Posted in 2013, July, Review

Review: Rule by: Jay Crownover


Rule (Marked Men, #1)
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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 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.
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Review:
I look at this book and I just want to scream. I want to add a million gifs to this review and never look back. But for your eyes, I will just imagine them. Which is fine, because I consider myself pretty good at imagining things. But not with this book.

I forced 78% of this down my throat, but I couldn't do it anymore! I wanted to like this one. I didn't even have high expectations! Really, I tried.

Everything was just so predictable. There wasn't one surprise!

The characters were so stereotypically perfect, I could not connect with any of them. The perfectly, beautifully shaped Shaw and the hot player who, wants he has a taste of Shaw's perfectness, can't be satisfied by anyone else. Original. No, really.

Oh, but wait! Shaw has an ex. An ex with a big ego who can't let her go! And in comes her new Knight in shining armor to save the day! Oh, but wait again! We're supposed to fall for this Knight, right? I'm not big on violence, but this guy acts like he's the stuff and we just have to believe it.

The characters were too "perfect" they became cardboard cutouts, the dialogue felt like it was the control group in a Science experiment (NO originality at all), and while the author tried to show the messed up side of these characters.. it really didn't work out and just became annoying.

And I know it's petty or whatever, but a book needs to be edited before it is published. Oh, the errors. *deep breaths*

Someone in the world will love this book. That someone is not me, and that's all there is to it.

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