Six Month Rule (Kingston Ale House #2) by A.J. Pine – eARC Review

Six Month Rule (The Kingston Ale House Series, #2)Publication Date:

July 18th, 2016


Entangled Publishing, LLC

Goodreads Synopsis:

She created the game, but the rules are about to change.

Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips.

Gemini: You were a shining star last night, but reality can be a real—well, you get the picture. Just remember: Tall, dark, and British equals no corner office for you.

Will Evans never wanted a reason to stay.

Holly Chandler wants nothing more than for him to go.

But neither one is prepared for what can happen in six months. Because it doesn’t matter what you want when what you need walks out the door.

Holly’s been busting her butt to make partner at Trousseau and there’s no way she’s going to let some stuck-up British arsehole get in her way—no matter how drop-dead gorgeous he is. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun in the process. She has a six-month rule: date just long enough for the honeymoon phase to wear off, then walk away before anyone gets hurt. If they both know the rules up front, walking away will be a piece of cake. Or maybe not…


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

I know, you’re tired of reading this and I should have a permanent disclaimer somewhere but I read this book as a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so click HERE to read her review :). We both read book one of this series, The One that Got Away, a few months ago so we were pretty excited to read this one too.

I really enjoyed The One that Got Away a few months ago but this one was so much better. I really liked the story and the characters in this one. I really liked Holly in the first book but I loved her in this one. Holly knows what she wants to do with her life and she knows she has to work a lot to get what she wants. She’s also a lot like her sister Brynn, a little less frustrating but she did remind me of Brynn a lot. Will is just amazing. If you describe a guy as a hot, british single dad chances are that I’m going to love him and that happened. I loved Will and how much she cared about being a good father. Like Holly, he had his priorities straight. While Holly wanted to be made partner in the company she worked Will wanted to be able to be a good father to his 6 year-old daughter and I loved it. I also loved their relationship and their chemistry. They were great together and I really enjoyed that it took some time for them to have feelings for each other.

I also really enjoyed to see the characters that were introduced in the first book but also the new characters. Sophie was a cutie and I loved her. She was a great daughter. But talking about characters from book one, I’m still waiting for a certain engagement. Can that happen please?? I want a wedding in this series :P.

Once again I really liked the writing. I loved that it had a dual POV because for me it is important to know what’s going on with both characters. I also really liked that the book was set in a time period of 6 months because we can see their relationship develop even more. It was a really nice touch.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and even better than the first book. Once again I loved the characters created by A.J. Pine and I loved the story. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series (that I’m assuming it will be about Jeremy). I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary romances.


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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