Rules of Entanglement

Posted January 28th, 2014 by in *Review / 0 comments


rules of entanglementTitle: Rules of Entanglement
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Publisher: Entangled
Publication Date: March 2013
Classification: Contemporary Adult Novel
Content: Adult Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:

Seven days. And seven rules to break…

District Attorney Vanessa McGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned – and it starts with seven rules she’s laid out for her future. But as she’s organizing her best friend’s wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa’s best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter…

Jackson “Jax” Maris is focused on surfing, training and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he’s engaged to his little sister’s best friend, Vanessa. When they’re force to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa’s long-term plan, he has seven days – and seven naughty nights – to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.

My Thoughts:

Ok, well, where to start. I started this book two months ago, but had to put it down until now. It was nothing like it’s predecessor at all. I loved the first book, this one I just liked and that’s pushing it! I really wanted to love it, but it just felt like it was a little hurried and I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was lacking in angst, I don’t know.

It isn’t dealing with anything dark or dank, in fact I’m not sure exactly what it’s dealing with. I know Vanessa has issues with dudes and Jax has issues with everything else, but sheesh… I just needed more. Not sure, maybe I need a change of pace, but it just didn’t grab me or keep me.

Jackson (Jax) is an MMA fighter/hotel owner/surfer dude and I found him hotter than hell, but lacking in the alpha male department if you catch my drift. Sure he was a tad bit bossy, but definitely NOT an enforcer! Vanessa (V), well, she’s got these rules and, well, some were cool, but most of them I just wanted to cram up her arce! They both seemed like a couple of whiners to me! There weren’t too many supporting characters, so there’s not much to tell there. It was nice to see the cameos from the preceding books’ characters, but it seemed it was a little too late for me to actually start to love this book.

The point of view shifted between our main characters which kept me a little engrossed, but as a whole, the tale lacked in pizzazz and enthusiasm. There was only a few highs to speak off and believe it or not, it had nothing to do with our main characters! The Climax was ok, but like I said before, I took a two month break from this book because it kept me wanting something more that seemed to never come. I found myself skipping around. The novel is 352 (Kindle Version) pages long and I’m pretty sure could have been downsized based on the story it tells.




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