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Against the Rules Audiobook

Against the Rules

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When Cathryn Ashe was 17, she ran away to the anonymity of the city after a romantic encounter with Rule Jackson, the manager of her father's ranch. Now, eight years later, her father has passed away, leaving her the ranch, and Cathryn returns to claim what's hers...and to challenge Rule like never before.

©1983 Linda Howington (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Molly 07-21-15
    Molly 07-21-15

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    "Boss Lady Comes Home~ early Howard~ good~"

    PLOT: Cathryn comes home to inherit her ranch and Rule her former lover is now firmly the foreman and boss.

    Rule Jackson is now the foreman and "official" Boss of the Ranch. He was the official "town bad boy" in his youth. Abused and neglected he was picked up from a ditch by Cathryn's father and he became a part of the family. The abuse shows in the form of a very SILENT restless adult. Cathryn and Rule became lovers when she was 17. Now years later Cathryn is returning to inherit her Ranch. She is "resents" Rule's hold on the ranch and HER. She also has do deal with her slutty step sister who wants Rule for her own. When Rule is injured his RECOVERY becomes mingled with her own ..... she slowly feels the Ranch is finally her "home." This is a very early Linda Howard. Still a good solid early romance. She has NOT added the "mystery" elements we have in her more current novels. I would label this one a CLASSIC early Howard ROMANCE. She was honing her craft and we still enjoy her early works. The reader is good and I give it 4 STARS~


























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    Pamela 11-07-16
    Pamela 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    I really like the story, but I didn't really like the narrators voice. It didn't fit with the characters. Linda Howard is one of my favorite authors!!

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    Sandra R. Marcil 01-13-16 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Older Linda Howard"
    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    Bimbo woman can't speak when gruff primitive male oozing testosterone comes close or forcefully grabs and gropes bimbo.


    Did Lesa Lockford do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Narrator does a decent job.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the first book Linda Howard has done where the woman is helpless in the presence of primitive male. Will have to read the reviews more closely in the future to avoid the silly books.

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    Aimee 09-22-15
    Aimee 09-22-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointed"

    I like Linda Howard. She's written some books that I thoroughly enjoyed. This wasn't one of them. Her writing style works for me, the characters, how they are introduced, setting the scene...all good. Unfortunately in this story, her female lead spent too much time whining and throwing tantrums for me to ever like her. I spent all my time rolling my eyes and thinking "this again?". The male lead was stoic and gruff and "unreadable" and spent all his time chasing her and ignoring her pleas of no. The man-handling and constant no's into uncontrollable yes's rubbed me wrong for a modern day romance. I kind of expect that in my 80's romance but in current it just felt misogynistic. I haven't given up on Linda Howard's books but I chalk this one up to a loss.

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    Sherri 09-15-15
    Sherri 09-15-15
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    "Good listen"

    Very much enjoyed this book. Kept me interested from the beginning & the narrator was great

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