Author:Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Book #2 in the Fighting for Love series
Release Date:March 31st 2013
Publisher:Entangled Publishing: Brazen
Number of pages:247 pages
Source: ebook copy provided by publisher for review
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Grade: 5 stars
Goodreads appetizer: Seven days. And seven rules to break...
District Attorney Vanessa McGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned - and it starts with seven rules she's laid out for her future. But as she's organizing her best friend's wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa's best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter...Jackson "Jax" Maris is focused on surfing, training and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he's engaged to his little sister's best friend, Vanessa. When they're force to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa's long-term plan, he has seven days - and seven naughty nights - to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.
My Thoughts:One can't even imagine how much I enjoyed reading Rules of Entanglement! It was just the perfect story to suit my mood and to make me dream of sunny places and sexy guys! Oh, you just have to read Rules of Entanglement, preferably while you are lounging under the sun, hearing the waves crashing on shore. Well, you can read it wherever you want, because one thing is for sure, this story is a must read!
Rules of Entanglement is the much anticipated sequel to the Fighting for Love series, a story that since I read Seducing Cinderella I couldn't wait to get my hands on. And now that I finally read it, let me tell you that I wasn't disappointed in the least with Gina L. Maxwell's newest story! On the contrary! While I did enjoy the first book in this series, Seducing Cinderella, I remember I had a few problems with a couple of things. Not any major problems but enough to make me rate that story with 4 stars. Rules of Entanglement though, is a solid 5 star review for me! I didn't care if this is a romance that follows the same pattern as many other stories out there. The plot is rather typical. But who cares when it's so much fun to read something that even if you know where it leads it still makes it impossible for you to put the book down?
I won't say anything about the plot. The summary is sufficient to know what you are going to read and like I said this is just a romantic story more or less similar to others out there, meaning that it follows many of the genre's cliches. What I will say though is that Gina L. Maxwell must have had a really great time while writing this story and that much is evident throughout the whole book. From the first until the last page Rules of Entanglement is a fun, cute and sexy as hell story that you can't possibly put down. Add to that the gorgeous Hawaiian setting which the author described in an amazing way, the constant bickering between Jackson and Vanessa and you can easily understand why I had such a great time while reading this book and why it made me dream of sun and beaches!
Both Jackson and Vanessa are well developed and solid characters, their chemistry is sizzling hot and the sex scenes.... well, they were on fire! The sexiness department didn't really come as a surprise I must say. If you have read the first book in the series, then you know how good is Maxwell in that department. What came as a surprise is that even though I found quite unnecessary the lie Jackson said at the beginning of the story, I managed to move past it and even understand his reasoning. Well, partially. For many chapters into the story I just wished that he would be done with his lie and reveal the truth but after a point I just didn't care. And by the end, all I wanted was for those two to get their HEA :)And what an ending that was! I just loved it, just loved the way that the book ended pretty much the same way it started but also in a completely different way.
The writing style is easy flowing and enjoyable and like I said before the reader gets the vibe that the author had a really great time while telling this story which in my opinion always results in a book that the reader can't help but enjoy in return.
Verdict: Rules of Entanglement is one of the stories I really loved so far this year and believe me my choices lately in books are a bit bad... Gina L. Maxwell delivered a sexy and highly enjoyable story all fans of the romantic genre shouldn't miss the opportunity reading! A must read!
Book #2 - Rules of Entanglement