Review: The Rule Book (The Rule Breakers, #1) by Jennifer Blackwood


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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: May 9, 2016


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.


*I received a paperback copy of this book courtesy of Goodreads First Reads*

My opinions of “The Rule Book” are only one of many, and not every reader will feel the same way I do. I try to be as honest as possible in my reviews about what I read without giving too much away about the book. I do not mean any offense or disrespect to the author, and I am truly sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings. That is most certainly not my intention. 

   “The Rule Book” was a good read, but it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting or hoped it would be. The storyline and characters were all right, but it felt like something was missing throughout. I liked the unique concept of the story; it wasn’t one I had ever read before. In fact, I had no idea that some celebrities actually hired media companies to do their social media for them. That kind of threw me for a loop.  Brogan and Lainey’s personalities were fine, and I especially liked Lainey’s humor and sarcasm, however I didn’t like that Brogan was so wishy-washy all the time. I wished the story had been told from both Lainey and Brogan’s POV as well, instead of just Lainey’s. It was hard to get a feel for how Brogan truly felt about certain situations, since he was so often hot one minute and cold the next. I also didn’t care for many of the secondary characters, namely some of Lainey’s coworkers. Believe me, you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about if you read the book. Even though it may sound like I didn’t enjoy the book all that much, I wished it had been longer and more descriptive about certain things. It kind of felt like Brogan and Lainey’s story got cut short in a way, and that the author could have expanded more on scenes and details throughout. There were definitely some things I would have changed about “The Rule Book,” but overall it was still a good read, and I’m very grateful to Goodreads First Reads for the opportunity to read this book.


THREE “Rule Breakers” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Jennifer Blackwood

Jennifer Blackwood

Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. She is the author of The Drexler University series, the Rule Breaker series (May 2016 and Jan 2017), and an upcoming Brazen series (July 2016 and early 2017).

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