Rule: by Jay Crownover
I had loved Rule Archer
since the first moment I ever laid eyes on him. He was everything I
shouldn't want and the only person I went out of my way to not try and
please. He only saw me as a brat, and an entitled, stuck up princess but
worse than that all he saw when he looked at me was his deceased twin's
girl. It broke my heart because as much as I had loved Remy Archer
there was never anything romantic between us and no matter how hard I
tried to convince myself that loving Rule was a terrible idea, my poor
heart just wouldn't listen. We tolerated each other, barely and had
forged an uneasy alliance until one night I had too much to drink and
changed the way we were forever. Suddenly life long secrets were no
longer hidden and the one thing I always wanted for myself seemed
obtainable as long as I was willing to go through hell to hold onto it.
Landon was a class act and I had no idea what to do with her. She was
tied to my family, tied to the person that was my other half so I
tolerated her and her haughty attitude when I didn't have any other
choice. What I didn't know was that a short skirt and too many cocktails
on her birthday was going to change my outlook on her for the rest of
my life. Some people thought I hid behind all my tattoos and piercings,
that I tried to distance myself from my dead twin, Shaw saw through it
all and wasn't scared of what was underneath. We weren't supposed to be
together, weren't supposed to be anything but uncomfortable
acquaintances but that all changed in the blink of an eye. Now I had to
figure out just how a girl like her and a guy like me were supposed to
be in love without destroying each other. Add in her custom made ex and
two disapproving sets of parents and the whole situation sounded like it
was more trouble then it was worth.
Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content, language and drinking.
So much potential it's almost painful...
Comma, period...meet Jay Crownover. Jay Crownover, meet comma and period.
this will be the beginning of a beautiful, intimate relationship
between you two, but until then, I'll be your biggest cheerleader. There
is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jay Crownover is incredibly
talented with the unique gift of expressing herself through a great
story. Her words are incredibly well written, but the lack of
punctuation was like giving me this amazing gift without a way to open
it. It was wrapped so tight with editing errors and typos that it made
it difficult for me to even want to try. However, I didn't give up. I
decided to tear through it because the gift underneath was worth it. The
gift of Remy, Rule and Shaw was worth it. "Big brother" Rome was worth
it. The perfect sexually charged progression of Rule and Shaw's
relationship was worth it. The sexual tension alone...was worth it. So.
I know what you're probably thinking, "Contradict much?" Maybe a little, but the fact remains...this is a great story.
how can it be well written, but not? Well, the words she used to tell
her story showed amazing talent. The way she told her
story...incredible. The actual story...loved! So can you be a good
writer, but suck at grammar and punctuation? Survey says...hell yeah you
can! That's what editors are for, right? I'm pretty sure if I
wrote a book, every single English professor just might simultaneously
drop dead. Babies would cry and the Titanic would sink...again!
I'm not an author, I'm a reader. And as a reader I have to say...this
book just wasn't ready to be read yet. I see so much potential in Rule
that if I had the money I would personally invest to have this story
edited in the way it should have been. I would pay Sarah Hansen of Okay
Creations to design one of her amazing covers.
I usually let
grammar and editing slide as long as it doesn't distract from the story,
but here? It was one gigantic distraction. However, it was a
distraction I was willing to overlook. That has got to say something. It
may have been enough to keep me from truly being able to pimp Rule
to the masses but not enough to make me, for one second, sorry I read
this book. Pull it, clean it up, re-release it, and BOOM! I just wish I
had the means (aka the monies) to showcase Rule in the way it deserves to be!
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