Monday, July 23, 2018

Book Review: Against The Rules

Alright, alright, alright. THIS is the Linda Howard I know and love. FINALLY.

Against the Rules - Linda Howard


At seventeen Cathryn Ashe had fought Rule Jackson and lost her innocence, then fled to the anonymity of the city. At twenty-five she was back, sure of herself and her newfound independence and ready to challenge him again.

But Rule had raised the stakes, and if she lost now the penalty would be high: her heart, the heart that she finally knew had always been his for the taking.

Someone pass the cheese because my plate is empty. Y'all- this book is completely cheesy in all of the best ways. I loved every second of it I really did.

So we have Cathryn, who goes by Cat, who ran off to the big city when she could, mostly to get away from Rule Jackson, the man who took her virginity on a river bank when she was 17. But now the time has come for her to take over the ranch except when she comes back she learns that the ranch is bigger and better than ever because Rule Jackson is kind of amazing at ranching and has been running it this whole time.

They start butting heads because she doesn't know the first thing about how the ranch is run and Rule is a "my way or the highway" kind of guy. He's trustworthy and great, but she realizes her attraction to him  hasn't dissipated no matter how long she's been gone. But before she can give into it she has to figure out if he wants her for her or does he want her to get his hands on the ranch?

I loved this. I read it in a day because this is what a classic Linda Howard book is, it's totally cheesy characters thrown into what a classic romance novel gives you. It's alpha male going up against a wannabe alpha female. Love it. I'm giving this one a 4 star.

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