Welcome to my stop for Rule Breaker, the first in Harper Kincaid’s Break On Through romance series. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $15.00 Amazon eGift Card or one of Three Digital Copies of RULE BREAKER.
Intrigued by the “break out of the shell” promise of the synopsis, I went into this book hoping for a fun romance and intriguing characters. This novella started with a bang: Lauren is bold and ballsy, her making the best of a night gone wrong by breaking ALL the rules for a dive bar. Heels and a froofy girly dress, ordering a ‘girly’ drink, but able to bring the bartender around by knowing how to make it. When she is spotted, then claimed by Jackson all things start to turn and twist.
Their attraction is solid and palpable, from the first knee-shaking moment to the end, I was hoping for more of their interplay and interactions in real time, not just in afterthoughts. I enjoyed Jackson’s overplayed confidence in his abilities, but I felt there was more of him to build and develop so I could buy into him.
And then – the drama appeared in the form of his ex-girlfriend and that was all too predictable and pat for the story, and perhaps one element too many for this novella. Jackson and Lauren both deserved more page time showing their relationship, their interactions and less time spent time-hopping forward to get to drama, even if the drama was only serious in the ex’s tiny brain.
The ending felt rushed and pushed to me, and I can’t help but wonder if more development of the characters as a pair wouldn’t have had me happier, leaving the drama for the next installment.
Title: Rule Breaker
Author: Harper Kincaid
Series: Break on Through #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published on: 3 March, 2015
Audio Length: 3 Hours: 59 minutes
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Just one more can’t hurt…right?
Re-belle-ious, free-spirited Lauren Renwick has decided it’s time to trade her wings for roots. That means no more bad boys, no more foolish choices. Yet when she’s stood up on New Year’s Eve, her resolution to stick to her Mama’s Rules for Dating weakens. Especially when she spots sex-in-leather-and-tattoos, Jackson Sullivan.
One look at Lauren, and Jackson is hell-bent on getting her on the back of his Harley and riding straight for his bed. Their night together is an erotic rush that has a new word popping up on his horizon—forever.
Lauren tries to convince herself he’s just one last fling to get bad boys out of her system, yet she finds herself falling hard and fast for a man with a stalker ex and a meddling Irish family. Plus, he has zero chance of passing her uptight parents’ inspection.
Jackson has Lauren’s back, but if she wants all of his heart, she’ll have to meet him halfway—by ditching rules that hold her prisoner, and learning to stand up for what she really wants.
Warning: Contains several highly practical rules for dating—all of which will be broken in the most wicked ways possible, thanks to a domineering alpha male who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it...rules be damned.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.