Against the Rules
Liberty Cove, #1
by Julia Black
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rule #1: Do not get emotionally involved with any men for the next 15 years.
Rule #2: Do not bring any men home.
Rule #3: Read rules 1 and 2 again because apparently they aren’t working …
The most important thing in Kiera Arlington’s life is Luana, her four-years-old daughter. Though Kiera feels her life is a series of mistakes and disappointments, she knows Luana isn’t one of them. And she will do anything to keep disappointments from her little girl for as long as she can.
After his harsh upbringing, Josh Wolfe has one rule: to make a name for himself after med school and enjoy his life–alone. No relationships, no marriage, no kids. But when he meets Kiera and Luana, everything changes. Kiera is like all the other girls he goes for–beautiful, smart–and yet it’s that glimpse of family that keeps her–and her daughter–on his mind.
But surrendering to their increasing desire is against Josh’s and Kiera’s rules. Unless, they can keep their hearts out of the game.
Oops. Too late.
**Graphic content and strong language (18+)
Against the Rules, is the first book by author Julia Black, and is the first title in the Liberty Cove series. I found Against the Rules to be an enjoyable read, but unfortunately it didn't wow me. I enjoyed the single parent trope and found the characters to be quite complex, both with a great deal of baggage due to their upbringing. The love scenes were definitely hot and steamy and I look forward to seeing this author develop in the future.
Julia is an author of sexy contemporary romance with strong heroines and even stronger heroes. She lives in a small town in the Carolinas with her husband and their two kids.