Against the Rules (Harts of Passion)

Against the Rules (Harts of Passion)

by M.E. Montgomery

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BN ID: 2940155736738
Publisher: M.E. Montgomery
Publication date: 08/09/2018
Series: Harts of Passion
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 157,290
File size: 708 KB

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Against the Rules (Harts of Passion) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
thicks 8 months ago
Where do I start. First of all this was an amazing, emotional, touching why it becomes so much more when it's the man the has the issue I'm not sure. This story about these two is so surreal. I love Grace and the way she handles everything about Jax. Jax, man he is the epitome of every woman's fantasy but only Grace seems to break through his walls to find out who he really is and what he hides. She alone knows that he runs when it gets tough and he lashes out. He struggles with his past and for good reason. This author does an absolutely brilliant job pairing two characters in a way that brings this home and makes it real. Men get raped too. I love that at the end of the book this author takes the time to not only give statistics but to also off resources for help. We sometimes forget our protectors they may consider themselves, may also need protecting too. I haven't read this author before but she's on my radar now. I love her characters and her style. I can't wait to read more.
sharonrCA 8 months ago
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review. This was a wonderful story and the writing was so perfect. This is a spoiler free review so all I can say is it is a very original storyline. I actually have never seen a story like this told before and it is dealt with in a wonderful way. Grace and Jax meet at a family/friend wedding and Grace is heavily warned off Jax. I loved how they meet and the fun and humor they share together. But Jax only does one nights and Grace is the long term/white picket fence/babies kind of girl. But fate has more instore for them. They meet again as Grace is a fundraiser and Jax has a lot of funds. He doesn't know it yet but Grace and him will run into each a lot and they get to know each other very well. But Jax has a BIG secret. A very big and painful one and Grace will have a decision to make. And that is all I can say. I truly loved this story. It is my first book by this author but I cannot wait to read more.
CeeCeeHouston 8 months ago
4.5 stars I loved this hometown romance between a smart, sassy-mouthed preacher’s daughter and a arrogant, relationship-shy entrepreneur. Jaxsom Carter never shied away from taking risks in his business deals, but when it came to his heart, he played one night only and held all the strings… until he met Grace Hart. He knew instinctively that she was different from any woman he’d ever wanted before and that was before he even spoke to her. But, that didn’t stop him from taking a chance. Grace only wanted a simple life, one free from the suspicious and vindictive minds of some of her father’s parishioners, being watched by those old busybodies wasn’t how she wanted her life to be. Meeting Jaxsom brought a whole other set of problems, but they were ones she wanted to handle. And that was Jaxsom Carter. And no wonder, this man was all kinds of hot. Arrogant, mercurial, defensive and sexy as sin, who can resist all that? I loved how this story didn’t just revolve around the couple, their families were right there in the thick of things too, but that also meant that Jaxson and Grace were just one step away from an ‘uh-oh moment’. I enjoyed the push and pull between them, their chemistry was explosive with some seriously scorching scenes mixed with the more emotional or endearing ones. These two will melt your heart, if not your kindle. Grab a copy today and get ready to swoon. I certainly did, and now I’m ready for another Hart.
BookAddictLive 8 months ago
Wow what a wonderful romance, Jax is sitting in his cousin’s wedding feeling remote from the whole experience. Then suddenly his is mesmerised by the beauty walking down the aisle. Grace was standing beside the second bridesmaid when she felt someone looking at her. Jax for the first time in his life couldn’t stop looking at the beautiful angel. This is was a slightly different romance where the Girl with principals usually gives in to the smoking hot guy straightaway. This was more of slow burner, but felt more real. As Grace and Jax grow together as they fall more in love. Jax has more than Grace to impress, her father is the town pastor who is a hard nut to crack.We also were introduced to a great bunch of characters, which I hope to read about in the future. A great read, I couldn’t put it down, I read straight threw the night.
ssrosepetal 8 months ago
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a sweet girl meets bad/closed off boy love. Grace and Jax each had something happen in their past that turned them into the person they are today. Though I kind of guessed Jax's past trauma, I honestly wasn't prepared for it. That experience definitely explains why Jax is the closed off person he in. I am glad that he took a chance on Grace, though, as she truly is an amazing person. These two helped the other face their demons in order to help their relationship prosper and I love them for that. This was a great book and what looks like great start to a new series.
Christine_Miller 8 months ago
I am a huge ME Montgomery fan and I fee like I have been waiting forever for this book! There is something so fresh and vibrant about her writing. She provides such great details about all of the characters. This is Jax and Grace's story and yet, we get to know so much about Grace's family and Jax's friends and family. She completely develops the whole world, not just the main couple which I absolutely love since it leaves me wanting more from this series. Jax is a millionaire playboy who has a vulnerability about him. He has shut down memories of his past and doesn't speak of it ever....until Grace. She makes him want to face the past and want more from a future. Grace is a strong leading lady. The daughter of a preacher, I didn't expect this take charge, witty heroine who bring Jax to his knees on more than one occasion. This story was full of passion and heart and I fell in love with Jax and Grace. Great read!
ViperSpaulding 8 months ago
Wow, this book surprised me - it's much deeper than the blurb let on! Jax is a playboy who avoids relationships - it's just the way he has always preferred to keep things. Until he meets Grace, the daughter of the minister at his cousin's wedding. Grace is everything he shouldn't want, and she's no easy conquest for him. I loved the way she stood up to him without ever losing an ounce of her elegance or poise. She knows what she wants, and she knows what she doesn't want, and she knows she deserves more than what Jax can offer. I gained a lot of respect for the author for not painting Grace's religious family with two-dimensional broad strokes. All the characters in this book are fully developed, well thought out, and full of surprises. There's plenty of humor and enough steam to satisfy romance lovers, but there's also a lot of depth as the author explores both Jax and Grace's histories to show us who they are today, and to demonstrate their personal growth on their journey to their HEA. This is a standalone romance, though there's every indication that related characters will soon star in their own stories. I can't wait to read all of them. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Lashea677 8 months ago
Against the Rules dares to be cynical. We're all thinking it, but are not bold enough to say it. Sometimes we have to break a few rules to land on common ground. Jaxson and Grace fought the fine fight, but in the end lost the war. Their hearts claimed the ultimate victory in a surprise upset. Montgomery looks at love in a colorful way. It's not always rose colored glasses and caviar dreams. It's sleepless nights and emotional upheaval with a side of frustration for good measure. Against the Rules is a captivating tale that explores love from all angles with an edgy wit and a heartwarming outcome.