Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Rule by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of publication: May 2013

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.

If you are a fan of friends to lovers stories, then you will love Rule.  Rule and Shaw have known each other since high school.  He has always been under the impression that she was his twin brother's girlfriend for years.  After his twin's death, Rule and Shaw have continued a tenuous friendship.  Shaw has been in love with Rule since the moment she met him.  She had never had the courage to do anything about it, until her birthday.  I really liked Rule and Shaw together.  She was just the perfect person to tear down his walls. He
was just what she needed to find the courage to be her true self.

This story is so much more than just a romance. It's about acceptance and being true to yourself.  I loved Rule.  He is a truly tortured soul who, deep down, just wants to be loved.  I felt so bad for him in every interaction with his mother.  But I had to commend him for being open to working things out with her when she was ready.  I also felt like, in the end, that both Shaw and Rule were willing to do the work it would take to make their relationship work. 

This is a wonderful book is filled with great characters. I read it in one sitting.  I loved all of the guys at the tattoo parlor. Their banter made for some funny scenes.  I look forward to reading Jet's book next! 

Tour schedule:
Wednesday, October 23rd: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, October 24th: Acting Balanced
Monday, October 28th: The Bookmark Blog
Tuesday, October 29th: Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, October 30th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, November 5th: Brooklyn Berry Designs
Wednesday, November 6th: Ladybug Literature
Thursday, November 7th: Nightly Reading

Connect with Jay Crownover:

twitter username: jaycrownover

1 comment:

trish said...

I do love the friends to lover stories, and the tattoo parlor sounds like a great side story. :)

Thanks for being on the tour!