Breaking His Rules – ARC Review

Synopsis – Goodreads 

An international playboy finds true love in a sexy new standalone contemporary romance from Aliza Mann.

Ashton Lyle
 is a man in control. His rules are simple:
Discipline.
Hard work.
No deviation.

And lucky for him no one is able to resist his mega-watt smile, dazzling wit, sexy British accent, and ability to manipulate any situation in business . . . and in bed.
That is, until he meets a woman with rules of her own.

Terra Ellis is a self-made woman who knows what she wants.
A successful entrepreneur, she has worked hard to cultivate an impeccable image.
A tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband has reinforced her drive but it has also made her question serious relationships.
After all, a busy woman has no time for romance.
That is, until Terra meets a man who sees through her façade.

Ashton and Terra are about to discover that some rules were made to be broken. . . .

This e-Advanced Readers Copy was provided by Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Receiving Breaking His Rules by Aliza Mann will not affect my review or my rating.

Slow burn romances be damned because this book was hot hot hot! And I loved every tantalizing minute of it. The plot may be somewhat cliché and predictable. But it had all the aspects of a good romance that was equal parts sexual tension and an emotional rollercoaster.

The story is told from the main character’s Terra and Ashton’s point of views. Ashton the self-proclaimed player has no room for commitment and is only interested in playing the dating game by his own rules until he saves Terra from a date gone wrong. Terra has him pegged from the moment he comes to her rescue. But that doesn’t dull the instant attraction she feels for him. From that very moment we are brought along a journey of self-doubt, betrayal, fear, desire, lust, friendship, family and ultimately love.

Ashton’s character development is maybe my overall favorite part of the story. His journey from the beginning to the end is filled with contemplation, self-doubt and the desire to know what true love is. Terra’s character development is also well written. I especially found it interesting that I connected so well with a character 20 or so years my senior.

As I mentioned before, the plot and sub-plots are a bit predictable but it did not take away from the story.

I also really enjoyed Mann’s writing style. Breaking His Rules felt cinematic with great descriptions of the setting, and the characters. She has done a great job of showing just how difficult life gets but it takes being surrounded by the right people to make it worth living.

Overall, it was an entertaining read and I’m looking forward to reading more from Aliza Mann in the future.

🌟🌟🌟.5

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Random House Publishing – Loveswept