The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday (@Jen_Blackwood, @EPEmbrace)

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Title: The Rule Maker
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Series: The Rule Breakers #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: January 16th 2017 by Entangled Publishing (Embrace)

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Things I'd love to say to Ryder Covington...

I hate you more than a hole in my favorite pair of leggings.

Your smirk makes me want to yell in all shouty caps.

You're really gorgeous...until you open your mouth.

Stop looking at me like that. You're not ripping my panties off.

Saying those things to him would be the whipped cream on top of my rocky road ice cream, but I can't, because he's my client. And I'm up for a promotion. Oh, and the little fact that my boss told me to give Mr. Covington everything he wants. But the only thing he wants is me. And he can't have that.

What a fun read The Rule Maker turned out to be!! Although the story was set around refurbishing a ski resort on Mount Rainier, it was anything but a chilly read! The chemistry between Zoey and Ryder was intense, they banter was amusing and when these two finally took the plunge (again) it was a sizzling good time!

Zoey was asked to do a second project by Jason Covington after she successfully helped him the first time round. She was looking forward to such a huge project but didn't expect his brother, and one night stand to turn up to be the contact for this job. I loved her determination to prove to Ryder that she could do this job. She was able to regroup, come up with better ideas, despite having to fight the attraction that they had.

Ryder was actually a pro-surf boarder that was out due to injury. He was helping his brother with his business because he too had been injured. It was sweet to see his regrets in regards to Zoey, and the more time he spent with her, the stronger his feelings became. It annoyed me a little that his grandparents had such a hold over him, but he was determined to succeed on his own.

It was good to see Zoey and Ryder working together. They helped rebuild something important for both the Covington men. But working so closely on the project was always going to lead to something more! I really enjoyed reading about these two, and seeing their feelings and goals change throughout the journey. Lainey and Brogan made appearances in this read too, so those that have read the first book will enjoy their little cameo roles!

Jennifer Blackwood is becoming a favourite author of mine! It's easy to fall for her characters and to be swept away with her writing. I thought the narration by both Kendall Harper and Ray Irwin was done well too. I haven't listened to either of them before and they pulled me into the story quickly with their easy to listen to voices.

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

This is a little snippet where Zoey was texting Lainey, after she tried to escape a spider... it was a funny moment!

Zoey: SOS
Lainey: What's up?
Zoey: I have a situation.
Lainey: … are you going for the suspense factor, cause it's working.
I took a selfie and hit send.
Lainey: OMG. Are you … uh … stuck in a window?
Zoey: Yup.
Lainey: Wahat the hell happened?
Zoey: This resort is alive and is actually trying to kill me. Tell my dad that I love him.
Lainey: Only if I can keep the couch and your Chanel purse once you pass.
Zoey: You are ruthless.
Lainey: I can't help myself. For real though, do you need me to come get you?
Zoey: No, one of Jason's guys will be here later today. It'll be embarrassing AF, but at least it's not Jason, right?
Lainey: #truth Also, WTF is on your leg dude?

Excerpt from the Arc 

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Jennifer BlackwoodJennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write. 




Other reviews featuring Jennifer Blackwood
The Rule Breakers series
The Rule Book #1
Drexler University series
Foolproof #2 

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