Spotlight and Review of The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood

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Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

A&RBC’s Review & Rating:

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

It is wonderful to know your talent awards you with repeat business. It isn’t wonderful to find out that repeat business is with the brother of the person you slept who walked away. Talk about conflict of interest. Zoey can explain it better since this happened to her in The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood. Zoey is a designer working for a top firm and takes pride in everything she does except when it comes to Ryder Covington. The sexy man that she just want to take a bite out of but knows it won’t end well.

When Ryder’s brother Jason hires Zoey to help renovate a resort putting Ryder in charge to work with Zoey, she can feel trouble is just around the corner. Yes, she puts up her defense mechanisms hoping to keep her attraction for Ryder at bay, but the more they work together her resistance is sure to fail. Ryder is all for working on the resort project with Zoey because it gives him the chance to be near her. He can’t stop thinking about all the things he would like to do to her but tries to play it cool.

The Rule Maker is an entertaining read with well-developed characters that complement the storyline. The back and forth between Zoey and Ryder drove me crazy and at the same time had me cracking up. From their first interaction, I couldn’t help root for them to be together. The author does a wonderful job with descriptions through this book, which helped me visualize the resort and the atmosphere surrounding why Jason had to buy it. I really enjoyed Blackwood’s writing style and will read more of her work, especially the rest of the books in this series. I recommend The Rule Maker to readers of contemporary romance or chick lit.

This book was provided by the publicist for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.

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