The Rule Book by Jennifer Blackwood – eARC Review

The Rule BookPublication Date:

May 9th, 2016


Entangled Publishing (Embrace)

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so go to her blog to read her thoughts about this book :).

When I read the blurb for this book I thought that it would be hilarious and I’m so happy that I was right because this book was so funny. As soon as this book started I was already laughing because Starr Media had the weirdest rules book I ever heard of. The workers can’t eat garlic in work days, really?? How funny is that.

I really loved the characters in this book. Lainey was really funny and her internal monologues were hilarious. She was also very kind, smart and also ambitious and fought for what she wanted mostly because she wanted to help her mom that was sick and had a huge debt due to her illness. Brogan was… well, he was kind of perfect but a little bit too much of a workaholic. However he had his reasons to work so much. He also had a very funny dog, Bruce who loved to drool and fart which it’s pretty funny. It’s impossible not to love Bruce. I really liked Lainey and Brogran’s relationship. They had an amazing chemistry and I really loved to see their scenes together, especially when they were watching movies on Netflix (without the chill part included).

I really enjoyed the story itself and the writing but sometimes I needed to know what was going on in Brogan’s head and because the book was only told in Lainey’s POV it was impossible to know for sure what he was thinking and that’s one of the reasons why I had to lower my rating a little bit.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable read. It was really funny and everyone should read this book. And if you think that it will have tons of mature content and you don’t to read it because of that don’t worry. This book is pretty tame when compared to most NA books I’ve read so far.


4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?


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