Mar 24, 2016

*Review* Rewriting the Rules by S. Moose

Off limits. Stay away.
Don't even think about it.

I know the rules.
I repeat them endlessly in my head.
But damn it, I can't stay away.
Can't stop thinking about it. About her.

She's perfect. Beautiful. Exceptional in every way.
When in the world did she grow up?
No! I refuse to touch her. I won't do it.
But I did. Just once.
And now. I want more. So much more.
Once I've set my mind to something, nobody can stop me.
Not even him. Screw him.
He's just my best friend.
She's just his little sister.

Rules are meant to be bent.
Broken. Hell, rewritten.
How bad can it be?

I received an author's copy of this story for an honest review.

Rewriting the Rules is the newest novel by S. Moose and focuses on the romantic tangles of Charlotte and Troy. Can two first loves find their way back to each other after years of pain and misunderstanding?

What I Loved: S. Moose created an interesting world of young adults struggling to make that full transition to adult life - building careers, transitioning from easy and fun physical relationships to wanting to have someone to really share your life with. The story is sweet and readers get a desired HEA.

What I Didn't Love: I really struggled with the connection between Charlotte and Troy. Both characters present their initial separation as devastating and life altering, yet when reconnected they constantly run hot and cold. I think there were several missed opportunities to dig into their past and build on fears of making a real future together. If a story is going to be heavy in the angst I need there to be real causes for the pain, I didn't get that from Rewriting the Rules.

Favorite Quotes: 

"When a woman knows her worth, and knows what she wants, then to me, she's what I want."

"He's my home. He's my person. Love isn't deceitful and shouldn't make you cry. Love doesn't come from toxicity. it's pure and true. It's simply love."

"Love is like the air. We know it's there, and we know we need it. Some of us need to go through hell to realize what's been in front of us for so long."

Though it was a bit bumpy and not necessarily my cup of tea, fans of second chance romance may enjoy Rewriting the Rules.

Happy reading.

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