Posted May 27th, 2013 by in Uncategorized / 5 comments


17200687Title: Rule (Marked Men #1)
Author:  Jay Crownover
Publisher:  Jay Crownover Books
Publication Date: December 30, 2012
Classification: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Content: Mature Adult Sex Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

The book started off really well. I have never read a story that focuses so much on tattoos and body modifications. I liked the uniqueness this aspect brings to the plot. And though the opposites attract phenomena has been done to death, it somehow works for this storyline.

I love the way the background of the plot has been laid and things happen in connection with it. The characters are marvelously sketched, even their names suit them to a tee. I really like how the different relationships (parents and child; between friends; between a couple) have been described in the book and the role they play in the whole scheme of things to come.

In short, the book was doing real good for me even though personally I’m not a huge fan of tattoos and absolutely wasn’t a big fan of Rule (main character) as a person. But the storyline worked and I was interested to know what was going to happen next…. until… around 65% on my Kindle, the book started going downhill for me. Nothing new was happening, things began to get repeated, all kind of random things surfaced – some made sense, others didn’t. Some situations seemed too unrealistic for me to believe. And that’s how I kind of got put off by the whole thing.

Another major problem with the book is poor editing. Although the author in her note does say she just wanted to finish writing this book and hasn’t done a good job at editing but I wish instead of saying that, she had gone ahead and done it instead. It’s hard and frustrating to read with all the typos and the grammatical errors.

Overall, I did like this book to begin with but towards the end, it didn’t work out for me. I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up the next book in the series. You might want to give this book a chance if you’re a big fan of heroes with tattoos and body modifications and can allow a bit of problems with the story and the editing.





5 Responses to “Rule”

    • Pragya

      Glad my review could be of help, Amy. You might want to give this a try once you’re done reading all those must-reads first. 🙂

  1. Deb

    Unlike you Amy… I did buy it… but put it on the back burner for now… seems it might stay there longer than I had anticipated… Great review Pragya… I’ll wait a little longer to read this one…. 😉

    • Pragya

      Thanks, Deb. If you love tattooed guys’ book, perhaps you would like it better than I did. I did like it for the first 60%.

  2. Alexa

    Wow that is sad that an author basically said she just wanted to be done writing this book. It seems like she gave the project her attention until she decided it wasn’t worth her time.
    If the book wasn’t worth her time to write it properly then it is not worth my time to read it.

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