Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review Post: Rule Breaker by Lily Morton

Title: Rule Breaker
Author: Lily Morton 
Release date: August 17, 2017 
Available: Amazon, Kindle Unlimited 
Buy link: Amazon
Publisher: self-published 
Length: 302 pages (according to Amazon) 
Genre: MM romance, rom-com, boss/assistant  


Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss?  

Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards.  

Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything.  

However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems - Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists.  

But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass?   

Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers?  

From the author of ‘The Summer of Us’ comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy, showing what happens between two men when rules get broken. 

4 Stars

I'm torn because, while I really enjoyed the story and I absolutely loved Dylan, I hated Gabe throughout the majority of the story and although, by the end I warmed up to him and my heart even went out to him, it doesn't change what an epic twat he was during most of the story. He flaunted his relationship with his boyfriend, Fletcher, in front of Dylan. I absolutely despised Fletcher, ugh, I wanted to throat punch that little asshole.

The story is very well-written and paced well. The chemistry and sexual tension between Dylan and Gabe was off the charts and the sex was smoking hot. *fans self*

I loved the banter between Dylan and Gabe. They were hilarious together and I absolutely adored the emails/messages between the main characters at the beginning of each chapter.

While I loved the majority of the story there were a couple of things I wish I could change, things I'd add to my wishlist. Fletcher was such a huge part of the story, I was really hoping his send off would happen on page and be epic, so I was a bit disappointed that his and Gabes' break-up was just mentioned in passing. Also, while I really liked that although the story is told completely from Dylan's POV  the author used alternating POV's in the epilogue and the epilogue was sweet, but in my opinion, something was missing. Once you read the story I think many will agree.

I loved Jude and Henry, Dylan and Gabe's best-friends and I definitely wouldn't mind seeing them get their own story(ies) told. All in all, this was an enjoyable read and definitely recommendable!

*copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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