Stone Rules (A Stone Brothers Novel)

Series: Stone Brothers (Christy), Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,404 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

CHARLIE DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULES... 

She likes sleeping with men. 

Sometimes it's not a choice. 

Life hasn't been easy for Charlie. Her mother was a monster. And when Charlie left home, there wasn't always a warm bed, food, or a hot shower. 

She figured out how to get by on her looks. 

When her mother dies and she comes home to put that part of her life behind her, she finds the diary. 

It fills her with rage. 

She's out for revenge. 

But along the way she meets him. 

Ethan DOES play by the rules. And at the top of his list is "Don't get involved with clients." Will he break his rules for Charlie?

©2016 Samantha Christy (P)2018 Samantha Christy

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🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

This is my first book by this author and I'll be honest I only bought it because of the narrators but no matter the reason, this was a great book! I went in blind and I think having no expectations or a clue what it was even about may have made it even better. This story is original which is a HUGE plus for me. Great writing, great characters & great chemistry!

Charlie is a tough chick and she does what she wants when ever she wants. She has some serious baggage and hides it behind her no holds barred attitude. Ethan is mysterious but has a lot of rules he likes to follow. He is a great kind of guy and he is really trying to do what is right but Charlie doesn't make it easy. These two have amazing chemistry and the second part of this book shows just how much Charlie grows in this story and what an awesome guy Ethan is. This book left me feeling happy! Can't wait for the next book (no it's not a cliffy)!

The narration was EXCELLENT! I am a huge fan of Erin Mallon and I have to say this may be the best one yet. I forgot it was her while listening which means she became the characters in my head which is exactly what I want in an audiobook. Jason Clarke is also great, he was perfectly cast with Erin, the two of them really compliment each other well!

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Don`t judge a book by its cover

This book started with a story line that made me want to send it back. Upon a few more chapters, it all made sense why Charlie was doing what she was. A beautiful love story with the happiest of endings and a tale of abuse that breaks your heart. I would recommend all read this one. Not all girls end up with the happy ending Charlie gets. Sad, deeply touching book that will make you feel all emotions.

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WHAT A DELICIOUSLY ADDICTIVE TREAT

This is my first Samantha Christy book.. but it definitely won’t be my last because this was phenomenal writing.. and phenomenal narration too. Charlie and Ethan’s rollercoaster romance hit quite a few emotionally torturous road bumps, side swipes and dead ends along their journey to the land of HEA’s but I savoured, I craved and I devoured each addictive chapter.

Charlie and Ethan were emotionally broken by their pasts but Samantha Christy skilfully navigates them through a hurricane of hurt, revenge and pain into much calmer waters. But then she creates a tsunami of feels when she drops a ticking time bomb into the plot that has the potential to devastate, destroy and completely change lives.

Their love story is broken into two Parts - one from Charlie’s POV and then one from Ethan’s POV as the story, and their romance, continues to bump and grind along. While they push and pull, reject and recover and dance with danger their relationship, feelings and footings grow. And, as they slowly get to know each other, there’s sex, passion, some humor and some sadness too because this couple’s closely guarded, pain-filled, heartbreaking backstories are ones of abuse, tragedy and loss.. but their futures.. if they let them, could be filled with joy.

Worth a credit? Absolutely.. and the secondary supportive characters from the Mitchell Sisters series who’ve all met, gone through unknown drama and eventually married their soul mates will be getting my undivided attention next. I just hope the narration was as good as this one.. because it’s as good as it gets.

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Absolutely love this book!

I absolutely loved this story and of course all of Samantha Christy’s books! I highly recommend!

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Love! All the feels

I love this story! I usually like the dual POV throughout the book so it being part one all Charlie and part two all Ethan wasn’t ideal I didn’t mind it. So much pain and love it is palpable. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Female character made it unbearable

I hated her. I feel like she was so self absorbed and co-dependent that it effected my opinion on this book.

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eh!

I didn't like this audiobook. I haven't ever listened to this author. And won't again. I didn't realize there's a LOT of Triggers in this listen. As in child abuse and spousal abuse. The WHOLE audio book is about dealing with abuse and forgiving. In my opinion, VERY depressing! I was hoping the audio book would of ended at and before the second part. And hoping it would get better...
The narrator's did a good job. The book summary was misleading!!!

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love love ethan and Charles

I love reading it it was not hard to finish I couldn't put it down in my favorite moment was when they had the baby and she finally realize that he is the father the birthmark it was the birthmark

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Beautiful

Heartbreaking at times but so good! I’ve the book a few times so it’s been amazing listening to it come to life by such incredible narrators!!

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Dnf

This story was nothing but ugly. Child abuse, rape, low self esteem. Maybe the author needed to get something out of her system. Wish there’d been warnings.

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  • Garden girl
  • 04-19-18

5* plus!

Both the writing and narration combine, here, to produce a wonderful listen. Samantha Christy has written a beautifully moving book which is interpreted with finesse, tenderness, energy and warmth by Erin Mallon and Jacob Clarke. Both actors interpret the main characters in such a way that they breathe life and heart into them, bringing me close to tears at times. Just wonderful!

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  • Kimberley
  • 04-15-18

Great narration!

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I wish I’d read The Mitchell Sisters trilogy first. I missed so many of the character and plot references! Aside from that, the story moved well and I enjoyed the relationship progression. Bring on the next Stone Brother!!

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  • Jo
  • 04-05-20

Predictable plot

The story was a bit predictable. I found the first narrator's voice really irritating. I persevered hoping the story would develop with more depth, sadly it didn't.

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  • Zoeb
  • 10-11-19

Samantha at her best.

I’ve read this book so many time’s, thought it was time to listen to the audio.

This is one of my favourite of Samantha books, there’s just something about Charlie and Ethan.

This is a rollercoaster of a journey, touching on some very difficult subjects.

Both Jason and Erin are excellent throughout. Plenty of emotions from both through some of the difficult chapters.

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  • Charly
  • 06-16-19

Blown away

This is the first book I’ve ever read by this Arthur and I can honestly say she is now one of my top reads,
This book was like living the story with Charlie, you felt the pain the joy you laugh out loud you find yourself crying, this book really takes you on a journey, 5 star all the way

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 06-09-19

Brilliant

Stone Rules, was,gripping, intense, frustrating, hot, I loved it all and was,completely captivated.

I would definitely listen more or read more from the author the balance was perfect in the plot.

Brilliantly narrated.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 04-11-19

Stone Rules

This is a great story with two emotional scared people overcoming all odds and trusting again. Loads of highs and lows, fast paste story. Read brilliantly by Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon

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  • Abbie
  • 12-16-18

Great story

Loved the story and the relationship between Charlie and Ethan. It was a great story too listen too.

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  • laura
  • 10-31-18

Another great story

Another great book from this author, the audio actors were amazing - and the story- I love Charlie and Ethan’s story, both of them have scars- her scars are from the person who should love her more than anyone in the world, and yet let her down time and time again. She employed Ethan (private investigator) to find those who wronged her - his story was very sad I love how they were thrown together, beautiful chemistry (the gym/pool... hot) - tissues needed :) great book

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 08-04-18

Excellent

I really enjoyed listening to to this book the narrator's were as always perfect am looking forward to listening to book two.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 04-02-20

Intense 💕

They had been through so much . Emotional . Physically . Their lives together have been rough and scary . And fearful . But some how they survived it . They find their happy place . They survived it all . Thank god . ❤️💕💋💕❤️

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  • karen grave
  • 06-19-19

oh happy happy happy

first I've listened to this author and although it has a gritty dark tale woven in the HEA is feel good....maybe a bit to syrupy sweet at the end but I know its reinforcing what the heroine never had, so it works...I have read out of order so I'm heading back to the Mitchell sisters to catch up ...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-09-19

Stone Rules

What a wonderful story I laughed i cried i fell in love with charators and the story line it was awesome reading this book