The Rule Maker
I hate you more than a hole in my favorite pair of leggings.
Your smirk makes me want to yell in all shouty caps.
You're really gorgeous...until you open your mouth.
Stop looking at me like that. You're not ripping my panties off.
Saying those things to him would be the whipped cream on top of my rocky road ice cream, but I ...more
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What if one day you walked into work and found out that an important client you were assigned to handle was a previous one night stand that blew your mind and then disappeared? I would be freaking the hell out, and that’s what Zoey does when she finds out her ...more
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This Rule Maker is a fun, light-hearted second chance romance between Zoey Reynolds and her client’s brother, Ryder Covington. Unlike The Rule Book , this standalone novel was told in alternating POVs of the MCs. Plus, sexy timeeees!
Zoey and Ryder first met when Ryder’s brother, Jason, hired her for an interior decorating project. There’s spark between them, and their flirtation leads to an unforgettable romp in the sheets. Things end ...more
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free It's Live!!!
This was a hoot and second book of a series. This had smart banter, sexual tension and heart lessons. This worked on many levels.
So...there was the first encounter between the two main characters...
It was...Hot, Sexy and Oh, So Good...
Then unintentional circumstances caused Mr. Hot & Sexy to leave without saying good bye...
Our Gal got her heart dinged... and Lesson Learned..
Fast forward to seeing our gal in ...more
Wow that took me longer than I thought it would! The story is about Zoey, a designer who is currently working on fixing up a resort for the brother of Ryder. Ryder is a professional snowboarder who has just broken his leg due to a bad accident.
What's interesting about this is that Zoey and Ryder already know each other aka they hooked up and he never called her. Uh oh. This leads to a very awkward and rocky business relationship from the start.
Now I don't want to say I didn't enjoy ...more
New-to-me author Jennifer Blackwood really impressed me with this fresh, fun and romantic story. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book and what I found are vibrant characters, top-notch humor, witty dialogue and a great story.
Zoey Reynolds has landed a renovation project that could launch her career of designer. As it happens, the renovation of the ski resort will involve a close cooperation with the ex-man of her dreams, Ryder Covington. A pro snowboarder temporarily on ...more
Overall, I enjoyed this book. Like The Rule Book, the heroine was very relatable. Zoey is a very strong heroine and there were so many mannerisms and things she did that totally reminded me of myself!
And like the first book, the back and forth banter is totally what made this book for me! Zoey and Ryder have many of these scenes and I loved every second of them!
Although I must admit, I severely disliked Ryder in the beginning. I can't stand childish men. Thank goodness he ...more
The Rule Maker was a sweet, funny and very entertaining read.
I enjoyed the storyline, I found myself connecting with both Zoey and Ryder.
They were likable, passionate and relatable characters, that entertained me with their banter and antics.
And the chemistry between them was smoking!
If you're looking for a well written, fun and heartwarming read I highly recommend The Rule Breakers series, https://www.goodreads.com/series/1799...
Each book can be read as a standalone.
I'm a big fan of ...more
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Zoey is an interior designer who has done work ...more
In a somewhat predictable but nonetheless, entertaining and humorous romance challenging the rules against dating a client, Jennifer Blackwood brings us a 2nd chance at love trope romance. Enhancing this quick and fun title is the talented dual narration by narrator team, Kendall Harper and Ray Irwin.
First as this is the 2nd book in the Rule Breakers Series its worth noting that it is not necessary to listen ...more
Any other time I probably would have enjoyed this and had a few giggles in the process but since I had so much going on in my head I wasn’t able to keep my head in the story for long enough to get caught up in it.
And since I know this was a major case of it’s not ...more
The Rule Maker was the first book for me by author Jennifer Blackwood and I enjoyed it quite a bit. There was some not so great history between the hero and heroine which led to some tension as well as some pretty great banter and while I could appreciate some of the current day references in fashion, it doesn’t speak well for the longevity of this book, but it was a flirty, fun and sexy story especially in the second half.
Zoey Reynolds is a young interior designer and ...more
Ryder and Zoey were both so immature at times that I just wanted to take them both to a cliff and shove them both off. I'm all for banter, I love it and if it is done properly in a book it can be ...more
The Rule Maker was one of those books that made me smile right from the start. Rules were made—then bent and broken, and left by the way-side—fast. The situations Zoey got herself in, constant warring with right and wrong in her head, her legging purchasing compulsion, and how she desperately fought her growing feelings for him—I simply loved this character.
Ryder is at a crossroads in his life both personally and professionally—he isn’t perfect, and has ...more
Some time ago (presumably in the first book) Zoey and Ryder had a one night stand and then he disappeared without calling her. Now Zoey is ...more
3.5 “Break a leg, a wall and some rules while you're at it” Stars
ARC via NetGalley.
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I’ll start with this: the second book in The Rule Breakers series is steamier than the first one, so hurray for that!
As I learned by reading The Rule Book, my first Jennifer Blackwood title, this author knows how to write sexual tension and chemistry extremely well. Lanny and Brogan had tons of that, and the new main characters in the series didn’t stay behind.
We met Zoey and Ryder ...more
Normally this should've been a 5 stars book for me, but something really went wrong with the story that made it a 3.5 stars.
The Rule Maker has all the ingredients that I love in a book.
An alphahole. A sassy heroine. A hate to love story and that sexy banter which tell you how much they both want each other but refuse to admit it.
But unfortunately, I couldn't hear the click that should bound me to the book. Zoey was childish and immature and Ryder gave me a hard timd to ...more
It's not that the book is bad. It's not. It's just one of a few thousands romances with two people that clearly are destined to be together, but somehow manage to screw things up every 20 pages. Seriously. Why someone would do that?..
And I have to admit I skipped a few pages. Two or three times. Or maybe like five ...more
I am often lured into a book with a cover or the blurb alone... that's how I find myself writing this review. Answer: it was the blurb, the VERY hilarious blurb!!! It held so many hilarious promises. Spoiler alert (not really!) but the book deliveredon those Romantic Comedy giggles.
Ryder has COMPLETELY won over my heart even when he was being an annoying playboy with a primary goal of making Zoey's work life difficult. Zoey and Ryder have a hot, hot, steamy one night of...more
4 FLASH CROWNS
The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood is so much fun! It is light, it is sweet, it will have readers smiling and laughing. The characters, the story, the antics that ensue will certainly have readers engaged from the first chapter.
What makes this story so incredibly enchanting is the characters of Ryder and Zoey. I enjoyed her antics and her crazy reactions to situations, finding myself chuckling as I read, and Ryder has this easy charm. Readers will ...more
Short, sweet and to the point…Any book that can have me giggling less than twenty percent into the book is a must read.
Zoey Reynolds wants to move up the ladder in the design firm she works for and she’s well on her way. She gets a call from a client the she knows can really put her on the map; only problem, said client’s younger brother gave her the best night of sex in her life. Yep, gave her the best sex of her life then just disappeared.
Ryder Covington doesn’t do ...more
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