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Six Month Rule

(Kingston Ale House #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  393 ratings  ·  94 reviews
She created the game, but the rules are about to change.

The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him.

That is...until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office.

Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months.

It's fine. That accent won't get to me, no ma
Paperback, 294 pages
Published July 18th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Select Contemporary)
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He wasn’t supposed to find anything to make him happy in Chicago, yet here was this woman who was as brilliant as she was maddening. A woman he loved more every second he was with her. And a woman who believed she couldn’t love him back—not for the long haul.

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I have to say that I had never heard of AJ Pine before reading this story, but now she is one that is going on my must read shelf. I’m so delighted with just ho
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A.J. Pine Fans, Romance
4 Rules are Made to Be Broken Stars
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It's Live!!!
Sometimes you just feel like reading a book you know will be fun, snappy and make you feel good in the end. It doesn't matter if the premise has had different variations... you have read the blurb and something unique calls out to you and you say- Yeah, I'm up for this. That was exactly what happened to me when Six Month Rule by A.J.Pine came across my sight...I am glad I did.

This happens to be part of a series, however, I never felt lik
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a cute, pretty light read. I enjoyed the characters, and I enjoyed their connection...I just wanted a little bit more. More in-depth connection, more banter, more grovel, more epilogue...more! I'm sure lots of readers will enjoy this one, as it was pretty light and sweet :)

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Holly and Will's story. They first meet with a not so great encounter in an elevator to later find out that they are working on a big work project tog
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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May I, just say that I adore A.J. Pine and her heartwarming second installment to The Kingston Ale House Series. And “May I” also just say that Pine has truly proved to romance readers out there that she can indeed write a love story that has chemistry, heart, raw emotions, and playfulness.

Six Month Rule is not your typical office romance trope. First, Pine doesn’t write a love affair that centers on the forbidden aspect of office mingl
How I feel about this book is pretty much how I felt about the first. I wanted to like it, and at times I thought I might, but then I didn't. It's not like the characters were horrible people—because they weren't—but I just didn't care about them for the most part. I think that was because the characters not only felt inconsistent at times, but also that they don't have much to them beyond the surface.

Holly Chandler is most work and some play. She wants to concentrate on her career and not be bo
4.5 stars

I loved Six Month Rule, so many happy feels :)

The storyline was sweet, fun and very romantic.
Will and Holly were truly perfect for each other. They both made me laugh, swoon and I just couldn't help falling in love them and their love story.


I'm a huge fan of A.J. Pine's writing and once again she has delivered a well written, entertaining story with wonderful characters that will leave you with a heart full of happy feels.

Thank you Entangled ~ Select Contemporary via NetGalley for the
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Awww I loved this read.

It is so true to life, how we try to compartmentalize our feelings and yet when you finally find the one, it is all blown to hell.

This book is loaded with all of the things we love in a sweet romance. A steamy hot guy - with the English accent to boot; a hardworking gal trying to have it all; and a great group of friend that support and care. Plus lead you to other books in the series.

Sexy and steamy, loaded with delicious scenes that titillate and make you even sweat a b
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4 Stars***

I really liked this! For the blink of an eye this started out as an enemies(ish) to lovers story, but then quickly turned into "Listen. We have amazing chemistry and seriously want to bone each other so let's do that until you have to return to England."

Holly was a heroine I quickly fell in love with. She was funny, and confident, and smart, and career driven and all kinds of great. She didn't see charming Will Evans coming...and he hit her like a freight train.

Will was the type of
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I loved the first book in author A.J.Pine's Kingston Ale House series, but I like LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with cherries on top Six Month Rule. Two very different people at two very different points in their lives working together on a project that will give one the partnership she desires and give the other the opportunity to change his life completely embark on a six month relationship with no strings and very little sharing of information outside
Jessica Alcazar
When I read the blurb for this book I immediately thought .... oh, this is going to be disastrously fun! AND IT WAS :) But there was really no disaster lol just very sweet, romantic FEELS! :)

A.J. Pine wrote two very likeable characters as individuals but also as a couple, which made for non-stop reading from me. They made me happy. They made me smile. And they made me laugh out loud. You can't really ask for very much more than that! :)

Copy provided for blog tour review
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Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for something lighthearted and “feel good”, then Six Month Rule is right up your alley. I’m finding that I really enjoy these “relationships with an expiration date” stories. The expiration date seems to add an intensity to when the hero and heroine identify and come to terms with their feelings towards each other, and by the time we reach the end, I’m all wrapped up in warm fuzzies and tiny heart explosions of happiness.

That’s what happened here.

I was a little nervous in the b
Liza Wiemer
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness, romance readers, this is such a smart, fun, sexy read! I loved getting lost in this story and the HEA! If you haven't checked out AJ Pine's books, definitely do! I will be adding more to my TBR list! ...more
Jennifer Blackwood
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book so much that I blurbed it! :-) But really, this is AJ Pine's work at its finest. Will, a British single father is the true definition of UNF. Let me tell you, he is sweet, swoony, and he knocked me ded with his "May I's"


Here, Will, you can have the key to my heart.
The way he treated both Holly and his daughter is both heartwarming and provides sufficient amount of ovary explosions.

And Holly. Oh, man. She was HILARIOUS. Her inner monologue was so funny, and I loved how she stood
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Six Month Rule is the second book in the Kingston Ale House series by A.J. Pine. I had no problem jumping into this book, even though I have not read the first book. (They each follow a different couple.) I have read several books by this author, so I feel like I pretty much know what to expect going in. I know it is going to be a good romance, I know there are going to be flawed, complex characters that make for an ...more
Paula  Phillips
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A.J Pine is back with a new book in the Kingston Ale House Series , the first book saw Jamie Kingston finally reunited with Brynn Chandler and getting the "one that got away". In Book #2 Six Month Rule, we meet Brynn's sister Holly. Holly is on the fast-track to making partner finally for the event planning PR firm that she works for , she just has one more account to pull off before she can get out of her cubicle and into the corner office and have her name on a plaque adorning the door. Six mo ...more
Heather in FL
This was a cute story. Maybe a little predictable, but still good. I mean, when you start off with a girl who has a six-month rule and a guy who is only in the country for six months, and their chemistry is off the charts, what do you think is going to happen? Of course, they both want more, but they think the other probably doesn't, either because of the six-month rule (i.e. they're just messing around) or the logistics of living in another country (and having a daughter there who will not be m ...more
A.J. Pine
Jun 07, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
SIX MONTH RULE will be here in six weeks! This is the second book in my Kingston Ale House series (ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE) but can be read as a stand alone. If you like fashion, sexy British single dads, and of, then I think you're going to love Holly and Will's story!

Also, since people have been asking if Jeremy's book is coming...IT IS. His story will be book 4 following his sister Annie's story in book 3. ;-)
Maria Rose
Six Month Rule is the second book in the Kingston Ale series by AJ Pine. The first book, The One That Got Away was a friends to lovers romance that was a hit and miss story for me, but I’m happy to say that this one was a winner for me from the very start.

Holly has a tried and true relationship plan – date a guy for six months, which is the honeymoon stage of dating, and break things off before anyone gets too emotionally involved. This has worked out well for her in the past and she sees no rea
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AJ Pine has done it again! Pine became one of my favourite authors last year, and with her newest book, Six Month Rule, she continues to make me fall for her characters and stories. Six Month Rule has sexy, funny, feel-good romance written all over it, and it was exactly what I needed. Plus, can I just say: hot British guy in a three-piece suit? SOLD.

I appreciated that Six Month Rule took a familiar trope - office romance - and made it
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed The One that Got Away a few months ago but this one was so much better. I really liked the story and the characters in this one. I really liked Holly in the first book but I loved her in this one. Holly knows what she wants to do with her life and she knows she has to work a lot to get what she wants. She’s also a lot like her sister Brynn, a little less frustrating b
What a lot can change in six months! Will Evans is a British publicist who has negotiated himself a sabbatical year but to earn it he has to complete six months jetting between his UK home and the events organising company, Trousseau, in Chicago. He can't wait for the time to be up so he can spend quality time with his six year old daughter, Sophie. He never imagined meeting anyone like the feisty, work focussed, highly talented events organiser, Holly Chandler - let alone having to work with he ...more
Hero(s) rating: 3 stars
Heroine rating: 3 stars
Sexual tension rating: 3.5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 3 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3 stars
Plot rating: 3.5 stars
Dialogue rating: 3.5 stars
Storytelling rating: 3 stars
Story ending rating: 4 stars
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Overall rating: 3 stars

Sara (sarabara081)
Between 4 and 4.5 stars!
Anna lost in stories *A*
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
I got my hands on the ARC of this book and I quite enjoyed it :) yeah, I had some issues with it, but I will discuss it in more details in a moment :) first I need to tell you, that even though it's a second book in a series, it works perfectly well as a standalone :) although characters from that previous story appear here, you don't need to read their book to enjoy this one :) more about them a bit later :) for now let me tell you more about this book :)

I need to start with the main couple...
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5, May I, Stars!!!

“You can’t choose it. Or plan it–the person you fall for. It just happens, like a slap upside the head. A wake-up call.”

“That’s not what loving someone meant. It wasn’t one-sided. Love was a give and take. And if you were lucky enough to earn the love of someone wonderful, you’d be willing to give more than you got–just for a tiny taste of that love.”

I absolutely adored this latest release by A.J. Pine. Six Month Rule is a delightful and captivating read, that will make you swo
5 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

Swoony British guy, a girl who wasn't a doormat, and enough chemistry to set off the entire city of Chicago--I loved this book!

PR Princess and commitment-phobe Holly Chandler's up for the promotion of her life and there's just one thing standing between her and total career fulfillment--an international account's show going off without a hitch. Enter enigmatic Will Evans, the British charmer who's in the States for six months to launch his cl
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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As you can see above, this is the second book of the Kingston Ale House series, and although you don’t need to have read the first book of the series, The One That Got Away, to understand the book at all, it still helps to get a better understanding of Holly and her group of friends.

I was already kind of familiar with A.J. Pine’s writing, and although it’s not exactly my favorite kind, it’s still pretty good. I think the book would have benefited if it had a bit more dialogu
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 "hot guy with an accent" Stars

Holly has been a fashion show director for the last five years, always with the promise of the next one being what will make her a partner. When the opportunity finally arrives, it is in the hand of her first international client and a New Year’s Eve show. The catch? She needs to work with said client’s publicist and he is one hunky piece of well-dressed Brit… a yummy distraction!

William has a lot riding on this last assignment. If everything goes according to p
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Oh how I loved this story!! First of all, I totally love AJ Pine and her books. She gives me all the feels, while writing a realistic story that you can relate to. 6 Month Rule was no different. In this story we had Will Evans, an English hottie who is sent to work in Chicago and do what he does best, fix problems. He no longer enjoys traveling around the work working for companies and making tons of money.. all because the one person who holds his heart is in England. That person is hi
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A teen librarian by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s the author of the If Only series (Entangled Embrace), the Only You series (Berkley/Intermix), the Kingston Ale House series (Entangled Select), and the Crossroads Ranch series (Forever Romance). When she finds that 25th hour in the day, she might ...more

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