Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

Rule (Rule #1)

Rule by Jay Crownover
Kindle Edition
Published December 30th 2012
 
About the book:
I had loved Rule Archer since the first moment I ever laid eyes on him. He was everything I shouldn't want and the only person I went out of my way to not try and please. He only saw me as a brat, and an entitled, stuck up princess but worse than that all he saw when he looked at me was his deceased twin's girl. It broke my heart because as much as I had loved Remy Archer there was never anything romantic between us and no matter how hard I tried to convince myself that loving Rule was a terrible idea, my poor heart just wouldn't listen. We tolerated each other, barely and had forged an uneasy alliance until one night I had too much to drink and changed the way we were forever. Suddenly life long secrets were no longer hidden and the one thing I always wanted for myself seemed obtainable as long as I was willing to go through hell to hold onto it.

Shaw Landon was a class act and I had no idea what to do with her. She was tied to my family, tied to the person that was my other half so I tolerated her and her haughty attitude when I didn't have any other choice. What I didn't know was that a short skirt and too many cocktails on her birthday was going to change my outlook on her for the rest of my life. Some people thought I hid behind all my tattoos and piercings, that I tried to distance myself from my dead twin, Shaw saw through it all and wasn't scared of what was underneath. We weren't supposed to be together, weren't supposed to be anything but uncomfortable acquaintances but that all changed in the blink of an eye. Now I had to figure out just how a girl like her and a guy like me were supposed to be in love without destroying each other. Add in her custom made ex and two disapproving sets of parents and the whole situation sounded like it was more trouble then it was worth.

Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content, language and drinking.
 
My Thoughts:
 
'Opposites don't just attract, they freaking catch on fire and burn the entire city down.'

I was seeing this book all over Goodreads and after reading the synopsis, I bumped it up to the top of my list. I'm a sucker for bad boys with tattoos and piercings. And this book did not disappoint! I absolutely loved it!

Shaw grew up in a wealthy family with parents who were more concerned with their social status then being parents. At the age of 13, Remy Archer brought Shaw home to his family and took her under his wing. They became best friends, and the Archer family treated her like the daughter they never had. When everyone thought she and Remy were an item, the truth was that she was harboring feelings for his wild twin brother, Rule, who didn't give her the time of day.

After graduation, they all move to the big city to start their lives - Rule working in a very successful tattoo shop, Remy working as an event coordinator, and Shaw working and going to school to be a doctor. A tragic accident takes Remy from them and essentially drives a wedge between the Archer family. Shaw, being the peacekeeper and wanting to stay close to the only real family she's ever known and loved, she shows up every Sunday to drag Rule to his parents for dinner, even though she finds him in bed with a different girl every weekend.

Rule lives his life as he wants, answering to no one. Covered in tattoos and piercings, his parents have a hard time accepting him for who he is underneath all of that. But Shaw has always seen the real him and loved him regardless. And Rule is about to finally notice Shaw for the first time and realize he can't get her out of his head. His biggest obstacle is whether someone like him can actually be with one girl and give her everything she deserves.

Once these two finally give in to each other, it is so sweet and SO HOT. Of course, they aren't without their drama and trust issues that cause angst and worry throughout the book. But seeing them finally realize what they have is worth every single second of it.

'You have me Shaw, anyway you need me, anyway you want me, you have me.'

'Here's my heart, Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you're the first and last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because it's far more fragile than I ever thought and if you try and give it back, I'm not taking it.'


SWOON

I adored both of them - Shaw was strong, independent, and determined to be something without the help of her overbearing parents. She knew she was deserving of real love and wouldn't settle for anything less. And underneath all of his tattoos and bad attitude, Rule was sexy, protective, sweet, extremely successful and had a band of friends who'd do anything for him. He proved he was a great guy who just needed the right girl - and all along she was right under his nose.

A fantastic stand-alone book with a wonderful supporting cast. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series about Jet & Ayden! I highly recommend this one!
 
4.5 Suns

 

2 comments:

  1. I have this book, but the cover is rally throwing me off. I glad you loved it, I just have to pick it up now. I can't give up on a tattooed bad boy ;)
    Wonderful Review!

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  2. I bought this book on a whim, mainly because of the great price. Much to my surprise I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I didn't think I would like Rule because of his attitude and the fact that he slept with every woman he met......BUT I absolutely adored him. Once I finished this book I immediately purchased Jet and I loved that as well. Can't wait for Rome.

    Charmaine Smith (Alaska Fishing Lodge)

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