Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rule by Jay Crownover

Source:  Purchased
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date Published: May 7, 2013
Number of Pages: 432

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters 

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other. (from Goodreads)

Rule... Rule, Rule, Rule.  He's pretty hot, I'll give you that.  And this was such a fun read, except I didn't really like Shaw.  I can understand the whole battle with her parents thing (I went to a private Catholic high school where a lot of my classmates went though the same exact kind of expectation to live up to, and my best friend still struggles with it daily) I just couldn't really get behind her at parts.  Like seriously Shaw, get your head out of your ass!! 
I sadly received an eBook edition that didn't appear to be edited.  It was hard to read at points, and I had to reread things to make sure I was getting the correct point but I don't think that detracted from my overall feelings toward this book.  it just made something that should have taken me under a day to read take a lot longer than I was expecting. 
If you are looking for a great NA read (full off tattoos and angst! Come on how can you say no?!) then I would recommend getting this one, in paperback!!  Jay Crownover did an amazing job of exploring the main characters, the grief from losing a brother, and how a family copes.  I enjoyed it.  I found myself actually laughing at points, as well as commenting out loud. 
My husband's favorite was "Casper?!  You called her Casper the friendly effing ghost?!" hahaha.
It was great, and I will be continuing on with the series.  And maybe picking up some of her other work as well!!

4 out of 5 Happy Clouds :)


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