An older-brother’s-best-friend romance
When you’re a guy, the rules are simple. Live by the Bro Code:
Rule #1: Always have his back.
Rule #2: Don’t ever leave him stranded.
Rule #3: Never, ever, touch his sister.
Aw, hell. Two out of three ain’t bad.
I NEED TO WIPE THIS STUPID GRIN OFF MY FACE!
But I can’t! This book left me feeling warm and good inside. It was filled with humor, sexy times, heartbreaking sadness and uplifting hope. I LOVED IT!!
The Rules is the second installment in the Off Limits series. It’s about Ainsley Andrews who we already met in the first book. She still suffers the mental consequences of a difficult childhood but it doesn’t mean she will stop from finding the right man who can fix her “problem” even if that man turns out to be his brother’s best friend, Lambo Christie. Lambo is a hot playboy who despite feeling guilty for being attracted to her, he is determined to ‘fix that problem’ for her, and ohhh boy what follows is a funny, sexy and fascinating tale!
I loved Ainsely and Lambo! They are both complex characters and really well developed throughout the book. Their connection felt real and it was heart AND panty melting. I TOTALLY ROOT FOR THEM! Their romance made me grin, swoon, laughed and yes I even got misty eyed. They’re now one of my top favorite couples of all time!
“I love you because, well, I can’t not love you.”
While on first glance it appears that this story is just a lighthearted fluffy piece about a manwhore falling in love with his best friend’s younger sister, there are actually a delicate and sensitive subjects and quite a lot of important real life hard stuff in there too. I loved that Ms. Brown was able to balance the tone of the book which is humorous with the serious issues without trivializing it.
Overall, I enjoyed the dual POV and seeing Lambo matures and steps up to be there for Ainsley when she’s overcoming her issues. The Rule is a story easily devoured. Great dialogues, lovable characters and delicious romance made this book irresistible. If you are looking for a story with lots of laugh, heart, sexiness and forbidden love this story is for you!