Review Tour & Giveaway : The Rule Maker (The Rule Breakers #2) by Jennifer Blackwood

The Rule Maker

by Jennifer Blackwood
The Rule Breakers #2
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, Contemporary Romance

My Review

Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars

New-to-me author Jennifer Blackwood really impressed me with this fresh, fun and romantic story. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book and what I found are vibrant characters, top-notch humor, witty dialogue and a great story.

Zoey Reynolds has landed a renovation project that could launch her career of designer. As it happens, the renovation of the ski resort will involve a close cooperation with the ex-man of her dreams, Ryder Covington. A pro snowboarder temporarily on crutches, he has time on his hands and has accepted to step in to help the owner of the resort, his brother Jason. But although Ryder is in charge of the project, he doesn’t want to see it through.

Ryder and Zoey’s antics were hilarious. Zoey not only dislikes Ryder for hurting her feelings in the past, but also for being a risk to her job and frustrating her to no end. Zoey is very determined, ambitious, direct and she holds no punches. She has never forgiven him for leaving her without an explanation.

Ryder was an amazing character and he definitely grew as the story unfolded. He has been going through some traumatic experiences, and wants to figure out his future life. I loved his interactions with his brother Jason, we get to see another side of him. Ryder is not a player, he regrets that his past actions caused Zoey pain. His confident, cocky and arrogant stance is only a front. The old saying suggesting that money can’t buy happiness really applies to him. But although he wants a second chance with Zoey, he remains loyal to his brother, and keeps challenging her.

I enjoyed this fun, swoony, true love conquers all story. The dual point of view was well done, giving a lot of insight into how the characters fit in each other’s lives. This book is the second installment in the Rule Breakers series, but it can be read as a standalone. If you are looking for a feel good book, with humor and emotions, then The Rule Maker is a great pick.

Thank you for visiting and happy reading!

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher and IndieSage, via NetGalley.


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.



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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