Book Review: Rule by Jay Crownover


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, with his scary piercings, tattoos and wild attitude.

To 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.

But a short skirt and too many birthday cocktails lead to a night neither can forget…


3.5 stars. This book was a sexy read, but it had it’s faults.

Some things that were awesome:
– The P.O.V. switching back and forth between Rule and Shaw, I love when romance books do this.
– Great comedic timing, this book really made me smile at times.
– Rule and Shaw’s chemistry and the way Rule doesn’t instantly fall for Shaw, it takes time.
– The ‘non-romance’ drama – family stuff, horrid Grant etc – which ramped up the tension in the storyline and kept me tuned in.
– Shaw’s wonderful friends who were sassy and loyal and so much fun.
– Rule’s body art. Yep, awesomeness incarnate.
– The fact that there will be a companion novel with characters whose relationship intrigued me in this one.

Some things that grated:
– The parents. Oh my god, the parents. Stereotypically horrendous.
– The ‘speeches’ that pretended to be dialogue.
– Rule’s many mess ups and Shaw’s incredible ability to NEVER get over him.
– Remy’s secret that I totally saw coming (erg) and Rule and Rome’s overblown reaction to it, which made them out to be major douches.

If this book had been cut by about 150 pages I would have enjoyed it more. (I think an editor could have improved this book no end, because the concept was great.)

Also I wanted to meet Remy’s one and only. It was sort of weird that Shaw never had… A Remy novella would be very cool.

P.S. Anyone else thinking book 3 will be Cora and Rome?

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