While Susan Andersen's seems to be a talented writer, I did not enjoy Bending the Rules because I found the main male character Jason to be oboxious. ..Show More »
As a sexy, hard-working, dedicated copy, Jason (30+) had potential to be interesting. Unfortunately he whined relentlessly about being a victim of "his criminal gene pool" because most of the males in his family were convicted criminals. Yes, he had a difficult childhood but get therapy & get over it already.
Poppy was an endearing character, an artist who wanted to help underprivilegded teens. She was smart, spunky and relentless in her professional life, but was hopelessly immature in her romantic dreams of the ideal man. Poppy allowed Jason to be controlling, dominating, and selfish - not my idea of a romantic hero.
The best part of Bending the Rules there the troubled teen characters, who seemed more loyal and mature than Jason. Poppy had several close friends who were never really introduced or explained, as if this was the 2nd or 3rd book of a series.