January 16th, 2017
Entangled Publishing (Embrace)
Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:
1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)
2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.
3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.
4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.
5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.
6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.
7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.
8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.
10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for this book. A few months ago I read The Rule Book and while I loved the book and the characters I have to say that Zoey, Lainey’s BFF in that book, was one of the highlights. I just loved her and I was super happy to know that book 2 would be about her so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. I just LOVED The Rule Maker and I especially loved Zoey and Ryder.
But let’s just start from the beginning… as I said before I already knew Zoey from The Rule Book and I already knew how hilarious she was so I was happy to see that didn’t change in this book. Actually, she even became more hilarious… let’s just say that girl ends up in the most ridiculous situations ever. However, I did love to see there was another side of Zoey, a hard-working Zoey who would do everything to show how amazing she was at her job and a Zoey who know what she wanted from her life (at least most of the time). I just loved how amazing she was and how she didn’t want to be a damsel in distress.
Ryder was also pretty amazing. I loved him since the moment he showed up and I loved how much he cared for his family and especially for his older brother, Jason. I just think he had an amazing development in this book I really enjoyed to see his progress and how he understand that some things are more important than other. He was also quite swoon-worthy so it was impossible not to love him.
If I thought these two were amazing by themselves you can’t even imagine how much I loved them together. Their relationship was the best. I loved how it was some kind of second chance romance and how Zoey had to learn how to trust Ryder again. I loved how Ryder realized Zoey was different from the other girls. I especially loved the amazing chemistry they had and how their relationship didn’t happen in a fast way. It was really good to see them taking it slowly and realize how they felt for each other. Also, they had an amazing chemistry so bonus points for that.
This is my third Jennifer Blackwood book so I knew that I was going to love the writing just as much as I loved it in the previous books. Once again, it was a fast pacing book and it was easy to read. One thing I loved she changed from The Rule Book was that this one was told from a dual POV. When I read The Rule Book I missed the male POV a lot because there were a few things that could have been better explained if it had the dual POV but I didn’t have the same problem in The Rule Maker because Ryder had his POV. Good thing it did because it gave a different depth to the story.
Overall, this was an amazing book and super funny. I loved every single bit of it and now I can barely wait to get my hands in the next book which will be about Jason (at least I hope it will… Jason deserves it!). If you’re looking for a funny and fast read to spend a sunday afternoon you should give this book (and the previous one too) a try.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?