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Breaking All the Rules: An Erotic Novella

Breaking All the Rules: An Erotic Novella

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by Cynthia Sax
     
 

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Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies' chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.

Now he wants Camille, the company's green-haired

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Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies' chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.

Now he wants Camille, the company's green-haired intern.

Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can't quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated—everything she's ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making every sexual fantasy they've ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state that their relationship will end.

Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.

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Library Journal
★ 03/15/2014
Camille Trent is anarchy incarnate: an edgy, green-haired hacker who believes in peace, love, and usurping authority at every opportunity. Then she falls for Nate Lawford, CFO of Blaine Technologies, the cutthroat company at which she is currently struggling to maintain her internship. Superficially, Nate appears to be the antithesis of Camille: cold, calculating, organized, obsessed with rules and routine. Yet when given the chance to succumb to their undeniable chemistry, the pair find that they are startlingly similar—two people who crave control and rely on their strong personalities to shield themselves from the outside world. What will happen when they embark on a monthlong "contract" of sex that threatens love with each new clause? Will either let their guard down? Hot, darkly funny, and slightly crass, Sax's novella stands out for its excellent character development and refreshingly different female protagonist. Camille is brassy, unprofessional, and far from perfect, but her eccentricities create a nevertheless likable figure who feels more relatable, more real than many of the "cookie cutter" female characters in erotica, who are sugary sweet with no discernible flaws or problematic coping mechanisms. The sex scenes are hot, with a fluid power dynamic that is refreshing for those feeling the "Fifty Shades" fatigue and who might be seeking more than consistent female submission to a dominant male figure. VERDICT Spunky Camille likes to test boundaries and push limits both inside and out of the bedroom; she is willing to give just as much as take, as is Nate. The ending, on the other hand, is sweet bordering on saccharine, but this portrayal of well-rounded, interesting characters who aren't just two sides of the same coin is well written enough to make it thoroughly enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062328236
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
498,799
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

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Breaking All the Rules: An Erotic Novella 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MommyIves More than 1 year ago
**Warning if you are prone to hot flashes and blushing, avoid reading this book in public!** If you are a fan of the erotica genre and aren't reading Cynthia Sax you are missing out! Breaking All the Rules is a spin off of her ever popular Seen Trilogy and Flashes of Me, but could be read as a stand alone novella. Everyone always says opposites attract and boy do they ever. Nathan is the Iceman, he is serious, he makes rules, he needs rules, rules keep his life tidy and in order. We first met Camille as the rule breaking intern in Flashes of Me. This green-haired minx breaks all the rules and pushes Nathan right over the edge.. in a good way! This isn't your typical Cinderella story- Nathan needs Camille just as much as she needs him.  Ms. Sax does a wonderful job of building this story and I was hooked from their first elevator ride together and this story kept me turning the pages.  I gave this novella 4.5 Stars and you can be sure anything Cynthia Sax writes will be added to my TBR list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot, sexy, romantic. Very differant but a great love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a quick,hot read? This is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read...good story. Worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brunette_Librarian More than 1 year ago
      Camille is almost the anti-corporate executive. With bright green hair, a devil may care attitude, a hacker/hippie mentality, and multiple piercings, Camille is used to being the outsider. Yet every time she sees Nate Lawford, she can’t help but think there may be something more in his eyes than contempt. Meeting everyday in the elevator, they seem to stalk one another, as a lion would a gazelle.      Nate proposes a unique idea to Camille after a steamy encounter...be completely his for a month. Camille is at first intrigued by the idea but once within Nate’s home and in his possession, they find out just how well they fit with one another. Nate’s entire life has been measured and metered, devoid of emotion and parental love. With Camille, he is encouraged to be emotional and isn’t bothered at all by her unconventional choices in both wardrobe and hair color.       I loved this story so stinkin’ much. Oye. I knew I was going to love Camille when she first appeared in Flashes of Me. She’s such a flower child rebel, she’s so adorable and fun loving. Nate, I honestly didn’t like. He seemed so cold and just unapproachable. However, he is totally redeemed when you meet his wildly crazy parents and see how he treats Camille when he’s finally allowed to just be himself.      Wonderfully sexy and witty, Breaking All the Rules, is a sweet, sensual story that finally tells the story of our favorite green haired hacker Camille and the cold but perhaps misunderstood Nate. Camille has to fight her inhibitions and self consciousness while Nate is forced out of his unemotional shell. I thoroughly enjoyed both the eroticism of the story while also telling a highly involved character driven story. Easily read as a stand alone book, if you haven’t read sort of the precurser, check out Flashes of Me also! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Externally, Camille and Nathan are opposites that attract, but after getting to know Nathan, one realizes he cherishes and respects her independence and freedom! One of my favorite lines takes place when he confesses she means everything to him - with Camille's prompting, of course! Is a story about Camille's and Kat's (Flashes of Me) boss lady next? SW
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
As a fan of the opposites attract theme I found this a delightful read from start to finish and the perfect follow-up to Flashes of Me where we first met these compelling characters, though this can definitely be read on its own. From its likable characters to its steamy and erotically-charged romance that shows surprising depth as their relationship develops and they learn more about each other, I found myself completely immersed in their romantic tug of war. Camille is an entertaining and unconventional heroine with her tats, piercings, and green hair. She's a wild child from a family of hippies and never met a rule she didn't want to break and isn't afraid to circumvent the law to get what she wants. She's a carefree woman who loves challenges and sees things as a game. Her latest and biggest challenge is the Iceman Nathan whose life revolves around order and rules as these things keep you from being hurt. As a child he learned that lesson harshly and it keeps him closed off. He can't help but be drawn to her against his better judgment as something about her calls to him and makes him want to be a better man. As their relationship that started out as a game deepens they discover that love means accepting and embracing the other for who they are. Their differences make them stronger as individuals and as a couple. From its likable main couple to their witty banter to the sexual tension of their combustible relationship theirs was an enjoyable and immensely satisfying journey to HEA. Though the storyline was familiar the delightful characters set it apart from the rest and made for an endearing read. This was another great read by Ms. Sax that will have me coming back for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I missed half the story. It was written well but not the best. This will was my first/last book by Ms. Sax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it.
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
"Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever." This is from Cynthia's bio and it is never more true than in this story. I was anxiously waiting for this story, preordering it and reading it as soon as I could, and I was not at all disappointed. All the stories in this series have been good but I think this is my favourite, they can very easily be read as stand alones but there is a continuity in them.  I fell in love with Nate from the start, we were allowed to see beneath the surface along with Camille to the man who was longing for love, to love and to be loved, but having no idea of how to love or fall in love, but that's ok because along comes Camille. Every time I hear the green haired intern I must admit I have a little giggle having experienced green hair myself once, not intentionally as Camille's was though. Camille's upbringing whilst causing conflicts has taught her to always be true to herself, and to not change for others because it never works, this was such an encouragement to see this beautiful young girl fall in love but still stand firm, knowing that in the end that would be what would save them both. ""If you try to change me you'll be unsuccessful," I warn. Nate chuckles "If I tried to change you I'd be a fool"" Once again we are taken along for the ride and experience the ups and downs of falling in love as if we are a part of the action in this sultry and sexy story, and although it may be short it's a wonderful read and nothing is missed. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love that Green found love also.