Friday, December 11, 2020

Rules are made to be Ignored (The Rules Series #2) by Mylissa Demeyere {Review}

Rules are made to be Ignored by Mylissa Demeyere

Kindle Edition
Published December 9th 2020 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given
I’ve sworn off men. For good! Finding your boyfriend cheating on you will crush even the most romantic of hearts.

Never again will Shelley allow herself to believe in happily-ever-afters that don't exist. At least, not for her. The only guy she is willing to let into her heart is Ben, her adorable eleven-year-old nephew, who just moved into town with his dad.

Adrian has finally landed the job of his dreams. His new dreams, that is. He gave up on his real dreams eleven years ago. For the last decade, he has struggled to raise his son on his own after his girlfriend split, leaving him to figure out parenthood on his own.

When Shelley offers to help out with Ben, Adrian finds himself leaning on her in ways he thought he never needed. And it’s awakening something inside him that he thought was gone forever.

Will Shelley and Adrian continue to hide behind their fixed excuses, or will they conquer the obstacles that stand between them and take what could be theirs?

My Review: 4 Stars
It always seems that love comes when you're least expecting it and that's what happens with single dad Adrian and done-with-dating Shelley. I adored these characters and 10 year old Ben was the icing on the cake. I loved how each chapter alternated points-of-view.
The elements are all there for a delightfully sweet story--a wonderful cast of characters, service, homeyness, attraction, baking, and swoon, but I was slightly uncomfortable with Adrian's and Shelley's connection. I know people are connected that way in real life, but it would be a personal hurdle for me to overcome.
Adrian and Shelley have a bond that is tangible and it was lovely to watch them build upon that, making their relationship deeper and more meaningful. Ben was the glue, even amidst all the troubles and angst. Once I settled into the situation, I was stolen away for an entertaining, yet bumpy ride, and it was a nice diversion. I'm loving this Rules series!
Content: mild+ romance (making out, kissing); mild violence  

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