Title: The Rule Book
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Released: May 9, 2016
Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival GuideMy Review:
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.
Well, those rules were definitely broken. I loved reading about a rule breaker since it is so different from my everyday life. I am a follower of the rules (for the most part) and watching both of the characters break the rules was hilarious. The Rule Book is full of witty banter, heart-wrenching plot twists, and of course, some sexy scenes thrown in. I absolutely adored this books and I was not ready for their story to end.
The Rule Book was very fast paced. There was not a moment of down time or filler chapters to move the plot along. Each chapter had a point and was there to further the plot, but also very entertaining and kept me immersed in the book. I loved every chapter of this book and I couldn’t put this book down for a second, which really pissed off my bosses. :P
Lainey was freaking great. She has her MBA in advertising with a focus on Social Media, which is pretty much what I want to do with my life, so I instantly connected with her character. Her entire world right now is focused on her mom who is sick with cancer. She is working herself to the bone to help her mother pay the hospital bills. She is so dedicated to her mother and wants to help her out as much as possible. With the weight of the world on her shoulders, she is not giving anything up. She fights for what she wants and doesn’t let herself be walked over.
Her character was very refreshing. I am so used to female characters just letting themselves be walked over and giving into a guy in a matter of seconds. Not Lainey, though. She is strong and I actually mean that. She earns the readers respect through her actions and also by being freaking hilarious. She is not someone to mess with and I was proud of her character in the end.
Brogan is gorgeous. Let’s just get that out of the way. He is also a very successful business man who has a good head on his shoulders, but also a lot of rules. He owns his own company, so of course there will be rules, but these rules include things like “no eating garlic” and outrageous things like that. His is also a workaholic. His company is his baby and he will do anything for it, which is very sexy, but also annoying. Other than that, he is one of the nicest alpha males I have had the pleasure of reading about. He has this behemoth of a dog that he loves dearly and loves to cook, what is better than that?
The downside to Brogan, besides his workaholic tendencies, is that he tends to be quick to judge and to draw conclusions. Which caused SO MANY conflicts in the book. He would jump to conclusions without thinking things though and researching things and every time he did that, I wanted to smack him. BOY! You’re an MIT grad, think things through, dude.
I absolutely adored this book. If you are looking for a good book to just sit down and enjoy, this is your book. It was not a heavy book by any means, but it did have some sad aspects to it. For the most part, it was just a good read with a great story that draws you in and makes you want to break some rules.