Rule (Marked Men Series #1)

Rule (Marked Men Series #1)

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by Jay Crownover
     
 

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Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows

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Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules; he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.

Editorial Reviews

Cora Carmack
“A wildly addicting read. You’ll love Rule, the man and the book! ”
Library Journal
09/01/2015
Shaw knew she wanted Rule from the moment she saw him. Wild, tattooed, and unpredictable, he is everything a good girl like her should avoid. Rule is turned off by the snobby perfect princess, but after a night of too many drinks, flirtations, and spilled secrets, they find themselves entwined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062302403
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Series:
Marked Men Series, #1
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
135,654
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and Welcome to the Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See what I did there? Lol. I enjoyed this book and could not put it down for the past three days. If I did not have to work, I would have read it all 284 pages within 24 hours. The story was meaty - not too boring, not too slow, not too long and I felt that the characters were really developed in the story and it was enough to end the tale without any questions. The pace of the story was really great and I enjoyed ALL the characters and the scenarios that happened. There was enough suspense, angst, heartache, laughter, confusion, love, and intimate moments that can get any woman all "hot & bothered" lol. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and I absolutely think the guy on this cover is what I pictured Rule to look like on his "normal days", hehe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book. Main characters were well developed and very likable and along with their friends, they were a wonderful group to get to know. The story had just enough angst, personal issues, sex and romance. Definately glad it was finally available on Nook...and worth the wait. Can't wait to read about Rule and Shaw's friends, Ayden and Jet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waited & waited for this to be released on nook!!!!! It wasn't my favorite book ever, but I liked the story of rule & shaw. This was a slightly more "realistic" story line, so it seemed less intense. I am looking forward to the rest of the series and will definately read the next two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love how Rule & Shaw mesh together...knew from the beginning they were perfect for each other...I cant wait to see what happens in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovee this book. I started at around 6 and stayed up till 4:30 am to finish it!!! I cant wait to read more about jet and ayden !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the first page. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed it. The depth that we get to know the characters was amazing and had my heart racing as I turned each page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved this book. I definitely has everything I ever wanted in a story. Love, hate, laughter, lots of tears, friendship, family, suspence,surprise, intence sexual chemisty, and really hot sex. The characters in this story are amazing. I had been putting off reading this book for a long time, but decided it was finally time to give it a try, and OH MY GOODNESS! I definitely found a new author in J. The way the characters are described and you get to know each one individually made this story that much more wonderful. I recommend this book to everyone. If your looking for a really HOT leading man who gives tatoo'd bad boy the name it deserves, and the sweet innocent girl next door who secretly wants to let her freak flag fly. Then you need to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. This book isn't quite as good to me as Jet, but I love this one as well.
JThompson0 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one, tattoo'd bad boy.... yes please :D
Natalieza More than 1 year ago
love it i am read the new book by jay cownover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book. Liked the chemistry between Shaw and Rule.
hailee1 More than 1 year ago
cute story 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down. Loved it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Def. going in my favorites!!!
TheBookBar More than 1 year ago
Rating: House I have to admit I have been debating on reading this book for several months now, when it was first published Jay Crownover was ripped to shreds for the lack of editing, but there seemed to be a story there. The cover of a shy looking, tattooed bad boy, and the main character named Rule Archer, had me coming back to this book when I searched for a new read, so I decided to see what this book was about. Now, I will say the editing is not perfect, there are still some flaws, the biggest for me was the text message conversations between some the of characters, it was hard to decipher who was saying what, it took a couple of reread to sort it out, as the text messages where one long paragraph.   The story line is not a new concept in the world of tattooed bad boys, disapproving parents: check, beautiful sexy virgin trying to save him: check, break up because he does not feel good enough for the beautiful girl who loves him for who he is: check. What I did like about this story is that it goes into depth about the disapproving parents and the grief due to the death of his twin brother that has divided his family. The guilt and blame placed on Rule by his mother was horrific. The hatred she had for him broke my heart. Rule and Shaw were both such broken character, suffering the loss of a brother and best friend, whose parents found their existence an inconvience, it was impossible not to care about them as indiviuals and as a couple. Rule and Shaw, if that doesn’t just sound like a sexy couple I don’t know what does. There are some very sweet, heart warming moments between them that made it worth the read. I did enjoy the book, and although I don’t feel like this book laid a foundation for the up coming story of Shaw’s best friend Ayden and Rule’s friend Jet, I will check it out. Jay Crownover had some difficulties with her début novel, but I do see a lot of potential and look forward to seeing where she goes from here.
woohsaugh More than 1 year ago
I actually really liked this book. I have to admit I was hesitant to read this book at first due to the guy one the cover looks like a high school kid and this is an adult romance. Well all the guys on the covers look too young. This book I really enjoyed, I had a hard time walking away to do necessary task like going to work. I couldn't wait to get back to the book. I really liked how the author gave you both POVs. I would defiantly recommend this book, and trust me all I do is read( I work in a book store too) and I've read some terrible wanna bes but this one kept me hooked and already started on the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story and well written. Some steamy scenes but doesnt take over the story. Love the characters in the book and wish it was possible to meet them in person! All hot and sexy with tats and personality! Definetly have to read the rest of the series, they are all great! Can't wait for the next book! Yum!
Suzie_Beth17 More than 1 year ago
absolutely loved RULE!
sunflowermeghan More than 1 year ago
I devoured this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it! I can not wait to read the rest in the series. Serious book hangover after this one was finished. I loved the story of Shaw and Rule. Their back story was something I really enjoyed as well as the dynamics between the two of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DULL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story and i cant wait to read the next!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy, quick read. I cant wait to read more inthe series.
coachd1 More than 1 year ago
A good read and an interesting storyline. Definitely worth the time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a must read series good amount of pages for the money. each book gets better and better. sexy!!!