Review: Bending the Rules by Susan Andersen

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3 Stars

I was completely excited to start Bending the Rules after finishing Cutting Loose. This group of girlfriends was too fun not to continue with their stories.

Poppy was this fun, carefree, caring spirit that was completely opposite to Jason’s rigid, no-nonsense personality. I loved seeing them butt heads over so many things. But one thing that wasn’t a problem for them was their attraction to one another. If there was anybody that was going to break Jason out of his shell it was definitely going to be Poppy. But even though Jason acted oh-so-cold on the outside, he was like this caged alpha male on the inside, full of passion that Poppy DEF did not anticipate. He does not like this part of himself, and would very much prefer to never let it show, but Poppy just won’t let that happen. They’re certainly combustible, those two together.

This story also had a more suspenseful storyline than Cutting Loose. The threat was more real and more dangerous, with all those gangsters and guns. I also continued to enjoy Susan Andersen’s writing in this one. The pacing was perfect for this plot, it just moved forward without a hitch. The characters are strong and very well fleshed out.

So now, I’m super excited to read the next in this series, Playing Dirty, because the characters have a not so great history and I can’t wait to see them fight it out!! :D


Book Info

Bending the Rules by Susan Andersen
Series: Sisterhood Diaries #2
Published by HQN
Pub Date: July 1st 2009
Pages: 384
Format: eBook | Source: Library
Genres: AdultContemporaryRomance
Buy the book! | Goodreads

He could be her fantasy man—if he could just lighten up…

Tall, dark and intense, Detective Jason de Sanges excites all kinds of fantasies in Poppy Calloway. But when she suggests the three teens caught spray-painting a Seattle neighborhood be given art-related community service and he just wants to see them pay—all bets are off.

With the men in his family always in and out of the slammer, Jase was raised in foster care. He knows what it takes to walk the line. And his number one self-imposed rule? Avoid his hunger for sexy, irresistible Poppy, who challenges him on everything. But it’s a vow that’s getting harder and harder to keep…

About Susan Andersen

Susan’s first novel, Shadow Dance, hit shelves in 1989. She reached bestseller lists with her book Baby, I’m Yours, which went on to be named one of Romance Writers of America’s Top 10 Favorite Books of 1998 and also won the Romantic Times magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance of 1998. Susan has gone on to have her books appear repeatedly on the New York Times extended list and be selected three years in a row as one of the 10 novels named Editor’s Choice in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Today she continues to write stories where the guy gets the girl, as long as he’s willing to bend a little.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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