Any time I have a new book released, I’m a nervous wreck. With Against the Rules, it was ten fold. This is such a different style for me that I really had no idea how it would be received.
Well, the wait is over. My first industry review is in. She absolutely made my week. Please check it out.
Here’s a bit of it.
This was an action suspense thriller through and through with some HOT D/s romance going on too. OMG. Didn’t know if I should take a shower or hide under the bed, and sometimes at the same time.
Against the Rules opens with a stalker. Hmmmm . . . seems I am reading a lot of books with stalkers lately. Is that an industry trend? Or has my head gone to a weird place? *shrugs* May just have something to do with the fact that I enjoy good cop drama. Anyway, a stalker is watching.
Segue to bad blind date at crappy pizza joint. Chantel Donley is an elementary school teacher, a bit of a (self-confessed) klutz, seems to attract only losers, but legally carries a fully loaded Sig Saur forty-five ACP in her purse. Doesn’t every elementary school teacher? Having a drop dead gorgeous guy follow her to the restroom just to ask how she is because she didn’t look too happy with her date was, like WOW! But she isn’t dumb. She knows better than to trust strangers for no reason. She thanks him and leaves. I am not sure I would have left the drop dead gorgeous guy, gone back to the loser geek, and then paid for half of the check if I were her. She had class. And rules. Loved her rules.
Imagine her surprise when she trips over drop dead gorgeous guy the next day. He is working on the copy machine at the school where she teaches. It is fate. They are destined. Totally my interpretation. It takes these two a bit longer to figure things out. But really, it was lust at first sight. Just because they are honorable people, doesn’t mean they aren’t meant for each other *grin* Anyway, meet the hero of our story. He introduces himself as Reese. He has a LOT of secrets, but wait until he meets her dad.
I enjoyed the dynamics between these two characters. They both had “layers.” Lots of “layer.” It was so much fun watching them discover each other and, against their wills and all the rules, fall in love. Then the real excitement starts.
Some of drop dead gorgeous guy’s secrets catch up to him. I don’t want to go into things too much because, well, you know . . . SPOILERS! But, be prepared for lots of action. Twists and turns. Surprises. Lots of gasps! Oh nos! Look out! NOOOOOOOOO! Hurry! And an amazing aww ending. *sigh* It’s all here. I couldn’t put it down. Didn’t want to stop reading.
This is a bit more than your basic cop story. Maybe think of a Die Hard movie. Lots of action. Betrayal. Not knowing who to trust. Graphic violence. Hey, you folks that tend to be a bit skittish, you need to run away and find something different to read. *waves finger in the air* This is not the book you are looking for. Now for the rest of us who have thicker hides, this not only has kinky sex, but raw violence that includes, discussion of human trafficking, discussion of the torture of women and children, then the actual torture of a woman. See why I mentioned the Die Hard movie. In some places it got pretty intense. But this is a suspense thriller, not a touchy feely romance.