Rule #1: You Can't Date the Coach's Daughter

The Rules of Love
Narrated by: Liz Krane
Series: The Rules of Love, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There are two types of people in high school: the ones you can date and the ones you can’t. Unfortunately for me, I’m the latter. 

Even though I’m around hot football players every afternoon, they are not allowed to date me. If they even come close to flirting, my dad, Coach “The Boss” Davis, makes them run laps around the field until they puke. Nothing scares off a boy more than the threat of physical pain.  

Not only has he forbidden me to date anyone at all, he’s even made me the football team’s water girl so he can keep tabs on me. Apparently, overprotective dad is a fabulous guy deterrent. Outdoor shops should find a way to bottle it and sell it. They’d make a killing.  

What Dad doesn’t know is that I spend every last second of those two blissful hours of practice in the scorching California heat staring at Tyson Blake. He is the epitome of perfection in a six-foot-two, incredibly toned, smells-good-even-when-he-sweats senior body. And when he smiles, angels sing. Literally.   

And Dad hates him.  

It feels a bit cliche to say I fell for the one guy who would send Dad’s already high blood pressure over the the top, but it’s true. There’s something about Tyson. Something he’s trying to hide. But I can see through his cocky persona, and I know there’s something more.

©2018 Anne-Marie Meyer (P)2018 Anne-Marie Meyer

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Young Adult romance

This is a book about high school love, relationships with parents and dealing with the adults who have failed them. I'm not always a fan of young adult books, especially romances since I always feel like they are too young (I'm old) but I did think this was a good story. It dealt with some serious topics but kept it light enough that the story didn't get too bogged down. I would have felt more comfortable with the romance had it been college age kids instead of high school but the premise wouldn't have worked in that setting. They had to be young.

Because it is a young adult book, don't expect it to be a comprehensive narrative of what it is like to live with a controlling father or alcoholic mother. The reader gets to see enough to make us aware of the stresses but not too much. That probably leaves some gaps in the story of their lives but the story isn't intended to do more than that. So just use your imagination if you feel the need.

I though both Destiny and Tyson showed some maturity for teenagers in many ways but also showed their youth. For example, they like each other and know going behind Destiny's dad's back is wrong. So Tyson wants to do the mature thing but can't quite manage it as he is still a teenager. He tends to go back and forth on that one. He just can't quite seem to hold on to the maturity part. In so many ways he is just a kid, yet he takes care of his mother and his sister like a grown man. He is adorably sweet with his sister. Who wouldn't love him after witnessing his caring behavior toward her.

I thought the narrator of the audiobook did a good job at portraying Destiny's personality and the angst of high school. She was enjoyable to listen to.

Sex: some kisses and references to kids making out
Language: no
Violence: no

References to the kids going to a party with alcohol that ended with police arriving.

*I received a complimentary copy of the audio book and voluntarily chose to review it.

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Loved it!

I couldn't put it down! loved all the characters and the chemistry. this was my first of your books and I cant wait to read another one!

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Loved it!!

I loved the story line! This is a great book if you like romance novels! Would recommend!

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Super Cute

This was a sweet ya romance that will put a smile on your face. Nostalgia. Young love. Great narration.

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Great start to the series

I loved this book. The narrator did fantastic and it was a sweet high school love story. One of my favorite authors. Not too intense. Realistic family drama for a high-schooler.

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When u can’t date who you want

Just the right amount of flirty and fun with plenty of heart. Lots of character development to have you rooting for a happily ever after.

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Cute story. Sweet romance.

A sweet high school romance. A touch of drama, but not too much. Noticable character growth.

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Cute story

This was a fun story to listen to. Being in my 40's, I'm definitely not the target audience (high school/young adult) but it was entertaining anyway.
The relationship that Tiny had with her dad was interesting. You could tell they loved each other, but he was so over-protective of her, due to his past heartache. Considering all that Tiny could have done to rebel, helping Tyson with his homework was pretty mild. 🙂
Both Tiny and her dad had issues they needed to work through, and I enjoyed hearing how they managed (or didn't, as was sometimes the case.)
I would recommend this book.

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Squeal worthy

My teenaged daughters and I loved hearing this story in the car. Clean, family romance

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Adored this one!

Rule #1 is a darling clean teen romance. I adored the main character, Destiny and her plight. The romance is sweet and natural and was just so much fun to listen to. I liked the narrator as well. she has a great, clear voice and it was easy to get lost in this world.