Rules of a Rebound

Rules of a Rebound

by Nina Crespo

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Overview

Natalie Winters thought she’d married the man of her dreams…but her marriage ended way too soon in a nightmarish divorce. She even has to share custody of the dog! The stress is killing her, so she decides to take a night off and attend the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their breakups—with her friends.

Former executive security specialist turned bartender Rome Collier is drawn to the woman easily trading sexy banter with him. And if she wants the “Do Me” condoms she accidentally throws across the counter at him, she’ll have to claim them…personally. Their flirtation turns into so much more, and every scintillating night they spend together is better than the last.

Strong, protective...and hot, Rome is everything Natalie ever wanted in a man. All she has to do is convince him he’s more than a rebound.

Each book in the Breakup Bash series is STANDALONE:
* The First Rule of Hook-Ups
* Rules of a Rebound

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640637832
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Series: Breakup Bash , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 24,078
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero, and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows Nina to create sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales, which she hopes will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Rules of a Rebound 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 6 days ago
Nina Crespo is a relatively new author to me. Rules Of A Rebound is not a particularly long book but Ms. Crespo certainly kept me entertained. This is Natalie Winters and Rome Collier’s story and what a great story it was. Natalie is left reeling after a nasty divorce however it hasn’t stopped her from being feisty and determined to move on with her life. Rome is the bartender that lends an ear and a shoulder. The chemistry between Natalie and Rome off the charts. Rome wants to protect Natalie and he truly is swoon worthy and although it was just supposed to be a hook up the relationship morphs in to so much more for both of them. I enjoyed the writing which was strong with characters that were easy to relate to and their story was one I quickly became invested in.
Beths-Books 6 days ago
Oh, hot pocket!!! This was a steamy book. The story started quickly throwing me into a weird situation where the main character happens to be the only person in the packed bar that the bartender thinks is worth his time and of course they have sex right off the bat. If you can get past the quick as F relationship, the story is super intense. The characters are cute and blend well together and the story progresses well. If you want an easy sexy read, this is the book for you.
Merryj 7 days ago
Natalie thought that she was marrying the man she would have for the rest of her life. What she got was a nightmare in the form of a cheating ex who took out his misgivings and lack of success on her. She never expected that going to a breakup bash would put her in contact with her future. Rome was working the bar as a bartender providing the naughty drinks to women overcoming heartaches. When he makes contact with Natalie, sparks are flying and he hasn't spoken to her yet. Is she the woman that will change his life and bring him some comfort for all that he lost? I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Mamapeachie 8 days ago
Anyone can make a mistake, and Natalie's biggest mistake, to date, is soon to be in her rearview mirror. Her attendance at Club Escapade Dance Club for their Break Up Bash with best friends Alexa and Cori is a big celebration of her divorce. The bartender is so HOT and they definitely click. I love the way they mesh - the author did a great job of making me feel their connection. For the most part, I enjoyed how the story progressed, and I enjoyed the characters and the premise enough to want to read the first book in the Breakup Bash series.
Lori-Gonzo 8 days ago
I truly enjoyed the dynamic between Rome and Natalie. They meshed really well together and seemed very supportive of each other, both physically and in a friend like manner. I loved their first beginning sizzling meeting. Talk about some serious heat! Did not take long for them to connect. But for me, this is where I started really liking Rome more. He was there for Natalie in whatever capacity she needed him and he was so encouraging of her career. Natalie was very appreciative of all Rome did for her. They just made a great team. And the part where she wrote him letters just melted my heart. Their reuniting was sweet and the epilogue awe inducing. And little Betsy will make you want a little Betsy of your own. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
beckymmoe 9 days ago
Ms. Crespo's Breakup Bash series focuses on three friends--Natalie, Alexa, and Cori--who have all gone through recent breakups. Even though none of them really feel quite ready to jump into relationships yet, they all agree that a "Breakup Bash" at a local hotspot sounds like a great way to let off some steam and maybe start to get their groove back. This book is Natalie's story, when a quick hookup with a bartender that night turns into something more...or is he just her rebound relationship? I really liked Natalie and Rome's story. Neither one of them was really looking to get involved--they both had some personal hangups that got in their way and kept them from always being the best at honest communication (though this does factor into their relationship, they didn't truly suffer from the dreaded big misunderstanding here, thank goodness!) They're grownups, though, and aren't afraid to take responsibility for their own lives, both inside and outside of their relationship. Their chemistry is fantastic, and the sex scenes are H-O-T. When their black moment does come, they both share responsibility for it and they both work toward making things work once again. And did I mention the great chemistry and smoking bedroom scenes? (Spoiler: they don't all take place in the bedroom.) Rules of a Rebound is the second in Ms. Crespo's Breakup Bash series, a series in which all three friends' stories happen concurrently and therefore don't necessarily have to be read in order. Normally I'd add here that you could read this as a standalone--which you totally could!--but instead I'm going to warn you right now that if you haven't read book one yet ( The First Rule of Hook-Ups ) you're going to get enough plot teasers here to want to pick it up ASAP. And you'll undoubtedly be as bummed as I am that Cori's story isn't even out yet...but hey, future goals, amirite? ;) Rating: 4 stars / A I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Madm007 11 days ago
An exciting lighter read with just a bit of everything! So there are rules to a rebound--who knew? LoL, love didn't get that message either. Loved Rome, he seemed to be the real deal and a hottie to boot, even tho he was dealing with what he thought was his past failure, he was still sweet! Natalie had a lot of rules, maybe a bit off from reality, but she was trying to stay away from emotions. I wouldn't be so forgiving if she hadn't just had a mega ton of crap dealt to her. Anyway rules are made to be broken and I sighed a very happy sigh at the end when these two figured out what's really important in the scheme of life! I really enjoyed reading this! I received an advance reader's copy thru Netgalley and am leaving my honest thoughts voluntarily.
nelriv 11 days ago
This is the second book in this series, and I really think you need to read the first one since it coincides with this one. We have hottie Rome who is working as a bartender on the night of break up Bash where he meets Natalie who is celebrating with her besties Alexa (first book) and Cori. Rome and Natalie have a hot night together that turns into more nights together but due to not speaking there minds, Natalie and her fears and insecurities have some misunderstandings and some hurts happen and end up breaking up, which gives Natalie the weak up that she desperately needed. But does she get Rome back? And what is happening to Cori Rcvd and ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) Voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions
TarrahMarie 12 days ago
This was a fun, easy read. Nina Crespo did well to highlight relationship quandaries and to develop the different levels of chemistry with her characters at a natural pace. The story-line was intriguing and entertaining. Everything a book of this genre should be. 4 stars.
AthenaMae 13 days ago
Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo is a very fun and easy read. Perfect for a lazy day. The storyline was entertaining and a bit intriguing. Natalie is a strong independent woman and Rome is ex-military recovering from an injury. They meet at an event for women getting over their exes. Rome was the bartender for the event. There was definitely instant chemistry between the two of them when they meet. Natalie needs to convince Rome that this is more than a rebound. That he's the man she's always wanted and envisioned she'd be with. Rome really wants to protect her but he's dealing with his own insecurities. Together they are able to work through their hangups and show each how great love can be between them. I think this was a sweet easy read and highly recommend this book to fans of romance books. "I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review."
KelsieAL 13 days ago
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Rules of a Rebound is a notable romance novel. Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo is book two in her Breakup Bash series. This novel is a standalone, as are all the books in the series. Natalie Winters thought she had it all when she met and married Dorian Hall. Just three years later she’s in the process of getting a divorce. Former security specialist, Rome Collier, is working as a bartender at a popular local club to distance himself from the ghosts of his former career. Natalie and Rome meet at the club where he works when she attends the club’s popular Breakup Bash event. They immediately begin to trade sexual banter. Attraction and great sex overcome their good sense, and they begin a temporary casual relationship. They both develop feelings for each other but are hesitant to risk beginning a committed relationship. Rome doesn’t want to be Natalie’s rebound guy, and Natalie doesn’t want to jump into a relationship so soon after her divorce. They’ve both broken the “rules” governing rebound relationships. Will they overcome their personal reservations and admit that they could have something meaningful and fulfilling? The author subtly introduces race but it’s not a part of the story. In fact, it’s so subtle that you might miss it if you aren’t paying close attention. This is an honest and true romance. It’s about relationships on every level. It’s also about emotional growth, forgiveness and self-awareness. This isn’t a book about interracial relationships. It’s a book about relationships, period. Rules of a Rebound is a beautifully crafted novel. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all lovers of romance. There is some explicit sexual content that may be offensive to some readers. My thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
MusicInPrint 13 days ago
Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo follow the first of this series The First Rule of Hook-ups. With that being said this is an easy stand alone novel. Love and Life has ups and downs, good and bad, but both take courage and trust to look ahead and try to make the most of life. Natalie has resolved herself that her marriage is over; but...when he wants to take Betsy from her that is heart break city. Bar hopping with her two girl friends puts Natalie in a collision course with a relationship that she had not planned on. Rome Colier the handsome but broken bartender has set his goal to keep Natalie and not for a one night stand like she wants. One avenue he can take is through Betsy. Enjoyable light hearted romance. "A copy of this book was provided by Entangled via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." Betsy SAYS ROOF ROOF!!
Nicola1202 13 days ago
What do you do when you’re newly divorced and very single? Have fun, crazy, no-strings rebound sex. “Excuse me, bartender. I’ll take an orgasm.” Light and steamy, Rules of a Rebound is fairly low on the drama and high on the romance as Natalie and Rome’s one-night hook-up rolls into the next day and the next day and the next...you get the picture. “Nothing complicated. Just the two of us enjoying each other.” Whilst it did go through a bit of a lull for me around the halfway point, overall this was an easy, enjoyable, quick read and Natalie was a woman after my own heart, happy to get her hands dirty and more than capable of dealing with what life throws at her, but not too stubborn to accept Rome’s help when it’s there for the taking. And when you throw in a cute puppy dog who is as smitten with Rome as her owner, then you’ll get no complaints here. 3.5 stars.
SaraOxo 13 days ago
Rules of Rebound by Nina Crespo a fast paced five-star read. This is number two in the Breakup Bash series, but I didn’t think I missed anything not reading number one first, however I will be going back to pick it up as I adored this one!! Rome Collier is great, he is such a deep man, he has his scars both on the inside and out, but he is still a strong man. Natalie needs the strength of Rome even if she doesn’t want to admit it. This is a great story and Nina Crespo is definitely going to be one of those authors that you need in your life.