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Breaking His Rules

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  405 ratings  ·  94 reviews
When I landed the best bartending job in downtown Chicago, the rules were as clear as the Grey Goose martini I mixed for him. Don’t sleep with the patrons. I had no problem with that. Money didn’t impress me. But Damon Baxter’s eyes did. Midnight blue, just like the name of his nightclub. The way they undressed me made me consider risking the most sought after job in the s ...more
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Published May 19th 2016 by Tule Publishing
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica

"I'm a simple man beneath the suit, Samantha, and all I want right now is you."

➦This steamy novella left me pleasantly surprised. The sex is hot, the characters are better developed than I would have expected for 141 pages. It is an enjoyable sexy read that could be devoured in one sitting. There's enough going on with the plot to keep you interested until the very end. Not too much drama and the MCs actually talked to each other to resolve problems.

Samantha comes from the life of
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
4.5 Stars!

This was a hot little read! Samantha was confident and sassy. Damon was confident and commanding. The writing was mature, the story line intriguing and lots of chemistry between the couple. With this being a short story, I didn’t expect it to feel like a full length book. There was more than just these two sexing it up, there was an actual plot going on. I loved it and would read more from R.C. Matthews.
Fan, check! Ice water, check! Fast, flirty, humorous and smokin’ hot, Breaking His Rules by R.C. Matthews could be the “IT” read for this summer as two people buried under the structure of rules discover that the number one rule is to Live, Love, and Laugh. So what if they discover Lust along the way, too!

Samantha has landed the cherry bar tending job in town, but the rules are strict and they all start with, “NO,” and includes NO fraternizing with the customers, no exceptions. When a clearly we
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a very sexy, entertaining and fun story! I loved the way everything came together in the end. It touched my heart in all the right places. :) This was a well written and satisfying story for it being only about 150 pages. Short stories can often feel under-developed or that there was something missing, but I didn't feel that way with this one. The author put together a perfect balance of romance, steam and story and it was perfect for a lazy afternoon of reading.
I will admit that I usu
Rachel Annie
(4.25 to 4.50 Stars)

I read this back when it was initially released as a three-part serial. I'm going to add those reviews here until I get a chance to read this updated, novella-length version. ☺

Again, this is no longer a serial, but a complete story. Please disregard the mentions in my old reviews below about separate parts/installments to this title.

The first in a three part book serial, Meeting the Boss introduces us to Samantha, a stunning, sassy bartender who works hard and plays even hard
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars!

ARC kindly provided by Book Enthusiast Promotions via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Samantha and Damon!
This is a fast read about a girl wanted to make it on her own and a man who made it on his own! The writing was ok but depth was missing for me. The beginning of the book convinced me that I'd love it....unfortunately I couldn't feel the connection of Samantha and Damon although their flirtations felt intense! The book is written by Samantha's POV
5 Delicious Damon Stars

I don't understand why this book does not have a higher average rating on GR.

This book was hot , sexy ,funny ,intense and sweet. It is listed as a novella and although I read it in a day it felt much longer than a novella. This book had me thinking about the lead characters, Damon and Samantha when I was away from my Kindle and I kept picking it up to read when I was meant to be doing other stuff. Always the sign of a good story!
Damon is a billionaire. A self made succes
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Lust and chemistry vie with alpha maleness & betrayal in a manner that will leave you reeling. Matthews combines the best and worst of all aspects of humanity in this intriguing and unforgettable instalment of her serial. I was captivated by her detailed and intricate storytelling, and floored by the plot that embodied both erotic romance and rising above one’s past. Her descriptions were phenomenally detailed while still allowing readers to use their imagination and place themselves in the midd ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Breaking His Rules' by R.C. Matthews is the story of Damon and Samantha .
4.5 Stars! Also I wanted to note that this has a happy ending and is not a continued story!
Samantha has left her father, his company and all his money after she had an argument with him over her broken engagement to a man who tried to use her to close a business deal. So Samantha is moving to a new location and has taken a new job as a
L Cherry

This was a really steamy and exciting read until the last few chapters. The story was good but the end seemed a little rushed. Everything fell into place a little to quick and easy.
3.5 stars.
* Won a copy from the author during the Kiss & Tell Con 2018 in the Kiss & Tell Group. Exciting fun!

Sexy and sweet, this was a really fun read! I loved Damon, he was a fantastic, layered hero. I'm always impressed when an author can make me feel the full spectrum of conflict and resolution in so few pages.


It's no secret that I don't read many novellas. There's really no massive reason other than I like a full book, you know? I don't want to just get a taste of something and then have to buy 76 other novellas so that I get the whole story. I guess maybe the issue is that I'm cheap, right? Well, whatever the reason, I don't read them very often. Actually, I didn't know that this was a novella when I picked it on NetGalley.

All of that being said, this really didn't read like a novella. It was a sup
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
'Rule #1: Don’t sleep with the patrons. Smiling and flirting is encouraged to enhance the customer experience. But check your libido at the door. Offenders will be terminated immediately. No exceptions.'

WOW, I did not expect this. I actually really enjoyed this book!

Like i've said a couple of times, a lot of books feel the same and I get bored. So I was scared this was going to be the typical 'Girl falls in love with Boss' kind of story, but it was NOT!

The flirting and banter SOLD me from the
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
OMG this was such a good book for me and it was long time since I read like really good book!
I had to pinch myself all the time!!!

Damon Baxter

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I highly recommend this to anyone who likes fantastic chemistry and amazing alpha,yeahh

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Heather 123
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great, smoking hot read with humor and great written sex scenes!!!

Samantha takes a job at one of the hotest nightclubs after walking out on her uber rich family who expected her to marry into money. Instead she ran from it all, leaving behind an ex fiance who betrayed her trust in one of the worst ways possible.

The club has a set of rules that every employee must follow. Samantha thinks they're crazy, but is so thrilled with this job that she accepts them for what they are. Everything changes
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2016
I do not know what possessed me to ask this book from NetGalley, but I did. My rating is more like 1,5 than 2.

The story begins like bad porn flick - short introduction, hot gals, hot guys, billionaire hot boss, couple of words and then checklist of sexual positions in bed. If that's the reason you chose this book, then it's perfect.

Well the following is a bit better, bit more interesting, but it's still filled with contradictions and absurdity, that I just could not like it. It's a typical New
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just when I thought I was ready to take a break from erotic romance (there's only so many alpha anti-heroes and naive ingenues one gal can take) I came across this gem. Breaking His Rules is engaging, hot, relatable and most importantly believable. I am a sucker for a bartender romance, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the said tapster is the biggest, baddest femme fatale in the Midwest. Yep Samantha has got it going on and I liked her unbridled enthusiasm for a well-dressed man and s ...more
Three Chicks
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Talk about good things coming in small packages! This story may be a short one but it's a good one. Sam needs her new job as a bartender, but she can't help but want a little something with Damon, her customer. She just doesn't know this guy is the one who made it forbidden for employees to become involved. But he is just as into her as she is into him.

He may be filthy rich, but he is a good, caring guy. I think that is what i appreciated most about his character-he wasn't a jerk who sees the l
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Although this is a shorter story it was well thought out and keeps you captivated till the end.
Steamy, humorous be ready to be over heated reading this one.

Damon seems to have a lot of skills and lucky Samantha gets to be the 0ne to experience them. Samantha gets a job as a bartender at Damon's club and the sparks fly. Although she comes from a life of privilege it hasn't been a happy one. These two really worked well together and the steamy scenes will have your reaching for a very cold drink t
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book in a Goodreads first-reads giveaway.
This book has interesting characters, intriguing plot and amazing chemistry between the characters. Easy to read with a satisfying ending.
Although I enjoyed the chemistry between Damon and Samantha, I hated how her father and sleazy ex-fiance betrayed her. Damon should not have paid off that creep after what he tried to force Samantha to do with his business associates. Instead Damon should have had him arrested!
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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I requested this book because the blurb sounded interesting, and to be honest, I hadn’t read an erotic romance in awhile, so I thought it was time.

This was ultimately a fun book, with a somewhat cool plot. I enjoyed the writing, it flowed well, and the sex scenes were greatly written – which is always a big issue with erotica, given that the sex is one of the main things in it. Actually, comparing this one with the book I read before, How Not To Fall, I have to say that this
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rule #1 Don't sleep with the patrons. Well it turns out he wasn't really a patron. But he was oh so tempting!
Rule #2: No dating or intercourse with your co workers. He wasn't really a coworker too but intercourse is such a clinical term for what they ended up doing and doing and doing.
Rule #8: Leave your baggage at home. Turns out that was easier said than done, especially if you suffered the worse kind of betrayal in the relationship department.

Meet Samantha Rayne, bartender extraordinaire or s
A bar in Chicago and a hot man that makes you wanna break the rules what more could you ask for in a book! OMG this book was hot and so good. The chemistry from the beginning was off the charts and that twist had my mouth hanging open. I was speechless, but oh so good.

Samantha came from the rich life and she left to discover herself and show her father that she could make it alone. She made the smartest decision on that one especially when it came to her ex-fiancé who thankfully she did not mar
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex - 5 / 5
How explicit - 4.5 / 5
Fetish elements - 2.5 / 5
Romance - 4 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Breaking His Rules by R.C. Matthews is a steamy, naughty, and captivating story about Samantha Rayne and Damon Baxter. Samantha Rayne comes from a well off family who owns and manages a restaurant in NYC. Her father and ex – fiancé, Giovanni, were placing horrible demands on her. Unwilling to comply, she leaves and moves to Chicago to seek independence. She finally gets a great job as a bartende
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very steamy work place love story.

Samantha Rayne left New York for Chicago to get away from her controlling father who sabotaged every job she had gotten in hope that it would make her return home. When Samantha finally got a coveted bartending position as at Midnight Blue, Chicago’s hottest night club, she had no idea what she was in for.

Billionaire playboy Damon Baxter could have any woman he wanted, but he had set his sight on Samantha. There was a reason he hired her and he had no plans o
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I love a quick and dirty erotic read, so when I read about R.C. Matthews Breaking His Rules I thought it would be right up my alley. I'll admit I wasn't expecting a lot from this story, but I was very pleasantly surprised as I read. Samantha is trying to make a life for herself, one where she can live her own way, by her own rules. When she starts working at Midnight Blue as a bartender, she is cautious around her new boss, Damon. Damon is is the millionaire owner of the club and he has rules fo ...more
Elizabeth Brown
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-friends
I'd read volume 1 of this series a while ago, so I was super excited to "finish" Damon and Samantha's story!
Samantha is a sassy young thing, determined to make her way in life and not rely on her family connections. Damon Baxter is the mysterious billionaire who owns the hottest nightclub in Chicago, Midnight Blue, where Samantha just scored a job as a bartender. I have to say, I enjoyed getting to know Damon as much as Samantha did. (well, okay, almost). Damon isn't your typical billionaire cha
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a very hot and steamy story.
Samantha was working hard to make it on her own. Out from under the thumb of her controlling father and her ex-fiance she refused to give up. She was also determined to not get involved with a controlling billionaire after what her ex-fiance and father put her through.
Damon is the billionaire that owns Midnight Blue, the club where Samantha started bartending. She doesn't fully trust Damon, but the attraction is so hot she really wants to.
I really enjoyed rea
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
copy courtesy of Netgalley
this is a short erotic read. Samantha is an heiress trying to make it on her own without the family money. She has been struggling for more than a year when she scores a job at the hottest nightclub in Chicago. There are rules that you much follow in order to keep your job. When Samantha meets the billionaire owner, Damon, the skirt a lot of the rules. Damon is not you normal billionaire. He is sweet, sexy and down to earth. I enjoyed both characters and loved the bante
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