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Rafferty's Rules

(Aussies #3)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  869 ratings  ·  87 reviews
A bad boy trying to be good and a good girl determined to break ALL his rules

There are a few things I regret in my life. Okay, more than a few. Like . . .

1. Waiting for Prince Charming.
2. Saving my virginity for our wedding night.
3. Then finding out my prince was nothing more than a lying, cheating toad.

Actually, I don’t regret the last one.

When I take off on my honeymoo
Kindle Edition, 456 pages
Published May 21st 2019
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Lisa Staples
I can't believe Donna has done it again! Another Phillips boy to steal my heart and blown it to smithereens!

"I heard a friend once say that kissing was a gateway drug. I never really understood what she meant until Rafferty."

Amen to that!!! Donna has nailed this man's imagery on the page, and that cover just conjures all sorts of naughty thoughts!

Rafferty Phillips is all you could really want in a book boyfriend; he's the reformed quintessential Bad Boy in a delicious wrapper that overshadows a
Sara Oxton
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rafferty Rules by Donna Alam a five-star read that will rule your heart. Dear Flynn and Byron, it breaks my heart, but I have to admit that you aren’t my favourite Aussie boy toy anymore, I’m afraid Raffery won my heart, and other bits. He could eat anything in my bed, and he wouldn’t get kicked out. I’m sorry boys, you will still be special to me, but that blooming Donna’s only gone and done it again, she wrote that Rafferty boy so well that I’m sad its over and am going to need to be eyes deep ...more
Literary Temptations

MY RATING: 4.0 Stars
TITLE: Rafferty's Rules
AUTHOR: Donna Alam
SERIES: Aussies #3
RELEASE DATE: 21 May 2019


“No one goes looking for pain, but that doesn’t mean they won’t find it anyway.”

Very rarely do I come across a book that ends up with me on a mission to read every book that author has ever written. As you all know by now (well you should) forbidden romances are my drug of choice; the dirtier the better. But sometimes I want to give my lady parts a break and just want a swoon-w
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
This book will grab your from the opening scene when Rafferty and Alyssa first meet. It's a laugh out loud brothel scene that will fall in love with both characters. Rafferty is a bad boy with a big heart. He takes a perfect stranger home and helps her get on her feet. She is a little too trusting but lucky he was the one she encountered. This unique and fun meeting is the beginning of a new friendship that evolves into a fake girlfriend/boyfriend with benefits relationship. Rafferty thinks he i ...more
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the first chapter, Rafferty’s Rules had me cracking up. This is only my second book by this author and I am absolutely loving her sense of humour.

A practical joke and an attempt at revenge sees our main couple meeting for the first time in a brothel of all places. Several misunderstandings and slapstick moments later, Lissa almost comes a cropper until hunky Aussie Rafferty steps in to save her from herself. I was in hysterics as he endeavoured to keep her and her drunken antics under contr
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love these brothers!!! Couldn't get enough of this book. Wow!! Can't wait to read the next one. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book via Bad boy updates.
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Entertaining tale of the unexpected.
Well edited.

Rafferty is home for his brother's wedding, and also a friend's stag party. The stag party leads him to a brothel to try and stop the groom from stupidity. While he's there, a rather intoxicated Alyssa stumbles in, looking for a little male companionship. The friends had played a prank, but Alyssa was definitely in need of saving. Rafferty takes Alyssa (Lissa) home, lets her sleep it off, and offers his help. She is on her honeymoon trip - a cruise
Mary Keiser
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"The Fact She'd Clung To Me"" ........

Rafferty had me from the moment he says, "I know what you're thinking", and I know those are the opening lines of the story but I was hooked! I loved the brothel scenes, loved why Rafferty was there, trying to do the right thing and I absolutely enjoyed Lissa's entrance and how these two meet. That's some pretty great stuff, especially the morning after, I laughed so hard at these two. But what I really appreciate is that the author knows when to be funny, w
Kristen Lewendon
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These Phillips boys! They make me laugh so hard and fall in love even harder. I loved Flynn. I loved Byron. Now I adore Rafferty. (I’m almost afraid to see what happens with our one remaining Phillips brother.) Lissa has led a very sheltered life, and this is her first chance to experience a freedom most of the rest of us take for granted. Everything goes a little sideways when she learns the truth behind the statement: alcohol makes for bad decisions but great stories. Years ago, Rafferty made ...more
Reva Parks
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alam is a perenially great story teller and I do love more of Phillips family! This story features all four of the young men, their mother and two wives and their children, but stars the third son, reddish headed Rafferty. He finds Alissa alone in trying circumstances after she left her fiance a couple days before her wedding and went on her honeymoon by herself. He saves her and she agrees to save him by attending the wedding of his estranged brother with him. Lissa is an overly sheltered 'blue ...more
Chiquita  Bee
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a Gem!

I loved this romance between Lyssa and Rafferty. She takes the honeymoon trips without the husband when her fiance gets caught in a compromising situation while he’s on his knees. Her family wants her to forgive William and marry him anyway. What she does next sets this beautiful story in motion. She’s 25 and a virgin, despite her two year engagement. Lyssa’s a wee thing having been born with a heart ailment, that stymied her growth. She is bound and determined now make up for lost ti
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rafferty Phillips is the third brother to find love with the sweet and innocent Alyssa. Alyssa is a good-girl trying to be bad and Rafferty is a bad-boy trying to be good. This definitely made for an interesting story and off the charts chemistry. I like that Alyssa broke away from the sheltered life that her parents had planned and that she did not let her heart problems stop her from truly living. Alyssa wanted to see the world and she did not let her past get in her way. One of my favorite li ...more
Caz May
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Good read but not my fave of the series

I enjoyed this book...but it didn’t have as strong of a storyline as the previous two books in the series and it took me a lot longer to get through. There was a lot more steam in this than needed...including one to many Gobby’s (Aussie slang-google it) for my liking. And the story dragged a lot towards the end and then the epilogue was thrown in to tie it up.
I loved seeing the previous books characters again. But I felt like we never really got to know R
M Hurford
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Main Characters Rocked the Storyline!
Loved the main characters, Rafferty and Alyssa. They were funny, salty, and passionate with each other. The one thing HE wasn’t was truthful and for someone (Alyssa) who was cheated on before her wedding, this could be devastating. Does he get it? Or is he so into “fakeness” that he’s missing the genuine?
This storyline was well written. The chapters flowed nicely in that everything progressed evenly and jarring the reader all over the place. Kudos.
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rafferty rules your heart!!

Lissa & Rafferty are fantabulously delicious!! What starts with a jet lagged Rafferty trying to stop a mate from a bachelor party mistake but turns into saving a very drunk Lissa from herself & a creepy toad ends up as a delightful journey to HEA with a few bumps & bruises & a whole lot of steamy passion and charming adventures. Love, love, loved!! Of course, seeing the Phillips brothers & their families and Mama Sally is part of the fun. Watching Lissa break out of he
Elaine Waller
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another blinder from Donna Alam

Every time I read one of Donna's books, I'm convinced that it will be my favourite and she won't be able to too it...and every time, I'm wrong. Rafferty is my favourite Phillips' man (although, I love Byron and his body ink - see Down Under - he's principled, honest, mind and sexy as he'll. Rafferty and Lissa have a unique meeting, which is more than a little funny and their relationship literally grows, like the grapes on his family's vines. They are soon insepara
Robin Sweeney
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Donna Alam book and I 100% will be reading more. First by going to book one in the Aussie Series! Lissa was such a fun character to read about, she's quirky, a bit accident prone, but all love and happiness. Rafferty is sibling who is back home to attend his brother's wedding after being away for two year avoiding everyone over a misunderstanding. Fate throws these two together and it's just non-stop fun and humor throughout the book. Rafferty is your modern day white knight, a ...more
Lorraine Fleming
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic !!

Couldn't wait to read this story as I love all Donna Alam's books especially the HOT Aussies 🤤🤤 (drool ') . A definite 5 star read , loved how Lissa and Rafferty met sooo funny and what a beaut of a guy also not forgetting Alyssa' s humour , bravery and d!
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this standalone fake girlfriend rom-com, Rafferty is the latest Phillips brother to fall. Alyssa is on a solo holiday when she is rescued by Rafferty, starting them on an adventure that neither of them wants to end. I loved Lis' innocence and determination to live her own way, despite the expectations of her family (the tweaking was hilarious!). And Rafferty-just the best bloke ever! Caring, protective, respectful, and yet utterly intrigued by his bite-sized friend. My favourite part was the ...more
Rady Reads
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unfortunate situation have brought together couple who wasn't even searching for the significant other. As the Karma got the strings of their lives to play with they couldn't resist their attraction. What's the catch you ask ? Their fake relationship with benefits has an expire day....12 days of fun.

This book was brilliantly written, the plot had everything you wish for in a great story and was quite funny as I laughed all the time. All these Aussie words that leaves the mouths of all the Philli
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

So Funny!
Why have I never read this author before?
I’ve heard of her, but I’ve never felt the need to read her books.
Have her blurbs had an overhaul recently making me want to pick them up now? If so, it should have happened ages ago.

This book is funny, romantic and sexy.
I love both of the MC’s, they’re both so adorable I just want to squish them.
The quirkiness that is the Australian humour is well done and not over the top.
My only issue is the ending, it was wrapped up way too quick for m
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rafferty and Alyssa book was a fun one to read. Lissa as raferty calls her met in a funny place ,and he sets out to rescue her they come up a plan to help each other. Lissa has come to the fact that her life is going to throw curve balls she just wasn't expecting a hot guy put there . Rafferty hasn't been home for a whole so when he and Alyssa.think of a way to help each other they come up with rafferty rules . These two will have you laugh at them hoping that they will be able to tell eac ...more
Jennifer Goble
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Donna, what have you done to me?! This was definitely not my first book of hers, and will absolutely not be my last!
Rafferty is the younger brother of two of Donna's Australian clan (The Phillips). Let me tell you, each book makes me want to book a flight to Australia more and more! These gorgeous, sassy men are most women's dream come true! So sooo hot!
What starts out as a good deed in and outside of a brothel spins in to a beautiful tale of a man who deeply regrets his past, and tries hard
Kelly Graham
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love the Phillips bothers,
Raffertys story did not disappoint.
Him and Alyssa meet in a brothel off all places and rescue each other by becoming a fake couple.
Raffertys is hot and sexy like his siblings, the chemistry between this couple is off the charts and none of their sexy time is fake.
This book is based around Byrons wedding and it was great to yet again visit more of all the family members. With their strong family values and sibling banter, you can’t help but love them and want to be sat a
Stephanie Villere
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You will love this one! A man walks into a brothel....

This is Rafferty’s Rules written by Donna Alam. We have gotten to enjoy watching as some of the other Phillips men have met their “happily ever after”. Now is time for Rafferty! He has been away for quite a while and needs help to get through his brothers wedding. Alyssa finds herself up a creek without a cruise ship and ready to spend all of her $ on a male escort. It’s fun and flirty with lots of missed opportunities and lots of sexy times.
Heather Pearson
Aug 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just like first book.

Just like first book it was drawn in out in places it didn't need to be. 6 pages to decribd something when a paragraph would have done. Then taken another chapter to explain the origin of the brothers names, when this was already explained in first book. I don't mind long stories but not when it just goes on for no reason. Then end just ended. Big build up of worry for Tee. Then a poor excuse of it all being ok????? If I realised this was the second book in the series I wou
Martha Moran
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd brother, Rafferty!

How can all 4 brothers be so darn hot hot hot!!??? I love these visits into Australia. We get to "see" the historical areas, enjoy the culture, the people, the wine country and learn language idioms. I really love the matriarch of this family, Sally, who did such a great job on raising these men. They really know how to love their women. I loved reading about Rafferty. He is sweet, hot, sensitive, and doesn't want casual.
Leanne Bryson
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Donna Alam has done it again, and this may be my favorite Phillips boy!! Rafferty and Lissa are well written, have incredible chemistry, and meet in could be my favorite way......ever!! The book is fast paced, and is definitely a page turner from start to finish. I love the sexy family from Down Under and I think you all will too.
I received this ARC from Bad Boy Update, and this is my honest review.
Teresa Carnegie
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read any of the other stories about this family but I found Rafferty and Lissa's story in Rafferty's Rules to be lovely, sweet, sexy, and hot. From the very different first meeting in quite the inappropriate location through to the very end of the story, these two were quite the mixture of fun, sexy, and sweet. Their love was pretty much a given with the dirty octopus arms and I enjoyed reading how each of them fell for the other.
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Rafferty's story!! Donna once again does not disappoint when it comes to funny, laugh out loud, snarky, super hot and sexy characters! Rafferty and Alyssa have their own issues that they are trying so hard to not confront, but when fate keeps her around longer than she planned, their walls start to come down. fabulous story line, fan-freakng-tastic characters, and it only gets better when all the brothers and wives come back home!! It's just so good, just get it now!!!
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