Monday, January 23, 2017

Blog Tour: The Rule Maker - Jennifer Blackwood

The Rule Maker

by Jennifer Blackwood 
The Rule Breakers #2 
Publication Date: January 16, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, Contemporary Romance



Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.



One of the best things about my job as a blogger is that I get to find new to me authors.  The even better part of this is when I find one I get excited about.  I absolutely love rom-coms.  There are days when all I want and need is a good book to make me laugh until I need to pee.  And it can take a lot to get me to that point.  So I was pretty stoked when I saw the blurb for The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood.  This looked like it had all the hallmarks to be hilarious.  And it definitely had its funny parts but I found it to be incredibly sweet as well.  And it definitely stole my heart (plus it’s set in my backyard….how can I resist?).

Zoey Reynolds is spunky, sarcastic and independent.  She’s going through one hell of a dry spell after sleeping with her client’s brother.  A client that just called her back up and has his brother walking right back into her life.  Ryder Covington is cocky and sarcastic but he’s got a heart of gold hiding underneath that arrogant exterior (just don’t tell anyone ok?).   Watching these two interact was so much fun.  There was tons of witty banter and sparks flying all over the place.  I was grinning and laughing.  I don’t know if I got to the “need to pee” stage but it definitely left me feeling happy.  The secondary characters are just as great.  I’m definitely going to have to check out book one to see Lainey and Brogan’s story. 

I loved the character development in the book.  Both Zoey and Ryder make mistakes, both of them show growth and both of them are pretty complex.  If you like funny, sweet romances without a whole lot of drama (there is some family drama but it’s not over the top stuff or super angsty), then you should definitely pick this up.  It’s definitely going in my re-read pile.  -Peace and love, Buxom J


The Rule Book

by Jennifer Blackwood 
The Rule Breakers #1 
Publication Date: May 9, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, Contemporary Romance


Synopsis: Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide
1. Don't call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.
2. Don't stare at hot boss's, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)
3. Don't get on the malicious first assistant's bad side.
4. Don't forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.
5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.
6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.
7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.
8. Don't break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.
10. Never forget the rules.



Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.


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