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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 Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she


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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 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.

11 review for Rule

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emily May

    I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!Rule contains every single thing I've come to hate about New Adult. You might think it no longer possible that I could be surprised by how terrible a NA book is, I thought so too before reading this. But this book was so annoying, so offensive, so bad, it seemed as though I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!Rule contains every single thing I've come to hate about New Adult. You might think it no longer possible that I could be surprised by how terrible a NA book is, I thought so too before reading this. But this book was so annoying, so offensive, so bad, it seemed as though it must have been written as some kind of terrible joke. Or by a twelve year old who only speaks broken English. The editing was some of the worst I've ever seen. I appreciate that it's possible I own the original ebook that was published before the book was noticed by a major publisher (and made use of their editorial department) but, even so, I had to literally decipher each sentence. Did anyone even read through this once before pushing the "submit" button? And yet, somehow, Rule has still managed to collect an impressive pile of five star ratings and glowing reviews. How? I have to ask, because I couldn't understand a whole lot of it.You know, it's funny how the YA genre - on average - is so much better written and more mature than NA. At least there's usually some attempt to develop the characters beyond cliched stereotypes of "bad boy" and the "sluts" he uses and casts aside before the "virginal heroine" comes along. There's even an "evil cheerleader" thrown in. Sometimes I have to stop and wonder what century I'm living in. Because, honestly, I don't know which was worse: the complete dick of a guy who has absolutely no respect for women, or the holier-than-thou girl who obsesses over said guy but calls other women "whores" for doing the same. The annoying "heroine" of this piece is Shaw. She sees herself and Rule as above every other lowly human being in this story and is certain everyone else merely fails to understand the grand complexity that is her. What a moron. She views Rule's behaviour as that of a victim who is only a dickhead because he is seduced by various tramps who wander around in revealing clothing. At one point, Rule's parents try to talk some sense into him and she defends him because he's a "terrific son" when really he seems like a complete douchebag. She also actually thinks this line: "her name was Amy Rodgers and I had spent all four years of high school being tormented by her and her cheerleader cronies". Seriously, grow up. Everyone is out to get her and in her head she can do no wrong. There's a psychological term for blaming other people for everything that's wrong with you: external locus of control. Just sayin'.And Rule. Bloody Rule. And all the fascists in this novel who thought it would be a great idea to name their kids Rule, Rome, Jet and Nash. Rule is the poster boy for double standards - I don't think I've ever read a book where it is so fully rubbed in my face. The message couldn't be more clear: Rule is a bad boy for sleeping around with lots of different women, but the women in question are all tramps, sluts and whores. He supports Shaw's theory that the women are to blame for these sexual encounters. He's just being a guy but the girls are exploring an all new level of immorality. He refers to his conquests with disdain, like this: "any chick that was willing to come home with a stranger for unattached sex". And they get this the next morning: "if you don't want to be treated like crap maybe you should stop going home with drunken dudes you don't know. Trust me we're really only after one thing and the next morning all we really want is for you to go quietly away." (God, I really want to add some commas to those sentences). We don't even have to look at this as being about gender. Male, female... who cares? He's just fucking rude.You know you're in a NA book when losing your virginity involves "sex acrobatics".For all the sexy scenes that NA likes to throw about, overall, it seems pretty damn obsessed with virginity and the giving of it. Shaw is quite clearly presented as a superior being because of her virgin status. It distinguishes her from her "slutty coworker" who also has the hots for Rule. It makes her better than the "disgusting bar bimbos" and "teenage tramps". But, of course, the losing of the virginity is mind-blowing, world-changing intercourse! NA seriously makes me laugh for this. Multiple orgasms on your first time? Yeah... right. Virginity or, at the very least, no sexual promiscuity is a requirement for the majority of NA "heroines". If you're female, then you're either a heroine or a whore. If you're the heroine, then you're virginal and holier-than-thou; if you're a whore, then you're probably a cheerleader. But even if you escape the pom pom fate, you can never be seen to be having anything resembling feelings. There are exceptions - like Unteachable and The Sea of Tranquility - and I enjoy finding them so much that reading books like this is *almost* worth it. One of the worst things, though, which is starting to annoy me even more than the separating of women into sexuality-based categories, is the necessity for women to be modest and unaware of their own attractiveness. To, essentially, be all you don't knoooow-oh-oh, you don't know you're beautiful!I'm not sure why we're celebrating insecurity. I'm not sure why it's a bad thing if a woman knows she looks good and doesn't go home to stick her finger down her throat*. I really don't get it. But then, I'm not sure I get this "genre" (or whatever). But I will keep looking for good stuff in 2014 and most likely keep being annoyed by the bad. To end this extremely negative review on a positive (and slightly late) note - Happy New Year!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    "Opposites don’t just attract. They freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down.” 
I want to give this book more than 5 stars!!! Loved it!
Ladies and gentleman... let me introduce you to
 RULE ARCHER My struggle came with the fact that Rule was complicated. He was brash, mouthy, careless, thoughtless, and often cranky and generally an insufferable pain in the ass. But when he chose to be, he was also charming and funny, artistically brilliant and more often then not, "Opposites don’t just attract. They freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down.” 
I want to give this book more than 5 stars!!! Loved it!
Ladies and gentleman... let me introduce you to
 RULE ARCHER My struggle came with the fact that Rule was complicated. He was brash, mouthy, careless, thoughtless, and often cranky and generally an insufferable pain in the ass. But when he chose to be, he was also charming and funny, artistically brilliant and more often then not, the most person in the room and I had been head over heels in love with both sides of him since I was thirteen years old. And the girl that loves him... Shaw Rule and Shaw have a complicated relationship. Rule Archer had a identical twin brother(minus the ink and piercings), Remy Archer. Remy and Shaw were very close, they were best friends. Everyone assumed their relationship was romantic, but it was strictly platonic. Remy died in a car accident three years ago. Shaw has been a part of the Archer family since she started hanging around with Remy at thirteen. Rules parents and older brother Rome love Shaw. Every Sunday, Shaw picks up Rule(she often finds him in compromising positions) and brings him to his parents house for brunch. Rules parents(especially his mother) are critical of rule and his lifestyle. Lets be honest.. Rule is a bit of a man slut, and with his changing hair color/style, ink and piercings etc, he is not what any conservative family would deem appropriate. Shaw doesn’t care. She loves everything about Rule and it drives her crazy that his parents don’t see all the wonderful in him. Unfortunately, Rule thinks Shaw was his brothers girl so he’s never seen her as anything else. Plus, she seems like too much of a good girl/spoiled princess for him. One drunken night, Shaw will finally make her move on Rule. And it will change everything....You see this story through the eyes of Rule and Shaw, with the dual povs. Rule is dealing with guilt from his brothers death, his mother blames him and people just don’t accept who he is. Remy is one of the only people who did and he is gone. He copes with his issues with alcohol and women. Lots and lots of women. Shaw is a college student, and a virgin (due to the fact that when ever she got close to a guy, it didn’t work. Because they weren't Rule.) She has parents who expect perfection from her, but they are all about appearances. They don’t really care. She is dealing with a psycho stalker ex boyfriend and is keeping a secret for her best friend Remy, that makes her life more difficult. Rule and Shaw have a lot of obstacles to overcome in their relationship.I knew I would love Rule Archer from the very start of this book! A tattoo artist, ultimate bad boy with attitude, hot and sarcastic man whore who is tattooed and pierced- in all the right places... Whats not to love???I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked Shaw. She’s rich, but she’s not spoiled or entitled. She is a loyal person. She’s kind and hardworking. At first, she conformed to what people wanted/expected of her, but I loved when that changed and she realized she didn’t have to live up to everyones expectations. I deserved better and if they weren’t willing to give me the love I showed them without restrictions or demands, then I didn't want them in my life. Most of the secondary characters were great, they really made the story. Rome is a soldier, and Rules big brother. Loved his interactions with Rule and Shaw, he was such a sweet guy. Ayden, Nash, and Cora were all good friends and were there for Rule and Shaw when they need them. Of course there were some not great characters, but thats to be expected.Rule and Shaw’s relationship had many ups and downs, but they had some scorching hot moments and some really sweet and swoony moments. Loved their relationship and their chemistry. They were perfect together. ”Because it’s always been you. Even when I didn’t want it to be. Even when it broke my heart over and over again, its just always been you.”“What if I ask you to give me everything Shaw, what if I want it all? Won’t that make me just like all the rest of them?”
“No, because you don’t have to ask me for anything. All of its already yours. You’re the only one I ever wanted to give it to.” 

This story sucked me in! I loved everything about it! There were some grammatical issues, but the story was so good, they were easily overlooked. The ending was PERFECT! (view spoiler)[ “Here’s my heart Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you’re the first and last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because its far more fragile then I ever thought and if you try to give it back I’m not taking it. I don’t know enough about love to know for sure thats what this is between us, but I know that for me its you and only you from here on out and I can only promise to be careful and not push you away again. Life without you is doable, but if I have a choice, I want to do it with you by my side and I’m telling you I’m not running away from the work it takes to make that happen. Shaw, I’m not scared of us anymore.” (hide spoiler)] I’m excited for book 2 in this series- Ayden and Jet’s book. Especially if we get more Rule and Shaw! A fantastic debut novel! If you haven’t read this one, read it now!!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Levine

    Tattooed.Pierced.HOT! That's Rule Archer He’s also arrogant and explosive, he treats women like crap because too many of them let him get away with it for a long time after his brother's demise, but he was doing it all locked inside this bubble that none of those who loved him could get through. He's cold and unreachable...But then all of a sudden, there were cracks and the robot version of himself he had as a front started to fade away...Because of one girl...Their family buffer.The gir Tattooed.Pierced.HOT! That's Rule Archer He’s also arrogant and explosive, he treats women like crap because too many of them let him get away with it for a long time after his brother's demise, but he was doing it all locked inside this bubble that none of those who loved him could get through. He's cold and unreachable...But then all of a sudden, there were cracks and the robot version of himself he had as a front started to fade away...Because of one girl...Their family buffer.The girl who's always there to fetch him the morning after screwing different women every night.The girl who has always thought that he's worthy and in need of love even when he did his absolute best to convince the rest of the world he isn't interested in being loved.The same girl who had loved him ever since she first laid eyes on him...... Shaw Landon... [image error]BUT, "...opposites don’t just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down." There are going to be hindrances.Crazy ex.Secrets and lies.Family issues.and he will SCREW UP a lot! “You have to promise not to bail on me when I get lost, Shaw. You have to promise to just wait it out until I can find my way back. I need to know you’re at the end of the tunnel when everything goes black.” How will they survive?Is there really a light at the end of the tunnel for Rule Archer? Want to find out?Now, READ IT!!! Remarkable. Undeniably addicting. Lovely. Engaging. This book has got it all! It's like I'm watching a soap opera. And I loved it! Okay, so it took me a while to finish this, not because I didn't get sucked in to the story, but because I've been catching up on my fave TV series, so yeah, but I know I'm clearly missing out, and I should've finished this asap because it's FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!!Like seriously, Tattooed, pierced bad boy who also had a troubled past? Nothing new, right? But who cares anyways? I STILL LOVE IT! and I know most of you does too. I love how the story unfolds and that for a change, what happened to Shaw and Rule isn't insta love, and I love how their love story blossomed.Halfway through the book I was thinking "you know what, I think it would be the best if the author writes a book for Ayden and Jet(because he's a rockstar and everyone loves a rockstar!!!) and I'm happy at the end of the book, I found out that there IS gonna be a book about them, so YAY!I think the only problem I have with this book is the typos. I have to admit, I have to reread some words again because sometimes, the sentence doesn't make sense so this book clearly needs editing, but if you just disregard that, this book is perfect. :)Also, the thing about Remy's "secret", I figured it all out and guessed it right that I'm starting to think I'm a genius. LOL, nah, JK ;) OVERALL, I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 'Nuff said. 4.5 STARS!!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    xrysa

    Can you change for someone ?Will you ever be able to realise that the most beautiful things in life are moments?Can you love truly love someone that you didn't like?Well , Rule Archer CAN.RuleShawRule is the guy that will have a one night stand with you and toss away in the morning."Any chick that was willing to come home how with a stranger for a night of unattached sex didn't get the right to cast judgment around, especially while they were still naked and rumpled in bed."On the other hand Sha Can you change for someone ?Will you ever be able to realise that the most beautiful things in life are moments?Can you love truly love someone that you didn't like?Well , Rule Archer CAN.RuleShawRule is the guy that will have a one night stand with you and toss away in the morning."Any chick that was willing to come home how with a stranger for a night of unattached sex didn't get the right to cast judgment around, especially while they were still naked and rumpled in bed."On the other hand Shaw is the girl who studies , has a job and stays away from any kind of trouble .But staying away from Rule isn't easy .She has to pick him up every weekend and make him visit his parents.This is a turture for both of them .Rule hates her because she's the rich girl that had invaded in his family a few years ago.Shaw can't stand him because every time she picks him up he is half-naked or naked with a different woman in his bed , and this is painful for her.We should never give up our hopes or on our undying loves...Something might happen...He gave her a perfect birthday present. She walked away....She didnt want to become one of those trashes he used to spend his night with.He went after her so they would figure out what to do with each other.Her dream came true...After all these years he was hers.However, dealing with Rule and your ex at the same time is not easy.Have you met your brother, right?Mr I'll bang anything with big boobs and negative IQThe girl has money and status written all over her , you have nothing but ink and a good time spelled out bright and clear all over you.Rule is determined to change for her and he does.It is scary to know how easily I could hurt this girl and how desperately I didn't want that to happen. She was different.With her I was different.She gave meaning to his life.She taught him how to love.Still , no matter how a perfect match they were , he was insecure about their relationship . Why I loved Rule : He was funny , though and smart. He wasn't the fucked-up character who didnt want to hurt any girl.He was a jerk! Just imagine that he considered a relationship as a monogamy thing.Why I loved Shaw : Pride comes first from everything . Beautiful and smart . She knows how to handle him and how to treat him.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Young

    I’m annoyed with myself for letting this sit on my kindle for so long, smooshed under a massive tbr pile. Rule is my weakness in New Adult. I love a hero who can be a bit of an arsehole but underneath has an ample amount of redeeming qualities. It’s his protective and loyal qualities in Rule that make him so irresistible to Shaw—despite the fact he unwittingly hurts her more often than he even realizes with his stream of one night stands. I loved their back story, their rich, complex, and tragic I’m annoyed with myself for letting this sit on my kindle for so long, smooshed under a massive tbr pile. Rule is my weakness in New Adult. I love a hero who can be a bit of an arsehole but underneath has an ample amount of redeeming qualities. It’s his protective and loyal qualities in Rule that make him so irresistible to Shaw—despite the fact he unwittingly hurts her more often than he even realizes with his stream of one night stands. I loved their back story, their rich, complex, and tragic history because it gave them both so much room to grow. Jay did a fantastic job on character arc and journey with Rule because this is a true coming of age story for both Rule and Shaw. Add in sizzling chemistry, passion, suspense and a wonderful crew of secondary characters and you’ve got the very best New Adult has to offer. I LOVED every minute! So much so I jumped straight into book two JET and am now about to start ROME. The Marked Men series is truly addictive reading!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Regan

    Why the hell did i read even most of this? SO BAD AND SO STUPID AND SUCH A BAD MESSAGE. I am not even going to rate this, and I will deny reading it to my grave.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pearl Angeli

    I picked this book out of so many New Adult books in my tbr because it seems promising. And seriously, I love books that are with male protagonists with sexy, bad-boy image. Given the fact that this book also has high ratings, why not?Rule is the first book of Marked Men series. We get to be introduced by the sexy, tattoo artist named Rule here-- a guy who grew up with family issues because of the tragic history that happened to his twin brother Remy. Then there is this girl named Shaw, a medica I picked this book out of so many New Adult books in my tbr because it seems promising. And seriously, I love books that are with male protagonists with sexy, bad-boy image. Given the fact that this book also has high ratings, why not?Rule is the first book of Marked Men series. We get to be introduced by the sexy, tattoo artist named Rule here-- a guy who grew up with family issues because of the tragic history that happened to his twin brother Remy. Then there is this girl named Shaw, a medical college student who always had a thing for Rule since she was 14. The thing is, she was close to Remy and everyone in Rule's family assumed that she and Remy were sort of an item-- not knowing exactly that Shaw is secretly in love with Rule.This book is potentially good, I guess... If only I have no issues.But then, I simply could not totally like it. Why? It's because of the characters.First, let's talk about Rule. This guy is sexy as hell. With all those tats and piercings-- well, he's a guy every girl in the corner wants to hook up with. At first, I really adored him. But when I've read more and more chapters, my adoration for him slowly died. He's so not worth it! I don't like the way he's so full of himself, like "hey, I'm bad and sexy, girls. Want to f*ck with me? Come and get me" I have nothing against man-whore male leads but then this guy-- he just ruined my good impression on him. He's total jerk in a literal way. And so immature. All right, he has some issues I get it but to text his girlfriend "I kissed some chick last night"? WTF? If I were Shaw, I would not only destroy my phone after reading that text from him. I would freaking destroy his face!And oh, I hate it when he always compare Shaw to his previous conquests. Like, how Shaw is much better in bed than his previous one-night-stand girls, and how she's even sexier. Alright, Shaw is sexy and perfect and that should be it. Why bring up the EXes?And now on to Shaw.Shaw is what you can consider an ideal girl. Pretty, smart, rich, decent, and a medical student at that. Perfect. But then, she constantly disappoints me. All throughout the book I was groaning inwardly or rolling my eyes because she's such a love sick woman who is willing to cross everything just to be with Rule and it's just not right. She's playing martyr which does not sit well on me because I think she's too good for Rule. And when Rule openly admitted to cheating on her and she just instantly forgive him? WTH?And here's her line that made me raise some serious eyebrows: "Even if I hadn't been on the pill, having a moment of wild, uninhibited and totally unprotected sex with him was most definitely worth any of the risks that were involved with that." Holy sh*it! That guy has serious sexual histories with different girls-- night after night-- and you could say THAT? You mean, you're ok getting STD because he's worth it? Oh, no!Because of that, the book did not gain thumbs up from me. I was mostly busy rolling my eyes at the immaturity of them. Maybe the next books of this series are better but I'm not so sure if I will pick them up soon. Maybe-- maybe not.I still give it 2 stars, however, because I enjoyed the first parts of it. :)Rating: 2 Stars

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

    Third re-read: 04.09.2021 This re-read was not successful. I think it was more me than the story itself, but this time things just didn't work out. I started skimming and before I knew it I had started to lose completely interest in the characters. I just wanted the book to be over with. Again, this might just be my mood and health this time around, but I don't know. I truly don't think I'll ever re-read this book again...New Rating: 2 stars. Second re-read: 19.01.2020 I'm not sure why I d Third re-read: 04.09.2021 This re-read was not successful. I think it was more me than the story itself, but this time things just didn't work out. I started skimming and before I knew it I had started to lose completely interest in the characters. I just wanted the book to be over with. Again, this might just be my mood and health this time around, but I don't know. I truly don't think I'll ever re-read this book again...New Rating: 2 stars. Second re-read: 19.01.2020 I'm not sure why I decided to re-read this one again. Over the past half year or a year or so I've been re-reading more than I've read something new. It because I'm struggling to find new things to interest me. I've been struggling so darn hard lately with concentrating on a book, to fully read it without starting to skim or wanting a break. So I go back to what I've read before so I know what will happen and it doesn't need my full concentration but I'd still be able to read, and to read is important to me. I have to say that the first 30-40% in this book, I was invested, but after that I noticed that I started to skim and loose concentration. It's not to say the book is bad, it isn't, but it didn't have enough in to to pull me fully in, if you know what I mean. That being said, the story is still interesting and I like the characters, I just wish more happened. New Rating: 3 stars. ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Still a nice read*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Re-read: 22.03.2018 I've had this book on my mind for a re-read for quite some time, however, I couldn't remember the title of the book, nor where I had shelved it so it took some time to find it. I'm glad I did though. Shaw ‘Casper’ Landon (19, turns 20) and Rule Archer (22) are quite adorable, in a perfect, messed up way. My struggle came with the fact that Rule was complicated, he was brash, mouthy, careless, thoughtless, and often cranky and generally and insufferable pain in the ass but when he chose to be he was also charming and funny, artistically brilliant and more often than not the most interesting person in the room and I had been head over heels in love with both sides of him since I was thirteen years old. I like that they are each others light of sorts. Rule needs someone to teach him love, and Shaw needs someone strong enough to handle her world. They both struggle to be enough and are constantly in doubts of themselves. They need love and trust, which they can give each other. If they can get out of their heads, that is. “True enough and opposites don’t just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down.” Overall, I don't regret re-reading this one. If you're looking for sweet, cheesy and a little bit of heartbreak, I'd say this book is for you. It's about excepting you are enough as you are. Still it wasn't as good as I remember, but considering how picky and how big of a slump I've been in for the last year , I think it's a good sign for the book that I still enjoyed it quite enough. We had been a fixture in each other’s lives since middle school, she knew every strength and fault I had, my parents loved her like their own and made no bones about the fact they more often than not preferred her company over mine. One would think with all the history, both good and bad between us that we could make simple small talk for a few hours without it being difficult. Other characters:↦ Nash, Rule's roommate who had been best friends since elementary school, and works at the same tattoo shop as him.↦ Rome Archer (25?), Rule's older brother. Has been overseas for a good portion of the last six years, but he and Rule were still tight and had always been his role model when it came to being a badass.↦ Remy ‘Rem’ Archer, Rule's identical twin brother who died three years. ‘Three lonely, three empty, three sorrow filled years since the Archer brothers went from a trifecta to a duo.’ Everyone believed Remy was together with Shaw, despite them telling they weren't.↦ Margot and Dale Archer, Rule's parents, who are quite cruel to him; specially his mom. She blames him for Remy's death.↦ Shaw's best friend, Ayden ‘Ayd’ Cross, who she shares an a apartment with. Known each other since freshman year and worked at the same sports bar Shaw did. She was a chem major.↦ Rule's friends, Rowdy, who worked at the shop with him and Nash, and Jet, the lead singer of a local metal band they liked to go see play.↦ Shaw's ex-boyfriend, Gabe Davenport, crazy motherfucker. Judge George Davenport, his father.↦ Lou, the bouncer for the bar Goal Line where Shaw works.↦ Shaw's mother, Eleanor Landon.↦ Cora Lewis, the shop manager at where Rule works (Marked) and their resident body modification expert.↦ The state attorney general, Alex Carsten. A client of Rule and the most influential legal person in all of Colorado. Shaw's mother helped get him elected.↦ Retired homicide detective, Mark Bradley, a client of Rule. We were both from a small town called Brookside in an affluent part of Colorado. I moved to Denver as soon as I had my diploma in hand and Shaw was a few years behind because she was younger than me and also because she had wanted nothing more than to get into D-U. Not only did the girl look like a fairytale princess but she was also on track to be a freaking doctor. Quick basic facts:Genre: - (New Adult) Contemporary Romance.Series: - Series (Standalone?), Book One.Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[Rule kisses another girl after a fight. (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]Favorite character? - Shaw ‘Casper’ Landon.Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Sure.Would I recommend this book/series? - Sure.Will I read this again in the future? - Who knows.New Rating - 3.5 stars. First read review:Review posted: 16.04.2016 (edited: 10.05.2016) “I’ve never trusted anyone all the time. It’s the people I care about the most that always seem to do the most damage.” I love it! Okay, not really loved it, but I liked it a lot. It 's great written, though in the there was a lot of grammar mistakes in the version I read. Luckily it didn't ruin the book. Rule's story was good, even though there some type of insta-love (Shaw falls for Rule instantly when meeting him at thirteen, was it?) but you don't really get the feeling of insta-love, because many years older, she still hasn't told him. And I was okay with that kind of insta-love. “I think I wanted it too much and you didn't want it enough.” The characters was awesome. At first I thought Shaw Landon would be the annoying, rich girl who would be naive and stupid, but she wasn't! Hallelujah! Shaw was kinda fantastic. She was kind and loving and so good hearted that it broke my heart that she didn't get much in return. I really wanted to give her a huge, warm hug and then I wanted to kill her parents. And Rule's mother, sometimes. Such a horrible, vicious woman when we met her. “You have me Shaw, any way you need me, any way you want me, you have me.” Rule Archer. Man, I kinda loved him, but for the most part I really just liked him. I guess I laid on a fine line from liking him and loving him, but the tip scaled to liking him a lot. Rule's...incredible. He doesn't let anyone tell him what to do, what to say, what to wear. He stays true to himself. Rule has made a life for himself, and he refuses to let anyone ruin that, including his parents. He's sexy, confident, talented, strong headed and truly a good person. People might think he is a bad-boy on the wrong side of town, just for how he looks, but he's just himself. Rule's heart is broken, beaten and hidden. I truly adore him. “It’s always been you even when I didn’t want it to be, even when it broke my heart over and over again. It’s just always been you.” Rule and Shaw's relationship was good. I liked it, though it wasn't my favorite relationship but I really did like them together. They made each other better and strong, and they help each other to heal. I liked how they were together, and how much they loved one another. Though they didn't tell each other until late in the book, you could still feel the love and the heartbreak when they were apart. You really can't miss it. “Opposites don't just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down." Overall this book was good. I loved the heartbreaking and lessons learning quotes. I even had some tears in my eyes at some point. I'm not sure if I'll continue with the series even if I liked this one, but I'm like...70% sure I'll re-read it sometime in the future. “You have to promise not to bail on me when I get lost, Shaw. You have to promise to just wait it out until I can find my way back. I need to know you’re at the end of the tunnel when everything goes black.” Rate: 3.5/3-4 stars.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  9. 4 out of 5

    ✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿

    100 stars!!!!DING DING DING!!!AND WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER! ^_^ Honestly, this is one of the best bad boy meets good girl books! I recommend it to everyone. Let's all read this! The story is all about our hero, RULE. He's every mom's nightmare. He has so many tattoos since he's also a tattoo artist himself. He dresses the part too, complete with the mohawk and crazy hair colors. He lives his life the way he wants to and that's always how it has been. Rule may look like and act like the world's big 100 stars!!!!DING DING DING!!!AND WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER! ^_^ Honestly, this is one of the best bad boy meets good girl books! I recommend it to everyone. Let's all read this! The story is all about our hero, RULE. He's every mom's nightmare. He has so many tattoos since he's also a tattoo artist himself. He dresses the part too, complete with the mohawk and crazy hair colors. He lives his life the way he wants to and that's always how it has been. Rule may look like and act like the world's biggest badass, but he has his demons. His twin brother died 3 years ago and his mom blamed him for it. Even though he was always second best to his twin, they had a good family back then, and now they didn't. Their mom is practically batshit crazy now because she's (as Shaw says) rewriting an imaginary history wherein Rule is the villain. As expected, Rule didn't take this lightly. In fact, he always doubts people's feelings for him. They always gotta prove that they care for him. Enters our heroine princess, Shaw. Yes, I'll call her princess, and that's a real compliment because she's just too good to be true! I mean, I love her character because hell yeah, she's rich, but she's not a snob. She doesn't rub her money on another person's face. She's very patient with everyone, she's kind, loyal, headstrong and she loves as hard as she can. She has been in love with Rule ever since she was 13. Unfortunately, Remy, Rule's twin, used her as a pseudo-girlfriend in the eyes of the Archer family (view spoiler)[ since he was gay and didn't wanna come out (hide spoiler)] so Rule has been seeing her only as his brother's girl. LOL. One night, sparks fly and suddenly, Rule is looking at her in a different way. He was even willing to KINDA date her, which was in his case, such a big deal because he didn't really date. Rule knows that a relationship with Shaw changes everything and she couldn't be just one of "those girls". On the other hand, Shaw has been struggling because she couldn't tell Rule that she loved him... A LOT. And that's where the complications rise. It was beautiful, even with the complications. I love how the author showed both of their imperfections. I love how their redeeming qualities also showed after everything. I love how Rule has been taught by Shaw that he could be loved just like everyone else.This novel not only shows how two completely different people could totally fall for each other, it also shows how people deal with grief, and that is a beautiful thing because it's proof that we're all human. Rule's mom admitted something in the end and that made a whole lot of a difference for my Rule. I just bet he needed that the most! The ending was really good. I love their getting-back-together scene! It rocked and y'all should look forward to it! ^_^ So that's it.. ANOTHER WINNER FOR ME!I applaud for this book! I LOVE IT! ^_^["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  10. 4 out of 5

    XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy

    3.5 stars. Honestly, y'all: Rule is a douche and a player. He tries his best to be everything his deceased perfect twin wasn't to the extremes. He sleeps with a different girl almost every day. He has his sexy body pierced and tatted (personally a fan of this rebellion :-p) Finally, his relationship with his parents is glacial. Shaw was his brother's best friend and Rule put her firmly on the off limits section. Except, he had no idea Shaw has loved him since she was 13. A drunken night makes al 3.5 stars. Honestly, y'all: Rule is a douche and a player. He tries his best to be everything his deceased perfect twin wasn't to the extremes. He sleeps with a different girl almost every day. He has his sexy body pierced and tatted (personally a fan of this rebellion :-p) Finally, his relationship with his parents is glacial. Shaw was his brother's best friend and Rule put her firmly on the off limits section. Except, he had no idea Shaw has loved him since she was 13. A drunken night makes all those walls he has built to keep her out crumble to the heat they generate. These two have fantastic sexual chemistry. After it's all said and done, I was pleasantly surprised to read Rule bring the initial pursuer :) Dear Rule, however, is also learning to be in a relationship and goes about coping with his feelings in a very bad way. That part REALLY pissed me off. Almost as much as Shaw forgiving so easily. After that, they start to develop as a couple but hit a few big bumps along the way. I wasn't a fan of Rule's methods for coping, which consisted largely of ignoring Shaw or trying to change into what he thinks she wants, but it felt like a part of his flaws. I was really glad to read him finally come into himself. He shows good growth. I liked Shaw and her big heart. I wanted to put her in a bubble to protect her from the hurt that her family, ex, and sometimes Rule out her through. All in all a good read with a few cringe-worthy moments and plenty of steamy sexy times. Safety: No OM/Sharing, though there is major ex drama for the h. H kisses a OW. No rape. Yes to abuse but not by the H.PS: Started this in audio and finished in ebook. The ebook version was a grammar nazi's nightmare but I survived >.< lol

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kyle

    4 1/2 Tattooed Stars!!!Yes there were many grammatical errors…but I loved the story enough to see past it! (Kinda like Shaw saw past Rule’s tattoos and piercings.)Meet Rule Archer...pierced, tattooed, explosive personality, man-whore, loyal, hard-worker, black sheep of his family and newest addition to my book boyfriend list. He was one hell of a character and I just LOVED him!!!Meet Shaw Landon...beautiful, medical school bound, daugther of prominent parents and longtime Archer family friend. P 4 1/2 Tattooed Stars!!!Yes there were many grammatical errors…but I loved the story enough to see past it! (Kinda like Shaw saw past Rule’s tattoos and piercings.)Meet Rule Archer...pierced, tattooed, explosive personality, man-whore, loyal, hard-worker, black sheep of his family and newest addition to my book boyfriend list. He was one hell of a character and I just LOVED him!!!Meet Shaw Landon...beautiful, medical school bound, daugther of prominent parents and longtime Archer family friend. P.S. She has been crushing on Rule since she was thirteen years old.I thought that Rule and Shaw were both wonderful and likable characters. I enjoyed the twists and turns their relationship went through and found it to be not only believable but also well written despite the grammatical errors. The book offered alternating povs which really added to grasping where both main characters feelings were coming from. I truly enjoyed Rule’s pov and how he handled being in his first relationship and all the feelings that accompanied it.This story had all of the ingredients that I enjoy in a book: angst, drama, a good story line, interesting secondary characters and of course LOVE. "Love like this wasn’t to be missed even for those of us that had never realized it was out there. Look at me being all optimistic and shit.” ~ Rule

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