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Rules of a Rebound

(Breakup Bash #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Natalie Winters thought she’d married the man of her dreams…but her marriage ended way too soon in a nightmarish divorce. She even has to share custody of the dog! The stress is killing her, so she decides to take a night off and attend the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their breakups—with her friends.

Former executive security specialist turned
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Published August 12th 2019 by Entangled: Brazen
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Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars.

What do you do when you’re newly divorced and very single? Have fun, crazy, no-strings rebound sex.

description Excuse me, bartender. I’ll take an orgasm.”

Light and steamy, Rules of a Rebound is fairly low on the drama and high on the romance as Natalie and Rome’s one-night hook-up rolls into the next day and the next day and the get the picture.

description Nothing complicated. Just the two of us enjoying each other.”

Whilst it did go through a bit of a lull for me around the halfway point,
Ivy Deluca

The Sitch: Natalie is at the Breakup Bash with her two best friends, and yes they’re all coming out of bad relationship breakups. Natalia’s ex is your typical douchenozzle who couldn’t handle her success and worse yet, she has to share custody of her dog Betsy because he’s not just a douchenozzle, but a greedy one who wanted a bigger settlement. Rome is one of the bartenders at the club and he’s at loose ends himself, as he’s recuperating from a devastating incident that happened while he was
Kelsie Maxwell
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Rules of a Rebound is a notable romance novel. Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo is book two in her Breakup Bash series. This novel is a standalone, as are all the books in the series.

Natalie Winters thought she had it all when she met and married Dorian Hall. Just three years later she’s in the process of getting a divorce.

Former security specialist, Rome Collier, is working as a bartender at a popular local club to distance himself from the ghosts of
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I really liked this book and how the two main characters met. The party at the club is fun way to introduce these two. Their chemistry is off the charts from the first time their eyes meet. What follows is a great story about finding love where and when you least expect it. It was funny and sweet and all the things that I love in a book.

Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
Kate Meader
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steamy and heartfelt, RULES OF A REBOUND is a fabulous page-turning read. Nina has hit it out of the park with this sexy tale!
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle
** I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**
Elizabeth Neal
Not all fairy tales end in a HEA, some, like Natalie's become nightmares. Following her divorce, she attends a Breakup Bash -- which is exactly as it sounds. Now single women getting together to celebrate their lack of a significant other. She's enjoying herself, and the sexy man she's flirting with does have something to do with it.

Rome, a former security specialist, left that life behind and became a bartender when something happened. He hasn't fully recovered from the impact, but his new
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo follow the first of this series The First Rule of Hook-ups. With that being said this is an easy stand alone novel. Love and Life has ups and downs, good and bad, but both take courage and trust to look ahead and try to make the most of life. Natalie has resolved herself that her marriage is over; but...when he wants to take Betsy from her that is heart break city. Bar hopping with her two girl friends puts Natalie in a collision course with a relationship that ...more
Sarai Henderson
Oh, hot pocket!!! This was a steamy book. The story started quickly throwing me into a weird situation where the main character happens to be the only person in the packed bar that the bartender thinks is worth his time and of course they have sex right off the bat. If you can get past the quick as F relationship, the story is super intense. The characters are cute and blend well together and the story progresses well. If you want an easy sexy read, this is the book for you.

Received an advance
Erin Lewis
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star review of Rules Of A Rebound (Break Up Bash #2) by Nina Crespo

Nina Crespo is a relatively new author to me. Rules Of A Rebound is not a particularly long book but Ms. Crespo certainly kept me entertained. This is Natalie Winters and Rome Collier’s story and what a great story it was.
Natalie is left reeling after a nasty divorce however it hasn’t stopped her from being feisty and determined to move on with her life. Rome is the bartender that lends an ear and a shoulder.
The chemistry
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series, and I really think you need to read the first one since it coincides with this one. We have hottie Rome who is working as a bartender on the night of break up Bash where he meets Natalie who is celebrating with her besties Alexa (first book) and Cori. Rome and Natalie have a hot night together that turns into more nights together but due to not speaking there minds, Natalie and her fears and insecurities have some misunderstandings and some hurts happen ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Natalie thought that she was marrying the man she would have for the rest of her life. What she got was a nightmare in the form of a cheating ex who took out his misgivings and lack of success on her. She never expected that going to a breakup bash would put her in contact with her future. Rome was working the bar as a bartender providing the naughty drinks to women overcoming heartaches. When he makes contact with Natalie, sparks are flying and he hasn't spoken to her yet. Is she the woman that ...more
I received this book from the publisher/blog tour host in exchange of an honest review.

Meet Natalie, meet Rome. Two wonderful characters who had their share of saltiness. Natalie married the man of her dreams... only to be divorced and getting into a very nightmarish divorce just a couple of years after the wedding. Rome was a security specialist but due to a horrific event happening on his watch he is now being a bartender. And that is how these two cuties meet. When Natalie orders a drink with
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Natalie Winters thought she was marrying the man of her dreams, the one she would be with forever. Turns out forever was a lot shorter than she hoped and now the puppy he gifted her she is now sharing custody of. When Natalie and her friends go out for a night to get over their heartache she runs into Rome and sparks fly instantly. What started out as a rebound ends with a relationship that neither expected.

I enjoyed Rules of a
Zoe Forward
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Steamy story. Sweet. Easy read.
Natalie and Rome... they hooked up while she’s at a rebound bash after a terrible divorce. Their relationship was slam-bam (in all senses); very sudden, unexpected and then they were in a relationship neither planned for. There were nods to both of them having historical issues but they clicked and they jumped into it. Overall sweet story with hot sexy moments that steam up the pages.
Their historical issues were the only major conflict holding them apart. Sure
Stacy Jordet
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to be Natalie!!!

Natalie is a very strong woman who is coming out of a really bad situation. She is strong, focused, driven and for one night just wanting to let her hair down and forget about her life. This is where she meet Rome. Rome was just suppose to be a delicious distraction but it turned into more. I loved that she owned herself and took what she wanted. The confidence she had was amazing to read.

Rome is a man who is just coasting in life. His last job made him question himself
Skye Yanovsky
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo is quick, fun, sexy and sweet romance. Natalie and Roman have the most intense and perfect chemistry from the first second they meet. You are rooting for them the entire time because they are just perfect for each other. Roman was so sweet and caring. Natalie has been hurt but you could see she was still hopeful in finding her soulmate. The dialogue was on point and I never found the story lacking in any way, there was a bit of drama, some self-discovery and ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Natalie and Rome meet when he is bartending at an event for the newly single that she is attending after her divorce. They have an instant connection but Natalie doesn’t want to rush into anything after getting out of her marriage. When Natalie faces a difficult situation Rome steps in to help and they start spending more and more time together. This book was a nice distraction after a busy day. Rome was the type of genuinely nice hero that you wish you could meet in real life. The conflict ...more
Sara Oxton
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rules of Rebound by Nina Crespo a fast paced five-star read. This is number two in the Breakup Bash series, but I didn’t think I missed anything not reading number one first, however I will be going back to pick it up as I adored this one!! Rome Collier is great, he is such a deep man, he has his scars both on the inside and out, but he is still a strong man. Natalie needs the strength of Rome even if she doesn’t want to admit it. This is a great story and Nina Crespo is definitely going to be ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars
This is my first book by Nina Crespo and it did not disappoint. Natalie is newly divorced and not interested in men considering how things ended with her ex husband. Out one night with friends, she runs into Rome a hot as sin bartender with an interesting past. Mutual attraction leads to an incredible hookup that is supposed to end after one night. But low and behold, one night leads to two which leads to more. Along the way, things get complicated and their road to happily ever after hits a few ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 8/16/19.

Ms. Crespo's Breakup Bash series focuses on three friends--Natalie, Alexa, and Cori--who have all gone through recent breakups. Even though none of them really feel quite ready to jump into relationships yet, they all agree that a "Breakup Bash" at a local hotspot sounds like a great way to let off some steam and maybe start to get their groove back. This book is Natalie's story, when a quick hookup with a bartender that night turns into something
Liza Lorenz
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Original Review @

Ain’t even gonna lie.

I was a sucker for this book's excerpt reveal. The moment Natalie and Rome locked eyes on each other, my room temperature rose at least ten degrees. The cover didn’t hurt either. Rome Collier’s dark good looks melt that page.

And just like that, I headed to Amazon and one-clicked on Rules of a Rebound, landing myself the book and a bonus author lesson.

First, the story itself. I felt the intense heat right off the bat. Nothing like a hot
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it
*•*ARC copy was provided by netgalley.*•*
•I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.•

This is a short read and lighthearted.

I enjoyed reading this book but didn’t find it to be the page turner I hope for.
It took a lot longer to finish than it should have.
Natalie is getting to know herself again after her divorce in a three year marriage. She is determined to be where she wants to be at work and is equally determined to live that single
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"She wasn’t interested in a serious relationship, and she didn’t have the bandwidth in her life for a time-consuming fling. Work was her priority."

Natalie was getting over a messy divorce and thought she just wanted a one-night stand, but that same night she came home to a robbery and Rome was there for her when she needed someone. So they agreed on an “extended hookup with benefits” until her burglar alarm was installed. Why didn’t she want that day to happen any time soon?

"No. It wasn’t his
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
3.5/5 Stars

Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers. I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This book is a quick and fun read. I haven't read the first book in this series but each book is a standalone. Once I started I couldn't stop reading.

Both main characters are very relatable. Rome is a character that is dealing with some past issues. Deep down he is a great guy and I really fell for him. It would be impossible not
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
the breakup bash is the party that keeps on giving when it comes to sexytimes for alexa, cori, and natalie. in rules of a rebound, natalie is looking to move on from her ex-husband dorian. she's got a pet to share custody of, a job to kick ass at, and a new home to make her own.

when she meets rome, the bartender at club escapade, she figures one night of steamy sex is what the doctor ordered. but when her home is broken into and he helps her through the ordeal, things get complicated. she's not
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-read
3.5 Stars

Rules of Rebound is a quick, light-hearted, insta-love romance. After her divorce was finalized, Natalie went to a break-up bash with her girlfriends to celebrate the start of her single life. What she never expected was an insta-attraction to the handsome bartender, Rome. What started as a one-night stand grew into so much more as they spend more time together due to some situations that arise. Their chemistry was intense and their sexy times were explosive. However, I find that the
Angel Hatfield
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Natalie Winters thought she’d married the man of her dreams…but her marriage ended way too soon in a nightmarish divorce. She even has to share custody of the dog! The stress is killing her, so she decides to take a night off and attend the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their breakups—with her friends. Former executive security specialist turned bartender Rome Collier is drawn to the woman easily trading sexy banter with him. And if she wants the “Do Me” condoms she ...more
Cassandra Haywood
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is my first time reading a book by this author. I enjoyed the storyline of the main two characters Natalie and Rome, how they first met at a club that was hosting an event for people to celebrate their breaking up from a relationship and/or a divorce. Natalie was there with two of her best girlfriends and Rome was a bartender there at the club. Once Natalie and Rome hooked up together in the clubs storage room. They figured that would be it, but as unforeseen circumstances happened Natalie
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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions -- the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina's sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales satisfy your ...more

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