Saturday, April 25, 2015

REVIEW - RULE BREAKER (Break On Through #1) by Harper Kincaid:

TITLE: Rule Breaker
SERIES: Break On Through
AUTHOR: Harper Kincaid
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2015
PUBLISHER: Samhain Publishing
PAGES: Approx. 122

RATING: 2 Stars

Just one more can’t hurt…right?

Re-belle-ious, free-spirited Lauren Renwick has decided it’s time to trade her wings for roots. That means no more bad boys, no more foolish choices. Yet when she’s stood up on New Year’s Eve, her resolution to stick to her Mama’s Rules for Dating weakens. Especially when she spots sex-in-leather-and-tattoos, Jackson Sullivan.

One look at Lauren, and Jackson is hell-bent on getting her on the back of his Harley and riding straight for his bed. Their night together is an erotic rush that has a new word popping up on his horizon—forever. 

Lauren tries to convince herself he’s just one last fling to get bad boys out of her system, yet she finds herself falling hard and fast for a man with a stalker ex and a meddling Irish family. Plus, he has zero chance of passing her uptight parents’ inspection.

Jackson has Lauren’s back, but if she wants all of his heart, she’ll have to meet him halfway—by ditching rules that hold her prisoner, and learning to stand up for what she really wants.

REVIEWERS NOTE: I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours.

2 “Rehashed” Stars!

The Review: 
I’m a fan of Harper Kincaid and I enjoy her stories so when I saw this one up for grabs, I was excited to get my hands on it. And in all honesty, the book wasn’t bad. It was a bit short, there was way too much drama at the end and the resolution came too quickly in my opinion, but it was fun, it had decent characters, the story was interesting and I would have rated this book much higher.... if I hadn’t already read this story... in another book. 

Rule Breaker felt like a scaled down version of the book, Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley, a book I adore and have read four or five times, so I’m intimately familiar with it, the characters, the plot, the setting, everything. And though there are some differences in between this book and that one, there were enough similarities that I felt uncomfortable reading this one. 

The writing was similar, the romantic part of the plot was similar, even to the names of the hero and heroine are similar. They meet about the same way, the hero has a similar career, the heroine just got dumped, the hero has a crazy ex with a substance abuse problem that wants him back, there’s a kid/baby involved, the settings feels the same, the sub characters are familiar, the dialogue was similar with the hero speaking in biker-short manspeak... the list goes on.

And it’s those similarities I couldn’t get past in order to rate this book higher. 

Regardless, I’m still a fan of this author and I look forward to her next book. I just didn’t like how this one made me feel.

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