Just one can t hurtright Re belle ious, free spirited Lauren Renwick has decided it s time to trade her wings for roots That means no bad boys, no foolish choices Yet when she s stood up on New Year s Eve, her resolution to stick to her mama s rules for dating weakens Especially when she spots sex in leather and tattoos Jackson SullivanOne look at Lauren, and Jackson is hell bent on getting her on the back of his Harley and riding straight for his bed Their night together is an erotic rush that has a new word popping up on his horizon foreverLauren tries to convince herself he s just one last fling to get bad boys out of her system, yet she finds herself falling hard and fast for a man with a stalker ex and a meddling Irish family Plus he has zero chance of passing her uptight parents inspection Jackson has Lauren s back, but if she wants all of his heart, she ll have to meet him halfway by ditching rules that hold her prisoner and learning to stand up for what she really wantsWarning Contains several highly practical rules for dating all of which will be broken in the most wicked ways possible, thanks to a domineering alpha male who knows what he wants and isn t afraid to go after itrules be damned


10 thoughts on “Rule Breaker

  1. Geri Reads Geri Reads says:

    I love LOVE Kristen Ashley s Sweet Dreams I ve re read it countless of times before, so it s no surprise that I m quite familiar with its plot, its characters and of course the style of writing Rule Breaker, for me, is Sweet Dreams redux Even their names are eerily similar the heroine s name is Lauren and the hero s name is Jackson Sounds familiar But before I get ahead of myself, let me just say that when I read the blurb and requested this from NetGalley, I didn t immediately associate i I love LOVE Kristen Ashley s Sweet Dreams I ve re read it countless of times before, so it s no surprise that I m quite familiar with its plot, its characters and of course the style of writing Rule Breaker, for me, is Sweet Dreams redux Even their names are eerily similar the heroine s name is Lauren and the hero s name is Jackson Sounds familiar But before I get ahead of myself, let me just say that when I read the blurb and requested this from NetGalley, I didn t immediately associate it with Sweet Dreams and Kristen Ashley It wasn t until I was 5% in that I started noticing the similarities Let me be clear though, the author DID NOT copy Sweet Dreams word for word No But the characters, the way they talk, their expressions, even their mannerisms are very similar to KA s characters in Sweet Dreams Even the writing was similar to KA Let me give you a run down of the similaritiesThe Tale of the TapeThe HEROESNames Tatum Jackson Sweet Dreams Jackson Sullivan Rule BreakersTate owns a bar and is also a bounty hunter Jackson also owns a bar also owns real estate properties Take note Both own bars frequented by bikers Both have crazy exes Both exes have substance abuse problem Lexie in Rule Breaker was an alcoholic same with Neeta in Sweet Dreams.Both heroes slept with their exes even after breaking up with them and only stopped when the heroes met their one true vagina err, I mean, twu luv.Both exes want the hero back.Both exes are brunettes while the heroines are also both blondes Both exes made a scene at the hero s house.Both have pets Tate had a cat, Jackson had a dog.Both like to mansplain with the required convo tag of You get me at the end.Both like to drop their g fuckin gettin darlin Both eyes go warm and soft when they land on the heroines.And ohboth owned Harleys.The HEROINESNames Lauren Elizabeth Renwick Rule Breaker Lauren Grahame Sweet DreamsBoth are blondes.Both ended up at the hero s bar.Both got dumped by their exes Do you see where I m going with this Both are not living up to their potential until they meet their one true dick err, I mean, twu love.Both claim to be strong minded women except when it comes to their heroes They are easily railroaded Even the writing was similar to KA right down to the time jumps I don t necessarily mind that since some writers do write similarly or are influenced by other writers But in this case, there were too many elements that were similar that it really bothered me And it s such a shame because Harper Kincaid can definitely write Despite its potential, I couldn t get past how similar these characters are to Sweet Dreams It made me uncomfortable reading it especially since the writing style was also very KA It was too much Apart from its similarities, I find the characters and the plot to be underdeveloped And there was entirely too much drama at the end The only positive thing I could say about this book was this was a short one I didn t feel like I wasted my time too much It was at least readable but the similarities were just icky ARC provided by Samhain Publishing via NetGalley.


  2. The BookChick The BookChick says:

    When I first read the description for the book I wasn t immediately sold on reading it I don t know why but it just didn t zing me like other book descriptions haveDramatic sigh I am so glad that I got over myself and gave the book a try I was NOT at all disappointed In fact, quite the opposite I was pleasantly surprised and eagerly wantingby the time I reached the end of the story This series will definitely be on my read and recommendation list if all the books retain the feel When I first read the description for the book I wasn t immediately sold on reading it I don t know why but it just didn t zing me like other book descriptions haveDramatic sigh I am so glad that I got over myself and gave the book a try I was NOT at all disappointed In fact, quite the opposite I was pleasantly surprised and eagerly wantingby the time I reached the end of the story This series will definitely be on my read and recommendation list if all the books retain the feel of Rule Breaker.The story starts off rather sad for our female protagonist, Lauren Renwick who was dumped on New Year s Eve by her bland boyfriend who decided to get back with his ex wife Curse him. An artist, and a true free spirit, Lauren decides not to let this ruin her New Year s Eve plan She decides to go to a place that she typically would never venture into a biker bar Yes, dressed in Jimmy Choo s and a girly dress, Lauren perches her cute little self on a bar stool and requests a Moscow Mule. Of course the bartender thinks that is a girly drink but is disavowed of that notion when Lauren tells him what the drink is made of Lauren actually charms him in her own unique way and she is actually content to sit there as she ponders her love life Lauren knew that her now ex was not the great love of her life but she was feeling pressure from the Southern Belle Mafia which had me LOL, by the way to stop wasting her life and settle down with a respectable man who would give her babies Her mother even gave her a list of rules for dating that would lead her from dating into marriage Now, I m going to take a brief pause to say the rules weren t that funnybut Lauren breaking EVERY SINGLE ONE was hilarious Anywhoot, moving on As Lauren is nursing her drink at the bar, she locks eyes with a gorgeous leather clad sexy biker type man She regards him as Mr Sex on LegsSigh and Jackson Sullivan totally was When he entered Lauren s life, he did so in a BIG WAY I laughed out loud as I was reading because I was thinking, of the lyrics to Wrecking Ball with each encounter they had He came in like a wrecking ball He never hit so hard in loveAll he wanted was to break her wallsAll he ever did was wreck her Yeah, he , he wreck s her Early on you will see that Jackson is not a man to be trifled with He spotted Lauren and made his claim on her instantly Seriously, there is a moment between them in a supply closet at the bar where Jackson shows Lauren just a smidgen of his sexual prowess Yeahhe wreeeecked her And left me fanning my face But as the moment ebbs between them, Lauren feels embarrassed by her choice to allow Jackson to pleasure her And immediately tries to escape from him Oh, that s cuteshe thought they were done Not even Jackson is very alpha male and lets Lauren know that he wantsthan a supply closet interlude with her With her mother s rules in her mind, Lauren s inner dialogue decrees that her interlude with Jackson will be her last Mr Right Now hook up She ll really start looking for her respectable mantomorrow.Only Jackson isn t so easy to get rid of Almost immediately, Lauren realizes that her casual hook up isn t so casual or a hook up even Jackson informs not asks Lauren that they will explore what they have between them Pretty soon he s at her house, she s at his and they look like they just might be building something together, though hesitant Lauren may be Jackson is not the kind of man her good Southern parents would see for her as a life partner although he is financially stable, smart, business savvysexy, drool worthy, lickablewait, what I saying again Oh, right Jackson isn t the type of man Lauren s parents would want But, Lauren is finding herself falling for Jackson and hard Well, that is until their fledgling relationship comes to a screeching Jerry Springer like halt when a blast from Jackson s past is sitting on his front steps and waiting for him like she belongs there Queue dramatic music. Is it over for the new couple Will his ex persuade him to come back to her What will Lauren s parents think Muhahaha, no spoilers for you, dear friends You need to pick up your own copy to experience the story yourself I adored Lauren and Jackson they were just too cute together Especially Jackson who didn t understand the meaning of no Like, at all But I was so taken by the fact that he actually saw Lauren and protected her heart where it counted I love Kristen Ashley s books and Jackson had a similar flavor to most of her heroes He was 100% alpha male and went after what he wanted to the point he bowled over the heroine In real life, a guy like that would get his face SMACKED OFF But in fiction, they make us utterly swoon over them And ladies, you will definitely swoon for Jackson He s my first book boyfriend of 2015 I liked that this was a sweet romantic story, low on both angst and drama, but an enjoyable read regardless.I truly enjoyed the story and highly recommend it if you re in the mood for sweet but sexy


  3. Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* says:

    Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours.2 Rehashed Stars The ReviewI m a fan of Harper Kincaid and I enjoy her stories so when I saw this one up for grabs, I was excited to get my hands on it And in all honesty, the book wasn t bad It was a bit short, there was way too much drama at the end and the resolution came too quickly in my opinion, but it was fun, it had decent characters, the Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours.2 Rehashed Stars The ReviewI m a fan of Harper Kincaid and I enjoy her stories so when I saw this one up for grabs, I was excited to get my hands on it And in all honesty, the book wasn t bad It was a bit short, there was way too much drama at the end and the resolution came too quickly in my opinion, but it was fun, it had decent characters, the story was interesting and I would have rated this book much higher if I hadn t already read this story in another book Rule Breaker felt like a scaled down version of the book, Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley, a book I adore and have read four or five times, so I m intimately familiar with it, the characters, the plot, the setting, everything And though there are some differences in between this book and that one, there were enough similarities that I felt uncomfortable reading this one The writing was similar, the romantic part of the plot was similar, even to the names of the hero and heroine are similar They meet about the same way, the hero has a similar career, the heroine just got dumped, the hero has a crazy ex with a substance abuse problem that wants him back, there s a kid baby involved, the settings feels the same, the sub characters are familiar, the dialogue was similar with the hero speaking in biker short manspeak the list goes on.And it s those similarities I couldn t get past in order to rate this book higher Regardless, I m still a fan of this author and I look forward to her next book I just didn t like how this one made me feel


  4. Jenn Jenn says:

    2 Lightning Speed StarsI liked the idea of this story but I would have preferred ifIt were longer Everything happened at light speed and I wish most of their time together hadn t been glossed over in time jumps.I m a major KA fan and I will say that I saw quite a bit of similarities in this book that could match quite a few things from different KA books I m an avid reader and it s rare I see things that strike me as something close to something that reminds me of KA.I won t get into the comp 2 Lightning Speed StarsI liked the idea of this story but I would have preferred ifIt were longer Everything happened at light speed and I wish most of their time together hadn t been glossed over in time jumps.I m a major KA fan and I will say that I saw quite a bit of similarities in this book that could match quite a few things from different KA books I m an avid reader and it s rare I see things that strike me as something close to something that reminds me of KA.I won t get into the comparisons because I felt there were many that made me think ofthan a few of KA s books.I would have been fine with the similarities however, this book was on crack fast forward and some things just were a little cheese with a side of crackers for me Also, the whole 4 weeks later and another 4 weeks later Not working for me I need to seeof their relationship I couldn t connect with the characters or feel any depth to them In closing of this review I will say I liked Jackson a lot He was a great guy who didn t BS you or play games He knew what he wanted from the start It s Lauren who has to figure out what she wants and needs and deserves I d be willing to try another story by this author she had a great idea of a book and it s not easy putting yourself out there or coming up with a story in general


  5. Red Cheeks Reads Red Cheeks Reads says:

    I honestly don t know any female reader out there that doesn t appreciate the delectability of a tattooed, motorcycle riding bar owner with a massive ego and a deliciously filthy talking mouth and I am no exception don t tell my mum that In Rule Breaker that is exactly who Southern debutante Lauren ends up with unexpectedly one New Year s evening, Jackson I wanna taste you Sullivan.This is a quick, easy read that will leave you fairly breathless and your head spinning Everything happens ve I honestly don t know any female reader out there that doesn t appreciate the delectability of a tattooed, motorcycle riding bar owner with a massive ego and a deliciously filthy talking mouth and I am no exception don t tell my mum that In Rule Breaker that is exactly who Southern debutante Lauren ends up with unexpectedly one New Year s evening, Jackson I wanna taste you Sullivan.This is a quick, easy read that will leave you fairly breathless and your head spinning Everything happens very quickly, it s an insta lust book that progresses rapidly to love with a few obstacles threw in for good measure and some very sweet moments between our two leads and also some very feverish, explicit naughty moments too and let s face it that s exactly why us ladies love these quick erotic reads so muchMr and Mrs Renwick, don t you want better for Lauren, than to play by rules that only end up burying the stuff about her that s most alive If there was any doubt of hesitation before, in that moment it was vanquished I was head over heels in love with Jackson Sullivan The reason I deducted one star was due to grammar, Does t matter my name, in particular stood out like a sore thumb at the beginning The dialogue did get a little schmaltzy and cliched at times but not so much that it detracted from the thrill of the ride, so to speak Overall it was a good rapidly paced book that took very little time to read but was enjoyable enough to overlook small mistakes and the condensed timeline of events Nicole


  6. Lani ⚔⚔ the Destroyer ⚔⚔ Lani ⚔⚔ the Destroyer ⚔⚔ says:

    4.5 stars.Fans of Kristen Ashley will really enjoy the hero Jackson Sullivan and since I LOVE KA s heroes, I thought he was delicious I wasn t expecting Rule Breaker to be funny but I laughed lots of times I loved watching Lauren break all her rules with Jax Their relationship was sexy, sweet and hot Rule Breaker is low angst and pretty much drama free If you are looking for a short, sweet KA style story then I highly recommend.


  7. Sara Sara says:

    At twenty seven years old, Lauren Renwick s mother has decided that she needs to settle down with a nice man and get her life together Although she typically goes for bad boys, Lauren is making a sincere effort to follow her mother s old fashioned rules and make it work with an appropriate boyfriend The rules include gems like keep the mood light and limit how often you see him After a few months, Lauren s pretty bored, but things are going alright Or so she thinks Then her perfect gu At twenty seven years old, Lauren Renwick s mother has decided that she needs to settle down with a nice man and get her life together Although she typically goes for bad boys, Lauren is making a sincere effort to follow her mother s old fashioned rules and make it work with an appropriate boyfriend The rules include gems like keep the mood light and limit how often you see him After a few months, Lauren s pretty bored, but things are going alright Or so she thinks Then her perfect guy abandons her on New Year s Eve to get back together with his ex.Not wanting anyone to know she s been dumped, Lauren heads to the one place where she s least likely to find anyone she knows a biker bar And it s there that she meets Jackson Sullivan, who violates just about every standard her mother has set for an appropriate partner Lauren tries to stay away, but finds herself inexplicably drawn to this dark, mysterious stranger Rule Breaker is a really cute, surprisingly fluffy romance that you ll probably be able to bang out in a couple hours I appreciated that there was minimal angst, because that s one trend in modern romances that I am completely over Lauren obviously fell hard for Jackson, and he obviously fell just as hard for her They re honest and upfront about their feelings, not lying to themselves, each other, or their friends and families Throughout their whirlwind romance, they even hold on to their other friendships, which is pretty rare these days All in all, it s a pretty mature relationship, and that s one of the things I liked most about this book.As for the characters, I thought Lauren was okay She didn t seem to have too much of a relationship with her parents, but was oddly fixated on whether her mother would approve of her dating life Aside from that, I didn t have any issues with her I did vastly prefer Jackson over Lauren Props to the author for making him an appropriate age for his accomplishments it drives me crazy when the super sexy, super successful love interest is like nineteen years old.I loved the way that Jackson persistently stood up for Lauren, and the fact that he was never afraid to call someone out for being terrible There s one scene in particular where Jackson clears the room to have a discussion with Lauren s father and Lauren s father says that s the kind of overdramatic thing a woman would do Jackson has the best response Jackson glared at him Am I supposed to feel like less of a man because you re comparing me to women Honestly, I had very minimal problems with this book, except for one thing the characters are so focused on marriage A month into their relationship, Lauren s best friend grills her about whether this thing with Jackson is just a fling, or whether she s in love and wants to be with him forever After a month Calm down, okay I have been with my boyfriend for six years, and trust me when I say that I get pummeled with marriage questions all the time But what I experience in my daily life is nothing compared to poor Lauren, who can t even talk to Jackson s six year old nephew without being asked whether they re going to get married Marriage is not the be all and end all of existence, and I would have liked itif Lauren had just been allowed to be content with what she had.In the end, Rule Breaker is a great first novel from Harper Kincaid I wish I could give partial stars on Goodreads, because it clocks in around 3.75 5 for me.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy seeof my reviews at the bibliophagist


  8. Lustful Literature Lustful Literature says:

    SHANYN S 4.5 STAR REVIEW I need to start by saying Jackson is HOT He is alpha male, sexy, take charge, and I wanted him to jump out of my kindle I love a book that I can t put down, and find myself rushing to get back..and this was one of them.Lauren is from a southern family, and has given up her bad boy finding ways, to follow her Mama s Rules for dating But, when her latest boyfriend leaves her alone on New Year s Eve, she finds her way to a biker bar That s when she sees Jac SHANYN S 4.5 STAR REVIEW I need to start by saying Jackson is HOT He is alpha male, sexy, take charge, and I wanted him to jump out of my kindle I love a book that I can t put down, and find myself rushing to get back..and this was one of them.Lauren is from a southern family, and has given up her bad boy finding ways, to follow her Mama s Rules for dating But, when her latest boyfriend leaves her alone on New Year s Eve, she finds her way to a biker bar That s when she sees Jackson.doesn t take long before she s questioning giving up the rule list for just onenight with a bad boyOh sweet Jesus, don t tempt me with a rough and ready biker god who is on a well acquainted, knows my drink without asking basis with the bartenderJackson is the owner of the biker bar, and sexy as hell He comes from a loud Irish family, and doesn t beat around the bush when he wants something When he spots Lauren at his bar, he is drawn to her He is not letting her leave the bar without himI m not going to hurt you, Lauren I just want to be deep inside you when that clock strikes midnight I want to make you come hard with my fingers, my dick and my mouth And I want you to want that just as much as I doLauren and Jackson have a wild night of sex together, and Lauren thinks it s just a one night stand Jackson isn t going for that though, and makes it clear to Lauren that he wantsLauren needs to decide if she will stand up to her family and her Mama s Rules for dating to be with Jackson, or if she will comply to her family and what they expect for her Meanwhile, she s still learning about Jackson and his alpha male ways, along with dealing with his crazy ex, who wants back into his life Harper put just enough romance, sex, angst, and alpha into this book I was pulled in from the start, all the way to the last page Jackson made me drool several times, and Lauren had me feeling for her throughout the book You really did understand her pull and tug, between being with Jackson, or complying to her families wishesAnother thing you need to know about me is I like control and I often take over I ll try not to bulldoze you, butoften than not, I m going to do what I m going to do What you need to figure out is if you re the kind of woman who really has a problem with that or if you re the kind who thinks she should have a problem with that, but deep down, in places she doesn t examine much, actually gets off on her man being what he is and how he looks out for his womanWhat decision will Lauren make When left with a decision between family and love, who do you chooseForgot those rules, Lauren You and Jackson are finding your own way The question is, do you want a future with him Do you love him enough to stand by him as your choice


  9. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Rating It was ok Hence the 2 stars according to Goodreads Going into this book I thought it sounded good A few reviews said it was similar to KA and that made me curious I have a love hate relationship with KA s books but, ok, I m game Unfortunately, I just didn t feel the connection between Jackson and Lauren They meet in a bar, trade a few barbs, she walks away, he follows and they end up in the storage closet and I was just left feeling meh I just didn t feel a connection between them Rating It was ok Hence the 2 stars according to Goodreads Going into this book I thought it sounded good A few reviews said it was similar to KA and that made me curious I have a love hate relationship with KA s books but, ok, I m game Unfortunately, I just didn t feel the connection between Jackson and Lauren They meet in a bar, trade a few barbs, she walks away, he follows and they end up in the storage closet and I was just left feeling meh I just didn t feel a connection between them If anything, she was a conquest to him and she was rebounding from being dumped that night There were certain speech patterns that reminded me of KA Granted, she doesn t have a patent on the word Babe, but there s a certain cadence to the speech of her males that I ve found other authors trying to achieve and well they shouldn t This book just moved at lightening speed and it was way to fast Jackson was expecting relationship type things after one night together and Lauren had no idea There was no talking, no discussion about if it was a one night stand or the start of something and it just bugged me I can definitely see this working for die hard KA fans, or even people that have never read her, but it just didn t work for me Best part of the book, the conversation I had with my buddy Jenn as we read


  10. Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog) Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog) says:

    He s nothing I expected and everything I wanted.Rule Breaker was my introduction to Harper Kincaid and I was impressed I decided to give it a chance because I can t resist a badass biker with a beautiful face and a dirty mouth It was a short, sweet, action packed read with fun characters and funny family members The chemistry between Jackson Lauren was immediate and even though she thought she was riding on the back of his Harley into a one night stand, he had other ideas He was very p He s nothing I expected and everything I wanted.Rule Breaker was my introduction to Harper Kincaid and I was impressed I decided to give it a chance because I can t resist a badass biker with a beautiful face and a dirty mouth It was a short, sweet, action packed read with fun characters and funny family members The chemistry between Jackson Lauren was immediate and even though she thought she was riding on the back of his Harley into a one night stand, he had other ideas He was very persuasive and I don t blame her for giving in to his type of persuasion, I would have been a goner too In spite of meddling family members and reappearing exes they try to break all the rules, except one