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House Rules

(Traded #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  481 ratings  ·  51 reviews
I stuck my dick in a different woman every night.

They lined up, pawing at me. All of them wanting to be part of the bad boy prestige that was Miller Hawes.

Then they flipped the river…

And she was mine. Sexy, compelling and the first woman who didn’t fall at my feet. Why can’t I get her out of my head?

I need to focus on taking over the family business. Except all my attentio
Published (first published October 19th 2016)
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Nov 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Since I read this more than 40% I'm going to rate it.
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
*I participated in the publication of this book as a beta reader*

Miller has been working for years to prove to his father that he can handle the family business. Opening his two clubs was part of that. While playing in a poker game at one of his clubs, one of the players comes up short on a hand he thinks he can't lose with, so he bets a night with his girlfriend to make up the difference. He didn't expect to lose, but now Miller has a night with Theresa. Theresa isn't happy, but after watching
Paula  Phillips
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw the cover for this book, I was in two minds as I wasn't really in the mood to read a Mafia type book. As I got reading the book, it became apparent that it wasn't going to be like that as we’re introduced to our usual suspect of a playboy. One who has money and likes to sleep with women has a parade of them just wanting to get a night with Miller Hawes. He has the view of never wanting to settle down as who has time for relationships and apparently he is not the type of guy who ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Rebecca Brooke's books and I can honestly say that this series is some of her best work. House Rules is the follow up stand alone to Traded and focuses on Miller, brother to Ashton from Traded. Miller is not a good guy. Knee deep in helping run a criminal empire he has no regrets when it comes to getting involved in the family business or the fact that uses and disposes of women. That is until he wins the beautiful and intriguing Tess in a poker game. She is feisty and strong and everythi ...more
Neringa Neringiukas
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved Traded, so I was really happy when I find out there will be more of Hawes family. I can reaffirm, that I fall for this family even more. Yes, they deal in gray area, but they still have morals. You may snort at that and think this is a joke, because they have their fingers in all illegal stuff and have morals? But it's the true. They have lines, rules they will never cross. Hawes have more heart, then the person who portraits himself as good, law-abiding citizen, but will turn his back w ...more
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t even realize that Miller was getting his own story! So imagine my excitement when I found out that Rebecca Brooke did give him his story with HOUSE RULES! Eek! I wouldn’t even say that I have a favorite between the two brothers – but Miller is definitely much more intense than Ashton, that’s for sure. Whew!

The Hawes brothers seem to follow the fashion to win their one woman – either by her being traded for a debt or, as in Miller’s case, by winning her in a poker game. What the hell? Y
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Rebecca Brooke is back and hotter than ever! Traded was amazing. The writing was brilliant and the storyline was original and intense.... a little dark, angsty and suspenseful... yeah I was hooked from the start but House Rules took her writing to a whole new level. I was intrigued from the very start and couldn't put this book down until the pages quit turning.

Miller is here and about to get the deal of a lifetime. He is a bad man... mayhem, corruption, lies, secrets, and danger surroun
Lisa Gerkey
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Miller wins a night with Tess during a poker game when her boyfriend doesn’t have the money to cover his losses. Miller isn’t looking for a relationship. It’s the last thing he wants, but after the night spent with Tess he can’t seem to get her out of his head. Miller lives a much different life from what Tess is used to. Tess is a good girl who’s going to school to become a nurse. The two seemed like an unlikely pair in the beginning, but the chemistry between them was undeniable.
Miller does h
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic!!!!! I did not think it would be better the Ashton and Elena's story, but IT IS!!

What a wonderful job Rebecca!! I loved it from start to finish! I cannot wait to start Taken!
Miller is a man's man and Tess just wanted to be in charge of her own life, to work and take care of herself.
Tess went to a bar with her boyfriend, she thought they were going to a casino or something like that. She was shock when it was a normal bar. Ray took her to the back room where he then took a seat at th
Reckless Readers
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Is it bad that I like this book better than the first one? There is just something about Miller that draws you in and hold you captive. He is so much more swoon worthy. I loved Ashton, don't get me wrong he was a good alpha male but he is too soft. Miller is balls to the wall, don't mess with me, I get whatever I want attitude. He takes charge and it's sooooo hot! He sucks at relationships though. It is kind of cute to watch how many times he can mess up by demanding things from Tess. She is lik ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review
As much as I enjoyed book 2, it did start off a little similar to book 1.
With that being said, what a difference in the female lead.
Book 1 Elena was a weak and a controlled wife, in this book Tess is a spitfire and won`t take shit from time I think her independents caused her more problems, than if she just said thank you, LOL.
Anyway I liked her lot, and she certainly was a match for Miller that's for sure.
Duel narrative was very enjoyable, fantastic range from bot
Wendy Livingstone
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this amazing series, and is Miller and Tess’s story. Miller is a typical playboy and man-whore. Tess finds it hard to let anybody in and to trust. Miller has certainly met his match with Tess, as he falls hard and fast for her. Now to convince her! No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a well written story, which flows seamlessly, and I was totally captivated throughout, and look forward to reading the next book in this awesome s ...more
Samantha Tully
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First thoughts were, "WHY THE HELL WOULD A GUY TRADE HIS LADY FOR MONEY????" and then I remembered that most men are scum. Not saying I hated this one, I actually LIKED this one. I just don't understand why men would try to sell off a debt with sex.

Something I like about the family in the Traded series is that they don't treat their women like crap. They raise them up and show them that they are worth more than the idiots who dropped them off with the men they owe money to.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not enough

The foundation of this relationship is sexual chemistry; but, the hot and steamy lasted a minute. The first encounter wasn't worthy of the hype; yet, hero and heroine couldn't stop thinking and dreaming of one another. No other woman would do. For me to believe it there would have to be much more to it.
Misty Schott
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!!

This is the second book in this series, but can be read as a standalone. My personal opinion is that you should read the first book, cause it will give you some insight on the background characters. This book is an intriguing read and also hits you right in the heart. I am looking forward to the next in this series.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Miller wins Tess in a poker game and he is shocked when he wakes up to find her gone. She runs into trouble because of her ex and ends up working in Miller's sports bar. He finds her there and makes her realize that he wants her and she has to accept it. Tess makes him prove that he wants her and he also has to protect her from the danger she is in. ...more
Mandy Sawyer
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I found the storyline had a lot more depth than the first book. I also feel that it helped that in the first book we learned who the major characters were and their position in the family business. With a fantastic performance from both honey and Leeroy this book is a must.
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really love when books have a dual narration. It is my absolute favorite to see things from both sides.

I really liked the story and the characters. There is quite a bit of violence in this, so beware.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
House Rules

Miller and Tess's story is fun from the beginning. She is a strong woman not afraid to speak her mind and the banter between them is amazingly funny. The family connection in this series stands out.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Predictable in every way.
Woman is unintentionally traded to a mafia's known 'Bad Boy' as a poker bet.
He falls in love with her. etc etc etc...
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I was so excited when I found out that Rebecca Brooke was writing a book about Miller Hawes! Miller is Ashton's brother for those that have read her book Traded. While you do not need to have read Traded to understand this book as it is a standalone story, I highly recommend it as it is connected to this book and one that I absolutely loved! This world and family is one that I have come to love, and Rebecca Brooke delivered another fantastic
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I knew Miller was going to be great after Reading Ashton’s book. He was always giving his brother a hard time. I knew it was only a matter of time before the tables would be turned. Miller was about to have his life shaken up when he finally meet his match and boy was Tess definitely that.
Miller was a playboy that could have whatever woman he wanted and had a different one every night. His dad was going to turn the family business over to him
Cheryl O'Harney
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miller Hawes exudes power and strength wherever he goes infact his whole family is about power even if most of what they do is illegal, his businesses are his babies between running them and preparing to takeover his father's position at the car dealership he's a busy man but that doesn't stop his manwhore ways he has a different woman every night he doesn't do relationships and never lets a woman stay over but things change when one card game has different end results than any other he's played ...more
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I honestly didn't realize this was Miller's story from Traded and I wanted to know his story so bad! I was completely surprised and couldn't stop reading about Miller and Tess.

Miller is exactly who I thought he was, a womanizer who has no desire to settle down, ever. He likes his lifestyle and with his career he has no choice but to accept the fact that he is his only happily ever after since being burned by a woman in the past.

Theresa aka Tess is done with her ex after the stunt he just pulle
The Book Fairy Reviews
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ambition, power and the family business are what Miller is all about, that and proving to his father that he can handle it all when the time comes. A wife, girlfriend or relationship are not in the cards for him, though his mother and his brother's girlfriend seem to think that the right one has yet to fall in his lap. Then it happens...Tess.
Tess is not one to belong or to give her trust easily. Independent and proud of living life on her own terms, until her boyfriend gives her up for one night
Kendra Needs
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book this was to read, I loved book one with Ashton, but I think his brother Miller has stolen my love away.

This book is all about a poker game gone wrong (or right depending on how you look at the situation), Miller wins a night with Theresa (slime ball Ray offered his girlfriend up as ante when he was short on cash and Miller wins the hand and the girl), but what starts out as a friendly dinner to claim his winnings soon has Millers boxers all in a knot and wanting and feeling
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh I thought Ashton and Elena's story was a rollercoaster! Miller and Tess are just as bad! I love the concept of this story! Miller is tough as nails but all it took was one look at Tess and he was on his knees. Even though he refused to admit it!! I love Tess's strong will and her independance. The banter between both Miller and Tess is amazing as well as their chemistry. Sizzling to say the least!! The whole back story to this one had me floored and I found myself really wanting more.
Heather Pollock
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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House Rules
Rebecca Brooke

“House Rules” is a dazzling display of fire and ice!
When two strong, pigheaded souls meet.
They form a battle of the wills. With the pull and tug. One can image the death glares. The f bombs, the snarky banter, feistiness and that intoxicating heart!
With one spark! Nature take its course. It sets off a chemical reaction, a bond, which pulses in your veins. Only to bring a you back to life
She Hearts Books
After reading Ashton and Elena's story in Traded, I couldn't wait to read more about his brother in this book. Miller was brash and ballsy when we first meet him at a poker game. He didn't let any women into his life for more than the physical. All that changed when he won Tess for a night. She completely rocked his world. I loved that Tess was strong and sassy and such a good match for him. They were off the charts hot together and I loved watching Miller fall head over heart for his girl. I so ...more
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Rebecca Brooke is the author of the Traded Series, as well as other contemporary and paranormal books. She grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she

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