Published by Entangled Embrace on May 9, 2016
Series: The Rule Breakers #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide
1. Don't call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.
2. Don't stare at hot boss's, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)
3. Don't get on the malicious first assistant's bad side.
4. Don't forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.
5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.
6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.
7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.
8. Don't break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.
10. Never forget the rules.
The Rule Book is the first book in the New Adult (Or maybe adult- I consider this one a cross over that would appeal to readers of both age groups) in the Rule Breakers series by Jennifer Blackwood. The Rule Breakers reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada with a male boss, and a whole lot more romance. I really enjoyed it! And I want more. Specifically, I want more from this couple pairing, so I am hoping the next book is about them too. (Side note: I don’t think it will be, but I am keeping my fingers crossed anyway…)
Lainey and Brogan are the two main characters. Lainey is a recent grad student looking to move up in a PR/social media management firm. Brogan is the super young CEO of the company, and he has a rule for just about everything. Including no garlic in the office. Lainey seems to think all of the rules are crazy. I really liked the setup. It felt like Devil Wears Prada with all of the crazy specific things the boss wants done and the very high standards and rigidity he has while working, but it was also obviously very different because of the relationship between Lainey and Brogan.
I really enjoyed watching the two of them interact, I just really wanted to see more of Brogan. This book is told entirely from Lainey’s point of view, and I would have preferred seeing it told in Dual narrative, but that is for entirely selfish reasons of me wanting more Brogan. (Though the author has said that if you send her an email linking to your review of The Rule Book to her, she will send you two scenes from Brogan’s point of view. I will be doing that as soon as this post publishes!)
I loved The Rule Book. I think my favorite character was Brogan’s dog with the farting problem, but Lainey and Brogan were a very close second. Watching him break all the rules was very rewarding. I do wish we got to see more form Brogan’s point of view and I wish the second half of the book was longer, because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Brogan and Lainey.
Bottom line: This is a great romance for fans of workplace relationships and of The Devil Wears Prada.The Rule Book by @Jen_Blackwood @EPEmbrace is a great romance version of The Devil Wears Prada(w/a hot man boss) @BookBriefs review Click To Tweet
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