Thursday, 27 March 2014

Rule by Jay Crownover

Rule (Marked Man #1) by Jay Crownover| Review


Rule               by Jay Crownover
Published by  Jay Crownover Books on December 30, 2012
Pages             327

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Summary:
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

What I think:
In a world where everybody is writing about new adult fiction, Jay Crownover comes to us with Rule. This book is captivating; the kind of book you can't afford to put down once you start reading it. Regardless of a few grammatical errors (something that can be ignored because the book is so wonderful) this book makes you laugh and cry while shocking you all at once. How can you read this book and NOT fall in love with Rule? He is complex, a little rude and obnoxious (pretty much what you consider rough around the edges) but once you get to know him he is this really amazing guy.

“Any chick who is willing to come out with a stranger for a night of no strings attached sex didn’t get the right to pass judgment; especially when she was still naked and rumpled in my bed.”

If like me you are a fan of bad boys you will enjoy reading this book. He is the typical "prick" at first but you can't help but root for him to get the girl. Rule is kinda guy that all your friends warn to stay away from but you just can't because in your head you that nobody knows him like you do. So while he is busy doing what he wants to do, you sit at home hoping he'll notice you belong with him (Taylor Swift anyone?)... Talk about unrequited love!

I was sucked in by this book at the very beginning, I couldn't put it down (never mind I had a ton of work to do). This is what Jay Crownover does to you, she captivates and enthralls you and that you start thinking of her characters as real (seriously I told my friends so much about Rule you might begin to think he is an actual guy). But then again, isn't he? That is what's so great about this book, Rule is a typical everyday guy and Shaw is a typical everyday girl; their relationship is one that we see on a normal basis. The book grabs at you because chances are you were Shaw at one point in your life, in love with a guy that is hard as hell to love but you do it anyway.

I love when books are written in first person narration/point of view. It lets you into the mind of the character every step of the way, and what was even better for me is that the point of view was split between both Rule and Shaw throughout the entire book so you not only get to hear and understand what Shaw was thinking (which is case a lot of the time), you also get to hear what Rue has on his mind too.

Overall this book was a great read, if you are as lame as I am and is always falling in love the heroes of books, then you will be talking about Rule even months after you've read it.

SincerelyYoursTheReader.

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