the rules and constrictions of their world. Two people who are starving for change and a new life. But the delivery of this story was lacking.
If you have a book with a story line that is based on characters depth and emotion, then I feel like they should have some depth and raw feeling to their characters. Or at least more personality and character growth through the book. I found the only growth was a bit choppy and f
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Rule Breaker was a great second installment in the Unbreakable series by Kat and Stone Bastion! Leilani and Mason were a great combination of sweet, sexy and swoony. I loved that the authors highlighted the beautiful and exotic state of Hawaii in this novel but also the multicultural and diverse backgrounds of Leilani and Mason.

I thought that Rule Breaker was heartfelt and amazing. Mason and Leilani had heart and their story was filled with sass, snark as well as a star crossed lovers theme. I a
Bette Hansen
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this. It was fresh, unique, and completely entertaining. The relationship between Leilani Kealoha and Mason Price was a wonderful slow burn. Their relationship was faced with so many issues yet the couldn't resist the attraction between. They are two lost souls who find each other and help the other find their way. Mase has grown up with parents who have pushed him toward a life in the political arena. A life he wants no part of. Leilani has dealt with the over protectiveness of her ...more
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
4 powerful stars. I loved this book. The problem was I loved Heartbreaker more and I kept comparing them to each other. This isn't fair to this book, but I honestly couldn't help it. Simply, this is a great series.

This book deals with racial issues... just so everyone knows before going in.

I'm not going to do my normal review template. There isn't much to say other than everything is great.

THESE AUTHORS. Amazing. The characters, especially the couple, are downright wonderful. The writing: WOW
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