Monday, May 5, 2014

Bending the Rules by L.K. Lewis

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Rating 3 stars (2.6)

“Drake isn’t just someone I love, he’s the one I love the most in this world. He’s my best friend, my breath, my everything. I realize in this moment that the true reason I’m on this journey to find Drake is not just because I miss him and want him back, I’m also missing a huge part of me. Until we’re together again, my life isn’t complete. Without him I’m not whole.”-Morgan

“… I’m so sorry I couldn’t go to you. It was nearly impossible not to but Morgan we wouldn’t be standing here right now if I had. You found me Baby. When you met me on your first day at Baylor what seems like a lifetime ago you found me. Only this time I’m not letting you go.”-Drake

Struggling to get her life back on track after being left suddenly and inexplicably by (secret) boyfriend –not- boyfriend and boss Drake Baylor Jr., Morgan Lane searches the globe to find Drake knowing that the only way to truly live the life she’s worked so hard for is with him by her side.

Banished to Zurich, Switzerland by his father after being caught Breaking the Rules, Drake has nine months to get the European Division of Baylor Industries back on track. Again, he must obey the rules so that he can hopefully return to his life with Morgan and take the helm of Baylor Industries.

Everything is going according to plan as usual for Adrian Thompson who has just gotten Drake banished to Switzerland as part of his plan to get Morgan (his college sweetheart and hopefully future trophy wife) back in his life for good. With a little help from Lana Lane, Morgan’s mother, Adrian is hoping to have Morgan wearing his ring by New Year’s Eve.

After a few months of being wooed by old flame and now boss Adrian, and without so much as a word from Drake, Morgan hesitantly accepts Adrian’s invitation to join him for New Year’s Eve in St.Moritz Switzerland. Foiling Adrian’s plan, a “chance encounter” finds Morgan back in Drake’s arms.

Will Drake and Morgan be able to overcome the distance and time that is now between them along with a few of the hurdles that life has thrown their way? Morgan and Drake are once again faced with figuring out how to start their new future together- this time not Breaking the Rules, only Bending them.


My Review:
I have mixed feelings about this book. I couldn't totally connect with the characters of the book. I tried to think if I was in the characters shoes would I react the same way. The answer was maybe. I understood why Drake felt he had to do what he did. I understood why Morgan did what she did. However, it is her journey that was hard for me to grasp because it was just a waste of money. Then there is Adrian, I even understood where he was coming from. Unfortunately, what he thought was love really was just someone who fitted into the picture he had painted for himself.

Also I like love stories but this was sappy. The love scenes were as exciting as they could be...well at least to me. I this may have been because toward the end they were going at it like rabbits. So why the 3 star rating. Well I'm biased. Biased, ha! I knew I couldn't trust arc reviews, you say. Nope. I'm biased because I like a good love story. Undying love, true love, hard love hell any kind of love. So this story fits the bill. Also, what woman doesn't want a man who'll do whatever he had to do to keep you. Come on...swoon.

So that is why I have mixed feelings. One hand I like romance novels. I like reading about love and how a couple deals with it. One the other hand, the story isn't as exciting as it could have been. You know, maybe that is what it is. I came into this book with sexy expectations. The cover just made me think it was a different type of love triangle. Yeah, I know my mind was in the gutter and thus my reading experience was affected. Also I read this out of order. So I am going to go back and read book 1 Breaking the Rules to see if my opinion will change. *Once I read book 1 click the title here Breaking the Rules to be taken to the review

Verdict: Medium paced read. As long as you don't expect this book to be erotica I think you may enjoy the book. If you like the notion of going all out for love, true love, you know, a good ol' sappy love story then you'll like this book.

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LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 3 year old son.
Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon.  While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa/ Boutique Owner.

When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband.  You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Sons of Anarchy or The Walking Dead is on.  Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :) Glad you liked it overall. It's always hard when you don't connect to the characters personally.

  2. Thanks for selecting for the tour.

    Yea. I need to connect with the characters. If I can at least feel like a fly on the wall listening and watching everything then the reading experience is off.