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Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis
Kindle Edition: 207 pages
Published: September 17th 2013
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Series: Breaking the Rules #1
Source: ecopy from Author
Morgan Lane has just completed grad school, and has accepted a job at Baylor Industries with the help of her father, who just so happens to be golf buddies with Drake Baylor Sr., CEO. Morgan has lived her 24 years of life under her parents thumbs, and is more than eager to start living life and carving successful career for herself.
Drake Baylor Jr. is being groomed to take over as CEO of Baylor Industries upon his father’s retirement. Although he was raised in an affluent household, his formative years were rough, leading to a string of bad decisions, and hard lived years. In order to take over as CEO, his father has given him a set of rules to live by for an indefinite period of time: No drugs, limited alcohol consumption, and absolutely no relationships whatsoever with women-his greatest weakness. If Drake can abstain from those three things, work hard, and gain his father’s trust, he can have the keys to the Kingdome.
Drake meets Morgan on her first day at Baylor Industries, and the phrase “love at first sight” doesn’t even come close to describing what is felt between them. Their instant attraction is a magnetic pull that is stronger than either one of them can handle. Now Drake and Morgan are faced with figuring out how to fight for their future together, hoping not to get caught “Breaking the Rules”.
Breaking the Rules is a pure romance story. The romance is the driving factor and it completely overshadows everything else. Sure, it also has great characters with interesting back stories, but it is first and foremost about the romance. Morgan and Drake fall in love at first sight basically. They both try and stay away from each other because they work together. Morgan is trying to prove herself at a new job and Drake has a deal with his dad. But they can’t stay away from each other for long, and so starts their pretty epic romance…in secret.
I liked how smart and savvy Morgan was when it came to her job. She put a career first, and even though she comes from a well off family and is a beautiful girl, she doesn’t just want to rest on her family money and become a wife. She wants to be a business woman. I liked her go-getter attitude when it came to her job. She even could be a little sassy. When I saw her inner spitfire on her first day with Drake in the parking garage, I knew that I was going to like her. But then, along the way she fell in love with Drake and I felt like a little bit of that spunk and spirit that I loved in her died. She put up with a lot of kind of jerk moves from him. She kind of just rolled over. Eventually she got her spirit back, but I was annoyed with her a few times in the middle of the story.
And Drake had his moments of annoyance too. On one hand, I really liked and respected how much he turned his life around. You could tell that this job was important to him and that he really wanted to put his past behind him, but he was all kinds of misleading to Morgan when he first met her. He was hot and he was cold, he was up and he was down. I had no idea how she put up with him. But once they got past that initial week of confusion, they seemed to be pretty hot and heavy. They were always with each other outside of work and their romance was intense. Adorable and cheesy. Very cheesy. It was insta-love and it was over the top mushy, but they both acknowledged that it was, which made it more tolerable for me. They knew that they fell in love way too quickly and that they didn’t really know all that much about each other, but what I liked about Breaking the Rules was that even know it was love at first sight, a good deal of the book was spent with them getting to know each other.
I really liked how sweet and “true-love” like their romance seemed to be. Fans of cheesy and sappy romances will absolutely eat this book up. And I like cheesy. I really do, but some parts of this book were even too much for me. If Drake said that he wanted to go out of his way to pamper Morgan, I may have gagged. But even with the cheesiness aside, their romance was pretty beautiful. There is no way that anyone could look at them and not know that they were totally crazy about each other. Their story was cute, but I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. For something to happen, because everything seemed too perfect, just a little too good to be true. I wanted some conflict! And I finally got it at the end of the book. I actually loved the ending. Probably because I had been waiting for conflict for so long. And it set up the second book perfectly. Breaking the Rules will be a great read for fans that like their romance a little on the lovey-dovey side.
LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 2 year old son.
Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon. While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa Owner.
When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband. You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting swhen The Bachelor/Bachelorette or The Walking Dead is on. Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!
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