Seven days. And seven rules to break...
District Attorney Vanessa MacGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned - and it starts with the seven rules she’s laid out for her future. But as she’s organizing her best friend’s wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa’s best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter....
Jackson "Jax" Maris is focused on surfing, training, and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth and finds himself having to pretend he’s engaged to his little sister’s best friend, Vanessa. When they’re forced to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa’s long-term plan, he has seven days - and seven naughty nights - to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.
©2013 Gina L. Maxwell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
I absolutely loved this book. I fell in love with Reid and Lucy in her first book, Seducing Cinderella. So of course, I instantly fell in love with Jax. The banter that goes on between Jax and Vanessa was quite amusing. Major props to you Gina Maxwell on another job well done! I can’t wait to read more of your work! This story is about Vanessa MacGregor (Lucie’s best friend) who is the firecracker, independent, always in control, and very vocal about everything. She has never had a serious relationship, trying to keep all men at arm’s length. Vanessa has always had a wall around her heart and by creating her seven rules to live by she avoids any signs of heartbreak. Jax Maris is Lucy’s very protective, loving, older brother who practically raised her after a tragic incident involving their parents. Jax and Vanessa’s first meeting at airport was not a very positive one. Vanessa challenges Jax like no one has before and her fiery attitude intrigues him to want to spend more time with her. A deal between the two of them starts a hot and steamy relationship. Jax & Vanessa at times had me snorting with laughter and the sex scenes were deliciously steamy. I really liked learning more about Vanessa's back story.I was easily hooked from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this series.
The chemistry created by the author between characters was so well achieve.
Before this book I read Real, and I think the chemistry between characters is similar. But Rules of Entanglement is way hotter!
Her narration is great. She achieves to make all the correct annotations with the voices and descriptions.
This book can get hotter than hell!
Really enjoyed this listen from the get go. Very refreshing to listen to something in the romance category that is a very good story, well thought out and well written, that also had some laugh out loud funny parts too. Do yourself a favor and give this one a Go!
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
Wow, first impressions can be tough!!! For Vanessa McGregor, beautiful red-head with the great body, quick wits and sharp instincts, she was immediately taken aback by her best friend's brother Jackson "Jax" Maris whom she had heard so much about. But, in their initial meeting at a Hawaiian airport, well Jax kind of blew it by responding in a blasé manner about his tardiness. And, this is one gal who is an attorney by career and feisty in personality that you don't want to mess around with!
Jackson is an MMA fighter who falls under the category of "swoon-worthy" with his interesting tattoos, charisma and good looks, but even his good looks couldn't get himself out of a ruined first impression. So Jax, inspired by the moment, concocts a fabulous, little plan to find his way up close and personal with Vanessa for a whole week! Whoa!!! And, what a week it turns out to be!
I enjoyed the banter, the chemistry, the great sex scenes and the sweet moments, alike. The background of both characters added an extra depth and dimension to the story. It was also so beautiful to see Reed and Luci together again, and experience their wedding! Whoa….lovely!!!
Overall, Jax and Vanessa's romance is marked by definite challenges because Vanessa is so closed off. Sometimes, I even felt like the work Jax put in to win her heart was tedious and exhausting, but, bless his persistent and introspective heart, Jax pushed through!! And, who doesn't love a persistent man???--Especially a hot MMA fighter.
With two strong, independent leads, I suppose their HEA was to be expected. It's not my favorite type, but it's an arrangement that has promise and is well on it's way toward "forever." I have to say, I LOVED the last part about Jax addition to his tattoo….so tear jerking!!!!
Narrator: At first I thought Holly Fielding was a little monotonous and bland, but then I got used to her and felt as though she added a nice feminine touch…..I'm trying to be positive here!!! :-)
The story is good but the narrator makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill at book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!! Great Job
I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks over the past few years. I read the review of Rules of Engagement at Goodreads and maybe some Audible listener reviews. I must disagree with all reviews. The story starts off with an uptight lawyer, Vanessa, with MAJOR control issues who arrives in Hawaii for her best friend, Lucy's wedding. Lucy's brother Joe arrives late to collect her and Vanessa harangues him about his tardiness and is THEN upset that he wants to carry one of her bags to his car. She has never even met this guy before.
The narration is monotone.
I quit at this point.
Presumedly, beautiful Vanessa is going to get it on with the gorgeous Joe. But really, why would laid back Joe want to have sex with an uptight control freak. I can suspend belief when necessary but really...monotone narration and Vanessa's character makes Rules of Engagement over the top.
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