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Book Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

Steamy romance with wild tattooed men for your entertainment.

Rule by Jay Crownover

17900545Opposites 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.


3 Kitties!



Rule is a bad boy.

Shaw is a good girl.


That is basically how the story goes. You would think this would get a pretty low rating from me, but I actually really liked it… Don’t judge me.

Sometimes I just like a good smutty book to cleanse the palate.. or I like a good smutty book all the time. *insert emoji girl with hand raised here* 😉

They come from different backgrounds, while also growing up together. Shaw Landon was raised by an affluent but absent family, while Rule Archer was raised by parents who are rich with love. Every Sunday is brunch at the Archer house and Shaw picks up Rule to go back home, sometimes finding him in compromising situations. Shaw was part of their family as soon as she started hanging out with Rule’s twin brother, Remy, when they were thirteen. Remy passed away in a car crash three years prior to the start of this story. Shaw and Remy’s family are devasted. Rule who was wild from the start just gets more wild. Shaw has loved Rule since they were just kids, but she has held back telling him her feelings. Rule is under the impression that Shaw and Remy were involved romantically, but that was never the case. One night brings them together and now they have to figure out this thing everyone calls love.

The chemistry was there between these two. It might be a little cliche how the story goes, but it is good all the same. This book also has a great set up for the whole series. You start to love(or hate) the side characters before you even realize they have their own books. Jet, Rome, Nash, Rowdy, Asa.. Did I forget anyone? I think that’s it. Anyway, these tattooed boys will make you want to read all their books.

I have to say I liked Crownover’s writing style overall, but the way some things were worded had me cringing. The story moved along pretty well with reveals or angst when needed. I didn’t feel like there were slow spots that made me want to put it down. Crownover easily kept me engaged and wanting more.




What did you guys think of Rule?

Anyone else finish the series in a week? hahaha


One thought on “Book Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

  1. I rarely read new adult romance, but the concept of the book sounds intriguing. Great review!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.


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