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Rules of Bennett

(Rules of Bennett #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Here kitty, kitty, kitty….
You can run, but you can’t hide.

Before you were born, your father traded your life to secure his.
He thought hiding you in another state under a new alias would save you from your awaiting fate, but I always get what’s mine.
And it’s time to cash in.
While your father paid in blood, you’ll pay with your life; and now you belong to me.
My rules are
ebook, 61 pages
Published June 27th 2019
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Ember Michaels Rules of Bennett is actually the prequel, which is usually considered 0.5. Since Goodreads, Amazon, and most other platforms don't allow you to enter…moreRules of Bennett is actually the prequel, which is usually considered 0.5. Since Goodreads, Amazon, and most other platforms don't allow you to enter 0.5, you have to put 1. You Will Bow is actually book number 1 (a full book). (less)
Ember Michaels The release dates for this series are:

🖤You Will Bow - August 26, 2019
🖤You Will Break - September 23, 2019
🖤You Will Obey - October 21, 2019

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Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rules of Bennett is utterly dark, degrading, and full of so much promise! Ahhh! I'm so excited to see where this story goes. Bennett, *le sigh*, all my dark ladies are gonna drool all the feck over him. The commanding presence. The darkness. The cold way he holds himself. The give no fecks in his depravity. Yum. I need more. Aurora shows a bit of backbone and I can only hope she fights him, I mean let's be honest she will enjoy the punishment.

Ember Michaels sets you all aflutter with the beginn
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Not just dark, f*cking depraved

I know this was a prequel but I won’t be reading the series. This guy Bennett is utterly irredeemable. He is a murderer, owns and sells girls, likes to torture and kill them and force the people he is torturing to kill others. I have no other words.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I completely just devoured this one. It is raw and twisty and oh so sinful. Bennett is just completely twisted. Like what in the heck are you thinking twisted! Getting into his mind just messes with mine even more. I adore Aurora's spunk though. She is going to bite back and give Bennett a run for his money.
I really love the concept of this story because you hear of this in passing that mobs do, but not really seen it come to fruition that much. But for Michaels debut, this is gonna be one h
Shannon Youngblood
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brutal, Barbaric, Beautiful Bennett.

How i needed this book in my life. Here when i thought i couldn't find one good dark horrific book, Ember Michaels falls into my lap and into my head.

Bennett is both terrifying and drool worthy. He's crass and yet oddly endearing. He's a fucking monster, but at least he's honest.

Michaels has a canny way of drawing you into her words while the rest of the world falls away around you. You flinch, grab your chest, and gasp while the Earth spins and life conti
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I cannot believe this is Ember Michaels’s debut!! WHAT?!

Rules of Bennett is a prequel novella for a brand new mafia dark romance series.

What you need to know…

Drool-worthy alpha anti-hero (emphasis on the anti): CHECK.

Feisty heroine: CHECK.

Dark themes: CHECK.

Mafia: YASS!

I didn’t realise I was in the mood to read a dark romance until I started Rules of Bennett. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t help but finish it in one sitting. Bennet is the dark, untameable prince you can’t help
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, I am not usually one for Dark Romance but Rules for Bennett is a great intro to the genre. I love how Ember Michaels really captures how ruthless, cutthroat and utterly maniacal Bennett is. He is the definition of unstable and I LOVE IT! I shouldn't be attracted to him right? Because, if it's wrong to love him, then I don't want to be right anymore LOL

Rules of Bennett is a prequel novella that leads right into You Will Bow, the full-length novel that follows Bennett and Aurora, the wo

“Welcome to Hell.”

The first book in this series is utterly depraved and awfully dark. Bennet Moreno is an evil, cold bastard who enjoys degrading people and does not give a shit about any of it all. I wasn’t in the business of feeling emotions or caring about how someone else felt.

Aurora DuPont became Moreno property when her father bargained his unborn daughter in change to leave the life of crime. When Bennett shows up to collect she knows her life as she has known it is over. Looking forwar
Claudia LaRocca
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this one in my Kindle picks for me. I have KU so I will rarely buy a book unless I've read something prior from that author that I couldn't live without diving into the pages of but the description sucked me in and I thought I would take a chance for $.99. So far, I'm enamored and have already pre-ordered "You Will Bow".

I absolutely LOVE 💖 what I've read so far and enjoy both characters. I can't wait for the first book! This checks all my boxes for everything I want to read. If you're no
Aղցela W.
This was a short quick read that made me want more. Bennett is a capo in his father's organization. Vanessa is living her life her makeup company is doing well and her boyfriend Heath just popped the question. When Bennett comes collecting a debt her. When her father left the business he traded her life for his and then he sent her away. This was a good short story from this first time author. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading the n ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This dark & degrading masterpiece is a delicious prequel novella to what I am hoping will be a belter of a series.
Bennett is a devilishly disturbing character, his thoughts and actions equal to that of any bad boy I've come across before.
But Aroura is definitely going to give him a run for his money. Its definitely not going to be a case of plain sailing. Either they'll rip each apart or become a team to be reckoned with.
Already desperate for the first full length to get here!
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A dark, delicious start to Bennett and Aurora, your next butthole and heroine. This book starts their dark, twisted tale of Aurora and Bennett. It’s a twisted tale of greed, deception and force.

Ok. So WOW - what an amazing prequel to this story. If you’re like me you will ❤

🍎A butthole who makes you drool
🍎 A girl being forced to do something she doesn’t want to do.

This author is new to me and she DEFINITELY got my attention with this start of the series. The thing I love about these storie
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Desperately Want More!
Mind blowing twisted that what this read is. A perfectly twisted read that I feasted off the darkness all while taking hold of my senses making we want more. With this being the start of this series it makes me wonder how the heck will I be able to endure more of the wicked twists that I can only hope will continue to dominate and blow my ever loving mind just like this one has. Try it, I'm pretty darn sure you be hooked and begging for more just like me.
This is a DARK mafia prequel novella. Holy crap. That was an intense start.
The next I’m hoping she will get her revenge.
Miss Meliss Reads
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good dark romance! I was sucked in from the very first page! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Ember Dante
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No spoilers, but...DAMN. Bennett is my new favorite anti-hero...he warms my dark, twisted soul. I CANNOT WAIT for the next installment!
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love discovering a new to me author, but what is even better is finding a debut author who is knocking it out of the park! When I first stumbled across a teaser for Rules of Bennett on my Social Media account over the weekend, I knew I was desperate to find out more about Ember Michaels. Dark Romance’s are sometimes hard to endure, depending on how strong your moral compass is, but when I find one I can actually make it through I am always fascinated by this genre. I have had to walk aw ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
First and most importantly this prequel novella is fantastic! Second, let me say Bennett frightens the hell out of me, It’s very dark and disturbing!!! Yikes, this guy is scary. This author has put so much story and details into these few pages, I’m excited, yet frightened to read more.

Bennett is so matter of fact about his rules; he’s cold. Break them and it won’t ever turn out good for you. He sometimes made me laugh though, I know that sounds weird in this dark story but I did laugh out loud
Clare Harrison
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
One thought he could escape, that a blood oath means nothing.. Its a shame, but he brought it all upon himself.

He sealed her fate before she was born upon her 18th birthday.

Now that date is long gone, and it's time to collect..

run, hide or join the darkness.

Oh wow! this does not read as a debut book that's for sure!

Its fast paced, dark and dangerous, setting the scene perfectly as a prequel to the series.

Bennett comes across as the all powerful, uncaring, stone cold killer in charge but hes as
Nikki  Malan
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rules of Bennett by Ember Michaels
Rules of Bennett, is the prequel novella leading into “You Will Bow”.
Aurora has been running since the age of eight. Finally, she has found the love of her life, built a million dollar cosmetic company, and changed her name. She should be safe. But years before her father traded his life for hers and then he tried to hide her. But the past has come back to collect what they are owed and what they are owed is Aurora. Bennett is cruel and sinister and he can’t wai
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This a new to me author and wow. This book started off all sweet and before you knew it, I was like WTFF just happened. Imagine a life as Vanessa but you are really Aurora DuPont. Vanessa is successful, beautiful, has friends and a sexy boyfriend named Heath and living the dream life. Aurora DuPont was traded at birth by her father to secure his life. Then at 8 years old abandoned, shut out from her family and left to fend for herself with someone she barely knew. Out of the blue in walks the de ...more
Up All Night With Books
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Leah
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Holy Mother of Pearl! What did I get sucked into? Rules of Bennett by Ember Michaels is dark, nasty, freaking give me more type of book. I thought I knew what I was getting into since I do read A LOT of dark reads but Ember has taken this to a whole new level.

Bennett, freaking Bennett. He is cold, calculating, the devil himself and his character is written beautifully. Just the freaking first scene with him interacting with someo
Teresa Juckett
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Move over Satan because hell has a new king he goes by the name of Bennett Moreno. Mercy is this man every kind of dark and twisted forms of evil this is the start of what's going to be a new dark and eff'd up series.
Bennett is sent to pick up a pkg in the form of Aurora Dupont that was offered as an exchange for a deal.
Aurora will be the one to challenge the devil himself as Bennett takes her away from her life and she's fighting him every step of the way bound and determined to get even with
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is extremely dark so if you have any triggers this book is probably not for you – you have been warned! I sat and read this cover to cover as I was unable to put the book down once I started reading it. Aurora/Vanessa just had her life ripped apart by Bennett who has to be a close relative of satan himself as he relishes delivering pain to people. I’m looking forward to seeing how Aurora fights back as she works to find a chink in Bennett’s armor. This plot is fantastic, and it’s writt ...more
Chantal Baxendale
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
My review is purely based on the story line and characters as my ARC copy was unedited and still needed work done. Firstly, the cover absolutely caught my attention! It depicts the tension you are sure to find on the inside! The story grabbed me from the first chapter and it kept my eyes glued to the pages! Super intense! Cant wait to read the next book as this little teaser just wet my appetite for more....I need to know who will bow in the end!
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it
I loved this story but it was too short! It made me want more and more.
She was promised to a bad family and she had no clue that she was. She was sent into hiding, created a new life, new name, and life was going good for her.
I love Ember Michael's writing. She tells a very good tale of a bad man, and getting what he wants. As well as a strong woman, who can hopefully tolerate and survive what this man wants of her.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is just enough to let you know this is one twisted, dark and devious story. Ember Michael's mind must be a vortex of all things deviant and depraved. I love it. Bennett is soulless, remorseless and sick. I can't wait to read more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Whitaker Red Hatter Book Blog
WTF!!! That's right I said WTF!! This intro to what I believe is going to be an exhilarating and twisted trilogy. Ember Michaels you are new to me author, and I can not wait to get my greedy little hands on the rest of this trilogy. I do believe you have found a new stalker/follower in me.
If you love a hero that is (and please excuse my language) a$$hole of epic proportions you are going to be drooling over Bennett. I have read many books that say their heroes are dark and twisted, but Bennett
Claire Williams
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an arc copy of this book and tho it's short there is nothing sweet about it and I loved ever second of it dark and twisted and highly recommend
Monique Hebert
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good taste of what's to come. This prequel/novella is some dark and twisted stuff. I can't wait to read the book that's coming. Hopefully there's some romance, more precisely some hot romance in the book too because the prequel didn't have any, or nothing to speak of.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this in one setting. The author is truly talented and is not afraid to take risks. I was really engaged with both characters and am now eagerly waiting for the next book!
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Ember Michaels is a dark fiction author from South Carolina. When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching crime shows, hanging at the beach, and devouring books from her favorite authors! Be sure to follow her on social media!


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Rules of Bennett (2 books)
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