Rule - Jay Crownover
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.
First up, this is the first in a SERIES. You know how I am about a series, I cannot get enough. Let them never end. Then to make it even better, they all feature boys who are slightly on the fridge of what society would consider acceptable, and who gives a damn because Rule is pierced.
Let me just let that sink in for you.
Alright, back to the review. Obviously, I loved it. I love a good romance, I love the bad boy type, I love everything about this. It felt a little like the book Beautiful Disaster because you have Shaw, this beautiful and intelligent "good girl", but then you have Rule, equally handsome and intelligent but he comes with a load of emotional baggage. He doesn't particularly care what people think of his appearance but he's also guarded and has no idea how to have a functional and emotional romantic relationship but wants to badly. He messes up, she messes up and you watch them basically walk together. Throw in a crazy ex-boyfriend and some family issues and you have yourself a really great book that you will not put down. Like me, who read until 1:30 in the morning and was up at 6, looking (and feeling) like hell for work.
But it's OK but it's worth it. The best part is that it even makes you consider nipple piercings. Not that I would do that because my nose was bad enough and that is now gone AND I've heard enough horror stories of what can go wrong with a nipple piercing to say no thank you to that. But for a solid 5 chapters I thought, maybe. Maybe it would be worth it.
It was clearly the lack of sleep talking. I'm piercing free on my nipples, world.
I highly recommend this one. I am excited for the next book, Jet, that I think is on my list to review and I believe the third one, Rome, is on my list as well. SQUEAL.