Monday, January 19, 2015

ARC REVIEW: The Rules According to Gracie by Stefanie London

Title/Series: The Rules According to Gracie
Author: Stefanie London
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Published: January 19th 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 100
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★✩ (3.5/5) Stars!

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A satisfying category romance novella from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint…

Rule number one: don't fall for the wrong guy. 

Gracie Green has a shopping list for men. Career, financials, family...and a long list of rules to determine a guy's suitability. She's already disappointed her socialite mother once—now Gracie needs to find Mr. Perfect. Too bad she keeps getting distracted by her super-sexy, six-feet-of-tattooed-hotness friend, Des, who is so many shades of Mr. Wrong… 

Bar owner Des Chapman has vowed never again to get involved with society girls. Yet he's irresistibly drawn to Gracie—those lush curves, those lips, and her ridiculous ability to date the wrong guys. As Gracie's discouragement grows, Des realizes it's time to show her what she really needs in a man—and it has nothing to do with a briefcase and generous bank account. He'll teach Gracie the Rules According To Des…even if it means breaking his rule in the process.

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

There was something about the title to this book that made me take a second look. Once I read the blurb I knew it was something I wanted to read. I love it when friends fall in love and you mix it with the fact that they come from two different worlds and it had the promise of a fun read.

It would be hard to find two people more completely opposite than Des and Gracie. Gracie is all rules and making sure everything fit into a nice, neat little box, no losing control, not taking risks, plans ruled her life. Plus she comes from "old money" with a very judgmental mom. Then you have Des who's spontaneous, avoids rules, owns a restaurant/bar. Scruffy, tattoos and a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. He's all passion and living life to the fullest. Still, even with everything stacked against them, there's this connection, this sizzle, this spark every time they're together. So filled with tension I almost couldn't stand it! I needed these two to get together.

I felt like Stefanie London did a good job of showing the fun and sweet friendship that Gracie and Des have. You can see the underlying connection and the wanting of something more from both sides. Yet they both have valid reasons for wanting to fight their feelings for each other and be afraid of that connection. When they finally do give in though... their intensity was just...whoa.

My biggest complaint would be that it was way too short! Before I knew it the book was done and all I could think was that I wanted more Des and Gracie. Okay a lot more Des, hey I'm only human! It was sweet, it was steamy and I really enjoyed it.

Thank you Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!

1 comment:

  1. I love Entangled books when you just want something, fun, sweet and romantic! This one sounds cute but OMG that cover couple needs to retire already lol!