Dec 28, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Rule by @JayCrownover #romance


by Jay Crownover

Publication Date: Dec. 30, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Marked Men #1
Source: Bought

DeeJay's Rating
Rule is sexy, Shaw is amazing

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. (Goodreads)

Rule almost made me hate him, but Shaw was his saving grace. Here's why.

This girl, Shaw, is the epitome of dedication. She loved a whoremonger and wouldn't stop, no matter how disgusting Rule was. This could also be seen as her being a FOOL. Yeah, a fool in love maybe, but for some reason, I thought it was perfect. Even if I would NEVER act this way myself.

From the moment Shaw met Rule, she was in love. For years, she's stood by and watched this idiot sleep his way through the female population in Denver and she still loves him. I honestly can't figure it out. Yes, Rule is sexy and deep, but he was also immature as hell. I mean, can we say temper tantrums? Okay, maybe he wasn't that bad but he certainly acted like a freaking high schooler whenever things didn't go his way. It was really annoying and all I could do was roll my eyes every time he gave Shaw the silent treatment. Who's the girl in the relationship?

But underneath that, Rule had an appeal I couldn't deny. I love those tatted boys. And mohawks? *drooling* He was downright sexy. But he was also a sort of lost soul. This is why he needed Shaw. She was always there. He just never saw her.

The biggest piece of drama actually surrounded Rule's deceased twin brother, Remy. Boy! That was something, even though I did see it coming. It involved Shaw and a dark secret that almost tore her and Rule apart forever. It wasn't an easy fix either. But it was Shaw and dammit, I just love this girl. I wish I could do it like her and love a guy like Rule, but I don't have time for that.

The best part of this book? When Rule crashed Shaw's mother's dinner party. I couldn't stop smiling. It was epic.

The worst part of this book? Shaw's psycho ex-boyfriend. What the freak man? This dude was off his meds for serious. It was actually kind of scary and so damn annoying, especially since Shaw's parents facilitated his psychotic behavior! I hated Shaw's parents with a passion and I realized how truly blessed I am to have the parents I have. Do parents like Shaw's really exist? My Jesus, I hope not.

Overall, a good and fast read. Though annoying, I loved the drama. The sex scenes left quite a bit to the imagination, but that's okay. Rome makes up for that. Hot mama! That book is scorching! The review is coming January 7 for the tour. I haven't read Jet yet, and I might not ever read it. I couldn't really get a feel for Jet in Rule, but maybe I didn't see enough of him. *shrugs* We'll see.

But is Rule worth the read? Oh yes. You'll eat this one up. Definitely recommend it!

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