Book Review

Book Review & Giveaway: The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood

The Rule Maker

by Jennifer Blackwood
The Rule Breakers #2
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Length: 194 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, Contemporary Romance


Synopsis: 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.


My Thoughts:  I. Loved. This. Book! This is the first book I have read by Jennifer Blackwood and I think she has landed on my list of favorite authors!  I don’t know if I can say enough good things about this book & if I could give it more than 5 stars I would.  I laughed, I got angry & frustrated, I got sad & I swooned.  Ryder & Zoey had a rough start, to say the least.  Of course, neither of them expected to run into each other again – let alone have to work together.  I love how the author captured the awkwardness that abounds after a one night stand.  I wasn’t sure who I felt worse for: Ryder because Zoey was constantly taking digs at him, or Zoey because Ryder wanted to act like nothing happened!  Their chemistry is off the charts – so much so that I can’t believe others in the room don’t feel the tension between them.  

I did not read the previous book in this series; Lainey & Brogan make appearances in this book, so I imagine it helps a little to understand their background, but it was not necessary as I was able to follow the story just fine (I will say, after how much I loved this book – I just might go out & buy The Rule Book today!).  The author switched viewpoints between Ryder & Zoey throughout the story so it helped the reader see both sides of the story; I love when authors do that so I feel like I’m bonding & getting invested in the story.  This book wasn’t too long & I was able to finish it within a day, but the story is full of emotional moments and it held my interest from the first page until the last.


The Rule Book

by Jennifer Blackwood
The Rule Breakers #1
Publication Date: May 9, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, Contemporary Romance


Synopsis: Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide
1. Don’t call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.
2. Don’t stare at hot boss’s, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)
3. Don’t get on the malicious first assistant’s bad side.
4. Don’t forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.
5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.
6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.
7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.
8. Don’t break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.
10. Never forget the rules.


Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.

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