Series: Rule Breakers #2
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: July 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down.
New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.
Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.
This is the second book in the Rule Breakers series and since the first in the series – Rock It – was just an okay read for me, I was expecting more of the same from this one. Boy, was I wrong! I was hooked from the very first page and the book kept my attention all the way to the end! I finished this book within a few hours and wanted MORE!
Anna doesn’t have time for a relationship, she is completely focused on her job. To keep her friends from breathing down her neck, she created a fictional boyfriend and now the hour of reckoning is near because she will be attending a friend’s wedding and needs to show up with her boyfriend or be set up. In addition, her ex (who would be at the wedding) wants back in, but she is not interested.
Jake is in Boston to prepare his grandmother’s brownstone for sale and lives a few doors down from Anna. In fact, they have noticed each other and have been dancing around their attraction. Jake offers to attend the wedding as her boyfriend and soon as he secures her agreement, the gloves come off. These two are as opposite as can be! Jake is free spirit who lives how he wants and moves from place to place while Anna is insecure, all about rules and very afraid of stepping outside her comfort zone.
Jake stole my breath from the beginning and he kept me chuckling at the way he handled Anna. Cocky and confident; he was like a steamroller, flattening all the walls she built around her heart that she did not know if she was coming or going. He was also very gentle and attentive towards her and pushed her to take risks. They had pretty good chemistry and the months of circling each other before they actually met definitely raised the heat level and set the sheets on fire once they hit them.
They were good for each other and I love that their relationship made them reach out and mend fences with their families. The end was too abrupt for me, though. I wanted a little peek into their future. I am definitely interested in reading the next books in the series and will re-read Rock It at some point.
*ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley*