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Breaking the Billionaire's Rules

(Billionaires of Manhattan #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,789 ratings  ·  298 reviews
Max Hilton is my high school nemesis turned billionaire. And tomorrow I deliver his lunch order. In a cat costume.

You know he’s going to love it. He’ll smile that smirky smile, sitting there all superior in his gleaming tower, the wealthiest and most notorious playboy in all of New York, the king of everything.

Turns out it wasn’t curiosity that killed the cat—it was morti
ebook, 254 pages
Published February 19th 2019
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Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He wrote a book and she’s going to play him at his game. The synopsis for Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules totally won me over. I don’t read many Billionaire or office romance but I will definitely be looking at more by Annika Martin. This was beautifully executed and I love the twist to the end.

Mia is a struggling actress she works as a sandwich delivery girl. Her newest order is to old enemy Max. They went to school together. Now he’s a successful businessman who has written about getting the
Thuy Taylor
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HAHAHHAAH. This book was funtastic. freakin hilarious, laugh out loud giggles galore!!!!

Mia and Max knew each other in high school. She is an actress trying to make it on broadway, and Max has made his money and his way to stardom through a book that went on the bestsellers list sometime after high school. Mia is a Meow lunch cart girl by day, and she is set to deliver to his office everyday. Thinking he set it up himself to humiliate her, she is going to make the best, be over the top and she i
aqsa (villain fucker)

on god i have stayed up all night for this book and im so tired, hungry, cranky (period) and im crying and im sooooo in love with this book and annika martin oh god i love her so much like i cant–i dont even have words. im just about to be more incoherent but this seriously soothed my soul and called to my wild enemies to friends to lovers loving heart. feel like i snorted a palm full of crack but ive never done it before so i can only assume this is how it feels lmfao & if it wasnt already clea
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Breaking the Billionaire's Rules is a witty, entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy with characters that I couldn't get enough of. Annika Martin flawlessly blends witty humor, angst, and hot romance to give her readers a great reading experience.

"Eat your heart out, Max Hilton, that's what my stance says. You have your empire but you'll never have me. I'm the queen of delivery cats."

Martin is so brilliant at writing this genre, and she excels at writing humorous, tension-filled scen
Feb 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I was looking forward to liking this and so ready to laugh and enjoy the cheese and clichés that come with a billionaire story. Sadly, I didn't enjoy it. The MCs were both unlikeable, the female lead was painfully insecure and the male mc played on her insecurities by making fun of her and riling her up.

Reading about her obsession over the hero's success and her low self-esteem and humiliation because of her job was really uncomfortable and utterly irritating. And then bam, they are together co
Book-Bosomed  blog
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Aspiring actress Mia Corelli, 28, (Lizzie’s roommate from The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girll) attended performing arts school with pianist prodigy Maxfield Miller, now Max Hilton, 28, whose face graces billboards as the head of a men’s style empire. Ten years after high school, they face off again when Mia’s day job makes her his lunch cart girl.

There’s plenty of potential here and I didn’t have any safety issues, but I just struggled to get invested. I think a lot of that falls on th
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Enjoyable, laugh out loud fun.

First time read on this author, will definitely read her again♥️ This book was surprisingly entertaining, always nervous going into a new to me author, but I really did enjoy. Max & Mia are cute, fun, and perfect for each other.

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Feb 04, 2019 marked it as fuck-no-pass
The world does not need yet ANOTHER billionaire manwhore hero/ broke-ass heroine romance. Thank you, bye.
Sam (AMNReader)
7/19/2020: Martin rereleased this with more Max. It makes it a more well rounded book, but didn't up the enjoyment for me. I think bc I liked it plenty initially!

Original Review:

An utterly satisfying contemporary romance. Annika Martin's skill is once again on display in this sweet revenge-based second chance. I feel like this review might slightly give away some of the tension… Read at your own risk.

She gives us more laughter, some nice secondary characters, and more competence porn: this time
Leisa Ann
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good enemies to lovers book and this one did not disappoint. Mia finds herself on the wrong side of what she believes is a set up by her nemesis Max. Max wrote a book on how to get a girl to fall for you. Mia decides to turn the tables on Max and give him a taste of his own medicine. Boy oh boy does everything backfire! This is a low angst, high comedy, fast paced book with great characters and side characters. Great read!
Carrie Felton
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my this book is fabulous!

Oh my this book is fabulous! I just have to say that I love everything about it. The entire premise is the perfect setup for revisiting a rivalry. That said, what really sets this book apart is the way that Annika Martin brings the unexpected to the table. I had a clear way that this was going to go down and it was perfectly enjoyable, but what I got was nothing like I expected and even more wonderful. I cant say more without spoilers so I just recommend that everyone
Stacy (Romance Reading Diva)
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love breaking the rules!

This is a second chance rom-com, & I love this author’s rom-coms so this one is no exception! I laughed out loud reading the first page, & it didn’t stop there. The first part of the book is in Mia’s POV which I adored, but I was waiting on Max’s POV so when it happened I was so elated! This is also a slow burn, so when Max & Mia finally kiss I rejoiced. The book really took off for me when we find out the what, how & why of what happened in high school between Mia & Ma
*The Angry Reader*
This is something of a conundrum. I didn’t like this as much as the other books. Which makes me feel unfair for reading them so closely in time. But I also think I wouldn’t have liked this at all were it not for the good vibes from the other books.
My issues were -
The Bickering! Y’all know that’s a pet peeve of mine. And where it was cute in the other books it felt like they knew each other’s weaknesses here and took it too far.
The unreality - ok, I’m actually saying with a straight face that
Tianna✸loves books✸
First of all I don’t like guys who write things like guidelines or tips to get a girl. Sorry that’s just so NOT my type of guy.

Still I wanted to read this and I did but I’m sorry ......this was sooooo boring.
Couldn’t get into this. It seemed like the h has no life other than talking and gossiping about the H.
Is she jealous that he is rich???
Seem so.
Who cares..
Gotta go.

Not my type.
Wil Loves Books!
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2021
Kick, funny, highly entertaining. I enjoyed this book a lot. I’ve been hooked on this series lately, especially in the audiobooks, narrated by the amazing Jason Clarke. This is Max and Mia’s story and is a second chance romance which I adore. I don’t think I loved this one as much as I loved the first two books but it was definitely a funny and cute story nonetheless. I love the girl Gand and the appearances by the heroines from the other books. I also think the characters are super funny and li ...more
Ambriehl Khalil
⭐️ [3.75/5 Stars] ⭐️

Ahhh! This was so fun and entertaining, however it felt mildly unfinished and I was hoping for a bit more drama. If you like lighthearted romcoms this is perfect though.
This one was such a let-down. For a heroine who had always seen the hero as her nemesis one who took pleasure in humiliating her ten years back and once again, she sure forgot all her reservations about him: like his dick book, behaviour, super models etc the moment they slept together. We never get to really know the hero beyond his delicious looks and acting all high and mighty. Hell, h/H are barely a couple and they are meeting friends and saying ILU. I just wasn't buying this. ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed reading The billionaire's wake-up call girl, so when I saw that this book was up for review I immediately went for it. 256 pages later I am in the horrible place to say that I didn't like the book. Most of the book is happening in Max's office where he and Mia are talking about sandwiches. It's also the first (and second) thing that pops in my mind when I think of this book. I don't feel like I know either of them. We had a handful of chapters told from Max's point of view and h ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I positively adored the prior billionaire romances I have read by Annika Martin – I’ve enjoyed all my Annika Martin reads – and was eager for another billionaire romance that would leave me howling. Thus, I was eager to dive into Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules.

As I’d hoped, Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules was just as enjoyable as Most Eligible Billionaire and The Billionaire’s Wake-Up Call Girl. I confess, at first, I wasn’t quite sucked into this one in the same way as I was the aforemention
Mar 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish, 2019
DNF 48%

Did not found it either funny or charming, just stupid.

Yes, this is the exact same review as for The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl by the same author.
Nightbird Novels
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Deliver lunch to her old high school nemesis while wearing a cat costume? No. Problem. Mia Corelli knows how to deal with entitled men, after all she learned from the best, and she isn't going to let Max Hilton get under her skin... ever. again. 

In his 20's he wrote "The Max Hilton Playbook" which is a how-to guide to landing the hottest girl in the room. Since then, Max has turned his literary success into making himself a household name in the men's lifestyle business. Surrounded by g
Happily Mary After
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No one makes me laugh quite like Annika Martin, and I devour her romantic comedies with a zeal. Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules had me simultaneously smiling, blushing and giggling from the very beginning until the end, and I loved every minute of it. Mia and Max were bitter enemies throughout high school, and although it’s been ten years, they’ve never let go of their anger or grudges. Mia is a struggling actress, while Max has already achieved fame and fortune by building a lifestyle brand ba ...more
April Symes
Breaking the Billionaire's Rules by Annika Martin is the story of Max Hilton and Mia Corelli. Max and Mia were enemies in high school, each playing practical jokes on one another. Fast forward 10 years later, Max has become this world known and successful business man and Mia is a working actress still trying to make big. The first part of the book is told in Mia’s POV which I totally loved, but I was jonsing for Max’s POV so when it finally happened, I was jumping for joy!! Mia and Max' story s ...more
Lynsey A
3.5 - Made Me Laugh Out Loud - Stars

I do enjoy these comedy romances from Annika Martin. They are all loosely tied together but you certainly don't have to read the other books to enjoy this one.

Here we have a story of Mia and Max, two old high school rivals who end up in each others lives about 10 years later. Mia is an actress just waiting for her big break and Max is the "hit big when he was in his early 20's" man, from a book on how to basically get the girl.

After reading the first 11% of
Isha Coleman
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Breaking the Billionaire's Rules by Annika Martin  
The cover drew me, but the characters made me want to stick around. Max and Mia are comedic gold. Martin kept me in stiches with her quick wit and wicked sense of humor. She's makes it hard not to love, a character that you so want to hate. The chemistry between Max and Mia is a character all it's own. From passionately volatile to temptation personified, these characters keep you on your toes and always craving more. Glad I took a chance on th
Rhonda Ziglar
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 FUN SEXY STARS!! What a fun sexy read!! I loved Max and Mia's story, it is a page turner. This story is full of fun banter, sexiness, drama and lots of love. These two get a second chance, they liked each in high school. This is one fun book you will want to 1-Click. ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Revenge has never been funnier or sweeter
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This read is so damn funny! What happens when ur nemesis writes a playbook on how to pick up woman? And makes millions, gains popularity, and u find out ur friends have suffered the consequences of said playbook? Well u get even! This book will having u laughing ur a$$ off! Mia is off the charts and when she realizes Max is not quite who she thought, things take a quick turn for both of them. This is my first book by this author and it defs won't be the last.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally had the time to squeeze in some reading.
This was a fun and light read. Nothing too angsty or drama-filled. It’s exactly what I needed.
3.95 stars (so close)

Annika Martin writes very very accomplished CR: it's funny, the focus is on the H&H, and the set-up is always unusual. She does "meet cute" particularly well: the meet cute feeds seamlessly into the plot (e.g. the "wake-up" call girl where the calls become the "getting to know you" mechanism in The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl).

Here, Mia's sandwich delivery girl (in a cat suit) is unwillingly delivering to her one-time crush, billionaire Max. It's a great set-up: she is
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