Book Reviews

Love Rules (Breaking the Rules) by Jacki James

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-April-2019

Book Blurb

Carter worked hard for everything he had. He built his business from the ground up using common sense and logic. He believed in things that were tangible, not fanciful notions like love at first sight. At least that was the case until he walked into a new coffee shop one morning and came face to face with the man he knew was his future.

As an artist, Sean was creative to the bones, but even he knew fairy tales weren’t real, and rich businessmen didn’t fall in love with would be artist/baristas. But when Carter insists that Sean give them a chance, he gives in to the handsome man.

As they get to know each other, it becomes obvious they were meant to be. But can two intelligent men who don’t believe in fairy tales forget about the rules and find their happy ever after?

Book Review

Breaking the rules, the theme of this entire series, can be fun - at least for those inclined to challenge accepted wisdom and society's norms. Sean and Carter's story proves the point, and I had fun reading about their encounter and the resulting relationship. It all happened pretty quickly, but it was okay for me because there is a lot of humor as well and that made the story more entertaining than "serious".

Sean is an artist but works as a barista to pay the bills. He is cheeky, snarky, and has no intention of letting anyone tell him what to do. His family supports him but they would also prefer it if he had a “normal” job, so Sean is hesitant about sharing the upcoming exhibition with them. Sean has admired Carter “from afar” since the clearly well-off man started to come to his coffee shop on a regular basis, but he is very skeptical about dating him – what could they possibly have in common?

Carter is a real estate developer and, as far as Sean is concerned, in a totally different league. But this is not the way Carter looks at things – he is actually pretty down to earth despite the amount of money he makes. He is interested in Sean because he is different from the people Carter normally deals with. He enjoys Sean’s sneaky sense of humor – and there is a lot of physical attraction as well. As it turns out, Carter has hidden depth, and I loved the reveal!

If you like stories about struggling artists who are nevertheless determined to stick with what they really want to do, if you think two men from opposite sides of the track can make a relationship work, and if you're looking for a quick, fun read without complications and a very happy ending, then give this free short story a try. I definitely liked it and might just go looking for the other books in the series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 44 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-August-2018
Price FREE
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